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Insights & Media

Upcoming Events List

August 26

The LearningLeaders team is committing to helping students develop lifelong communication and leadership skills. We do this through carefully crafted practice sessions designed to cultivate skills of public speaking, organization, argumentation, refutation, logic, rhetoric, and teamwork.

At LearningLeaders, we believe that competitions are a powerful supplement to regular debate trainings and we encourage all students to participate. We often refer to a “post-competition boost.” When students come back to class after competing in a competition, there is a noticeable boost in their confidence, enthusiasm, and skills. Attending competitions is the best way to add value to the LearningLeaders experience.

We work with a number of different debate formats including Public Forum Debate, Parliamentary Debate, World Schools Debate, and British Parliamentary Debate to prepare students for a wide range of critical thinking and public speaking contexts. We have identified several competitions in China and abroad that we believe are suitable for the LearningLeaders community. Please ask your coach for more information about these events!

Upcoming Competitions

Public Forum USA (High School & Middle School)

Public Forum CHINA (MS & HS)

  • National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) Shanghai Fall Regional, December (TBA) 2016, Shanghai, http://www.joyofdebate.org/
  • National High School Debate League of China (NHSDLC) Shanghai Fall Regional, 10/14/2016 – 10/16/2016, Shanghai, http://www.nhsdlc.com/
  • National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) Shanghai Spring Regional, May (TBA) 2017, Shanghai, http://www.joyofdebate.org/
  • National High School Debate League of China (NHSDLC) Shanghai Spring Regional, 5/20/2017 – 5/22/2017, Shanghai, http://www.nhsdlc.com/
  • National High School Debate League of China (NHSDLC) Nationals, August (TBA) 2017, Beijing, http://www.nhsdlc.com/
  • National Speech and Debate Association China (NSDA-China) Nationals, August (TBA) 2017, Shanghai , http://www.joyofdebate.org/

Independent School Events – Parliamentary Debate (HS only!)

  • World Independent Debate & Public Speaking Championships (WIDPSC), 4/7/2017 – 4/12/2017, Sydney, Australia, http://www.widpsc.org/
  • International Independent Schools Public Speaking Championship (IISPC), 10/20/2016 – 10/23/2016, Vancouver B.C., http://www.iispsc.com/

World Schools Parliamentary Debate (HS only!)

  • EuroOpen , 11/3/2016 – 11/8/2016, Hamburg, Germany
  • Nanjing Debate Open , April (TBA) 2017, Nanjing
  • Asian Schools Debating Championship (ASDC) , June (TBA) 2017, Manila, Philippines
  • Asian World Schools Debating Championships (AWSDC) , July (TBA) 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 7th China National Schools Debating Championships , August (TBA) 2017, Nanjing, http://www.cnsdc.org/
  • World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) , 8/1/2017 – 8/11/2017, Bali, Indonesia, http://schoolsdebate.com/

British Parliamentary Debate (HS only!)

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