Collegiate Discussion Meet

The Collegiate Discussion Meet is an annual competitive leadership development opportunity for college students attending Clemson University who take interest in discussing pressing agricultural issues.

The winner will take home $500 and an expense-paid trip to Reno, Nevada on Feb. 16-19th to attend the National YF&R Leadership Conference and compete in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet. He/She will also be recognized at the state YF&R Conference in Greenville on Saturday, January 27th.  

 

2017 Clemson Collegiate Discussion Meet

November 7, 2017

P&A Building, Clemson University

 

Click here for the 2017 Clemson Collegiate Discussion Meet Questions

Click here for the 2017 Clemson Collegiate Discussion Meet Application

Click here for the Collegiate Discussion Meet Manual

Click here for a list of Resources to help you prepare to compete

Click here to see a video of the 2017 National Collegiate Discussion Meet Final Four

 

What is a Discussion Meet?

  1. Participants prepare thoughtful responses to questions that are provided in advance.
  2. On the day of the competition, participants take part in one round of discussion with 4-6 competitors before judges and an audience. Four participants will advance to the final round. 
  3. Participants are judged on Problem Solving, Analysis of Topic, Cooperative Attitude, Delivery, Opening Statement and Closing Statement. The Discussion Meet is intended to simulate a committee meeting and building consensus and problem solving is very important to this competition. 
  4. The winner and runner up will be determined by the judges after the final round. The Top 4 will be recognized at the Ag Tailgate on November 18th and the winner will take home $500 and an expense-paid trip to Reno, Nevada on Feb. 16-19th to attend the National YF&R Leadership Conference and compete in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet.

*Please note that the winner of the competition must be willing to attend the National YF&R Leadership Conference in Reno in order to take home the CCFB Discussion Meet prize.

Applications due by October 31, 2017. Submit via email to Jessica Cabrera at jcabrera@scfb.org.