Welcome to another season of speech and debate! Read on below for the latest news and resources from the NSDA. If you haven't already, be sure to renew your school membership by October 1 to retain access to newsletters, resources, and more member benefits!
Build Your Team with Recruitment Tools
Don't miss a few of our favorite tools to help recruit new members for your team this season!
Members can access a fresh Congress docket including a bill to fund childcare during the coronavirus, a resolution to abolish the pink tax, and more.
Your Online Tournament Solution
We know many of you are exploring how to provide online speech and debate in a socially distanced environment. NSDA Campus is a new online platform offering tournament hosting space at a low cost. Plus, a practice space is included with your NSDA school membership! Learn more»
Read the September Board Meeting Agenda
You can read the agenda for the NSDA Board of Directors meeting September 18-20 here. Please feel free to email any comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback will be compiled and presented to the Board for consideration. Meeting minutes will be published in the November/December issue of Rostrum.
Read the Nationals Chronicle
The 2020 online National Tournament was one for the record books. In this special issue of Rostrum, we recap the highlights of the week and celebrate our award winners!
In Big Questions, students debate topics at the intersection of science, religion, and philosophy.
The 2020-2021 topic is, Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented. You can earn up to $2,500 for your team when you apply and are approved to host an event at a tournament or against members of your own team. Online events are eligible. Almost $1.5 million has been awarded to programs since 2016. Funding is limited, so apply today! Learn more about the format or to apply at www.speechanddebate.org/big-questions.
Pre-order: My Voice Matters Face Masks
Our new face masks are available for purchase through September 7 and will ship the week of September 21.
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! We encourage your team to celebrate the month with our tools, and as you begin your season, pick up practical suggestions to aid in recruitment, retention, and post-secondary placement of Latina/o/x students in this webinar from Dr. Darrel Wanzer-Serrano.