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.
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 results for the 2011 National Tournament have been posted.
The results for the UCA and PKD tournaments have been uploaded and the season-long tracking spreadsheet updated on the current season results page. Please double check the points for your competitors and if you find any mistakes, email Results@IPDAdebate.info ASAP.
As we approach the national tournament and convention, we need to begin gathering nominations for Governing Board members as well as candidate statements. My records indicate that the two seats that will be coming up for election/appointment this year are the seats currently held by Jim Evans (replaced Bob Alexander whose term began at Nationals 2008) and Chas Womelsdorf (replaced Trey Gibson whose term began at Nationals 2008).
We have added a form for Governing Board Nominations on the "Nationals 2011" tab above. If you would like to be added to the ballot, or have someone that you would like to nominate - please submit this form. Since the entry deadline for the national tournament & convention is Friday, April 1st - we will use that date as the deadline for nominations as well, so that we will have time to publish the candidate statements and allow everyone time to consider their options before voting during registration at the national tournament & convention.
The invitation for the 2011 National Tournament and Convention has been added (see the "Nationals 2011" tab above for this information as well as updates through the conclusion of the tournament).
IPDA National Championship Tournament and Convention will return to Stephen F. Austin State University in April 2011
The IPDA Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2010-2011 IPDA National Championship Tournament and Convention will be hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX on April 8-10, 2011. The invitation will be available late January, 2011. Special thanks to Stephen Jeffcoat and the SFA squad for agreeing to host this competition once again; SFA hosted an excellent national tournament and convention in 2004 and we're looking forward to the tournament and convention's return in 2011.
On 9/20/2010, the format for this page was changed from a traditional webpage to this blog format (to allow for better archiving by date functionality. Below is a chronological listing of updates from the site's origination through the creation of this blog page.
September 20, 2010: Journal of the International Public Debate Association files updated to include links to each individual article in "IPDA Journal." "What's New" website additions page converted to blog format with RSS feed available.
September 17, 2010: LSUA Invitation posted to Schedule & Invitations.
September 7, 2010: LSUS Red River Swing Invitatation posted and LSUA tournament dates changed to 10/29-10/31 in Schedule & Invitations.
August 31, 2010: Boise State University/College of Southern Idaho Invitation added to Schedule & Invitations.
August 30, 2010: Mississippi College Invitation added to Schedule & Invitations.
August 26, 2010: University of Arkansas-Monticello, Hillsdale College, Bowling Green State University and John Brown University Invitations added and Henderson State University Invitation updated in Schedule & Invitations.
August 24, 2010: "Guide to Tournament Travel," "Guide to a Typical IPDA Tournament," and "Example IPDA Video" uploaded to "More Info?" Tab. Henderson State University Invitation added to Schedule & Invitations. Announcement added concerning new Communications Director and Historian positions.
August 20, 2010: "Organizational Announcements" page created, and announcment regarding team debate at the national tournament posted. Contact email addresses added to the Executive Committee and Governing Board pages.
August 18, 2010: New IPDA List Service information updated on the "More Info" tab.
August 16, 2010: East Texas Baptist University added as swing partner for Sam Houston tournament on Schedule & Invitations. Preliminary rounds from the 2007, 2008 and 2009 National Tournaments added to the "past nationals results" section.
August 13, 2010: Union University tournament invitation added to Schedule & Invitations. 2009-2010 season results added to "past season results." National Awards section created , and "past nationals results" section created with 2010 National Tournament results included..
August 12, 2010: John Brown University tournament added to Schedule & Invitations. Bossier Parish Community College tournament invitation added to Schedule & Invitations. Past issues of the IPDA Journal have been uploaded to the "IPDA Journal" sub-tab, under the "About IPDA" tab. A pdf version of the current IPDA Constitution and Bylaws has been added to the "Constitution and Bylaws" tab.
What's New on This Website
This page provides information concerning updates to the IPDADebate.info website.