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…

AFA schedule of programming at the 2021 NCA conference

THURSDAY Transforming Limited Preparation Events: How Can We Renew Pedagogical Outcomes in Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speaking Thu, 11/18: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Sheraton Room: Issaquah AB – Third Floor This panel seeks to investigate limited preparation events in the activity of forensics. Although numbers in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking remain high at regional and…

NDT Mental Health Coaching Forum, October 7 @ 8 pm Eastern

NDT Mental Health Coaching Forum Announcement The NDT Board of Trustees is hosting Coaches Forum: How to Best Manage Student Mental Health. While hosted by the NDT BoT, it is open to all interested coaches, debate or not. Please join us. Thursday, October 7, 2021 @ 8 pm Eastern https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82058611900…, Meeting ID: 820 5861 1900,…

2021 National Debate and Speech Tournaments 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 our remote working environment.  2021 75th National Debate Tournament hosted by Harvard University Final Results Champions: Dartmouth College Raam Tambe…

2021 Call for Participation – NCA Conference

Submission Deadline Dates:  Mon, 1/11 2021 12:00 AM – Thu, 4/1 2021 3:00 AM EDT The American Forensic Association (AFA) is now seeking submissions for the upcoming 2021 National Communication Association (NCA) convention. The convention will take place Thursday, November 18 – Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The AFA is an association of educators…