Inaugural Big Tent Online

2022 — Online, US

Congratulations to Oregon, Western Washington, Whitman, UC Santa Barbara, New School, NYU, and UTD on their wins in the various divisions of the inaugural BTO!

The initial BTO had 199 debates from students representing 27 schools and 17 states, judged by 64 different judges. We are eager to do future tournaments under this model - please email if you have input on future weekends!

If you owe us for judging, the payment link is below. Hired judges should return their forms or contact us asap if you don't have a form.

Post Tournament Surveys (please complete these TODAY)

Everyone (if you entered the zoom - coach, competitor, judge, etc)

Parli topics (those involved with parli should fill out BOTH surveys)

Fees: If you owe us for judging, use this link:

Select the "Debate Camp Fee" option because it lets you specify the amount. It will generate a receipt for the amount, and we can create a tabroom invoice to break down the cost.

If you need to mail a check instead of a using a card, email


Your team is cordially invited to the inaugural Big Tent Online tournament to be hosted online on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. This is a FREE tournament. The goal of this tournament is to provide a high-quality and FREE online tournament where all college debate programs have a chance to compete (and hopefully explore each other’s events).

View the schedule here:

Registration is open for Varsity, Junior-Varsity, and Novice divisions of the following debate events: British Parliamentary, CARD, Public Forum, IPDA, NDT/CEDA, NFA-LD, NPDA/NPTE, and NEDA.

Please take a moment and go to the tournament link ( to register for TBA entries to show your interest in attending.

Please direct any questions to the tournament host committee email address rather than an individual so that you will get the quickest response!


Eric Morris, Missouri State University

Matt Liu, University of Wyoming

Parker Hopkins, Truman State University