Learn Public Forum Academy

Who we are

Learn Public Forum Academy is an organization dedicated to teaching students Public Forum debate. Our staff are all nationally ranked debaters with combined 16 years of experience. This summer, we are offering a one-week bootcamp to teach students ages 12 - 18 in Public Forum Debate. We teach all skill levels, from beginners to those vying to compete on the national circuit.

Camp Details

We offer 2 sessions, each at $275. Camp hours are from 12:00 - 5:00 pm EST. Camp is taught exclusively online using Zoom.

  • Session 1: June 14 - June 20

  • Session 2: June 21 - June 27

Registration closes a week prior to the start of each session.

What is PF Debate?

Public Forum Debate is a 2 v 2 debate where teams affirm or negate the resolution (topic). Unlike other debate forms, Public Forum is designed so that debaters must convince ordinary people. As a result, not only do debaters have to be smart and diligent, but they must communicate in a way accessible to the general public.

Past topics include:

  • Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

  • Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income.

  • Resolved The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.

Last update: 5/27/2020

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