Technical argumentation is a new to Public Forum. I want to focus on what this means for the format at-large. This post makes the case for teams to start learning technical debate.
While it may be tough to persuade parents to vote for you, it takes the same skill set every time. Once you understand and master these skills, winning parents will be just as easy, if not easier, than winning tech judges.
With increasingly sophisticated and pervasive weighing strategies, meta-weighing will likely become an important argument type to understand and read in a variety of rounds.
This year, there has been a huge uptick in the number of teams disclosing open-source on the wiki. Tons of high-quality cases and evidence have been made available to students because of this effort. This post analyzes the pros and cons of open-source disclosure.