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Dear NIFA Colleagues,


We welcome you to attend the 2024 Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament on Saturday February 10th, 2024, hosted by Doane University. We look forward to providing teams with quality competition in a relaxed atmosphere.


Individual event preliminary rounds and all out-rounds will take place on Saturday, February 10th. Semi-finals will be held for any event with 40 entries or more. Schools are allowed a maximum of six entries per individual event and limited to 66 total events.


The tournament schedule allows students to compete in up to six individual events. Students may enter no more than three events per conflict pattern and no more than two Duos. We do make an exception for final-year competitors at their coach’s discretion to as many as four events in one flight. These special cases may not exceed a team limit of six entries per individual event.


The top two speakers in Persuasive Speaking (Oratory) will qualify for the Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest. Therefore, Persuasive Speaking (Oratory) will follow the specialized rules of Interstate Oratory, as described below.


Our 2024 tournament will be arranged and tabulated on www.speechwire.com. Please submit all entries via SpeechWire by Monday, February 5th, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Fees will be assessed as of 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.


Please send your Spirit of NIFA nominations directly to Allison Bonander at AllisonBonander@unl.edu by Wednesday, February 7th. We look forward to hosting you at what promises to be another incredible showcase of Nebraska forensics talent.


Important Reminders

Monday Feb 5th 5:00pm – Deadline for all entries on SpeechWire

Wednesday Feb 7th – Spirit of NIFA nominations email to AllisonBonander@unl.edu

Saturday Feb 10th – Oratory Manuscripts must be provided before end of registration



Allison Bonander                                                                     Jordan Johnson

NIFA Executive Secretary                                                        NIFA Treasurer

University of Nebraska – Lincoln                                            Hastings College

Saturday, February 10th, 2024 *schedule subject to change*


7:45 a.m.

Check in for judges

8:00 a.m.

Judge meeting

8:15 a.m.

Extemp Draw

8:30 a.m.

Round 1 A (Ext, POI, Poe, DI, CA, ADS)

9:45 a.m.

Round 1 B (Imp, Pro, Info, Duo, Ora)

11:00 a.m.


11:45 a.m.

Extemp Draw

12:00 p.m.

Round 2 A (Ext, POI, Poe, DI, CA, ADS)

1:15 p.m.

Round 2 B (Imp, Pro, Info, Duo, Ora)

2:30 p.m.

Extemp Draw

3:00 p.m.

Finals A (Ext, POI, Poe, DI, CA, ADS)

4:15 p.m.

Finals B (Imp, Pro, Info, Duo, Ora)

6:00 p.m.

Interstate Oratory Final





Important tournament rooms

Extemp Prep - Gaylord 213

Manager contact information

Allison Bonander
Email address: allisonbonander@unl.edu
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