What subjects will be covered?

The workshop will cover economic theory, international relations, domestic policy, debate strategies, and judge adaptation. We will also have several introductory lessons for people who are just starting parli debate.

The lessons will incorporate drills and other activities, so you won’t have to sit through eight straight hours of lecturing.

HOW IS THE WORKSHOP STRUCTURED?

There will be four 100-minute lesson time slots on each day.

Each time slot will have at least two lessons going on in parallel. The students can choose which lesson they want to attend during each slot.

Students also have the option for skipping a lesson and instead using the time for an office hour with the instructor who is not teaching a lesson during that slot.

What rules do I need to know?

- The workshop is open to all current middle school and high school students.

- You will not be representing your school when attending the workshop. This means that you do not need to have your school approve this as a field trip or bring your coach with you to chaperon.

- This is not a tournament. This means that you will register as an individual and do not need to list a partner.

- Registering for the workshop does not obligate you to attend every single lesson. If your parents need to pick you up early, drop you off late, or if you can only attend one day, please let us know ahead of time. We do not reduce fees for partial attendance.

How much does the Socal workshop cost?

The early registration fee is $60 per student. Early registration ends on November 30.

The regular registration fee is $110 per student. Regular registration is from November 30 to December 5.

The late registration fee is $200. Late registration is from December 6 to December 8.

If you would like to attend the workshop, but your family cannot afford the cost, please request a fee waiver by November 15 by emailing npdlboard+WORKSHOP@gmail.com

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. We may close registration early if the workshop fills up.

How much does the norcal workshop cost?

The early registration fee is $90 per student. Early registration ends on December 5.

The regular registration fee is $140 per student. Regular registration is from December 6 to January 1.

The late registration fee is $230. Late registration is from January 2 to January 4.

If you would like to attend the workshop, but your family cannot afford the cost, please request a fee waiver by December 2 by emailing npdlboard+WORKSHOP@gmail.com

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. We may close registration early if the workshop fills up.

WILL THERE BE FOOD?

Pizza and salad will be available for purchase on both days - please bring cash. Students are also welcome to pack a bagged lunch.

The New Roads location will have refrigerators and microwaves available. All students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle as there are water stations on campus.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Send all questions to npdlboard+WORKSHOP@gmail.com

Please include the name of the registered student in your email