Headed to debate Nationals this summer?

 

The National Speech and Debate Association has just released the resolutions debaters will be using at the 2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament, to be held this June in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

NATS 2016 TOPICS

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If you are having trouble viewing the image, the resolutions are:

Public Forum Debate- Resolved: On balance, a one-day national primary would be more beneficial for the United States than our current presidential primary process. (Free topic guide)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate- Resolved: Immigration ought to be recognized as a human right. (Free topic guide coming soon)

Cross-Examination/Policy Debate- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.


 

Debate Central will be releasing our topic guides for the new PF and LD resolutions within the next few days, so be sure to check back! CXers, don’t forget to check out our resources for the policy topic, as well!

 

In the meantime, check out our Top 5 Tips for Succeeding at NSDA Nationals!

 

What do you think of these topics? Are you excited to debate them? Tell us in the comments!

 

Regardless of your skill level, preferred argument style, or debate event, all debaters can benefit from attending summer debate camp!

 

Debate camp provides numerous benefits. The time you spend improving this summer can pay off enormously during next year’s competitions. Attending camp provides the chance to learn from a new set of coaches, get a head-start on your research for next season’s topic(s), and have a ton of fun with other debaters from around the nation!

 

summer debate camp students

 

Here at Debate Central, we believe that the debate camp experience should be available to everybody, regardless of financial means.

 

That’s why we have prepared this list of summer debate institutes which offer low-cost tuition (in comparison to the average), scholarship opportunities, or both! With camps for every event at nearly every price point, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

 

summer debate camp student group

 

Below, you will find our master list, organized alphabetically by camp name. It includes location, debate events offered, dates, cost, and scholarship availability. For further information, or to apply, click on the camp name to be taken directly to its website. You can also write to the camp contact provided at the bottom of each listing.

 

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Here at Debate Central, we aim to provide debaters with useful, topic-specific research they won’t find anywhere else. That’s why, each year, we commission a paper from an expert in the resolution’s area of controversy.

 

The 2015-2016 policy (CX) debate topic is “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.” These debates are certain to deal with difficult questions surrounding how the USFG should best balance the competing interests of privacy and civil liberties with national security and defense.  [..]

 
The National Speech and Debate Association has released the resolutions debaters nationwide will be using this summer at the 2015 National Tournament, held in June in Dallas, Texas.

 

nationals 2015 topics

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If you are having trouble viewing the image, the resolutions are:
 
Public Forum- Resolved: The benefits of First Amendment protection of anonymous speech outweigh the harms.
 
Lincoln-Douglas- Resolved: Inaction in the face of injustice makes individuals morally culpable.
 
Cross-Examination/Policy- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.

 
 
Debate Central will be releasing our topic guides for the new PF and LD resolutions within the next few days, so be sure to check back! CXers, don’t forget to check out our many resources for the policy topic, as well!
 


UPDATE: Now Available!- Our Public Forum Nationals Topic Guide and
Lincoln-Douglas Nationals Topic Guide!


 

What do you think of these topics? Are you excited to debate them? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

Debate Central was recently made aware of an opportunity for high school and college debaters to win prizes while honing their debate skills! [..]

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