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2016-2017 Forensics Team Travel Schedule

Speech and Debate Events hosted by ASU Forensics

Arizona Debate Institute
July 15-30, 2017 online Institute
July 30-August 6, 2017 in-person Institute

The ADI 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.

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.

Arizona Debate Institute

ASU Sun Devil Debate Institute 2016
July 25 - August 7, 2016

The ASU Forensics Debate Team and Arizona Debate Institute will host the Sun Devil Debate Institute for college policy debate. ADI is the largest summer debate institute for college students in the nation and has earned the distinction of the longest running and most cost effective collegiate workshop in the nation. Debaters will hone their research, cross-examination, and argumentation skills.

For more information and to register AZ Debate Institute.

Southwest Championship High School Tournament
January 7-9, 2016

The Southwestern Championships (SWC) is a large, multi-state open tournament with Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, Parliamentary, and Public Forum debate and 12 individual events. Last year, over 50 schools from more than 10 states attended, with more than 1200 attending. As the largest tournament in Arizona, this tournament provides teams from all over the nation a chance to enjoy excellent competition.

ASU Sun Devil Debate Institute 2015

ASU Forensics will host the Sun Devil Debate Institute for high school students on July 27 - August 9, 2015. Debaters will hone their research, cross-examination, and argumentation skills focusing on the 2012-2013 national policy debate topic. Participants will compete in a one-day tournament at the conclusion of the institute. Instructors will include Adam Symonds, Dorector of Forensics at Arizona State University and Cross-Examination Debate Champion, as well as students from the nationally ranked ASU Debate Team.

Cost: $79 (includes $4 nonrefundable registration fee)  To Register