Parli Winter Workshop
What is it?
A two-day crash course, January 7-8, from 10am to 6pm each day, at Notre Dame High School. (596 S Second Street, San Jose, CA 95126)
Whether you’re just starting your career or looking for that extra competitive edge, this is the place for you. All middle school and high school students are welcome! We’ll cover economics, international relations, domestic policy, and everything else you’ll need to dominate the upcoming tournaments. Some of the best coaches in Parli will teach you to become some of the best debaters in Parli.
With MLK and Stanford, the biggest tournaments in the nation, just around the corner and TOC, State Quals, and State Champs hot on their heels, this is a unique opportunity to round out your weaknesses, hone your strengths, and hit the ground running at a critical competitive time.
Basil Abushama, two-time TOC Champion, UC Berkeley Class of 2020
"I attended the Parli Winter Workshop, and it was an awesome experience. I got to meet a lot of people, and debate in a refreshingly more relaxed, less competitive always-try-to-win atmosphere. The instructors planned out the workshop really well and fit it a lot of content into two days. It will really set you up with a good spectrum of knowledge on the fundamentals of parli (lay and flow). Plus, there is built-in in time for office hours where you can work one on one with some of the best coaches in the game. You’ll definitely walk out of the workshop as a better, smarter debater."
David Frankle, Prospect Invitational Champion, Harvard Class of 2018
"The Parli Winter Workshop helped me improve a lot as a debater. I learned about many relevant topic areas, and because of helpful critiques I was able to grow as a speaker. We also went through a lot of in-round strategy that proved essential in later debates."
Spencer Dembner, Stanford Champion, Los Altos High School Class of 2017
"I attended Winter Workshop my freshman year and it provided an excellent foundation in debate theory and strategy. Despite being only two days, the workshop manages to cover all the fundamentals needed to succeed at a high level in high school parli, and its instructors are highly experienced in the format. However, the workshop doesn’t just teach strategy - it also places a high emphasis on topic knowledge and understanding, featuring lectures on relevant current events as well as philosophy that can prove useful in round. Winter Workshop is the fastest way to learn what it takes to succeed, and was essential in preparing me for the big tournaments of the season."