A debate camp , club or other policy forum can be a major opportunity to expand horizons if the camp or other forum makes judicious use of debate resolutions. How many realize the crucial importance in the choice of debate resolutions and in the briefings preceding debate? It is not only a matter of learning and practicing oratory and debate technique. Debate exercises or formal debates in debate camps and clubs can broaden the mind. But they can also narrow it! They can take you down mundane, tiresome paths or they can take you to new amazing places. Pre-debate briefings can impart just enough information to enable you to participate minimally in a debate or discussion and to acquire a trick or two, or they alert you to important approaches and solutions to public issues. They can even usher you in to what has been called the “great conversation” of history. Statesman Debate makes judicious use of debate resolutions and pre-debate briefings at every turn.