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 on: August 14, 2018, 02:28:04 PM 
Started by Ryan Wash - Last post by Ryan Wash
Good afternoon!

This will serve as the final call for round robin applications. All applications are due TONIGHT at 11:59 Mountain Time. For an application to be considered each team must have an entered an application form online AND registered for the Val Browning round robin on Tabroom. Thank you!

 on: August 07, 2018, 09:07:12 AM 
Started by Ryan Wash - Last post by Ryan Wash
Morning All,

Just a reminder that the application deadline for the 22nd Val A. Browning Round Robin at Weber State University is August 14th. All teams interested in applying should complete the attached application AND register for the round robin on Tabroom. We hope to see you all in Ogden this fall!


 on: August 01, 2018, 06:43:56 PM 
Started by Ryan Wash - Last post by Ryan Wash
Weber State University is hosting the 22nd Annual Val A. Browning Round Robin and 6th Mukai College Classic in Ogden, Utah. The Val is Wednesday, September 26th and 27th. The Mukai is September 29th thru October 1st.  We have moved the tournament hotel to the Hampton Inn &Suites. We know that many of you use Marriott points and we apologize for any inconvenience that may caused. Know this decision was made to ensure that our guests are treated with the utmost respect. The room block closes September 7th.

To apply for the round robin please register your team on Tabroom under the Val AND fill out the following application by August 14th:

Attached is a full copy of the invitation including link to room block. We appreciate your patience and hope that you can join this fall in Ogden!

 on: July 22, 2018, 09:28:23 PM 
Started by michael.ritter - Last post by michael.ritter
NJSD is seeking submissions for its next issue. Please submit manuscripts to Michael Ritter at

 on: July 20, 2018, 10:08:13 AM 
Started by Dinger - Last post by Dinger
Thank you to everyone who participated in the voting process.

Resolution #4 - Nukes, Trade, Treaties, Deference, Surveillance - is the winner.

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase statutory and/or judicial restrictions on the executive power of the President of the United States in one or more of the following areas:
• authority to conduct first-use nuclear strikes;
• congressionally delegated trade power;
• exit from congressional-executive agreements and Article II treaties;
• judicial deference to all or nearly all federal administrative agency interpretations of statutes and/or regulations;
• the bulk incidental collection of all or nearly all foreign intelligence information on United States persons without a warrant.

Full voting tally and schools participating in the vote are listed below.

Round 1
1 - 5
2 - 9
3 - 8
4 - 23
5 - 9
6 - 6
7 - 7

Option 1 eliminated

Round 2

2 - 10
3 - 8
4 - 24
5 - 12
6 - 6
7 - 7

Option 6 eliminated

Round 3

2 - 10
3- 9
4 - 27
5 - 13
7 - 6

Option 7 eliminated

Round 4

2 - 12
3 - 10
4 - 29
5 - 16

Option 3 eliminated

Round 5

2 - 19
4 - 32
5 - 16

Option 5 Eliminated

Round 6

2 - 29
4 - 38*

4 Wins

Boston College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Emporia State University
Kansas State University
Northwestern University
Puget Sound
Rutgers University-Newark
Trinity University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
West Virginia University
Baylor University
Georgetown University
Indiana University
Johnson County Community College
University of Kansas
University of Mary Washington
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wichita State University
Gonzaga University
University of Central Florida
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Binghamton University
Concordia College
CSU Fullerton
Fullerton College
New York University
saint mary's college
Southern Methodist University
Towson University
Wake Forest
James Madison University
Missouri State University
Samford University
University of West Georgia
Vanderbilt University
Arizona State University
University of Houston
University of Miami
Fresno State
George Mason University
New School
University of Louisville
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University of Oklahoma
Weber State University

 on: July 13, 2018, 11:07:08 AM 
Started by Dinger - Last post by Dinger

CEDA is seeking bids to host the 2020 & 2021 CEDA National Tournament.

Attached is hosting document and template to use when submitting bids.

CEDA has indicated a preference for hosting after the NDT, although that might always be feasible and is not a requirement for hosting.

