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2024 regional Topic


Resolved: Teachers should integrate generative AI in their teaching and learning.


About the Great Communicator Regional Debates

The Great Communicator Regional Debates will be both in-person and online.

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series was founded to develop engaged, informed, and conscientious citizen leaders by hosting a national series of high school debates for students enrolled in grades 9-12. The debates search for students who can effectively use logic, evidence, and personality to communicate their ideas, just as Ronald Reagan did throughout his life.

Competitors who qualify for the National Championship receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California. The three day trip will include a private tour of the library, dinner under the wings of Air Force One, and a chance to meet an extraordinary group of young leaders.

Engaging in civil discourse is a hallmark of American democracy, and this debate series encourages you to join the conversation on issues our country faces.

Questions? Email Deano Pape at

$50,000 In Scholarship Money Awarded!

 Competition Info

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series is comprised of eight Regional Competitions across the United States, culminating in the National Championship at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. All travel expenses for the top two debaters from each Regional Competition are covered by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.


Debate Resources

  • Rules and Eligibility
  • Debate Structure
  • Instructional Videos
  • Information Guide
  • Judging Information/Forms


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Previous Debates

Videos from previous National Championship debates to learn more about how to become the Next Great Communicator. 


Alumni stories

A glimpse at what some of our alumni have been doing since their time on the Great Communicator stage.

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Scholarships for the Great Communicator Debate Series are supported by an endowment fund created through the generosity of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
We also extend our gratitude to the Alia Tutor Family Foundation for their generous support in underwriting the 2024 Great Communicator Debate Series nationwide.