Saturday, May 7th, 2022 (9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Photo: Elementary Debate Championship (March 12, 2022)
BDC's "Youth Leadership Conference"
The Bluegrass Debate Coalition presents the BDC "Youth Leadership Conference" hosted by the University of Kentucky (Lexington), a completely free event for middle school and high school students from around the state. This is an in-person event in Lexington. Students throughout the commonwealth are invited to visit our campus and participate in an all-day public speaking and debate contest. Trophies and medallions will be awarded to the top debate teams (pairs) and to the top speakers (individuals).
Additionally, we will invite key note speakers, and university professors to interact with students as part of the overall leadership experience.
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The BDC has modified the Public Forum Debate format in the following three ways...
1. We changed the final focus speeches to 3 minutes.
2. We allow five minutes of prep time per team.
3. We established clear expectations for crossfires.
Link to the RESEARCH page to help you prepare: CLICK HERE!
Guest Speaker During Lunch.