Finding Help at Nationals
General Help Before the Tournament: Contact the national office as you regularly would at email@example.com or by calling (920) 748-6206.
ADA Accommodation Requests: Contact Dr. Paul Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General Help During the Tournament:
Key sources of information are the Nats23 Guidebook app (released in June) and the Nationals website (speechanddebate.org/nationals).
- Follow signs to stop by the Tournament Office in person at any competition venue.
If you are unable to visit the Tournament Office, email the NSDA Helpline at email@example.com for remote assistance. Emails sent after 7:00 p.m. MT will be responded to the following day, with the exception of Tuesday evening during supplemental re-registration through 10:00 p.m. MT.
Concerns About How Someone is Being Treated: Visit the Belonging and Inclusion Station, formerly known as the Equity Office, for support or to file a complaint if an individual feels an instance of harassment and/or discrimination has occurred.
Free wifi will be available for attendees at the Phoenix Convention Center. At school venues, users will sign in to the network NSDA-MPS with the password NSDA2023!
Remember, use of the internet is permitted during round in Congress, Extemp prep, and debate (excluding World Schools). No electronic devices are permitted in World Schools rounds. This means that students will not be reading arguments off of their laptops, even in prepared rounds. The only exception is that a cell phone in airplane mode can be used for timing only. Please come prepared with your materials printed, as we will not have printers available at the competition venue. Please review the "Current Guidelines for Use of Internet-Enabled Devices" in the Unified Manual.
Upcoming Judge Swap Window
You will be able to check your school’s judging assignments by day and event during the Judging Swap Window from Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) MT. There is no way to enter judge availability until the window opens. During the swap window, you will have a limited ability to swap your judges in Tabroom between the days your school has been assigned to accommodate their availability and ensure all of the days your school is obligated to judge in an event are covered. We understand that it can be hard to manage judge schedules, and we hope that this process will allow you the flexibility to schedule judging on the days and in the buildings that work best for you and your team! We will notify you when the window opens. Learn more about judging requirements »
Coaches’ Caucuses on Sunday, June 11—Join the Conversation
Connect with your peers at the Coaches’ Caucuses on Sunday, June 11! Network with coaches and advisors and explore best practices for supporting marginalized populations in speech and debate. The summer 2023 Coaches' Caucuses are presented by Colorado College. Check out Sunday's schedule »
Congratulate Award Winners
Join us in congratulating these award winners! James Melton won the Eastern Missouri district award and was selected by a committee as the 2023 High School Administrator of the Year. Ann Tornberg was nominated by an eighth grade student and selected by a committee as the 2023 Middle School Coach of the Year!
Mesa Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch at schools for everyone 18 and younger. Adults (19 and older) who are on site may purchase breakfast for $5 and lunch for $7. Concessions will also be available for purchase. School venues are CASH ONLY.
Coaches must register any individual entering a tournament venue with your school on the "Judges & Attendees" tab of your school’s Tabroom.com registration. This includes all judges, coaches, chaperones, parents, siblings, etc., over the age of 12. Follow these steps to add attendees.
Parking at the Phoenix Convention Center is cheaper if you buy now! The cost $12/day if purchased in advance, and $15/day if purchased day-of on site or for in-and-out privileges. Multiple garages are available with various height restrictions. Please review the list of garages and parking map and select the best option for your program.
An expanded seating area will be available toward the front of the finals venue for main events and awards in the North Ballroom for folks with mobility issues. Chairs in this area will be set apart rather than attached at the sides to create extra space.
Upcoming Webinars for Nationals 2023
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