Our Programs

We are still accepting applications for 2016! Please apply while we still have spots left by filling out our application form.

Please choose a program for more information:


July 10 – August 6, 2016       The DDI is our 4 week program, renowned for producing nationally successfully policy debaters for more than 30 years. Learn More About the DDI.

Senior Assistants

June 27 – July 8, 2016     Senior Assistants is open to a limited number of highly successful students entering their senior year and provides intensive speaking and debate practice prior to the DDI. Learn More About Senior Assistants.


June 27 – July 8, 2016      DDIx is a two week extension program to the DDI. Advanced debaters will get a head start on the competition with a week of skills and strategy focus with lots of practice speeches and debates. Learn More About DDIx.

Fundamentals of Argumentation (Beginners)

June 27 – July 8, 2016      Our Fundamentals of Argumentation program is a two week program for those with no prior debate experience or limited debate experience. Those interested in debate will find that the Fundamentals program is an excellent opportunity to develop argumentation, writing, and public speaking skills. Learn More About the Fundamentals of Argumentation Workshop.

Public Forum

June 27 – July 8, 2016     The two week Public Forum workshop is an intensive session of case writing, speeches, and debate practice. Students will learn about likely upcoming topics and participate in daily debates. Learn more about the Public Forum Workshop.


June 27 – July 8, 2016     The two week Parliamentary workshop is an intensive session of debate and public speaking practice. Students will learn Parliamentary debate skills and participate in daily practice debates. This program is also appropriate for extemporaneous debaters. Learn more about the Parliamentary Workshop.

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