Our Programs

Applications are closed until next year. If you would like to be notified when applications open next year, please fill out our contact form.

Please choose a program for more information:


July 12 – August 8, 2015       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

July 1 – July 10, 2015     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.


July 1 – July 10, 2015      DDIx is a one and a half 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

July 1 – July 10, 2015      Perfect for beginners! Our Fundamentals of Argumentation program is a one and a half week program for those with no prior debate experience or limited debate experience. It will prepare students to compete for college scholarships in the International Public Policy Forum debate essay contest. 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

July 1 – July 10, 2015     The one and a half 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.


July 1 – July 10, 2015     The one and a half 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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DDI 2015 Files

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DDI NSA Data Surveillance Aff – Starter Pack

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DDI Executive Self Restraint CP + Prez Powers DA – Starter Pack

DDI Terror DA – Starter Pack