2-Week Public Forum Program

Key Information

Dates: June 19 – July 2, 2022

Location: In-Person

Tuition: $2200

($300 non-refundable deposit required for registration)

We are pleased to announce that the California National Debate Institute will be in-person for the summer of 2022. Please note that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all students and staff.

Our two-week Public Forum session is designed to provide an intensive workshop for Public Forum students, with lots of skills work and practice debates. Students can also opt to only attend for the first week.

Students will be provided with high-level instruction that will prepare them for a competitive and successful debate season.

The institute has a strong commitment to maintaining a low student-to-staff ratio that ensures individualized coaching. A special emphasis is placed on helping students refine their speaking and argument techniques through a number of practice debates and speeches, as well as an end-of-camp tournament. Students will be provided with a diverse set of affirmative and negative arguments when they arrive so practice debates and speeches can begin on the first day. Finally, participants have access to the facilities and resources of the country’s leading public university to help them develop their research skills.