Welcome to the DAV Website
The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.
The President's Cup is the DAV's annual adult debating tournament and will be back in 2017!
We welcome debaters of all levels - from total beginners wanting to give debating a go, to advanced debaters.
The style of debating is 3 v 3 (3 people debating in a team against another team of 3), and the tournament will feature several debates across the day.
You can register by yourself (without a team) and we can put you in a team, or you can register as a full or partial team (3 or 2 members respectively). If you register with 2 people, we will arrange another teammate for you. If you don't want to debate, but want to adjudicate we're also looking for adjudicators for the day!