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.

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Announcements and Reminders

  • IMPROMPTU SPEAKING SCHEMA 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT The impromptu Speaking Schema for the 2016 National Championship Tournament are now posted on the National Tournament page under the Competition tab.
    Posted Dec 2, 2015, 9:04 AM by Karen Morris
  • All coaches please respond to this survey by October 15, 2015 Colleagues from the AFA-NIET, Phi Rho Pi, DSR-TKA, PKD and NFA have gathered together to create a joint survey of our memberships in hopes of measuring current perceptions pertaining to practice/traditions/policies of not only the five distinct organizations but the national tournaments they host. I  really want to know what you think the NFA is doing right….and what we could be doing better.  Only from surveying the membership coaches can we begin to gather a full picture of the shared perception of NFA currently and in the future.  As a coach of a program that attends or has attended NFA, please fill out this survey and send the link to all coaches on your staff ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2015, 6:23 AM by Karen Morris
  • Call for Agenda Items for the NFA Business Meeting at NCA The NFA General Business Meeting at NCA  will be at 4:30-5:45 pm at the Rio Conference Center Room Amazon J in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I am calling for agenda items. If you would like an item put on the agenda (which will be posted on the NFA website) please send me an email morriskr@uwec.edu  by October 26, 2015Article IX:   Amendments Procedures                     Section 1: All amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws must be submitted in writing to the Secretary at least two weeks before any meeting  of the National Assembly. Send written proposals to mkoch@ilstu.edu. by October 26, 2015There are several proposals put forth by the NFA Executive Council and/or ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2015, 6:21 AM by Karen Morris
  • NFA Hotel Info Posted Travel information for the 2016 National Tournament is posted: https://sites.google.com/site/nationalforensicsassociation/competition/nfa-nationals
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 11:09 AM by Mary Moore
  • 2015-16 NFA Committees The Committee assignments for the upcoming year are now posted! You can view them at "About NFA, Committees." Please contact President Karen Morris if you have any questions.
    Posted Jul 23, 2015, 5:34 AM by Daniel Smith
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