Call for Submissions 2023 NCA conference

  The American Forensic Association (AFA) is now seeking submissions for the upcoming 2023 National Communication Association (NCA) convention. The convention will take place Thursday, November 16- Sunday, November 19, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland. The AFA is an association of educators committed to supporting forensic pedagogy. The AFA is interested in promoting and supporting research that enhances the theory and practice of argumentation, advocacy,…

AFA Business Meeting – online, Nov 17, 11 am CST

AFA Business Meeting will occur online only, during NCA, on Thursday, November 17 (11:00 am CST). The agenda for the meeting will be released separately and meeting materials can be found at https://www.americanforensicsassoc.org/business-meeting-agenda-and-minutes/.   https://bit.ly/AFAMEET22   We are eager to see you soon!

Call for new Editor of Argumentation and Advocacy, vols. 59-61

Call for new Editor of Argumentation and Advocacy, vols. 59-61 Individuals are invited to submit nominations, including self-nominations, for Editor of Argumentation and Advocacy: The Journal of the American Forensic Association. Argumentation and Advocacy is an official publication of the American Forensic Association. The mission of Argumentation and Advocacy is to promote scholarship in the…

2022 NDT/NST (NIET) Joint Award – three way tie!

The National Debate Tournament (NDT) and American Forensic Association National Speech Tournament (formerly the National Individual Events Tournament) Joint Award honors the college or university whose students perform best in the two national tournaments conducted each year by committees of the American Forensic Association. For the second time since the creation of the award, we…

2022 AFA-National Speech Tournament (AFA-NST) & National Debate Tournament (NDT) Results

The AFA sponsors two intercollegiate national championships in debate and speech. We applaud the competitors, coaches, and administrations who worked tirelessly to provide a successful season and end-of-the-year tournaments despite the many barriers posed by COVID-19 and hybrid working environments. 2022 AFA-National Speech Tournament hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Final Results Full final results packet…

Call for nominations for AFA officer positions

Call for nominations for new AFA officers The American Forensic Association is seeking nominations for four officer positions for two-year terms beginning July 2022. An election for the positions will be held in May. The four positions and their responsibilities are: The Vice-President. Besides those duties assigned by the President or National Council, the Vice-President…

2022 NDT Awards – Call for Nominations

Each year the National Debate Tournament honors outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching, coaching and service.  Our community has always been privileged to have many dedicated professionals who represent our values and further the mission of intercollegiate debate in important ways.  The Board of Trustees is seeking nominees for the following awards to be…

Congratulations to 2021 AFA Award Winners!

At our business meeting at the 107th National Communication Association convention, we named the winners of our annual awards. Congratulations to the following winners! DSR-TKA Lifetime Achievement Award DSR-TKA Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Mike Edmonds, Colorado College Distinguished Service Awards 2020 Distinguished Service Award – Dr. Ed Panetta, University of Georgia   2021 Distinguished Service…