Public Forum Debate Institute

July 12–18, 2014

The aim of the Gustavus Summer Public Forum Debate Institute is to teach students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2014 how to construct logical, cogent, compelling arguments and convey them in a manner accessible to a general audience. Daily activities include vocal warm-ups, skills workshops, individual coaching sessions, and Gustavus value sessions. High school coaches from around the Midwest with extensive knowledge in Public Forum debate will critique participants and lead lecture sessions.