2020-21 Tournament, Events, Outreach Calendar

CLAREMONT COLLEGES DEBATE UNION
Calendar – Intercollegiate Debate, Professional/Public Events, and Educational Outreach
2020-21 (Version September 15)

Many events are not confirmed as colleges and universities adjust schedule to the pandemic.

• Events include the following formats: BP (British Parliamentary), SJD (Social Justice Debates), L/D (Lafayette Debates), PDP (Public Debate Program), APDA (American Parliamentary Debate Association), Schuman Challenge, SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), IHL (International Humanitarian Law).

• All events are in English, except for select competitions with Spanish language divisions.

• Conferences featuring paper, panel, multimedia, and other competitions, if available, are also included here.

• All members of the Debate Union are required to attend and support debate outreach, including the PDP outreach championships, scheduled for Spring 2021.

SEPTEMBER
12 Middle School Public Debate Program Institute Tournament (Claremont Colleges – Outreach, PDP format)
13 High School Public Debate Program Institute Tournament (Claremont Colleges – Outreach, PDP format)
29 Presidential DebateWatch (Claremont Colleges – Professional)

OCTOBER
3-5 Hobart and William Smith Colleges (replacement for Spring 2020 US BP National Championship)
4 Showcase Public Debate – Abolish the Electoral College (Claremont Colleges – Professional)
7 Vice-Presidential DebateWatch (Claremont Colleges – Professional)
10 High School Public Debate Program (HSPDP) – Workshop (Teacher/student training and Judge Certification) and Novice Tournament (Claremont Colleges – Outreach, PDP format; judge certification required)
10-11 International Humanitarian Law (Claremont Colleges – Social Justice format) – MOVED TO FEBRUARY 5-6, 2021
10-11 Lewis and Clark College (BP- Senior and Junior divisions)
15 Presidential DebateWatch (Claremont Colleges – Professional)
17-18 University of Vermont, SJD, 2020 Topic – Social Justice Movements should make police abolition their top priority. Registration until October 7, 3:00 PM
18 MS/HSPDP Teacher Workshop
22 Presidential DebateWatch (Claremont Colleges – Professional)
23-25 St. Stephen’s College – India. BP, Registration until October 12, 3:00 PM
24-25 Loyola University – Chicago, BP, Registration until October 12, 3:00 PM
31 HSPDP – League Invitational Tournament (Claremont Colleges – Outreach, PDP format; judge certification required)

NOVEMBER
1 Showcase Public Debate – The US should adopt compulsory voting for general elections. (Claremont Colleges – Professional)
6-8 University of Vermont (BP)
7 – LA BP Tournament, BP, Registration open
14-15 – Host TBD – Social Justice Fall Championship, SJD, 2020 Topic – Social Justice Movements should make police abolition their top priority. Registration open
20-21 – Host TBD – Canadian BP Championship, BP, Registration open
21 – University of North Georgia, Novice only, BP, Registration open
21 HSPDP – League Invitational Tournament/Orange County Championship (Claremont Colleges – Outreach, PDP format; judge certification required)

DECEMBER
5-6 Seattle University (BP)
6 HSPDP – League Invitational Tournament/Orange County Championship (Claremont Colleges – Outreach, PDP format; judge certification required)

JANUARY
16 HSPDP – League Invitational Tournament/Desert Valleys Championship (Claremont Colleges – Outreach, PDP format; judge certification required)
16-17 SJD National Championship, Morehouse College, SJD, 2020 Topic – Social Justice Movements should make police abolition their top priority. Registration open
23-24 Public Debate Program Championship (Claremont Colleges)
30-31 – Vanderbilt University, BP, Registration open

FEBRUARY
February 5-6 – International Humanitarian Law Debates, SJD format, Registration open

MARCH

APRIL
24 MSPDP Regional Championship, Mt. San Antonio College (PDP)
25 MSPDP National Championship, Mt. San Antonio College (PDP)

 

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