The activities of the American Forensic Association are carried out in an annual meeting in November of each year and through a committee structure.The AFA charters the governing committees of the National Debate Tournament and the National Speech Tournament, two of the nation’s premier competitive collegiate debate and speech tournaments. These activities are called “forensic events,” from Aristotle’s classification of speech genres. We also manage the academic journal Argumentation and Advocacy (published by Taylor and Francis) and co-host (with the National Communication Association) the biennial Summer Conference on Argumentation.

 

Updated (in progress): 19 November 2020