Club name requirements


In general, you can name your club in any way you want, with the following exceptions:


  • The name must be unique within your city
  • The name of Public Interest and Corporate clubs must include or reference the organization in which they are embedded
    • Advanced Speakers of IBM Paris
    • 114 School Agora Speakers
    • Advanced Speakers of Paris
  • The name cannot contain copyrighted terms, except if it's a corporate club officially allowed by your company and the copyrighted term is a term owned by the company, and you have explicit permission by the management to use it. For example, you cannot name your club "IBM Washington Speakers" unless you have an official permission from IBM.


  • The name cannot imply that it is somehow a representative of the whole organization or an official branch of Agora Speakers International. The following names, for example, would not be allowed:
    • Agora Speakers Central
    • Agora Speakers Headquarters
    • Agora Leadership Institute 
    • Agora German Speakers
    • Agora Speakers International Paris
    • Official Agora Club Paris
  • For the same reason, the name cannot include names of geographical areas bigger than a city (eg: "France", or "Europe" or "International"). You can, however, use the name of the city the club is in as long as there's no other club in your city with the same name.
    • Agora Speakers France
    • Agora Speakers Europe
    • Students Agora Speakers International
    • Agora Speakers Paris


  • The name cannot contain any kind of aggressive or hate speech directed at other groups of people.
  • The name must not contain offensive terms and must comply with the local legislation on the naming of associations and companies
  • The name cannot contain a statement of a political, religious or ideological worldview (as this would imply that the club only accepts that kind of members, which in turn violates the neutrality principle). For example, the following club names are not allowed:
    • Believe in God club
    • Workers' rights Agora Club
    • Climate Change Deniers Club
    • Republican Speakers
    • Left Wing Speakers


  • There is no requirement to have "Agora" in your club name. The following are all valid names:
    • Advanced Speakers of Paris
    • Paris Globetrotters
    • Paris Spring Speakers
    • Seine Speakers
    • Green Hill Orators
    • Science Thinkers
  • If you want to have Agora in your club name, then it must be included without variations. You cannot pluralize or in any way alter the name:
    • Agora Speakers Paris
    • Paris Agora Speakers
    • Agora Paris
    • Agoras Paris
    • Agoritos de Madrid
    • Agoreans United


In case of doubt, drop us a note at info@agoraspeakers.org




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