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 Join Us This Summer!


Public Speaking & Persuasion Workshop

July 26 - July 28

Date: 7/26/24 - 7/28/24

Time: Fri 2-5pm CST, Sat/Sun 11am-5pm CST

Open to: 6-12th grade (no experience required)

Cost: $249.00/student

This engaging program sets students up for future success by teaching effective argumentation structure, idea generation, and refutation. Through interactive activities and expert instruction, students will gain valuable skills to become confident and effective communicators.


Don't miss this opportunity to develop crucial public speaking abilities in a supportive and inclusive environment!


Public Forum Bootcamp

August 2 - August 4

Date: 8/2/24 - 8/4/24

Time: Fri 2-5pm CST, Sat/Sun 11am-5pm CST

Open to: 9th-12th grade of all PF backgrounds

Cost: $249.00/student

Join our intensive and immersive Public Forum virtual bootcamp designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience for high school students.


Take advantage of strategy workshops taught by top collegiate debaters, focusing on critical skills like analytics, framing, and progressive argumentation.


With small class sizes, personalized guidance and feedback, as well as interactive drills, students develop important connections while honing their debate skills for long-term success.


Our goal is to provide an high quality, affordable debate education for all. We hope to make Chicago Debate Academy accessible to as many students as possible!


CDA offers need-based financial aid ranging from 10% – 100% of the full program cost for prospective students whose financial circumstances prevent them from meeting the full cost of the program.

To apply, please fill out the Financial Aid Form below and the official registration form above. We will get back to you with the finalized financial aid details within 1-3 business days. For more inquiries, please email

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