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The Arizona Debate Institute is the nation’s largest and longest running college policy summer institute. 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Arizona Debate Institute. The ADI is run by the ASU Forensics Team, a division of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.
The structure of this year’s institute will be divided into two segments. The first half the institute will take place online between July 15-30. The remainder of the institute will take place in Tempe between July 30-August 6.
During the online segment of the institute, ADI will provide lectures, conduct and review research assignments, and engage students through question and answer sessions. Lectures will be recorded and uploaded behind a firewall for students to review as they have time.
The in-person segment of the Institute will be held on the Tempe campus and will be dedicated to practice debates, rebuttal re-dos, block-writing, and the tournament. Every student will receive at least 10 debates between the practices and the tournament.