SCDU Online Summer Debate Workshop

2023 — Online, CA/US

SCDU 2023 Online Debate Workshop for High School and Middle Students

Tuesday, August 1thru Sunday, August 11, 2023 9am-4pm daily

The Workshop offers high school and middle school debaters a chance to work and learn in a supportive online setting in an advanced or novice track.

We are pleased to announce that we're offering instruction and preparation in novice and intermediateWorld Schools, Big Question, Congress, Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, Public Forum and Parliamentary formats of debate on both dates.

As in the past workshops, Ryan Wallace (CSU East Bay), Greg Rehmke (U. ofWashington), Steve Clemmons (Foothill College) will be instructors along with debate alums from regional universities along with members of local debate teams.

Classes will include lectures on the national topics, affirmative and negative strategies, topicality and stock issues, rebuttal strategies, and research techniques for all CHSSA/NSDA debate formats.

The workshop emphasizes small group education through the use of debate labs led by an experienced debater to manage tournament preparation and research.The workshop will also feature expert guest lectures on debate theory and announced debate topics (WS, CD, LD, BQ, PF and Policy).

The schedule will allow time for supervised practice rounds and ample research. Evidence sets and briefs on the national topic will be supplied to every workshop participant in those events with selected topics.We will pair partners for policy, parliamentary, and public forum debate based on requests and their level of competition.

All our faculty that has either taught at our program before or actively coach debate programs. College debaters will also be assisting to critique our debaters and will be judging the tournament competition along with former top debate alums.

Students do not need to have a designated or preferred partner for team events to participate in the workshop.

Registration: To register, please email:

DEADLINE: Please respond by Monday, July 24, 2023.

Summer Session Tournament: Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13, 2023

The finale of the program is a tournament online for Congress, World Schools, Big Questions, Parliamentary, LD, Public Forum and Policy teams. Students and teams not in the workshop are welcome to compete for a small registration fee. The tournament is included for those registered for the workshop.

Trophies/medals are provided to the top teams and speakers. A more complete schedule will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Payment: Tuition is $200 for the instructional program plus the tournament. Payment can be made to Paypal, by check or by debit/credit card.


Address: Santa Clara Debate Union (payee for checks too),

196 Venado Avenue, Newbury Park, CA 91320

To pay via debit/credit, card please email:

Cheers~ The Workshop Staff