Allstate is for the fourth consecutive year hosting and sponsoring one of the premier additional events in the CDL calendar. On October 19th, 2013, 16 of the top Varsity debate teams from all four Conferences of the CDL will converge on the national headquarters of one of the nation’s largest insurance corporations, Allstate Insurance, in Northbrook, for a full-day of academic debate competition.
The event will culminate in a reception with Allstate executives (and a “crossing the bridge to a corporate career” theme), and then an awards ceremony, at which college scholarships totaling $4,500 will be given to the top three teams overall, and the top speaker in each conference.
Coach compensation of $500 will be provided to each school with a team selected, $1000 if a school has two teams at the event. No more than two teams will be invited from any one school. The top three Varsity teams at T1 in each Conference will be invited, plus the CDL will invite up to four additional teams at-large.
Participating schools are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, and for providing one judge.
Further details on the 2013 Allstate Varsity Invitational are available in this overview of the event.
We thank Allstate for its continued strong support of the Chicago Debate League. Allstate continues to help make the Chicago Debate League one of the city’s leading education programs for public school students.