2015 Summer Debate Institutes

The Chicago Debate Summer Institute (CDSI)

The CDSI is the best local opportunity to prepare for the 2015/16 debate season and the domestic surveillance topic. The CDSI provides a unique opportunity for students to work over a sustained period with specialized debate instructors to develop skills and practices that will enhance competitive success and make them squad leaders in the next debate season. CDSI:
· Focuses on developing debate skills and topic fluency;
· Selects staff from the top local and national high school and college debate coach talent available;
· Tailors programs and lab settings for all skill levels, ranging from pure novices to National Circuit veterans;
· Provides special extras, such as panel discussions on college and career, fun team-building activities, and this year, a special poetry workshop;
· Provides daily lunch, a full set of 2015/16 Core Files, and filing materials; and
· Ends with the first tournament of the year!

Dates & Times: July 27 – August 7, M – F, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd.
Cost: CDL Title 1 Students $25 ($25 Registration Fee)
            CDL non-Title 1 Students $175 ($25 Registration Fee + $150 Tuition Fee)
            Non-CDL Students $400 ($25 Registration Fee + $375 Tuition Fee)

CDSI Registration Form
Registration Deadline is May 15, 2015 but do not wait because seats are limited to the first 70 applicants.

CDSI Flyer
Download the CDSI Flyer here.

The Chicago Middle School Debate Summer Institute (CMSDI)

The CMSDI is the best local opportunity to prepare for the 2015/16 debate season and the domestic surveillance topic. The CMSDI provides a unique opportunity for students to work over a sustained period with specialized debate instructors to develop skills and practices that will enhance competitive success and make them squad leaders in the next debate season. The CMSDI is modeled on the high school Chicago Debate Summer Institute now in its 17th year.
CMSDI:
· Focuses on developing debate skills and topic fluency;
· Selects staff from the top local high school debate coach talent ;
· Tailors programs and lab settings for all skill levels, ranging from novices to varsity;
· Provides fun team-building activities and instills a joy of learning and debate;
· Provides daily lunch and outdoor recreational activity, a full set of 2015/16 Core Files, and filing materials; an
· Ends with the first tournament of the year at the end of week two!

Dates & Times: 1 Week Option- July 27- July 31, M – F, 9:00am – 3:30pm
                                 2 Week Option- July 27 – August 7, M – F, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Whitney Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St.
Cost: CDL Title 1 Students 1 or 2 Week Program $25 ($25 Registration Fee)
            Non-Title 1 Week Students $275 ($25 Registration Fee + $250 Tuition Fee)
            Non-Title 2 Week Students $400 ($25 Registration Fee + $375 Tuition Fee)

CMSDI Registration Form
Registration Deadline is May 15, 2015 but do not wait because seats are limited to the first 40 applicants.

CMSDI Flyer
Download the CMSDI Flyer here.


Summer Debate Institute Scholarship Opportunities

The Samford Debate Institute is offering specific scholarship support to CDL debaters this year. They will offer tuition discounts and several full tuition scholarships. More to come on this in the following weeks.

The Northwestern Debate Institute is offering four full scholarships for CDL students from the LCC, A, and AA Conferences putting debaters passionate about our activity in a lab setting to learn from some of the best debate instructors and to meet students from all over the country in friendly competition. Registration is now closed as applications were due April 6th. Announcements on scholars soon!


Summer Debate Institutes
Follow the links below to some summer camp options held at universities across the country!

The Eddie Conoway Liberation Institute

Cal Berkley National Debate Institutes

Dartmouth Debate Institute

Emory National Debate Institute

Georgetown Debate Seminar

Georgia Debate Institute

Gonzaga Debate Institute

Indiana Hoosier Debate Camp

Kansas Jayhawk Debate Institute

Michigan Debate Institute

Michigan State Spartan Debate Insitute

Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop

Missouri State Debate Institute

Northwestern Debate Institute

Samford Debate Institute

University of Texas National Institute in Forensics

North Texas Mean Green Workshops

Wake Forest Earliest Bird

Wyoming Forensics Institute

Xylum Debate Institute