Comedian Ken Davis spoke directly to the small group of campers at the 2011 camp in Estes Park.

Training Minds camps and conferences attempt to bring in top-quality speakers to highlight the greater purpose behind the training of academic speech and debate. The following speakers made a great impression on the attendees and more information can be found in the links below.

James O’Keefe

James O’Keefe was keynote speaker for our 2014 For Action Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His work as an undercover “guerrilla” journalist as led to several breakthroughs in political and social movements. He inspired attendees to take wholesome action in the world. I am honored and proud to have participated in the For Action Conference […]

Michael Hyatt (2013)

Michael Hyatt is one of the most popular public speakers in the world. We are incredibly privileged to have him speak into the lives of the debaters at camp at Point Loma Nazarene University at our Training Minds Camp 2013. When it comes to training for competition, Training Minds encourages students to aim beyond the final […]

Andrew Pudewa (2013)

Training Minds is excited to host Andrew Pudewa as its Regent University keynote speaker. He has partnered with president Chris Jeub in his desire to spread the fire of speech and debate to educators throughout the homeschool community. He wrote the foreword to Jeub’s Guide to Speech and Debatewhere he reflected on his first experience with […]

Dr. Jeff Myers (2012)

Our 2012 Keynote Speaker for our Colorado Speech & Debate Camp was Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries. He most definitely packed a punch at our summer camp! In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development, and the Summit Ministries Board of Directors […]

Dr. Chris Leland (2012)

Platform Speaking, Worldview Dr. Chris Leland joined the staff of Colorado Christian University in July 2011 as Professor of Communication and Director of Debate. Recently he served as Vice President of College Student Ministries for the Focus on the Family and President of the Focus Leadership Institute. He also served as Senior Fellow for Christian […]

Ken Davis (2011)

Dynamic Communicators Workshops Best-selling author, frequent radio and television guest, and one of the country’s most sought after inspirational and motivational speakers — Ken’s mixture of side-splitting humor and inspiration delights and enriches audiences of all ages. His books have received national critical acclaim, including the “Book of the Year” award and the Gold Medallion […]

Mark Mittelberg (2010)

Best-selling Author & Apologist Mark Mittelberg teaching at Training Minds Ministry in 2010. Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker. His newest book, The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask, is one of the two main resources covered in this year’s Silver Book Curriculum. The book deals with the ten issues believers […]

Lee Strobel (2010)

Keynote Speaker 2010 Mr. Strobel is bestselling author of Case for Christ. He was an award-winning legal editor for the Chicago Tribune before turning to Christianity. Today he is an “atheist-turned-Christian” and a New York Times best-selling author of nearly twenty books. Mr. Strobel has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABC’s 20/20, […]

Mike Winther (2009)

Team-Policy and Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Club Coaching Mike’s debate experience spans across three debate leagues and 30 years; it includes experience as both participant and coach; and includes both academic and real-world debate. For 7 years he was an avid competitor.  In high school, he competed for 3 years in the National Forensic League (NFL), earning […]