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CANCELLED: Voice and Presentation Seminar (Morning)

Saturday 23 March, 10:30am to 1:00pm

A fun and exciting seminar, students will learn how to be more animated and engaging speakers through a range of games and learning activities.

Fallacies Seminar

Saturday 30 March, 10:30am to 12:00pm

What are fallacies? How can they help you to develop better arguments and improve your rebuttal? Come along to this fun and interactive seminar and find out!

Evidence and Reasoning Seminar

Saturday 30 March, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

A key part of debating is providing evidence to support your case. This seminar will help you to ensure that you use evidence correctly and effectively.

Rebuttal Seminar

Saturday 30 March, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Highly recommended for all Primary School debaters this seminar will take you through the most popular techniques of rebuttal. We will teach you some fun games that you can play with your team to help improve your rebuttal skills.

Debating Adjudicator Training (Primary School)

Saturday 6 April, 9:30am

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running a whole day training session to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. This session is aimed at beginner adjudicators who will adjudicate Primary School debates for Years 5, and 7. Training is open to anyone of Year 11/12 school age or older. RSVP via…

Debating Adjudicator Training (Year 8 and 9)

Saturday 13 April, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running a whole day training session to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. You must complete the Adjudicator Training (Primary) training first. RSVP via the details above and we will send you more information if required.

Senior Adjudicator Training

Saturday 4 May, 10:00am to 4:00pm

This training is for adjudicators seeking to adjudicate Year 10 and Senior division (Years 11 and 12) debates. Participants must have already undertaken Primary School Adjudicator Training and Year 8/9 Adjudicator Training.

Round 1 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 7 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Glenunga International High School

Wednesday 8 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 14 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Adelaide High School

Wednesday 15 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 16 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Definition Debates Seminar

Tuesday 21 May, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A definition debate is one where the two teams disagree on the meaning of the topic. This type of debate is often complex and confusing for debaters. In this practical hands-on seminar we will present you with the opportunity to engage with and discuss strategies around how to handle this kind of debate.

The Unwinnable Case: Taking the hard line in debates

Wednesday 22 May, 6:00pm

So you’ve just received your debating topic and side and you think that you’ve got the hard side of the debate? This workshop is for you. Every debate has two sides – you just need to have the right skills and techniques to approach the topic. During this interactive workshop, debaters will be encouraged to take what may initially appear to be the difficult side of a topical issue. Using the skills and techniques we will teach you, you will…

Round 2 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 28 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Glenunga International High School

Wednesday 29 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 4 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Adelaide High School

Wednesday 5 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 6 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Pembroke Senior School

Tuesday 18 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Glenunga International High School

Wednesday 19 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 25 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Adelaide High School

Wednesday 26 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 27 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Prep for Short Prep Workshop

Saturday 27 July, 10:30am to 1:30pm

This workshop will guide participants through the process of preparing a short preparation debate, in the allocated 90 minutes. At the conclusion of the preparation time, students will have the opportunity to debate and/or discuss their prepared arguments with our team of expert adjudicators. It is strongly recommended that students attend as debating teams to get the authentic preparation experience.

Round 4 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 30 July, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Glenunga International High School

Wednesday 31 July, 6:40pm to Saturday 31 August, 9:30pm

Round 4 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 6 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Adelaide High School

Wednesday 7 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 8 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 20 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus

Thursday 22 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 27 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 29 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 8 and 9 Quarter Finals

Tuesday 3 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 10 and Senior Quarter Finals

Wednesday 4 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 6/7 Quarter Finals

Thursday 5 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 8 and 9 Semi Finals

Tuesday 10 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 10 and Senior Semi Finals

Wednesday 11 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 6/7 Semi Finals

Thursday 12 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Grand Finals

Saturday 21 September, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Debating Award Presentations

Friday 1 November, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

We will come together to celebrate the achievements of the winning and runner up teams as well as the Debater of the Year winners in each division. RSVP via the following link: https://debatingsa.com.au/award-presentations/

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