August 19-24 2012

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Free - no charge - housing separate


EAST DEBATE INSTITUTE has become the NORTH AMERICAN DEBATE ACADEMY


Last year the program produced many outstanding debaters. Come and become one of them. Learn from a talented team of trainers.


WUDC debating is becoming more and more popular all over the world, and especially in North America. The North American Debate Academy tries to help students from everywhere learn how to participate in this exciting activity, as well as how to succeed in local, national and international competition.


The program is open to those at any experience level who are willing to try hard. If you are not serious about improving, please do not attend.


The program is located at the University of Vermont in beautiful Burlington, a delightful four-season tourist town with many nightlife attractions. The program is sponsored by the World Debate Institute, the Lawrence Debate Union and the University of Vermont.


Come and join us!


August 19-24 2012


Starts promptly at Noon Sunday 19 August 2012, ends Friday 6 PM 24 August 2012


High quality pre-season training in the WUDC debate format.


No charge. Attendance is free. BUT, show up on time and work hard.

Attendees provide their own housing and food. We suggest http://www.theburlingtonhostel.com/


Curriculum includes: short lectures, lots of exercises, exposure to many motions, two critiqued practice debates a day, innovative instruction. Learn ways to keep training after you return home.


Sessions at Huber House, 475 Main Street, and adjacent classrooms.


Space is limited, so apply early. Application form at http://debate.uvm.edu/ediappform.doc , send to alfred.snider@uvm.edu


Faculty for 2011 was---watch for announcements for 2012!


Sarah Anders, Vermont: Broke at WUDC 2011, LDU president, multiple tournament winner.






Monica Ferris, Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada: Canadian National Champion, US Universities Finalist.



Dr. Jan Hovden, Bates College, USA: coached team to semis at US Universities, coaches successful APDA team, coached USA policy national champions.



G. Rhydian Morgan, Stylus Communications, UK: CA at many global tournaments, lifetime member of Oxford Union, taught at WDI in Vermont, International Debate Academy Slovenia.




Mary Nugent, Cambridge Union, UK: Director of Debating at Cambridge Union Society, judged WUDC finals, won four UK IVs, Vermont coach in 2011-12.




Dr. Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: CA at many tournaments in USA and abroad, breaking judge at WUDC, coached NEUDC sweepstakes champions four years in a row. EDI Director.


SCHEDULE


This schedule may be changed based on the needs of the attendees and the choices of the faculty.


HERE IS THE SCHEDULE FOR LAST YEAR TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE LEARNING DAY


Sunday 21 August

Please eat lunch before instruction begins today

Noon - Program introduction and orientation

12:30 PM - Lecture #1 - groups divided by experience

1:45 PM - Exercise #1 - public speaking

3:00 PM - Exercise #2 - motion analysis

4:00 PM - Motion announced

4:15 PM - Debate #1

5:15 PM - Critique of Debate #1


Monday 22 August

10:00 AM - Lecture #2 - groups divided by experience

11:00 AM - Motion announced

11:15 AM - Debate #2

12:15 PM - Critique of Debate #2

1:00 PM - Lunch

2:30 PM - Exercise #3 -  fun with motions

4:00 PM - Motion announced

4:15 PM - Debate #3

5:15 PM - Critique of Debate #3


Tuesday 23 August

9:00 AM - Lecture #3 - groups divided by experience

10:00 AM - Exercise #4 - building arguments

11:00 AM - Motion announced

11:15 AM - Debate #4

12:15 PM - Critique of Debate #4

1:00 PM - Lunch

2:30 PM - Exercise #5 - find the principle

4:00 PM - Motion announced

4:15 PM - Debate #5

5:15 PM - Critique of Debate #5


Wednesday 24 August

9:00 AM - Lecture #4 - groups divided by experience

10:00 AM - Exercise #6 - public speaking aversive conditioning

11:00 AM - Motion announced

11:15 AM - Debate #6

12:15 PM - Critique of Debate #6

1:00 PM - Lunch

2:30 PM - Exercise #7 -  refutation

4:00 PM - Motion announced

4:15 PM - Debate #7

5:15 PM - Critique of Debate #7


Thursday 25 August

9:00 AM - Lecture #5 - groups divided by experience

10:00 AM - Exercise #8 - forms of support

11:00 AM - Motion announced

11:15 AM - Debate #8

12:15 PM - Critique of Debate #8

1:00 PM - Lunch

2:30 PM - Exercise #9 -  points of information

4:00 PM - Motion announced

4:15 PM - Debate #9

5:15 PM - Critique of Debate #9


Friday 26 August

9:00 AM - Lecture #6 - groups divided by experience

10:00 AM - Exercise #10 - points of information

11:00 AM - Motion announced

11:15 AM - Debate #10

12:15 PM - Critique of Debate #10

1:00 PM - Lunch

2:30 PM - Exercise #11 - impossible arguments

4:00 PM - Motion announced

4:15 PM - Debate #11

5:15 PM - Critique of Debate #11

6:00 PM - Closing, evaluation, farewells

 

North American Debate Academy