Attention all passionate debaters and adventure-seekers! The OCDL invites you to join an electrifying expedition to the vibrant city of New Orleans for a debate tournament like no other, scheduled for Thursday, November 30th to Sunday, December 3rd.

Gear up for an unforgettable experience as the OCDL debates at Tulane University, hosted by the prestigious Tulane Debate Society. This is not just a tournament; it’s an opportunity to debate against passionate debaters from Louisiana and an exploration of the soulful streets of New Orleans.

Get ready to be captivated by the city.

The OCDL will hold one New Orleans Parent/Teacher Information Meeting:

Thursday, November 15th at 9:00pm

At this meeting, we will discuss the trip itinerary (tournaments, hotels, meals, flights, chaperones, etc.). See below for the Zoom link.

Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting Slideshow:

A copy of the slideshow for the meeting can be found here.


The 2023 New Orleans application is below. Please complete the application and email it to You may mail the application fee as a check to the address on the application or make arrangements with Mr. Hobbs, Mr. Hughes, or Mr. Thimons to drop off the payment with them.