A. Novice IPDA Event Prompts

Round 1 - 9:00am

  1. Speaker 1

    Round 1:

    California should legalize online sports gambling.    

    Being disciplined is preferable to being talented.      

    The United States federal government should significantly increase its investment in fracking.    

    Utilitarianism is preferable to deontology.   


    The United States should give Saudi Arabia the cold shoulder.

Round 2 - 12:00pm

  1. Speaker 1

    Round 2:

    The United States federal government should substantially decrease its usage of drone strikes.  

    Impact matters more than intent.       

    The United States federal government should forgive all federally owned student loan debt.        

    Ocean exploration is more valuable than space exploration.           


    The United States should pardon Edward Snowden for spilling the beans.

Pattern A finals & IPDA Round 3 - 3:15pm

  1. Speaker 1

    Round 3:

    The workers should seize the means of production.

    Fossil fuels do more harm than good.           

    Xi Jinping should resign from his position as the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and President of the People’s Republic of China 

    In international politics, being liked is preferable to being feared.    


    When it comes to Israel, you can't judge a book by its cover.