Fabulous instruction at an incredible price.
Register now! This will be the biggest yet and at some point we will
be turning people away.
August 18-23 2013
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Free - no charge - housing separate
Registration is the most vigorous it has ever been, so act early and
make sure you have a space!
Each year the program produces many outstanding university debaters.
Come and become one of them. Learn from a talented team of trainers.
WUDC debating is becoming more and more popular all over the world,
and especially in North America. The North America Debate Academy
tries to help students from everywhere learn how to participate in
this exciting activity, as well as how to succeed in local, national
and international competition.
Teachers and coaches interested in learning more or in starting a WUDC
debate program at their school are very welcome!
Email Alfred Snider at [log in to unmask] with your registration
information: name, school, telephone number and goals.
The program is open to those at any experience level who are willing
to try hard. If you are not serious about improving, if you do not
intend to work hard, please do not attend. Trainers and judges are
welcome but will be expected to debate.
The program is located at the University of Vermont in beautiful
Burlington, a delightful four-season tourist town with many nightlife
attractions. The program is sponsored by the World Debate Institute,
the Lawrence Debate Union and the University of Vermont.
Come and join us!
August 18-23 2013
Starts promptly at Noon Sunday 18 August 2013, ends Friday 6 PM 23 August 2013
High quality pre-season training in the WUDC debate format.
No charge. Attendance is free. BUT, show up on time and work hard.
Attendees provide their own housing and food. We suggest
http://www.theburlingtonhostel.com/ Other low cost options can be
suggested on request.
Curriculum includes: short lectures, lots of exercises, exposure to
many motions, two critiqued practice debates a day, innovative
instruction. Learn ways to keep training yourself and others after you
Sessions at Huber House, 475 Main Street, and adjacent classrooms.
Space is limited, so apply early. Application form at
http://debate.uvm.edu/nadaappform.docx , send to [log in to unmask]
Faculty for 2013! More to be announced!
Debated competitively from 2006-2010 in the American Parliamentary and
British Parliamentary debate styles as an undergrad at the Rochester
Institute of Technology, and is now one of the coaches of Cornell
University's internationally acclaimed World Universities Debate
Championship team, along with being a Master's student in the
University's Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School. Joe served
as a trainer at the World Debate Institute's (WDI) 2012 Cameroon
Debate Academy. Fluent in French.
Paul Gross, Cornell University, USA:
Breaking judge at WUDC 2013 Berlin, Yale Finalist, USU Semifinalist.
Fellow of the World Debate Institute. Led Cornell to #1 world ranking.
Dr. Jan Hovden, Bates College, USA:
Team broke at WUDC 2013 Berlin, won Vermont and many other
tournaments, led Bates to #34 world ranking.
John Meany, Claremont Colleges, USA. Coach of USA champion university
team, director of USA WSDC national team, legendary debate innovator
and outreach giant.
Jake Meany, Claremont Colleges, USA. USU semifinalist while debating
for Vermont, has been national WSDC coach for both South Korea and USA.
John Patrick, University of La Verne. During his debate career, John
placed at several American tournaments, and also won the 2006 USU
National Debate Open and the 2007 USU Pan Pacific Championship. Since
becoming a coach Mr. Patrick has broken as a judge at every national
tournament he's attended.
Rob Ruiz, La Verne University, USA:
Director of Forensics, Convener of 2013 USU Champs, breaking judge at
John Sadek, Vermont, USA. As a debater was NEUDC champion, IDAS
champion and USU semifinalist, breaking judge at WUDC Berlin 2013.
Named Top Judge at US Universities Debating Championship 2013.
Dr. Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: CA at many tournaments
in USA and abroad, breaking judge at WUDC, coached NEUDC sweepstakes
champions four years in a row. Chief Adjudicator at USU 2012. Led
Vermont to #21 in world rankings.
2012 NADA program had:
11 fully critiqued debates
6 formal lectures
10 rigorous exercise & drill sessions
Daily informal instruction
6 free nights to enjoy Burlington, Vermont, rated by many surveys as
America’s #1 city for quality of life.