Tournament Invitations

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Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational
The ASU Forensics team hosts the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational each January. The tournament features competition in 17 public speaking and debate events over the course of three days. Students compete in seven formats of debate, including Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. In Public Speaking competition, students will demonstrate their skills in 10 events that fall into the three categories of Limited Preparation, Public Address, and Oral Interpretation.

Arizona Debate Institute
The Arizona Debate Institute, hosted by Arizona State University and run by the ASU Forensics Team, is held each summer, both online and on the Tempe Campus. The institute is the largest and longest running summer debate institute for college students in the nation.

Arizona Debate Institute