**The scholarship application process for the 2019-2020 academic year is now open.**

By completing and submitting the application, you automatically apply for all Hugh Downs School scholarships that you are eligible to receive. Applicants must be COM majors currently enrolled in classes at ASU and must have established an ASU GPA. (Only Tempe campus-based students are eligible for the Hugh Downs School scholarships.)

Team Schedule and Debate Events

Speech and Debate Events 2018-2019

Informational Meeting for ASU Forensics 
Thursday, August 16, 4:30 p.m., 2018
Durham Language and Literature Building, Room LL 102

Sun Devil Invitational
September 15-17, 2018
ASU, Tempe Campus
Debate tournament – First tournament of the year for CEDA/NDT policy debate

Bob Mukai Invitational
Sep 29-Oct 1, 2018
Weber State University, Ogden, UT – Debate tournament

What is The Empty Space

To more fully explain the impact that The Empty Space has had on students, faculty, and the public, we have invited people familiar with the Space to tell their own stories.

Kristin Bervig Valentine, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University


Admission for the 2019-2020 Season

Admission is free and open to the public at The Empty Space. Donations are accepted at some performances and are considered charitable contributions to performance studies in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.

We sincerely appreciate your support!


ASU Performing Arts BuildingThe Empty Space at Arizona State University, Tempe campus, is a performance venue that features scholarship developed by students and faculty in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.

Upcoming Performances

Civil Dialogue 

January 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
February 27, time and location TBA
March 20,  time and location TBA
April 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m., ASU Downtown Campus, UCENT building, room TBA
April 24, time and location TBA

Community Conversations:  Civil Dialogue about Important Arizona Issues