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Nationals Newsletter
June 5, 2018 | A weekly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association

Dear Student, 

Below, we bring you a preview of registration Sunday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, plus instructions to download the Nats18 app and check out the tournament book. The National Tournament is just around the corner! 

Download the Nats18 App! 

Our free Nats18 Guidebook app contains maps, schedules, postings, and more! It will serve as your number one source for tournament notifications and updates. To download the app, click here  or follow these instructions:
1. Go to the app store that corresponds with your device and search for “Guidebook.”
2. Follow the prompts on your screen, and Guidebook will download.
3. Open up the Guidebook app on your device to get started. 
4. Use the Search box to type in “Nats18.”
5.  Tap “Download Guide” to download the guide to your device. You may be prompted to allow push notifications and location services.

Note: We strongly recommend allowing push notifications so you don’t miss any important tournament announcements! 

Online Tournament Book 

You'll receive a physical copy of the tournament book at registration, but if you're looking to get a jump on things, you can access a digital copy of the book online here! The book includes schedules, award recipients, district ads, and detailed information about the tournament. If you have a question about the tournament, odds are the answer is in there! 

Your Sunday Schedule

Shop the Speech & Debate Store » Swing by the store in Rooms 315/316 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and stock up on your speech and debate gear. You can purchase supplies and score great deals on clothing, accessories, and competition tools!   
Explore the Expo » The National Tournament Expo is just steps away from registration in Floridian Ballroom B-D. Stop by between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to check out camp programs, chat with colleges, grab your giveaways, and much more. 
Building Your Power Through Speech and Debate » Students are invited to join Students Demand Action from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Grand Ballroom C-E for a training on using your speech and debate skills to organize a movement. Students Demand Action provides a real world case study for applying speech and debate skills to organizing and advocacy to build a powerful movement for change. 
World Schools Training and Demo Debate » Students and judges taking part in World Schools Debate should plan to attend training on Sunday in Grand Ballroom C-E from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. This training, presented by McKinsey & Company, is required, even for those who took part last year! To learn more about World Schools Debate prior to the tournament, click here

Prep for Nationals with New Webinars

Gun Violence Policy Webinar » If you're competing in Congress or Extemp at Nationals, you may want to check out last week's webinar on Gun Violence Policy from Billy Rosen, Deputy Legal Director of Students Demand Action 
Judge Adaptation at Nationals Webinar » The judge pool at Nationals has a diverse set of perspectives and backgrounds. Our Judge Adaptation at Nationals webinar, presented by Trinity University, helps you prepare to make your case to any audience! 

Updates + Reminders  

NSDA Store Orders » We're packing up all our merchandise for #Nats18! Any online orders placed between June 6 and July 6 will be shipped the week of July 10. 
West Broward Travel Notice » When you are traveling to West Broward High School from downtown Fort Lauderdale, you will be taking I-595/I-75. The exit for West Broward High is Exit 23 for US Highway 27. This is the last exit in inhabited Broward County! If you miss this exit, you will be in the Everglades and will add an hour to your travel time. Be sure to take Exit 23! 
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