|Cameo Curnutt Preparing to Debate.|
|Final Round Slate of Topics|
In IPDA, the debaters are given a set of five topics for each debate. The opponents then choose the topic through a process of elimination where each debater gets to strike or veto topics sequentially. This means that the topics vary in each round and in each debate, requiring the students to be prepared to address a wide variety of issues. After the topic is chosen the debaters have thirty minutes to prepare for the debate.
|Raiven Nickerson in the Final Round - Top Right.|
|Alexander Vail in the Final Round - Top Right|
Notably, this tournament took place on a new online debating platform called idebate.online. The platform provides an integrated system that makes online debate easy. According to Sarah Partlow Lefevre, "The online debating platform opens up debate as an opportunity for a broad cross section of our students. It provides a format accessible to those who can travel and to those who would otherwise be unable to participate on the debate team due to family or work obligations. We are excited about the increased opportunity for all students to participate in online debating at ISU."
|The Final Round Match Ups|