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Summer Meetings Schedule, Agenda and Amendment Text

The CEDA business meetings, topic selection meetings and the debate developmental conference are about to begin in Winston-Salem NC and hosted by Wake Forest.

All of the sessions will be held at the Sundance hotel (the same property that Wake uses for the Shirley tournament).



Tuesday, June 2


9:30 AM CEDA Executive Council Meetings (See attached agenda for all business meetings)

1:30 PM CEDA Summer Business Meetings

Evening (if necessary) - Summer Business Meetings

Wednesday, June 3

9:30 AM CEDA Summer Business Meetings 

1:30 PM CEDA Topic Selection Committee (Introduction of basic research areas, discussion of remaining research projects). Topic materials will be updated reguarly at

Thursday, June 4

9:30 AM CEDA Topic Selection Committee

1:30 PM CEDA Topic Selection Committee

Friday, June 5

9:30 AM CEDA Topic Selection Committee

1:30 PM CEDA Topic Selection Committee

National Debate Developmental Conference (NDDC) Begins

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration at Sundance Plaza Hotel Lobby- Information packet provided.

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Keynote Speech Conference Opener in Hotel Piedmont Room-Plenary Sessions with Conference Charge and Opening Speaker: William M. Keith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Author of Democracy as Discussion (2007)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Hosted Reception at Sundance Plaza Hotel -Hot hors d'oeuvres and an open bar at the outside swimming lounge area.

Saturday June 6

9:00 am-7:00 pm - Organizational Working Groups - Groups will meet separately in one of the nine selected meeting rooms.

Lunch on Your Own - See the local restaurant listing provided in your information packet. Refreshments Available - Coffee, beverage, and cookies station conveniently located outside conference rooms from - 1pm - 5pm.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Dinner at Putter's Patio & Grill - The conference has sold out Putter's for an evening of delicious North Carolinian grill-out entrees. 3 minute walk from the hotel.

Sunday June 7

9:00am-Noon - Organizational Working Groups - Groups will meet in the same corresponding conference rooms as Saturday.

Noon-2:00 pm - Lunch on Your Own. Refreshments Available outside conference room 1pm- 5pm

2:00 pm-6:30 pm -   Presentations by Working Groups - Each group will have a time to present finding, resolutions, invite debate, etc. Presentations will take place in the Piedmont/Blueridge Peak Conference area. Computer projection capabilities will be available.

7:30 pm-9:00 pm -   Wrap-Up Buffet and Reception - Meet at the common room (Sunspree, Vivians, Bistro &Sierra I, II, & III) for entrees of herb baked chicken, roast beef w/ Au ju, and vegetable lasagna with sides and salads.