Have you ever wondered about what goes into a debate? What does it take to prepare for a debate? What are some strategies that can help you become a better debater or a better audience participant during a debate? In this workshop, you will gain a basic background to how a debate works, how debaters prepare to debate, and some strategies and guidance for during the debate. If you are interested in debate, even as an observer, this workshop will help you more fully grasp what exactly goes on during a debate. If you just want the basics, you can join the first 45-minute session to get an overview. If you want to dig deeper and see practical examples, come back after the intermission for some video clips of debates, as well as time to practice what we learned in the first 45-minute session.