Public Forum debate is a 2 vs 2 style of debate that includes topics ripped from the headlines and many kinds of evidence.
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|Pro Speaker 1 Constructive||4||Pro speaker 1 builds up their case.|
|Con Speaker 1 Constructive||4||Con speaker 1 builds up their case.|
|First Speakers Crossfire||3||Pro speaker 1 and Con speaker 1 ask each other questions.|
|Pro Speaker 2 Rebuttal||4||Pro speaker 2 attacks Con case.|
|Con Speaker 2 Rebuttal||4||Con speaker 2 attacks Pro case.|
|Second Speakers Crossfire||3||Pro speaker 2 and Con speaker 2 ask each other questions.|
|Pro Speaker 1 Final Focus||2||Pro speaker 1 wraps up.|
|Con Speaker 1 Final Focus||2||Con speaker 1 wraps up.|
|Grand Crossfire||3||All speakers can ask each other questions.|
|Pro Speaker 2 Final Focus||2||Pro speaker 2 wraps up.|
|Con Speaker 2 Final Focus||2||Con Speaker 2 wraps up.|
Each team gets 2 minutes of prep time, which can be used in any amount before a speech.
The two sides are Pro and Con. A coin flip is used to pick sides.
PF topics are called Resolutions, and usually are about headline topics. Resolutions usually include the word should.