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 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

2019 Dates

Week 1 – June 10 – 14
Week 2 – June 17 – 21
Week 3 – June 24 – 28

Times: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Registration & Tuition

Registration is not complete until an application and non-refundable deposit of $100 has been received.

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One Week – $500
Two Weeks – $850
Three Weeks – $1,150

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 t-shirt and certificate of completion. Lunch and snacks will be provided daily.

UM Discount: Employees of the University of Miami will receive a 10% discount

Sibling Discount: $50 discount for the 2nd sibling, $75 discount for the 3rd sibling (and onward)

Questions? Please call 305-281-2705 or email