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Speech and Debate Organizations


Organization Summary Events URL
Congressional Debate Congressional Debate supplies news, rules, and tutorials about Congressional Debate. CD www.congressionaldebate.org
Debate Rankings Rankings of debaters PF, LD www.debaterankings.com
Extemp Central Extemp Central publishes EX Files magazine and provides weekly quizzes, news briefings, practice topics, and other resources. Extemp www.speechgeek.com/extemp
International Debate Education Association The International Debate Education Association is a provider of debate education and resources. All idebate.org
Joy Of Tournaments Joy of Tournaments is a tournament registration and online tabulation platform commonly used at many major tournaments. All www.joyoftournaments.com
National Catholic Forensic League The NCFL promotes speech and debate and hosts the NCFL National Tournament. All www.ncfl.org
National Debate Coaches Association The NDCA primarily exists to support debate coaches, but also hosts the Open Evidence Project, a public compilation of policy evidence from various summer camps. CX www.debatecoaches.org
National Forensic League The NFL governs high school forensics, codifies the formal rules for each event, releases Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Policy topics, and hosts the NFL Nationals Tournament each year. All www.nflonline.org
National Speech & Debate Association National honor society for middle and high school speech and debate All www.speechanddebate.org
Planet Debate Planet Debate supplies free and paid analysis, resources, videos, and debate news. PF, CX, LD, Extemp (limited), CD (limited) www.planetdebate.com
SpeechGeek SpeechGeek hosts Extemp Central and sells debate briefs, interp scripts, and various prep materials. Store www.speechgeek.com
SpeechWire SpeechWire is also a tournament hosting, registration, and tabulation software system. All www.speechwire.com
Summit Debate Summit Debate is the parent organization of several noted summer institutes. LD, PF, Extemp, OO, Interp www.summitdebate.com
Tab Room Tab Room is a tournament registration and online tab platform used primarily on the East Coast. All www.tabroom.com
The Forensics Files The Forensics Files sells products for high school speech and debate teams. All www.theforensicsfiles.com
Victory Briefs
VBD, run by Victory Briefs, is a blog about debate news, tournament announcements, tournament results, videos, pictures and commentary. All www.victorybriefs.com


CD Congressional Debate
CX Policy Debate (Cross Examination)
DI Dramatic Interpretation
DUO Duo Interpretation
DX Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking (USX or NX)
Expos Expository Address
Extemp Extemporaneous Commentary
HI Humorous Interpretation
IX/FX Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
LD Lincoln-Douglas Debate
OO Original Oratory
PF Public Forum Debate (Pofo)
PO Poetry Interpretation
PR Prose Interpretation

 

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