American Debate Association

2020 Season

The American Debate Association (ADA) is committed to increasing participation, maintaining a balance between education and competition, and ensuring an equitable and fair activity for all programs, regardless of their size or experience, in intercollegiate policy debate.


In doing so we are excited to announce the tentative schedule of sanctioned Fall tournaments:
9/18-9/21 – Northwestern University
10/2-10/5 – University of Kentucky
10/9-10/11 – University of Mary Washington
10/23-10/25 – Wayne State University
10/30-11/2 – Gonzaga University
11/6-11/8 – Liberty University
11/13-11/16 – ADA Fall Championships

The Organization is proud to announce the release of its initial draft of the Novice Curriculum packet and a Demonstration Debate about NATO withdraw to help new and developing programs participate in intercollegiate debate as they prepare to debate the 2020-2021 Intercollegiate debate resolution about reducing our alliance commitments.