If you are interested in submitting a bid for the 2020 CEDA Nationals, please contact Patrick Waldinger, dinger AT gmail

If you are interested in submitting a bid for the 2021 CEDA Nationals, please contact Brian Rubaie, brubaie AT gmail


 on: July 13, 2018, 10:46:33 AM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
Applications for the next Editor/s of CAD are due to the Executive Committee by August 15th. The call is attached.

 on: July 10, 2018, 10:17:31 AM 
Started by adenney - Last post by adenney
We are very excited to be adding Juan Garcia-Lugo to the staff in August. Want to work with us? We still have a position available.

 on: July 09, 2018, 02:01:16 PM 
Started by sharris - Last post by sharris
The 2019 CEDA National Tournament will be hosted by California State University, Long Beach the week of April 3-7, 2019.

 on: July 04, 2018, 05:20:59 PM 
Started by John Rief - Last post by John Rief
The Committee for International Discussion and Debate (CIDD) of the National Communication Association is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 British National Debating Team Tour. The activity of debate has creatively embraced this year’s NCA convention theme of communication at play throughout its long history. We hope you will consider adding a visit by this tour to your fall schedule as an opportunity to experience both the playful attitude of debate and the important consequences it can have for civic dialogue in both local and global settings.

We are currently seeking US colleges, universities, and community organizations to host the two debaters selected by the United Kingdom’s English Speaking Union.

APPROXIMATE TOUR DATES: September 17, 2018 to November 11, 2018

FEES: Hosting fees support travel and coordination costs incurred by the tour. The hosting fee for a single school or organization is $800.00. Two or more coordinating schools in close geographical vicinity may qualify for a discount (see volume discounts below).

Hosts must provide, at minimum, suitable lodging, meals, and local transportation.

DEADLINE: Applications are now due by Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

HOW TO BID: To place a bid to host the team, please enter all information into our online submission form:

Please consider conflicts with university holidays and other major events on your campus before placing your bid. Note that host institutions will be asked to sign a hosting contract before bids are confirmed. The CIDD Program Coordinator or Chair will notify hosts about the status of their bid via email.

SUGGESTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE HOSTS: It is expected that all hosts will hold at least one public exhibition debate. Previous hosts have offered the following events and teaching opportunities:

 -Tour participants are usually interested in opportunities to do coaching sessions with high school or college students. The British Team has in the past been particularly interested in working with Urban Debate Leagues.

-Hosted their exhibition debate in conjunction with a major campus or community event, such as “International Week,” alumni events, or symposiums.

-Featured the British debaters in guest lectures, presentations, or question and answer periods with classes on debate, rhetoric, or British culture.

-Taken their guest to major (or minor) attractions of cultural or historical significance.

-Sought opportunities for visiting debaters to interact with students, alumni, and local dignitaries.

Before the tour commences, we will provide an informational hosting packet with a hosting contract, debater bios, possible debate topics, and other details. We will ask hosts to provide a projected itinerary (so we can help other hosts schedule time for breaks, laundry, and other essential needs) and copies of promotional materials. Hosts will also be expected to provide feedback about event attendance and academic/programmatic impact to CIDD at the conclusion of the visit.

VOLUME DISCOUNTS: Multiple tour stops in adjacent communities reduce overall travel costs and allow hosts to economize through collaboration. If there are other potential hosts in close geographic proximity (in other words, close enough that movement from school to school can be done by ground transportation at the host school’s expense) coordinating schools or organizations may be eligible for a discounted hosting fee. We offer $100 discounts for two coordinating schools and a $200 discount for three or more coordinating schools in a geographic area. To qualify for the discounted fee, ground transportation between coordinating schools must be provided. For example, if Northwestern, Loyola-Chicago, and Roosevelt University in Chicago bid to host in succession, each school would submit an application and pay a $600 hosting fee. If you are interested in a volume discount, please contact John Rief for more information.

Inquiries about the tour should be directed to John Rief, CIDD Chair at

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