Coach Development Conference

Dear Coaches:

It is my pleasure to provide you with some details for the NDCA Development Conference this Spring in Dallas, TX.  The conference is designed to help coaches grow and learn from one another as well as build collegiality in the community.  Panels will be about best debate practices and round table discussions about important issues facing the debate community.

The conference events will take place on Saturday May 21 from 9am-5pm and Sunday May 22 from 10am-4pm. Events will be hosted at the SpringHill Suites Dallas Addison/Quorum Drive. You may call 800.321.2211 and reference the National Debate Coaches Association Conference to make your reservations at the group rate.  The cut-off date for the group rate is April 29, 2016.  You may also book online by using the link below:

Book your group rate for National Debate Coaches Association Conference

Thank you to those of you who have completed the membership survey; your insights are shaping the agenda for this event.  If you have ideas regarding potential panels or presentations please share them with our conference coordinator, Greg Achten (

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or suggestions.


Dana Randall

Director of Debate, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Chairperson of the Board, National Debate Coaches Association