Commission on Presidential Debates

Opposing arguments

As candidates take the stage to make the arguments of their lives, the question remains whether debates actually change people’s minds.


Volunteer opportunities during the vice presidential debate

The Debate Steering Committee at the University of Utah is looking for engaged volunteers to assist with this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Vice Presidential Debate virtual media day

Officials provided planning updates to Utah media for the October debate.


Vice presidential debate planning gears up

National debate at Kingsbury Hall will proceed as scheduled on Oct. 7, but size and scope will be scaled back.


Aerial view of Presidents Circle at the University of Utah in the fall.

Academic programming during the vice presidential debate

The debate is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.


University of Utah to host 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the University of Utah has been selected to host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall. This is the first time a national debate will be hosted in Utah.


The White House

2020 presidential debate bid

Together, the Utah Debate Commission and the University of Utah are applying to host a presidential debate in 2020.