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Forensics 500 Audrey Cunningham Tournament

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Dear Forensics Friends,


You are cordially invited to the “Forensics 500 Audrey Cunningham Speech & Debate Tournament!” The University of Indianapolis Communication Department will host this event on a new date Saturday, December 2, 2023. This will be a swing competition with the Butler University “Circle City Classic” tournament, which takes place on Sunday, December 3, 2022.


The UIndy Forensics 500 is a one-day tournament with both Individual Events and IPDA Debate. The tournament is structured in two flights (with two judges in each prelim as judge availability allows) plus finals with all 11 NFA I.E. events included. Students can only compete in I.E. or IPDA—NOT Both. For I.E. events, we rank an open division so entries are unlimited per event. Tournament registration will be run through Speechwire.com. We will recognize top novices and create novice sections for any event with more entries.


We will involve as many alums and local judges as possible to lighten the judging load, but all judges are expected to be available for finals. I.E. slots will be $8 per slot. We will have guest internet access for all competitors; however, we unfortunately cannot guarantee access to technology for visual aids in competition rooms.


For those of you coming out of town, there are several nice hotels off I-65 and the Southport Road exit as well as Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn on S. East Street (near I-465 and US 31).  All parking lots are unrestricted on UIndy’s campus on the weekend. There are several lots directly behind the library and Fine Arts Center. There are several restaurants near the university available to order from through Doordash or Grubhub. Continental breakfast and afternoon snacks will be provided for all attendees.


So, join us in Esch Hall (1330 Otterbein Circle Indianapolis, IN 46227) for competition and celebration of our forensics tradition! Please contact Dr. Stephanie Wideman widemans@uindy.edu with any and all questions. Note that the entry deadline is 5:00 pm, EST, Tuesday, November 29, 2022. More information to come on speechwire.com. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!


All the best,


Dr. Stephanie Wideman                                                    Janice Crawford                        Greg Moser                                 

Director of Forensics & Asst. Professor                              Director of Forensics                   Asst. Director of Forensics                         

University of Indianapolis                                                    Butler University                          Butler University                           

Tournament Director                                                                                                               Debate Tournament Director

Chair, Dept. of Communication

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Dr. Stephanie Wideman
Email address: widemans@uindy.edu
Phone number: 8502400150

Mailing address

1400 East Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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