Every year, the CDL Season Calendar includes events that fall outside of the traditional six-tournament calendar, including invitational tournaments, public debates, the national circuit program, and more. To view specific programs, choose from the drop-down menu options above or select from the pages below:

  • Citi Financial Literacy Debates: The Citi Financial Literacy Debates feature some of the CDL’s top teams in a series of debates on timely topics related to both public policy and personal decision making.
  • Performance Trust Public Debates: The Performance Trust Public Debates on the U.S. Economy feature some of the CDL’s top teams in a series of debates on the state of the U.S. economy and how to fix it.
  • Allstate Varsity Invitational: The Allstate Varsity Invitational takes place at Allstate’s headquarters in Northbrook, and features some of the CDL’s top Varsity teams from each Conference.
  • McDermott Will and Emery JV Invitational: The McDermott Will and Emery JV Invitational takes place  at McDermott Will and Emery’s offices in downtown Chicago, and features ten of the top JV teams in the LCC, Conference “A” and Conference “AA” competing in four preliminary rounds followed by a Final Round and Runner-Up Round.
  • National Circuit Program: The National Circuit Program assists 40-50 of the CDL’s top debaters as they compete at tournaments across the country.