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.