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LDI Policy Labs

The Future Champions Lab (June 22-June 28 - $450 resident / $150 commuter) is a one week beginner’s lab for students with no previous policy debate experience. In this lab, beginners will gain the skills and knowledge to begin debating immediately and participate in practice debates.

The POLICY Lab (June 22-June 28 OR June 29-July 5 - $450 resident / $150 commuter) is a one week policy lab for intermediate to advanced debaters. This lab focuses exclusively on skills development with numerous practice debates throughout the week. The debaters also benefit from individual and small group instruction research techniques, debate theory, and in-round strategy.

The VIRGINIA SCHOLARS Lab (June 22-July 5 - $875 resident / $300 commuter) is a two week policy lab tailored exclusively for the championship debater. It features personalized debate instruction, small group theory, kritik, strategy, and topic discussions as well as one-on-one skills development. Each debater receives additional research on specific affirmative and negative strategies.