24-26 January 2014
University of Miami, Florida (coming soon)

University student debaters from the western hemisphere are invited.  
The tournament will use the rules and format of the World Universities  
Debating Championship. These can be found, in both Spanish and  
English, at

The tournament will have six preliminary debates and an appropriate  
number of elimination debates leading to Pan American champions in two  
divisions, Spanish language and English language.

The tournament is sponsored by the World Debate Institute  
( ) and hosted by the University  
of Miami.

SCHEDULE (tentative)

Thursday 23 January 2013
Friday 24 January 2013
900-1200	Registration
1300		Optional training sessions
1600		Opening Session
1700		Round One
Evening	Enjoy Miami at night
Saturday 25 January 2013
900		Roll Call & coffee
930		Round Two
1200		Round Three
1330		Lunch
1500		Round Four
1730		Round Five
Evening	Enjoy Miami at night
Sunday 26 January 2013
900		Roll Call & coffee
930		Round Six
1130		Quarterfinals
1330		Lunch
1430		Semifinals
1630		Finals
1800		Awards and Closing

Registration will occur online. Universities may enter more than one  
team, with a preliminary cap of four teams. Debaters must be enrolled  
in the university they represent at the undergraduate or graduate  
level. No hybrid teams will be allowed. Judging must be provided at  
the N-1 level (1 team, 0 judge; 2 teams, 1 judge; 3 teams, 2 judges;  
etc.). Judges should have debating experience but may be undergraduate  
students. All judges must take an adjudication test online before the  
tournament. Please try to provide judges fluent in the language that  
you are entering teams in.

Conveners: David Steinberg & Daniel Martinez, Miami
Chief Adjudicators: To Be Announced (English); To Be Announced (Spanish)
Motion Committee (Spanish & English will debate the same motions at  
the same time): To Be Announced.

FEES: To be Determined

Miami is arranging a discount at a nearby hotel. Caution – this is the  
tourist season and we cannot guarantee an extremely low price.

We can assist you in gaining a visa to come to the USA to compete, but  
you must make the necessary arrangements and obtain the visas yourself.