Urban Debate National Championship

2023 — Dallas, TX/US

"Reminders for Saturday (4/1):

  1. The bus will be arriving at 7:15am for a prompt 7:30am departure for the first trip. Let's fill up this one as quick as we can to get out of here at promptly 7:30am!
  2. All competition submissions must be in/posted before the start of Round 6.

–Use "#WhyDebate" and tag @urbandebate on Tik Tok for the scholarship contest (1 minute videos or less).
–FindTaylordirectly when you have all20league stickers – she will check to make sure you do! The first 3 will get prizes.
–Tag NAUDL on any social media with your most creative UDNC posts to also be eligible for a prize."

Ballot table will be in Dallas Hall on Saturday.

Coaches and Competitors,

Welcome to the 2023 Urban Debate National Championship. We are excited to return to an in person event on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. The UDNC will be held March30th-April 2ndwith most teams arriving Thursday, March 30th.

Registration will be in two waves: First on Thursday, March 30th before 4 PM at the Hilton Dallas/Park Cities; Second on Friday, March 30th at 9 AM at SMU. Finals will take place on Sunday, April 2nd with all teams departing by that night. The full event schedule is posted.

Please find information and updates for competing teams on this site using the tabs on the right hand side. All qualification questions should handled by your local league. Qualified teams will be admitted to the tournament only after ALL requested materials have been received by the NAUDL.

Please contact your league for any questions regarding travel, qualification or eligibility. Registration and logistics questions can be sent to Taylor Beck (taylorbeck@urbandebate.org)

We hope the UDNC is a wonderful culminating event for your season and look forward to seeing you in Dallas.


Sara Sanchez, Tournament Director

Luke Hill, Tabroom Director

Taylor Beck, Pre-Tournament Logistics Manager