Workshop Main Events
Desert Ridge Academy
October 7, 2023
9am - 2pm
Topic: A hotdog is a sandwich
We need judges to run our events and tournaments. In fact, every school is required to bring at least one certified judge for every two debate teams that sign up. You don’t need to have any experience with debate, just an open heart and willingness to learn.
An in person judges training will take place at the workshop otherwise, volunteers can register online and can soon take an online judges training course. However, we suggest doing both if you have the time! You’ll become a rockstar judge before you even realize it.
Download our event flyer. You must be registered with NGD to view.
We need volunteers to help run the snack bar, help setup, and take everything back down again at the end of the event. If you are able to lend a hand please register yourself as a volunteer and let us know how you can help!
This schedule will show you everything happening at the Workshop and when it is happening. It will be available the Monday before the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important that we have adequate information such as emergency contacts, health concerns, and more so that we can help keep everyone safe at our events. Legal affidavits are agreed to during the registration process and we intend to better our program by tracking every debaters progress. Registration is not required prior to attending the workshop this year (2022)
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is funded by local grants and micro donations. We do not charge for debate opportunities as long as we can afford too.
There is no debate when it comes to our health and safety. In the case of a local outbreak, our events will likely be held virtually.
Normally, yes! As long as CDC permits. We ask that everyone in attendance act and dress respectfully. Check out the event schedule and arrive on time; audience members may not be allowed in once the debate starts.
NGD is fueled by volunteers so yes! There are lots of ways to volunteer and many that do not require any knowledge of debate. Sign up as a volunteer or reach out for more info.