We know the coronavirus concerns are weighing heavily on everyone’s mind, especially as summer approaches, and we are sending our best to you and your families. Swarthmore College has cancelled its summer programming until July 31 due to uncertainty about the duration of current public health requirements. LMU has moved its summer classes online, and […]
We are also excited to announce VBI Online, a virtual session of VBI that will run June 27 – July 10, 2020.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Victory Briefs. Matthew Salah was formerly the Director of PF Debate at Victory Briefs. He debated for four years at the Nueva High School in San Mateo, California. As a member of the first […]
Voting for 2019-2020 LD topics ends on August 7th. To help voters fill out their ballots we asked a panel of distinguished VBI instructors to rank all of the potential topics and provide what their ‘ideal slate’ of topics from the list would look like.
We are pleased to announced the 2018 dates and locations of the Victory Briefs Institute: VBI Philadelphia: June 30–July 13 at Swarthmore College VBI Los Angeles Session I: July 15–August 4 at Loyola Marymount University VBI Los Angeles Session II: August 5–18 at the University of California, Los Angeles All sessions, including our flagship three-week curriculum, will feature instruction in […]
My name is Sam Bonham, and I have been involved in Public Forum debate at Southlake Carroll Senior High School for the last 4 years. I attended several other debate camps prior to VBI, but Victory Briefs was the most influential on my career, and I can directly attest to the quality of instruction and […]
This first post in the Curriculum Corner is to roll out, and explain, some of the new curricular elements that we have been developing and will be using at VBI this summer. Later in this series we will have articles to explain these components in-depth and go into detail about what pedagogical value we think […]
Hey debate world! The Curriculum Staff at VBI is starting a new series of posts here on VBriefly dedicated to discussing debate curriculum. The hope is to use this space, partially, to promulgate information about our camp curriculum, but also to prompt discussion and provide resources for the broader debate world about debate instruction. We […]
We are pleased to announced the 2017 dates and locations of the Victory Briefs Institute: VBI Philadelphia: July 1–14 at Swarthmore College VBI Los Angeles Session I: July 16–August 5 at Loyola Marymount University VBI Los Angeles Session II: August 6–19 at the University of California, Los Angeles All sessions, including our flagship three-week curriculum, will feature instruction […]
Congratulations to Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Oliver Sussman for winning the 2016 Mineapple Round Robin! In finals, Oliver defeated Harrison’s Raffi Piliero a 3-2 decision (Gorski, Smith, Students, Lumpee*, Murphy*). Congratulations to both debaters! Full results can be found here.