The National Debate Forum (NDF) is the premier institute for Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Public Forum Debate. Founded in 1995, we have over two decades of experience in providing quality instruction to students motivated to excel in debate competitions locally, regionally, and nationally. NDF has a diverse staff to assist students of all backgrounds to be competitively successful, regardless of the region a debater is from, or the style of debate they employ. What’s more, the staff is balanced with recent graduates who were nationally successful and seasoned coaches who have a proven track record of competitive and educational excellence. Central to the NDF experience is individualized instruction, which is possible because of limited enrollment and a low faculty-to-student ratio.

With three sessions, we have you covered from coast to coast.


San Jose

June 28 - July 12
Santa Clara University



Waitlist ONLY

July 13 - July 27
July 28 - August 3 (Intensive)
Emerson College


Des Moines

July 28 - August 6
Simpson College

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