Our Events

The Association for Global Debate is pleased to invite you to the Autumn 2016 AGD Shanghai Invitational Debate Tournament, hosted on the 15th-16th of October at Shanghai Jiaotong University. The tournament will feature:

  • An optional training session on the Friday evening with our experienced coaching staff; 
  • Four rounds of Debate on the Saturday October 15th, where all participants take part, with a break for lunch provided on site.
  • Elimination rounds beginning with Octofinals on Sunday October 16th. 

The AGD’s team of debate judges and coaches includes a former American national champion, a former coach of the largest debate team in the US, two prolific debate organizers from the London debate circuit, former American national runner-up, and breaking speakers and judges from the World Universities Debating Championship, European Universities Debating Championship, Asian Universities Debating Championship, Asian Schools Debating Championship, Cambridge Intervarsity, Oxford Intervarsity, Durham Open and Imperial College Open.

Tournament Details

Tournament Dates: October 15-16, 2016

The tournament will be hosted at: the Minhang Campus of Jiaotong University
The address for the campus is: 800 Dongchuan Rd, Minhang, Shanghai, China, 200240. 上海市闵行区东川路800号. 

Language of All Events: English

Events Offered: Public Forum Debate (Open)

Topic for All Debates: "Resolved: Urbanization in China has done more good than harm."

Tournament Cap: 300 students

Debate Rounds Planned: 4 preliminary rounds, then elimination rounds beginning with Octofinals.

Awards: All elimination round participants and the top speaker will receive a trophy. All participants will receive a participation certificate.

Meals: Lunch (Chinese food) is offered on Saturday and Sunday for an extra 25RMB per meal. Meal tickets may per purchased upon arrival.

If you have any questions about this tournament, feel free to reach us through email Contact@AGDebate.com. We look forward to seeing you in October!

You need to be a member of Association for Global Debate to add comments!

Join Association for Global Debate

Email me when people reply –


Contact Us

Email: contact@agdebate.com

Phone: US: +1 718 559 9208
          CN: +86 010 59002305

The Association for Global Debate (AGD) is a team of passionate debaters, organizers, teachers, judges, and parents who support the growth of debating across different countries and regions. As a support network, AGD strives to connect high school debating events, leagues, and societies to resources and experts, both local and foreign. We provide free resources for tournament and debate team organizers who need academic, organizational, or financial assistance.