Des Moines Session

While this is merely tentative and definitely will change before July 2019, it provides you an idea of what a typical day, week and session looks like.  It gives you a run down of what lectures each level hears and how many opportunities every one gets to debate as well as work with individual instructors.

July 28

Registration Day

10:00am-4:00pm -- Registration
4:45pm-5:30pm -- Opening Meeting
5:30pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm -- Lab Meetings


July 29

9:00am-10:15am -- Topic Lectures (All Levels)
10:30am-12:00pm -- Demo Debates (All Levels)
12:00pm-1:00pm -- Lunch
1:00pm-4:45pm -- Lab Meetings
5:00pm-6:00pm -- Case Construction Lectures (All Levels)
6:00pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm -- Lab Meetings
9:30pm-11:00pm -- Optional AfterLab Office Hours


July 30

9:00am-10:45am -- Lab Meetings
11:00am-12:00pm -- Rebuttal Lectures (Apex/Summit) + Crossfire Lecture (Forum/Symposium)
12:00pm-1:00pm -- Lunch
1:30pm-4:15pm -- Lab Meetings
4:30pm-5:30pm -- Rebuttal Lectures (Forum/Symposium) + Office Hours (Apex/Summit)
6:00pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm -- Practice Debate # 1
9:30pm-11:00pm -- Optional AfterLab Office Hours


July 31

9:00am-10:45am -- Lab Meetings
11:00am-12:00pm -- Framework & Weighing Lecture (Forum/Symposium) + Second Half Strategy Lecture (Apex/Summit)
12:00pm-1:00pm -- Lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm -- Lab Meetings
4:00pm-5:00pm -- Office Hours (All Levels)
5:00pm-6:00pm -- Alternative Positions Lecture (Apex/Summit) + Summary Lecture (Forum/Symposium)
6:00pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm --  Practice Debate # 1
9:30pm-11:00pm -- Optional AfterLab Office Hours


August 1

9:00am-10:45am -- Lab Meetings (Skype Debates with NDF Boston Intensive)
11:00am-12:00pm -- Framework & Weighing Lecture (Apex/Summit) + Final Focus Lecture (Forum/Symposium)
12:00pm-1:00pm -- Lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm -- Lab Meetings
4:00pm-6:00pm -- Seminar # 1
6:00pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm -- Practice Round # 2
9:30pm-11:00pm -- Optional AfterLab Office Hours


August 2

9:00am-10:45am -- Lab Meetings
11:00am-12:00pm -- Judge Adaptation Lecture (All Levels)
12:00pm-1:00pm -- Lunch
1:00pm-3:30pm -- Lab Meetings
3:45pm-5:30pm -- Practice Round # 3
5:30pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm -- Practice Round # 4


August 3

9:00am-10:45am -- Office Hours (All Levels)
11:00am-12:00pm -- Seminar # 2
12:00pm-1:00pm -- Lunch
1:30pm-3:15pm -- Practice Round # 5
3:30pm-5:30pm -- Lab Meetings
5:30pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm -- Practice Round # 6


August 4

9:00am-11:00am -- Camp Tournament Round 1
11:15am-1:15pm -- Camp Tournament Round 2 (Lunch during off flight)
1:30pm -3:30pm -- Camp Tournament Round 3
4:00pm-6:00pm -- Camp Tournament Round 4
6:00pm-7:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm - Camp Tournament Round 5


August 5

9:00am-11:00am -- Camp Tournament Round 6
11:15am-12:30pm -- Camp Tournament Octofinals
12:30pm-1:30pm -- Lunch
1:45pm-3:00pm -- Camp Tournament Quarterfinals
3:30pm-4:45pm -- Camp Tournament Semifinals
5:00pm-7:00pm -- Dinner
7:00pm-7:45pm -- Camp Meeting / Awards Ceremony
7:45pm-9:00pm -- Camp Tournament Finals


August 6

Departure Day