About Idea

About IDEA

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) is a global network of organisations that value debate as a way to give young people a voice.

We are the world’s leading provider of debate education, providing resources, training and events to thousands of educators and young people every month.

IDEA works with schools and universities, debate organisations and community groups and we partner with foundations, NGOs, businesses, and governments.

We advance the belief that debate leads to increased critical thinking and tolerance, enhanced cultural exchange and greater academic excellence.