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2020 IPDA National Championship Tournament & Convention March 14-17, 2020 - Cookeville, TN Hosted by Tennessee Tech University
Coaches, you are encouraged to submit a list of potential topics to Managing Director Jorji Jarzabek for use in this year's 2020 National Championship Tournament. Please make certain these are new/unused topics and reflect a variety of proposition types (fact, value, policy) and subject areas (sports, government, pop culture, ethics, etc.).
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The IPDA Textbook is now available for purchase!
The International Public Debate Association is proud to announce that a textbook has been created that offers specific instruction on the IPDA style of debate. Edited by Dr. Pat Richey of MTSU, with contributions by a host of the top current and former IPDA coaches in the nation, this text will help you and your program train debaters of all skill levels to the highest possible standards.