Debate Without Borders

Debate Without Borders is an international debate tournament conducted fully over Skype. It began as an experiment in 2013, and thanks to the positive feedback we received, DWB is now back for its fourth year. Featuring four rounds of Team IPDA debate with an institution-vs-institutional format, this year’s tournament will be held on October 5, 2018. DWB is an educational tournament and is not eligible for any debate leagues, but participants enjoy the ability to debate topics of mutual interest as well as engage in discussions with students from other countries. Previous tournaments have included teams and judges from around the world, and we are thrilled to invite you to participate this year. We look forward to seeing you on Skype!

To register, email us the following information: institution name and location, names of participating debaters, judge information, and Skype names for both the debate and the judge accounts.

DWB Registration Information

DWB Tournament Invitation

DWB Tournament

Schedule by Time Zone​

For Debaters

DWB Tournament, IPDA Overview​

DWB Tournament, Cross-Examination tips by Anthony McMullen​

DWB Tournament, Cross-Examination by Bob Alexander​

DWB Tournament, Student Info Packet​

DWB Tournament, Survey

For Judges

DWB Tournament, Ballot​

DWB Tournament, Handout for Judges​