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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 National Council comprised of elected faculty members from member institutions.

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Announcements and Reminders

  • 2017 NFA Extemp Themes
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 6:21 PM by Megan Koch
  • National Council and LD Committee Candidates Platform letters and photos are posted for all candidates running for the following positions.Vice President of Tournament Administration  Two At-Large Council Positions   Graduate Student Representative  Three LD Committee MembersTo read about these  candidates go to the Elections Page under "About NFA"  Voting link will be available to member school voting delegates on April 1st via  SpeechWire and voting will be closed on April 15th.   
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:55 AM by Karen Morris
  • NFA 2017 Amendment Proposals New amendment proposals have been posted to the General Business Meeting Proposals page.  They include:Octafinals Implementation PlanProposal to Lock President's SweepstakesProposal to Cap Outround Sweepstakes PointsRemember, proposals must be sent to the National Council no later than 4/1 to be included on the General Business Meeting agenda.  Email proposals to the Secretary/Treasurer: mkoch@ilstu.edu
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:51 AM by Karen Morris
  • 2017-2018 NFA-LD Topic has been chosen 2017-2018 Topic Area Ballots are in: 39 delegates voted6th place (106 points) Treaty Ratification 5th place (134 points) Immigration Reform 4th place (135 points) Social Justice Reform 3rd place (141 points) Judicial Reform 2nd place (145 points) Cybersecurity/Digital Law 1st place (158 points) Criminal Justice Reform
    Posted Mar 8, 2017, 2:59 PM by Karen Morris
  • NFA2017.com now Live If you want more details about NFA at Eau Claire, go to www.nfa2017.com
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 7:21 PM by Karen Morris
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