Welcome to the home for the IPDA on the World Wide Web!
We encourage you to explore this site and keep checking back regularly for updates. This site is about you ... the debaters and coaches involved in IPDA as well as those interested in becoming involved in this activity. If you have suggestions, simply let us know!
To find out more about our organization, or submit any questions you may have - simply use the "IPDA Interest Form" below and one of our organization's officers will respond to your inquiry.
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News & Notes
April 16, 2022:
With your institution’s Spring commencement ceremonies on the near horizon, the IPDA is proud to offer sanctioned graduation cords available for students via HonorsGraduation.com. As coaches, we are well aware of the incredible effort our students put forth each season and, following authorization by the Executive Committee and soliciting bids, we are proud to provide you with an option to recognize your graduating competitors.
You can visit the Official IPDA Store on their site by clicking on the image below:
The cost for one cord is $12.00 per unit. If you are making a bulk order, they do offer price breaks (at 10+, 30+, 100+, and so on); you can arrange these price breaks by calling them directly at 801-852-2339.
The IPDA Textbook 2nd Edition is Now Available for Purchase!
Available through Kendall-Hunt, this updated edition features new content (including Team Debate), new sidebars, and updated chapters that help reflect the evolving nature of the IPDA!
Whether your program is well established or just starting out, the IPDA Textbook will provide valuable foundations for public debate, theoretical underpinnings, and help establish a "best practices" approach for coaches and competitors alike.