NYCUDL Girls Debate Tournament and Workshop

2018 — New York, NY, NY/US

Hello all,

The New York City Urban Debate League invites all female-identifying coaches and judges to join us on October 27th, 2018 for a full day of debate and workshopping. This event will include two to three rounds of debate as well as workshopping and discussion events for participants at all levels.

The Girls Debate League is both a competitive debate league and a holistic program of debate education that seeks to challenge stereotypes and sexism within the traditional debate community and to provide a supportive network for female debaters and coaches. For more information regarding the Girls Debate League, including information about previous and future events, please see our website:

We will offer a modified Parliamentary format of debate. All Parli topics will be announced during the event briefing. 

Teams and coaches should arrive at the tournament site (85 Broad Street) between 8:30 and 9. Breakfast and lunch for this event will be provided.

Please note that all debaters must complete the following permission slip in order to participate.

For High School participants:; for Middle School participants:

While male and other non-female debaters are welcome to judge and to join the UDL for our regularly scheduled tournaments and workshops, this event is specifically designed for female-identifying debaters.

For any questions or for additional information, please email or

Looking forward to seeing you all,

New York City Urban Debate League


Tentative Schedule: 

8:30: Registration Opens

9: Breakfast

9:30: Registration Closes, Workshop

11:30: Lunch

12: Round 1 Prep; 12:20: Round 1

1: Round 2 Prep; 1:20: Round 2

2: Reflections and Closing Activities

2:30: Awards