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October 2015  |  A monthly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Dear District Leader,

Tournament season is ramping up, and we’re here to help you stay ahead of the game with important reminders, resources, and more!
Register District Tournament Dates » District chairs should register all district tournament dates by November 1. Log in to your dashboard, click the green "Enter Points" banner to access the Points Application, then click "Tournament Dates" on the left and complete the form. Be sure to update any dates that may have changed. You can also indicate whether you would like to take advantage of our FREE Extemp Questions Service for District Tournaments!

District Leadership Toolkit » Are you looking to get ahead on planning for the year? There's still time! Check out the District Leadership Toolkit for tips to help you run the District Tournament, increase engagement, host a fall workshop, create and implement new programs, manage financial resources, earn media coverage of speech and debate events, and much more!
POI and INF Resources » The Summer Rostrum is available online and will arrive in mailboxes soon. As a district leader, be sure to familiarize yourself with the new piloted main events, Informative Speaking and Program Oral Interpretation, by clicking here.

Will It Be You? » 
Share this student recruitment video with coaches in your district! Log in to your dashboard or visit our web page.
October Congress Docket » Check out the latest Congressional Debate docket—great for tournaments and practice rounds! Every month, we offer a new docket on your dashboard or
District Chair View » Chairs, did you know you can access a list of all active and inactive schools in your district? Simply select “District Chair View” on your dashboard and scroll down until you see the list of schools. If you are a district chair and do not see the “District Chair View” option, send an email to and we'll make sure you have access!
Policy Debate Topic Selection » Chapter advisors and member students can vote online to help select the 2016-2017 Policy Debate resolution. To access the link, visit and follow the online ballot instructions. To download a synopsis of the five problem areas, click here. Voting concludes October 15 at 4:00 p.m. CT. 
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