Parli Winter Workshop
About the Workshop
What subjects will be covered?
For more specific offerings, see our Curriculum page!
The workshop will cover economic theory, international relations, domestic policy, debate strategies, and judge adaptation. We will also have several introductory lessons for people who are just starting parli debate.
The lessons will incorporate drills and other activities, so you won’t have to sit through eight straight hours of lecturing.
Some of the lessons will be run simultaneously, so you will get to choose which lessons to attend based on your interests and level of experience.
We will build office hours into the schedule, allowing you to work one-on-one with our instructors on subjects that interest you.
What rules do I need to know?
The workshop is open to all current middle school and high school students.
- You will not be representing your school when attending the workshop. This means that you do not need to have your school approve this as a field trip or bring your coach with you to chaperon.
- This is not a tournament. This means that you will register as an individual and do not need to list a partner.
- Registering for the workshop does not obligate you to attend every single lesson. If your parents need to pick you up early, drop you off late, or if you can only attend one day, please let us know ahead of time. We do not reduce fees for partial attendance.
How many students can sign up?
We will admit people on a first-come-first-serve basis. For the purposes of determining who registered earlier, the time of your registration is the time we received your payment.
What food will be available?
We will be providing snacks during brunch.
For lunch, students can bring their own food, or there are also options for nearby, off-campus food, including:
- Pizza My Heart
- Ike's Place sandwich shop
What times does the Workshop start and end?
The workshop starts at 10 in the morning, and ends at 6 in the evening on both days, Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th
Where is Santa Clara University?
SCU is located at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053