65th National Debate Tournament

The University of Texas at Dallas will host the 65th annual National Debate Tournament (NDT) March 24-28, 2011, at both the Westin Park Central Hotel in North Dallas and the UT Dallas campus in Richardson.

Competition takes place Friday, March 25 through Monday, March 28. All rounds are open to the public.

Parking: Enter the UT Dallas campus at Campbell Road and University Drive. Veer right onto Armstrong Road to obtain a visitor parking pass and instructions on where to park.

The page will be updated with more information and relevant announcements as the tournament approaches.

Tournament Director’s Letter

For additional detailed information please see Director John Fritch’s letter.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding the preparations for this season’s National Debate Tournament at UT Dallas, please contact Debate Director Chris Burk.

Final Tournament Schedule

Thursday, March 24 – All Events at the Westin Park Central Hotel
9 – 11 a.m. – Registration – Covington’s Room (1st floor)
11 – 2 p.m. – NDT Board of Trustees Meeting- Covington’s Room (1st floor)
1 – 4 p.m. – NDT Committee Meeting – Tenison Room (2nd floor)
4 – 5 p.m. – Late Registration- Covington’s Room (1st floor)
6 p.m. – Reception and Pre-Tournament Awards – Salons E & F (2nd floor)

Friday, March 25 – All Events at the UT Dallas Campus
7:45 a.m. – Continental Breakfast at Activity Center
8 a.m. – Announcement of Round I
11:45 a.m. – Announcement of Round II
2 p.m. – Lunch at Activity Center
4:15 p.m. – Announcement of Round III

Saturday, March 26 – All Events at the UT Dallas Campus
7:45 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. – Announcement of Round IV
11:15 a.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Announcement of Round V
5 p.m. – Announcement of Round VI

Sunday, March 27 – UT Dallas Campus
7:45 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. – Announcement of Round VII
12:30 p.m. – Announcement of Round VIII
4:45 p.m. – Announcement of First Elimination Round
9:30 p.m. – Awards Banquet (at Westin Park Central Hotel)

Monday, March 28 – All Events at the Westin Park Central Hotel
7:15 a.m. – Drawing of Octofinal judge
7:30 a.m. – Announcement of Octofinal
8:00 a.m. – Octofinal round begins
(Rounds continue throughout the day)

Chair of the NDT Committee Contact Information:

Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, NDT Chair
University of Mary Washington
Department of English, Linguistics and Speech
1301 College Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Office Phone: 540-654-1252