Chicago, IL

Online Introduction to Debate

Winter Trimester 2015

Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST from January 20 to March 31, 2015

Wednesdays at 6:30 PST from January 21 to April 1, 2015

Thursdays at 7 PM EST from January 22 to April 2, 2015

The Avenue Business Center sits in the middle of Chicago, several blocks and a short walk from the coast of Lake Michigan. It is Capitol Debate’s Illinois headquarters and home to our nascent Chicago National Debate Team — a middle school & high school debate group created to compete on the regional and national debating circuits.

Debate Camps in Chicago June 27th to July 9, 2015!!

The Avenue Business Center is our first location in Illinois. Capitol Debate has grown from one academic camp in Maryland to having numerous debate camps, youth leadership camps, public speaking schools, extemporaneous speaking schools, and writing camps across 8 states and 2 countries.

We are planting more academic camps around the nation, and will be setting up Illinois debate camps in the summer of 2015!!

Faculty at this Location

Ron Bratt

CEO of Capitol Debate

Cancellation Policy: All payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the below schedule for applicable credit to your account.
    Camp cancellation credit timetable:
  • After May 1 | 85% credit
  • 30 - 22 days before start date | 70% credit
  • 21 - 8 days before start date | 60% credit
  • 7 - 4 days before start date | 50% credit
  • 3 - 1 day before start date | 25% credit
  • No Show | 0 credit
    Other programs cancellation credit timetable:
  • Two weeks before program start | 100% credit
  • Within two weeks before program start | 50% credit
  • Day of or No Show | 0% credit

  • For more information about Capitol Debate’s policies, terms and conditions of registration, please see our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.
Trip / Cancellation Insurance: Trip and/or Cancellation Insurance can be purchased through a 3rd party provider such as or Plans range in cost from $20 to $285 and can protect your investment in various ways from lost luggage or missed connection compensation to cancellation for any reason with 70% - 100% refund options. Most plans require enrollment on or before the final payment is made for your trip so please be sure to look into these available options today.