Ibis Debates at the University of Miami

2016 — Coral Gables, FL/US



The University of Miami Debate Team and the School of Communication invite you to the Ibis Debates held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on Saturday, December 3, 2016!


The Ibis Debates is a high school policy debate tournament on the 2016-17 China topic: “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.” The tournament will offer 4 rounds in the Varsity & Novice divisions. The Novice division will be a packet tournament but keep in mind that will include the Human Rights Condition CP and the Cap K by the time our tournament starts.


This is a FREE tournament that the University of Miami Debate Team is offering as a service to the community. We will provide breakfast, lunch and awards, both for top teams and speakers.


While the UM is proud to offer a lot of judging, every qualified judge that you can bring will help us out tremendously.


We hope you will join us!



David Steinberg and Patrick Waldinger

Director of Debate and Assistant Director of Debate

University of Miami





The tournament is located at School of Communication at the University of Miami. The direct address is: 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables FL 33146


If the GPS will not take you there, the School of Communication is located at the back edge of campus, across from Doctor’s Hospital. Here is a link to the campus map – the School of Communication is located near the Red Parking lot, 209B, or R5 of the map: http://www6.miami.edu/communications/expression_images/site/maps/GablesCampusMap_0114FINAL.pdf


Registration, pairings and food will be in the courtyard of the Wolfson Building at the School of Communication. There is a parking lot adjacent to the School of Communication for drop off/pick up. Parents are welcome to observe the debates. Parking in the School of Communication lot is free on the weekends at UM.


The University of Miami has a guest network to access the internet. Log onto “CanesGuest” and open your browser to complete the guest registration.



Tentative Schedule


7:30am – Registration and Breakfast


8:00am – Pairings for Rounds 1 & 2


8:30am – Round 1


10:30am – Round 2


12:30pm – Lunch


1:00pm – Pairings for Rounds 3 & 4


1:30pm – Round 3


3:30pm – Round 4


5:45pm – Awards Ceremony


6:00pm – Pickup




Here are a couple that are close that we recommend but if you have any questions, then feel free to ask.


Aloft Miami Dadeland

7600 N Kendall Drive

Miami, FL 33156

Front Desk: 305.595.6000

Website: http://www.aloftmiamidadeland.com/


Holiday Inn Coral Gables – University

1350 South Dixie Highway

Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Front Desk: 305.667.5611

Website: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/coral-gables/miaum/hoteldetail