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2018 Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational
The ASU Forensics team will host the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational January 5-7, 2018. The tournament features competition in 17 public speaking and debate events over the course of three days. In previous years the tournament has hosted over 1500 people from more than 100 schools. Students compete in 7 formats of debate, including Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. In Public Speaking competition, students will demonstrate their skills in 10 events that fall within the three categories of Limited Preparation, Public Address, and Oral Interpretation.

2017 Arizona Debate Institute
The Arizona Debate Institute, hosted by Arizona State University and run by the ASU Forensics Team, will be held July 15 through August 6. The institute is the largest and longest running summer debate institute for college students in the nation.

The institute will be divided into two parts. The first half the institute will take place online between July 15-30. The remainder of the institute will take place on the Tempe campus from July 30-August 6.

Arizona Debate Institute

2016-2017 Tournaments

2017 Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational
The ASU Forensics team will host the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational January 5-7, 2017. The tournament, formerly the Southwest Championship, features competition in 17 public speaking and debate events over the course of three days. This year's tournament features over 1500 people from more than 100 schools. Twelve states are set to be represented at this year's tournament. Students will compete in 7 formats of debate, including Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. In Public Speaking competition, students will demonstrate their skills in 10 events that fall within the three categories of Limited Preparation, Public Address, and Oral Interpretation. 

HDSHC Invitational Tournament Invite
ASU Congress Docket

More information at Tabroom.com

Sun Devil Invitational Debate
The ASU Forensics Team and Arizona State University will host the 2016 Sun Devil Invitational on October 14-16. The invitational is one of the largest Policy Debate tournaments with over 50 two-person teams participating across 3 divisions of policy debate - Junior Varsity, Novice, and Open - with  19 schools participating from 11 different states representing 2 countries.

More information and invitation at Tabroom.com

Sun Devil Debate Institute
The ASU Forensics Debate Team and Arizona Debate Institute hosted the Sun Devil Debate Institute for college policy debate on July 25 - August 7, 2016. ADI is the largest summer debate institute for college students in the nation and has earned the distinction of the longest running and most cost-effective collegiate workshop in the nation. Debaters will hone their research, cross-examination, and argumentation skills and will have access to the ASU library, the 17th largest college library in the nation.

Instructors will include Adam Symonds, director of the ASU Forensics Speech & Debate Team at ASU; Izak Dunn, assistant director of ASU's Debate Team; and Forensics Directors and coaches from the University of Iowa, CSU-Chico, CSU-Fullerton, and the University of North Texas.

More information about the National Debate Institute.

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HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS

Southwest Championship Tournament
The Southwestern Championships (SWC) is a large, multi-state open tournament with Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, Parliamentary, and Public Forum debate and 12 individual events. Last year, over 50 schools from more than 10 states attended, with more than 1200 attending. As the largest tournament in Arizona, this tournament provides teams from all over the nation a chance to enjoy excellent competition.

Competition will feature six preliminary rounds of Policy, Public Forum, and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Congress competition will feature three preliminary assemblies and finals assemblies as entries warrant. There will be four preliminary rounds of speech and elimination rounds will begin with a quarterfinal round for events over 55 entries and a semifinal for events over 27 entries.

2016 Southwest Championship Invitation     2016 SWC Welcome Packet    
2016 ASU Congress Docket Supersessions

2015 Southwest Championship Results    2015 SWC Welcome Packet     2015 Southwest Championship Invitation   2015 ASU Congress Docket    2015 ASU Congress Docket Supersessions

2014 Southwest Championship Results

2013 Southwest Championship Packet

2012 Congressional Debate Docket

2011 SWC Debate Results Packet

2009 SWC Debate Results Packet