"I Resolve" Public Debate Series
Be a Part of the Resolution
The debate community is a unique combination of relationships and competition, teamwork and mentorship that connects participants in a lifelong network built around researching public policy issues and solutions. However, the riveting, fast-paced tournaments at the core of debaters’ training are not often witnessed by the community-at-large. I RESOLVE showcases the power of high school debate for a public audience while exploring some of the most pressing issues in our society through the perspective, voice and values of the next generation of leaders – high school debaters.
In its pilot year, NAUDL will present the I RESOLVE Public Debate Series with five (5) league-hosted events, each one introducing a facet of the timely 2020-21 National Policy Debate Topic: criminal justice reform. Each event will be a 90-minute virtual program centered around student arguments, expert feedback, discussion and Q&A via a panel of distinguished civic and community leaders from the respective host league. We invite you to join our virtual audience of other current debaters, school district and league leaders, NAUDL and league donors, partners, and debate champions at each event.
All events in the series are complimentary thanks to the support of our sponsors.
Wednesday, October 21
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (SVUDL)
5pm – 7pm PST
View Guest Speakers and Panelists
Tuesday, October 27
Los Angeles Urban Debate League (LAMDL)
6pm – 8pm PST
View Keynote Speaker and Panelists
Wednesday, November 11
6pm – 8pm CDT
Monday, November 16
Houston Urban Debate League
(Note: All programs are virtual.)
Support the Conversation
Sponsorship will offer brand and marketing visibility, but more, an avenue of shared commitment to civil discourse, civic engagement, and thoughtful dialogue between corporate, legal and civic leaders on a national and local scale with the next generation of leaders: high school debaters. Further, your involvement will amplify the voices of a generation coming of age in a historic time, validating their concerns and providing them a unique and productive opportunity to introduce ideas and solutions about the issues that greatly affect them and their communities.
Sponsor Levels and Benefits
*Main (NAUDL) event site only, does not include league partner websites. (Click image to enlarge.)
Interested parties can contact Madalyn Messer-Brooks, Director of Development, for more details.