Welcome to the Arizona Debate Institute.  ADI is the largest summer debate institute for college students in the nation.  ADI has earned the distinction of being the longest running, most cost efficient collegiate workshop in the nation, boasts top ranked speakers at all national tournaments, and is the only workshop with the luxury of being fully contained in a newly renovated hotel.  We are fortunate to have access to the ASU library, the 17th largest in the country. The cooperative philosophy of the ADI guarantees that all participants have access to the volumes of evidence produced at all levels of the workshop.


There are many reasons why ADI is a great way to get ready for the 2016-2017 debate season:

The Faculty:  The ADI is proud to have some of the best debate coaches in the United States on our faculty.  They are an experienced group of debate educators dedicated to helping make you a better debate. 

Record of Success:  The success of our alumni proves the ADI works.  ADI students have achieved success at all levels, enjoying local, regional and national successes.  Graduates of our program have consistently gone on to achieve much success in college debate.

Value:  The ADI is one of the best values among college summer debate institutes.  Compare our costs to the costs of other college debate institutes and you will find we are the most cost-effective institute in the nation. 

Curriculum:  ADI utilizes various modes of instruction including lectures, group-discussion, stop-start practice debates, speaking drills, and a six-round tournament judged by qualified critics.

Facilities:  ADI is housed on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Arizona.  The dorms offer access to the library, campus wifi, and short walks to all kinds of great food.

For more information, please email us at arizonadebateinstitute@gmail.com.

Arizona Debate Institute

Hosted by Arizona State University

39th annual meeting; July 25-August 7, 2016