VBI 2018 PF Camp Topic Announced

The topic that will be used in Public Forum debate at VBI 2018 has been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 30 – July 13): Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 15 – Aug 4): […]


VBI 2018 LD Camp Topics Announced

The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas debate at VBI 2018 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 30 – July 13): Resolved: The United States ought to ban the use of eminent domain for economic development takings. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 15 – Aug 4): Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear […]


Insights in Instruction: Teaching Top and Novice Lab with Marshall Thompson

Last week, Victory Briefs released as part of its Curriculum Corner series a video interview with VBI staff Devane Murphy where he told us about his teaching methods, practices, and philosophy. Today, we’re continuing the series with a video interview with the VBI Director of Lincoln-Douglas Debate Marshall Thompson. Marshall is a former Walt Whitman […]

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VBI LA Session II Topic Update

We are pleased to announce that students will be debating the September/October topics in both Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate for the duration of VBI LA Session II (as opposed to just the second week of camp). This change has been made possible by the National Speech & Debate Association, which is releasing the September/October topic early this […]