Welcome, from President Michael Crow


The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University officially welcomes (packet) all of our high school forensics colleagues to this year’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational (HDSHCI).

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS: We will be taking pictures and video throughout the tournament to share on social media. Please distribute this link with students so they can complete our photo release. Students will also be able to indicate if they want to receive more information about ASU. All students will be entered in a drawing to receive ASU swag! https://www.eiseverywhere.com/asudebate19

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At this year’s tournament, we are excited that the Institute for Speech and Debate is awarding scholarships to the top finishers in Congressional Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and all speech events. The scholarship awards will be as follows:

1stPlace: $500
2ndPlace: $250
Finals for Speech/Congress: $100
Semifinals for Debate: $100

*Some terms and conditions apply – more information will be given to scholarship winners*

To learn more about the Institute for Speech and Debate and their 2019 sessions in both Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina please visit www.ispeechanddebate.com! If you have questions about the scholarships, please email staff@ispeechanddebate.com.



The 2019 tournament schedule is now live, with a couple big changes: Policy, Worlds, and Pattern A (EXT, OO, IMP, DUO, POI) will happen simultaneously. Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Pattern B (INFO, DI, HI, PRO, POE) will happen simultaneously. Debate students may only enter speech events in the OPPOSITE pattern.

Check out what else is new this year

We have a greatly discounted hotel rate for this year’s tournament.

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Projected Future dates:
2020: January 10-12
2021: January 8-10
2022: January 7-9