Debating skills equip members to resolve conflicts, respect differences, overcome obstacles and advocate the message of local and global impact. Each year at the JCI Area Conferences and JCI World Congress, national teams contend for the title of JCI World Debating Champions. Discussing topics that range from profound to comical, contestants argue their truth, relevance and accuracy. Each team and team member supports their unique perspective with compelling arguments. Capacity-building events like this create a foundation of teamwork, critical-thinking and problem solving that members use to address issues in their local communities.

Due to time constraints, there is a limit of 8 teams per competition. Each National Organization is asked to only submit one debate team, so that as many organizations can participate as possible. Teams will be accepted on a first registered, first accepted basis.

In order to participate, all members must be registered on the JCI website and affiliated to active National and Local Organizations.

  • 2018 JCI Conference of the Americas: June 06, 2018