Reimagining the Future of Intercollegiate Debate: Pedagogy, Practice, and Sustainability

The Fourth National Debate Development Conference

University of Minnesota (Online)

Co-sponsored by the AFA, American Debate Association (ADA), Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA), and the National Debate Tournament (NDT)

Dates

June 4-6 (Fri-Sun), 2021 Online.

Call for Participants/Schedule/Working Group List

2021NDDC Call for Participants

Information & Registration

Please Register Here no later than May 21, 2021.

Work Group Participants/Conference Program

NDCC Participants by Group 5_13_21

NDCC Participants by Last Name 5_13_21

Tentative Daily Schedule

Friday

PDT MDT CDT EDT
Opening Session 7-8p 8-9a 9-10a 10-11a
Work Group Sessions: Audience, Governance, Research, Topics, and Non-Policy Format/Scheduling working groups 8-10a 9-11a 10a-12p 11a-1p
Presentation: “Selling Debate”: Promotion of debate programs and activities from an administrator’s perspective. Elisia Cohen (Minnesota), Danielle Leek (J Sargeant Reynolds CC), & Richard Pineda (UTEP). 10a-11a 11a-12p 12p-1p 1p-2p
Break 11a-12p 12-1p 1-2p 2-3p
Work Group Sessions: Policy Format, Student Instruction, Program Development, Technology, BP/USUDA Equity working groups 12-2p 1p-3p 2p-4p 3p-5p
Presentation: Dr. Ed Lee, senior director of the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue, Emory, “Strategic Alliance Making for Program Justification.” 2-3p 3-4p 4-5p 5-6p
Break 3-5p 4-6p 5-7p 6-8p
Social Events 5-7p 6-8p 7-9p 8-10p

Saturday

Work Group Sessions:Audience, Governance, Research, Topics, and Non-Policy Format/Scheduling working groups 7-10a 8-11a 9a-12p 10a-1p
Panel: Multiformat programs and alternative debate formats – Paul Hayes (George Washington), Dave Steinberg (Miami), John Koch (Vanderbilt), Avery Henry (Florida State) 10-11a 11a-12p 12-1p 1-2p
Break 11a-12p 12-1p 1-2p 2-3p
Work Group Sessions:Policy Format, Student Instruction, Program Development, Technology, BP/USUDA Equity working groups 12-3p 1-4p 2-5p 3-6p
Presentation: Fundraising strategies. Jarrod  Atchison (Wake Forest). 3-4p 4-5p 5-6p 6-7p
Break 4-5p 5-6p 6-7p 7-8p
Social Events 5-7p 6-8p 7-9p 8-10p

Sunday

Work Group Sessions:Audience, Governance, Research, Topics, and Non-Policy Format/Scheduling working groups 7-9a 8-10a 9-11a 10a-12p
Work Group Sessions: Policy Format, Student Instruction, Program Development, Technology, BP/USUDA Equity working group 9-11a 10a-12p 11a-1p 12-2p
Break 11a-12p 12-1p 1-2p 2-3p
Workgroup Presentations 12-3p 1-4p 2-5p 3-6p
Closing Session 3-4p 4-5p 5-6p 6-7p

Working Group Documents:

TBA

Previous Conference Proceedings:

First Debate Development Conference at Sedalia (1975)

Second Debate Development Conference at Northwestern (1984)

Report of the Working Committee from the Quail Roost Conference on Assessment of Professional Activities of Directors of Debate (1994).

Third Debate Development Conference at Wake Forest (2009)