[eDebate] Reminder about upcoming deadline for topic wording papers

Gordon Stables stables
Fri May 11 12:18:07 CDT 2007

The deadline for submitting a wording paper is almost here, so I wanted 
to provide a reminder to the community that you can still develop and 
submit a proposal.  If you have any interest in specific work, please 
let me know. The topic blog http://blog.cedatopic.com/ also provides a 
great way to both see our current items of consideration and also to 
leave your feedback.

The full call for wording papers has been posted at the topic website 
http://www.cedatopic.com/ and is reprinted below.


The selected controversy is now researched with an interest in 
developing the possible specific propositions (or resolutions) for the 
coming season. The committee and community will both be invited to 
prepare such *wording papers* in advance of the CEDA summer business 

All wording papers submitted to the topic chair by *Sunday May 13, 2007* 
and relating to the controversy selected by the community vote will be 
placed on the agenda for the summer meetings and, subject to a committee 
vote, placed on the topic wording ballot. All wording papers submitted 
by the deadline and meeting the above guidelines will be voted on by the 
committee. Completed and germane papers will be presumptively considered 
for the ballot.

The *CEDA summer business meeting* takes place in early summer and 
includes 2.5 days worth of deliberation on the wording choices. The 
location of the meeting is determined by the CEDA executive council 
after considering bids from host intuitions. The 2007 meeting will be 
hosted by James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA from Monday, May 
21-Wednesday May 23. The CEDA business meeting will take place 
immediately prior to the topic session (May 19-21).


Chair, CEDA Topic Selection Committee


Gordon Stables, Ph.D.

Director of Debate

Annenberg School for Communication

University of Southern California

Office: 213 740 2759               Fax: 213 740 3913


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