Public Forum


he Public Forum program will prepare students to participate and be successful in competitive debate through a combination of instruction and practice debates. Students will learn how to construct briefs, deliver the most persuasive speeches, and research effectively. Students will debate a variety of topics throughout the institute. More important than instruction, students will have the ability to debate and receive feedback from a number of experienced debate coaches. This will help students as they can work on the skills necessary to become successful debaters.

This program is appropriate for beginner or novice students of all ages, but especially rising 9th-12th graders.

Sample Schedule

9:30am-10:30am, Lecture on Constructing Briefs
10:30am-12pm, Construct Briefs
12pm-1pm, Lunch
1pm-2pm, Lecture on the Summary Speech
2pm-3:30pm, Practice Summary Drills


2022 Dates

Week 1 – June 20-June 24
Week 2 – June 27-July 1 

Times: 9:30am to 3:30pm


One Week – $525
Two Weeks – $1,000

There is a non-refundable $75 application fee.

Tuition includes quality instruction and materials that are unique to the Hurricane Debate Institute. Students will receive written assessments of their skills and areas for improvement. Students will also receive a certificate of completion. 

Sibling Discount: $50 

Application & Payment

There is a two step application process:
1. Click the “Apply Online” button below to fill out the application (Applications can also be emailed to
2. Click the “Pay Online” button below to pay the tuition.

**Registration is not complete until both the application and non-refundable $75 application fee have been received.**

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Payment instructions:
Click the “Pay Online” button below or visit
Select “Hurricane Debate Institute” from the category drop-down list, enter the amount you will pay, then enter the STUDENT INFORMATION into the fields below and click the Submit button.
On the second page click the Continue button, then enter in the credit card holder’s information on the third page and click Continue.
Please remember to confirm payment. An email receipt will be sent as soon as the payment goes through.

All major credit cards accepted.

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Questions? Please call (305) 306-0828 or email