CEDA acts as a tournament sanctioning agent, providing through its Constitution and By-Laws a framework for normalizing tournament practices and procedures. Throughout the tournament season, CEDA calculates the National Sweepstakes Standings, the national and regional rankings of member institutions based on compiled tournament results.
The association also hosts an annual National Championship Tournament that brings together over 200 individual debate teams from across the nation to compete for a national team championship.
The 2024 CEDA Nationals tournament will be hosted by the University of California at Fullerton. Competition will feature eight preliminary rounds, followed by a varsity elimination bracket that clears the top half of competition and a novice break-out elimination bracket including the top eight performing novice teams. Join us at the beautiful Fullerton campus for the 2024 season CEDA Nationals tournament!
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CEDA membership builds confidence, boosts classroom performance, improves communication, and increases critical thinking skills to assist students in their journey during and beyond the undergraduate experience. Our activity provides life skills vital to a debater’s success in the future
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