[eDebate] WDI 2008 Information
Wed Apr 9 08:46:55 CDT 2008
WORLD DEBATE INSTITUTE 2008
National College Policy Debate Workshops
Choose from 1 or 2 Week Sessions
One Week Session: July 24 ? Aug 1, 2008
Two Week Session: July 24 ? Aug 7, 2008
First day is arrival day: check-in between 5 - 7 pm
Last day is departure day: leave between 9 - 11 am
Now there are two different ways to attend the National College Policy
WDI One Week Session ? Arrive on Thursday, July 24 and spend an intense
week working on debate skills, research, elective classes, practice
debate and theory in small sessions with faculty members.
WDI Full Session (Two Weeks) ? Experience the above program and then in
the last week focus on a special research project and skill sessions
using daily practice debates. The full package will prepare you to
succeed in the upcoming year.
The National College Policy programs provide excellent preparation for
debating the 2008-2009 CEDA/NDT national topic. Skill and theory
training for students at all levels of experience. Legendary evidence
set and small group sessions. WDI students go on to success at novice,
junior varsity and varsity levels.
Take home a CD with a complete evidence set and videos of many lectures,
including topic lectures!
What is the World Debate Institute?
For over fifty years, the University of Vermont has been a center for
national debate education through its summer programs. In 1983, this
tradition was strengthened by the creation of the National Debate
Institute, a national summer program for competitive debaters.
Since 1983 the program has grown and matured into one where the faculty
consists of highly published debate theoreticians and strategists, along
with national champion debaters and coaches. In 1997 the name was
changed from "National Debate Institute" to "World Debate Institute" to
reflect the increasingly international nature of attendees and the
Program Fees-more but worth it!
COVERS WHAT OTHER INSTITUTES DO NOT! Fee includes housing, materials,
instruction, computer use, *_copying_*, tshirt and more! Due to popular
demand, cost of meals is not included; participants may purchase meals
at select campus locations.
One Week Session
Individual Participant: $1,191
Group Discount: $1,113 (2 or more students
WDI Full Two Week Session
Individual Participant $1,600
Group Discount: $1,487 (2 or more students
Academic Credit Option
You may enroll for academic credit; call 800-639-3210 or visit the
website for more information.
Jackie Massey, University of Oklahoma
Has qualified teams to elimination rounds at CEDA Nationals and the NDT
at every school he has coached at. Has brought Oklahoma from a brand new
program to one of the most competitive in just four years. CEDA National
Champion in 2007. Specialties include breaking down resolutions to
reveal underlying grounds for argument, creation of new frameworks for
debate decision-making, getting conservative judges to vote for radical
strategies, making debate relevant to a multicultural world and gaining
advantages over top teams through innovation.
Sarah Green, Kansas State University Reached the elimination rounds at
CEDA Nationals and the NDT as a debater for Vermont. Coached the
University of Rochester the year they won the national championship in
the NDT Sweepstakes. Directed the District of Columbia Urban Debate
League during its formation and led it to strength and security. Now a
coach at Kansas State University.
Justin Green, Kansas State University
One of America's top debate coaches with an expert focus on strategic
clash and adaptation. Reached quarterfinals at the NDT, his squad is
always in the hunt for CEDA national sweepstakes championships. Won the
2008 JV Coach of the Year Award. Expertise in counterplan strategy to
strip affirmatives of their major arguments.
Scott Herndon, University of Texas at Dallas
One of America's top debate coaches. Qualified two teams for the NDT in
2008. Special talent in constructing strong policy-based arguments and
David Register, University of Vermont
Qualified for the NDT three times as a debater. Coached at North Texas
and Vermont. Won UNLV judging award in 2007. Special expertise in
opening up new forms of critiques from new literature bases. Coached
Northeast USA Debate Program of the Year in 2007. Is able to explain
very complex arguments in a way that is easy to understand.
Ruth Zisman, Bard College
Won novice nationals in her first year as a debater while starting the
Bard program. Bard has now qualified twice for the NDT and has reached
the elimination rounds at CEDA Nationals. Pursuing a philosophy
doctorate at NYU with a focus on German philosophers. Specializes in
argumentation involving the work of Heidegger and Nietzsche.
Alfred Snider, University of Vermont
Reached the semifinal round at the NDT as a debater, coached two teams
to semifinals at nationals, four teams in the quarterfinals. He has
coached at Seton Hall, Boston College, Kansas, Wayne State, and for the
last 26 years, Vermont. Dr. Snider has received every major award given
to debate educators in the USA, including the Pelham Coach of the Year
award, the Don Brownlee Service to Debate award, the Ziegelmueller
Debate Achievement award, the Slappey Diversity in Debate award, the
Douglas Dedication to Debate award and the Jacobsohn Service to Debate
award. His work in promoting debate has also brought him awards from
Emory University, the University of Utah, Cornell University, Binghamton
University, the University of South Carolina as well as from the
National Forensic League and the Cross Examination Debate Association.
For More Information
Call: (800) 639-3210 or (802) 656-2085
Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
Huber House, 475 Main Street, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405 USA
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