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Public Forum Debate

"Public Forum Debate is a team event that advocates or rejects aposition posed by the resolution. The focus of the debate is a clash of ideas in a persuasive manner that can be understood by a “lay” judge. Good debaters should display logic and analysis. They should use evidence when needed. They should win their case and refute that of their opponents. They should communicate effectively, using the fundamentals of good speaking. There are no burdens on either side." - NCFL



Public Forum Debate Topics


Tournament Registration

Public Forum Debate Registration Procedures



This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it : Cheryl Finley

Tournament Director: Jim Dunning


Ballot Used

WACFL Public Forum Ballot


Additional Rules & Resources

1 Public Forum Training Slideshow
2 Public Forum 101
3 Judging Guidelines for Public Forum
4 Bylaw Proposal Fall 2010