Welcome, campers, to the 41st ADI! By now, you should have received an invitation to the Slack (azdebate.slack.com) group for the institute. Check your email, hop on using whatever device you prefer. We’re looking to get started with first assignments and chats with faculty.




Welcome to the Arizona Debate Institute.  ADI is the largest summer debate institute for college students in the nation.  ADI has earned the distinction of being the longest running, most cost efficient collegiate workshop in the nation, boasts top ranked speakers at all national tournaments, hosted by Arizona State University. We are fortunate to have access to the ASU library, the 17th largest in the country. The cooperative philosophy of the ADI guarantees that all participants have access to the volumes of evidence produced at all levels of the workshop.

There are many reasons why ADI is a great way to get ready for the 2017-2018 debate season:

The Faculty:  The ADI is proud to have some of the best debate coaches in the United States on our faculty.  They are an experienced group of debate educators dedicated to helping make you a better debate.

Record of Success:  The success of our alumni proves the ADI works.  ADI students have achieved success at all levels, enjoying local, regional and national successes.  Graduates of our program have consistently gone on to achieve much success in college debate. Come join us to get a great jump on the topic!

Value:  The ADI is one of the best values among college summer debate institutes.  Compare our costs to the costs of other college debate institutes and you will find we are the most cost-effective institute in the nation.

Facilities:  ADI is housed on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Arizona.  The dorms offer access to the library, campus wifi, and short walks to all kinds of great food.

Community: The number of lifelong debate friendships made at the ADI is incredibly high. We know of more than a few marriages that trace their origins back to the institute as well. If you value a supportive community of debate folks, the ADI has what you are looking for.