The nation’s only standing debate commissions met in Cleveland in August 2019 for a two-day summit with select invites to 40 people. The goal of the first-of-its kind event was to analyze past practices with an eye to the future. The Indiana Debate Commission is the oldest of the groups, with Ohio being the youngest. Indiana Debate Commission participants included President Gerry Lanosga and Vice President Elizabeth Bennion. Other delegates came from Washington and Utah.