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Hey All, Steven Murray here, Director of Debate at the Digital Debate Camp. We are about to enter our SEVENTH(!) year of camp, and while we believe our program is top notch, we are curious what you as a community are looking for in a camp. We currently offer limitless one-on-one interaction with lab leaders to discuss any subject on your mind. In addition we provide file production advice, we block out times for practice speeches/ redoes, and of course we host a large series of lectures each summer. I for one think our camp is quite good, and I wish it was around when I was in high school and couldn't afford a big 1.5K+ summer institute. That being said, what would a camp like ours need to have for you to sign up? What are you looking for in a camp like ours? If you have thought about joining the Digital Debate Camp but chose not to, why? And if you joined the camp but didn't like it very much, what did you dislike? Finally, if you joined the camp and liked it, what about it did you like and how could we improve upon that in the future? Our camp would not exist without this site and all of the wonderful feedback we have received from it. I greatly look forward to hearing your constructive advice regarding the Digital Debate Camp. Mods: this is an expressly commercial thread, but should not be pruned for 2 reasons. First, I have a standing agreement with cross-x.com which allows me to "advertise" on the site, which includes any means of mentioning or talking about the camp. Second, for every student who pays for camp we have one who doesn't, and getting feedback in threads like this is essential to make sure students who cannot otherwise afford camp are still given the best experience possible. Please PM me before deleting this thread in the event of a problem.
Binghamton University has announced its 2nd annual online debate tournament. All the details, including how to register, can be found on the website at- http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/Tournaments/7/Home/binghamton-university-s-2nd-annual-online-debate-tournament/ Last year the tournament featured 100 competitors from around the United States in both high school and college. This year entries are open to any enrolled high school or undergraduate in the world. Prizes include Amazon gift cards, books, hoodies, t-shirts, and more. Registration is free and instructors are encouraged to sign up as judges. This year's resolution is: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. The tournament is already sponsored by PETA2, The Institute for Critical Animal Studies, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The website also features many national videos of college debate rounds if you click "Videos" on the top navigation bar and follow the links to "Live Policy Debate." We're trying to grow a collection of speech videos as well.