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2024 National Speech & Debate Tournament

2024 National Speech & Debate Tournament

June 16-21, 2024
Des Moines, IA

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National Speech & Debate Tournament

The National Speech & Debate Tournament marks the capstone of speech and debate activities for more than 140,000 members across the country. The student competitors represent the best and brightest young people across the United States and the globe. The tournament is a moving reminder of how the skills students learn in speech and debate empower them to be changemakers, advocates, and future leaders of our world. Email Alyssa at for more information, to attend the tournament, or book an interview. We ask that each person requesting media credentials complete an application; please complete this form to apply for media credentials.







2023 National Tournament

Thank you to the 2024 National Tournament Local Host Steering Committee!

Steven Schappaugh, Chair, Theodore Roosevelt High School
Jeremy Fitzpatrick, Johnston High School
Marissa Kuiken, Waukee Northwest High School
Tunisia May, Liberty High School
Spencer Waugh, Simpson College
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Thank you to the 2024 National Tournament Founding Donors!

Green and Wood Media

Langgin Ventures, LLC

David and Kathie Abel
Byron Arthur
Aly Awsare
Sean Bagniewski
Alex Baranosky
Connie Boesen
Don and Ann Crabtree
Erik Dominguez
Loren Eastlund

Missy Floyd
Matthew Good
Matt Heimes
David and Judy Huston
Jennifer and Lee Konfrst
Karen and Garry Kravit
Tunisia May
Renea Moss
Grant Nelson
Megan Nichols
Fred Robertson

Krysta and Ernie Rose
Anne Roth
James W. Rye III
Steven and Anna Schappaugh
Warren Sprouse
Harry Strong
Cindi and Aaron Timmons
Nicole and Darrel Wanzer-Serrano
Roberta Westergaard
J. Scott and Megan Wunn
Joe and Pam Wycoff