Coach Development Conference


Newark, May 17-19, 2019

The Fourth Annual NDCA Coach Development Conference will be held at Science Park High School in Newark, NJ on May 17-19, 2019. Please complete all of the following information in this Google form to volunteer as a speaker and/or to submit session suggestions by April 5, 2019. 

This is a fantastic way to get professional development and join an accessible opportunity to help lead practices in the debate community.  The form is very short and simple - no need to write a dissertation.  If you are interested in submitting an idea, then please fill out the form and express your interest before the panels are set.

Please note that entering your email address in this form permits the NDCA Board to email you regarding the 2019 conference. 

Some highlights: 
* Conference sessions will continue to be free to attendees 
* Jonathan Alston (Newark Science) will host a rodizio-style dinner on Saturday night (small fee applies)
* NDCA is again partnering with NSDA to give people professional development certificates for their participation.
* Conference Hotel is the Newark Airport Marriott.  $113 per night. The NDCA room bock rate can be accessed HERE.

We look forward to reviewing your suggestions to better serve our debate coaches! 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: NDCA is partnering with the National Speech and Debate Association to issue a professional development certificate to those who attend the entire conference. Recipients of the NSDA Professional Development Certificate may present it to their administration or the state governing body for professional licensure and accreditation for proof of continuing education. Additionally, individuals who attend the conference meet one of the criteria towards the Coach Accreditation through the NSDA. For more information about the accreditation visit

Thank you to the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series for sponsoring our event!


2019 Conference Schedule

Coming soon!