Welcome to the official website for the National Educational Debate Association!

The Association believes that debate should be a practical educational experience and that performance by participants should reflect the stylistic and analytical skills that would be rewarded in typical public forums (i.e. courts, congress, the classroom, civic gatherings, etc.). To facilitate this mission, the Association hosts a variety of tournament events open to students and directors willing to abide by and enforce Association standards of ethical, responsible, humane and communicative advocacy.

We hope that your perusal of this site proves an informative and educational experience for you, and that in some way, you can begin to understand the basics of what debate is, how it fits into the core of education, and how you can become involved.