Debate formats

A selection of debate formats. This is not an exhausting list. If you are looking to participate in a debate and have your own ideas, feel free to write out the format with the debate proposal.

4 Topic Format with open discussion

1v1 format where each participant presents 2 topics. Each topic gets a thorough discussion. Works best if both participants are able to have an open discussion without interruptions.

8-10 Topic format with moderated cross examination

1v1 format where each participant presents multiple topics. Topics have a limited time so many topics can be covered. A quick cross examination for each topic is managed by the moderator. A good option if there is a concern for over talking.

Modified Mace Format

2v2 format based on the academic Mace format with some elements from Oxford debates. Customized to work in a video format.