Stanford Invitational Tournament

It's not too late to join us for summer 2021!  We still have space in many of our programs, however some sessions are approaching maximum capacity--if you're planning to attend, we strongly suggest that you sign up soon!

All summer 2021 programs are planned to be be fully virtual with no in-person component, see our Online Virtual Programs page for more details.

Not sure which program to choose?  Review our "How to pick the right program" guide!

Parliamentary Intensive Practice Round Session

The idea behind the Parliamentary Four Week program is simple in concept, profound in effect. Debaters improve most by debating - especially when challenged by an experienced critic in a stop-and-go format, after which students redo rebuttals and receive extensive feedback. The Three Week Program is fully integrated with the Two Week program, but adds an additional week which focuses primarily on technique, practice rounds, and small group work sessions. The Three Week Program engages in the kind of beginning of the season preparation enjoyed by the most competitive high school squads- but with our superb staff, a great student to staff ratio of 6:1 or better and a diverse peer group. Students are guaranteed to get at least 18 fully critiqued practice rounds in just one week, as well as multiple small group argument work sessions a diverse group of theory and topic seminars. The program is staffed by some of the top instructors from the Two Week SNFI camp, in addition to top-notch guest instructors.

Third Week Only Option: To participate in the Third Week only Program, students must either attend the Stanford Two Week Program or attend another Parliamentary camp of sufficient rigor earlier during the summer. Students planning to attend another camp earlier in the summer should contact our office to determine eligibility.


2021 Parliamentary Intensive Practice Round Session Staff Members Include:

Stanford National Forensic Institute - Ben Schwartz (Instructor)

Ben Schwartz, Instructor

Ben is an incoming sophomore studying economics at Stanford University. He debated in MSPDP for three years at Sutter Middle School and in NPDL (American Parliamentary) for four years as the captain of the C.K. McClatchy High School team, finishing his senior year ranked 12th nationally. He coached the Sutter Middle School debate team from 2016-2018, during which the team achieved its first league championship since Ben's 8th grade year on the team. He also served as the Assistant Tournament Director for the Capitol Region Debate League for the 2017-2018 season. Ben now debates in British Parliamentary and American Parliamentary Debate for the Stanford Debate Society.


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.


2020 Parliamentary Intensive Practice Round Session Staff Members Included:



Upcoming Sessions
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Aug 9th - Aug 13th 7th-12th Online Virtual Programs Virtual Camp: $995.00
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