We have added a new page labeled "program contacts" under the more info tab. Here will be an area were programs may opt-in to have their contact information published. If you wish to be added to the list, directions are included on the page. Click here to visit the page.
The website has been updated to reflect the bylaws for the 2012-2013 season based upon comments received from the membership concerning changes that were proposed. See the Constitution & Bylaws page for complete details.
The IPDA Bylaws have been updated. See the Constitution & Bylaws tab to view these amendments.
The dates for the Henderson State University fall tournament have been updated. The tournament is now scheduled for September 29-30, 2012
The invitation for the 2012 National Tournament and Convention has been uploaded and a new page created (titled "Nationals 2012" in the above tabs); the "Nationals 2012" page will be updated with any annoucements as the 2012 tournament and convention approaches as well as updates during the tournament and convention.
The invitations for the Har-Ber and LSU spring 2012 tournaments have been updated on the schedule & invitations page.
On behalf of the International Public Debate Association, we invite you to participate in the inaugural IPDA Online Debate Tournament held on January 21, 2012. This tournament will feature a program versus program format using a computer mediated modality. A program may choose different students for each round if they choose. The debate will offer four preliminary rounds of IPDA-style competition. Entry fees are being covered by the IPDA and entries will be limited to the first 16 programs to enter; the tournament will break to semi-finals.
The 2012 tournament offering is considered an exhibition only and will not affect IPDA standings nor will it count towards eligibility requirements for the Novice Division (the Executive Committee has agreed to consider this an exhibition not counting as a “tournament” for eligibility purposes). Eligibility requirements will follow the standard for the Varsity division competition. Please note that we are hoping to not only validate the concept of an annual Skype Debate but be able to record and archive the highest level of competitive rounds as training tools for new programs and debaters.
Entries may be made beginning at 10:00 a.m. CST on Monday, January 9, 2012. All entries must be received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, January 13, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. CST. Again, this field is limited to the 16 programs on a “first come, first served” basis.
The complete invitation can be found on the "schedule and invitations" page.
The invitation for the University of Central Arkansas' spring tournament has been added to the schedule and invitations page.
The invitation for Bossier Parish Community College's spring tournament has been added to the schedule & invitations.
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