The National Symposium for Debate
Main Session: July 26 – August 8
Third Week: August 8 – 15
Topic Prep Week: August 15 – 22
The National Symposium for Debate (www.nsdebate.org and www.nsdupdate.com) is a four week Lincoln-Douglas debate institute held at the University of Minnesota. Our curriculum is explicitly geared towards preparing students for success at the national level, irrespective of prior experience. Come join the finest staff in the country in Minneapolis!
Students and staff travel traveling by air are advised to fly to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Travel to and from the airport for NSD is at student and staff expense. Click on Travel for complete travel information.
NSD begins accepting applications as soon as dates are announced and stops when full. Full payment by check is due when the application is submitted. The last day to submit an application is May 1. Applications received after May 1 will not be considered. Click on Apply for complete application information.