Registration Open for DFW High School Debate Workshops; Monday, August 4 is Priority Deadline for NCPA-Sponsored Debate Camp

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Registration now open for Debate Central's free Dallas debate camps.

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Registration is now open for two debate workshops for high school students in Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas, sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis’ (NCPA) Debate Central.

Workshops will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 20 on the University of Texas-Dallas (UTD) campus. Each workshop will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lessons are taught by nationally successful college and high school coaches, such as University of North Texas (UNT) Director of Debate Brian Lain, UNT Asst. Director of Debate Louie Petit, UTD Director of Debate Scott Herndon, Southlake Carroll High School Director of Debate Jason Sykes, Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Director of Forensics Kris Wright and 2011 Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Champion Derek Ziegler.

Students will receive coaching in debate fundamentals, adaptation to new topics, research and preparation, argument refutation and speaking skills. They will also receive introductory evidence packets to use in their debates. The workshops will offer instruction in Policy (CX), Lincoln-Douglas (LD), and Public-Forum (PF) debate formats.

Lunch will be provided for all attendants. There is no cost for registration or attendance.

Priority registration deadlines are Monday, August 4 for the August session, and Monday, September 15 for the September session. Late registrations will be accepted through the beginning of each event, but students are encouraged to register as soon as possible to guarantee their participation.

Registration is available online through the Debate Central homepage or by emailing Rachel Stevens at rachel.stevens(at)ncpa(dot)org.

Debate Central, an effort by the National Center for Policy Analysis, aims to provide free, high-quality resources to high school debate students, in cooperation with the University of Texas at Dallas. For more information, please visit

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