The National Forensic Association (NFA) is an academic association dedicated to providing leadership in intercollegiate speech and debate education in the United States.  The NFA sponsors the annual collegiate national championship in Individual Events and Lincoln Douglas Debate during April.  Additionally, the association promotes and publishes the National Forensic Journal, an academic journal emphasizing scholarly work in speech and forensic pedagogy, as well as a selection of programs at the annual National Communication Association convention.

The NFA is committed to expanding and enhancing collegiate educational opportunities in speech communication nationwide.  The association is governed by an Executive Council comprised of elected faculty members from member institutions.

Announcements and Reminders

  • Last Call for Host Bids for 2016 NFA Championships BIDS ARE STILL BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE 2016 NATIONALS….UNTIL JUNE 1st Send bid consideration and questions to:  morriskr@uwec.edu  
    Posted May 21, 2015, 1:51 PM by Karen Morris
  • Note from the President Note from the President I am honored to begin this journey as your president.  I am so excited to continue the work with our  NFA National Council: Larry Schnoor, Dan Smith, Megan Koch, John Boyer, Chip Hall, Randy Richardson, Richard Paine, Mary Moore, Jennifer Talbert, Chad Kuyper, Paige Settles and John Nix.  Soon we will resume our conference calls to focus on the projects we have in front of us.    Here are just a few upcoming projects: · Exploring adaptable tournament schedules · Creation of a State Rep System · Discussion on National Tournament Size and Equality · Streamlining the Election Process · Presidential Appointment and Council approval of Vice President of Tournament Administration Position  
    Posted May 21, 2015, 1:50 PM by Karen Morris
  • National Tournament Updates Happy New Year!   The website has been updated to reflect the following changes:The National Tournament page now includes Lodging and logistical information for Ohio UniversitySample Impromptu prompts and a round-by-round schemaProposals to be considered at the NFA General Business MeetingBest Practices for Presentational AidsMinutes from the 2014 General Business Meeting from NCA in Chicago
    Posted Jan 5, 2015, 9:44 AM by Megan Koch
  • Summer 2014 newsletter is now available Summer 2014 NFA Newsletter has been emailed to our membership list.  Please review it for important information including:1.     A review of the 2014 National Tournament.2.     Lincoln Douglas Resolution and a call for volunteers.3.     Election notice for 2014-2015.4.     A link to the summary of Forensic Programs at the NCA Convention in Chicago.5.     A call for bids to host NFA in 2016 and 2017.Click here to read the current and past newslettersIf you are the director of an NFA member school and did not receive this newsletter in your email please contact Megan Koch at mkoch@ilstu.edu
    Posted Jul 11, 2014, 9:10 AM by Megan Koch
  • Impromptu Prompt Survey for Students STUDENTS:Talan and Paige ask that you fill out the survey about the current NFA impromptu prompts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSMJCRM 
    Posted May 5, 2014, 6:41 AM by Karen Morris
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