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2020 California State University Los Angeles & East Los Angeles College
     Day 1: Gone Hollywood             Day 2: Straight to DVD
 
Dear Forensics Colleagues:
On behalf of Cal State L.A. and ELAC, we would like to invite you to participate in our inaugural 2020 tournament. Competition will be held February 8-9, 2020. Both days will be held at Cal State L.A.
 
Highlights:
 
LD: Lincoln Douglas debate will follow the NFA LD debate Rules and will utilize the 2019-2020 debate topic:
Resolved: The United States federal government should implement an energy policy that substantially increases investments in one or more of the following domestic energy sectors: nuclear, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, solar. 
On Saturday, students may only enter in LD or IE. We will be offering a novice division, but we reserve the right to collapse divisions if novice has fewer than 2 competitors.
 
IE’s: We will have all 11 AFA events, and AFA rules will govern each event. IE’s are a two day swing. Students doing IE’s have double chances to get legs! We will not offer novice divisions for any events, but we will recognize the top 3 novices for each event, with an award for 1st. 
Theme:  February is award season in Los Angeles, so Day 1 will be Academy Awards themed and Day 2 will be The Razzies! 
 
Hope to see you soon!  
 
Holland Smith                                                                                         David Hale
Director of Forensics                                                                               Director of Forensics
California State University, Los Angeles                                                East Los Angeles College
Hsmith11@calstatela.edu                                                                        Haledr@elac.edu   
Cell: 949-370-0825                                                                                  Cell: 310-570-3210
 
Address:
Cal State LA is located at 5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90032.
 
Parking:
Park in Lot 8 or Top Level Parking C (it is the upper level labeled Daily Parking Only. Do not park in the faculty lot. You will get a parking ticket.)
 
Hotel Suggestions:
We are still working on getting blocks reserved in nearby hotels. We also suggest that smaller travelling teams try airbnb in the Alhambra or Monterey Park area.
 
Events and Schedule:
 
Saturday (LD):
 
LD Round 1: 8:00 
LD Round 2: 9:30 
LD Round 3: 11:00 
LD Round 4: 1:00 
LD Elim 1: 3:00 (Any LD Elim rounds after the first will be added and scheduled as needed.)
Awards: ASAP
 
IE (both days): 
8:15 - Extemp Prep
8:30 - A1 (Ext, POI, Info, Pers, Prose)
9:45 - B1 (Imp, Duo, Poetry, CA, DI, ADS)
11:00 - B2 (Imp, Duo, Poetry, CA, DI, ADS) 
12:45 - Extemp Prep
1:00 - A2 (Ext, POI, Info, Pers, Prose)
2:30 - B Finals (Imp, Duo, Poetry, CA, DI, ADS)
4:00 - Extemp Prep
4:15 - A Finals (Ext, POI, Info, Pers, Prose)
Awards: ASAP
 
Impromptu and Extemp Topic Areas: 
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are double entered in extemp and impromptu MUST go to those events FIRST to keep the tournament running in a timely fashion.
Impromptu: All prompts will be quotations. Please contact us about potential accessibility concerns for students with disabilities. 
Extemp (competitors will have access to WIFI - finals will NOT have cross-examination)
SATURDAY: Round 1: International Economy, Round 2: Domestic Politics, Finals: Triads 
SUNDAY: Round 1: 2020 US elections, Round 2: International Organizations, Finals: Domestic Social
 
Fees 
$25.00 School Fee
$10.00 per IE slot
$20.00 per LD slot
Judges cover 6 IE slots
Judges cover 2 LD slots
Uncovered IE $15.00
Uncovered LD $75.00
Late entries $5.00
We will not charge for student drops. 
Judge Drops: $50 on top of uncovered judge fee. 
 
Food: 
Saturday: Food will be available for judges. The food court is also open until 2:00pm and EveryTable (located in the library) is open until 6:00pm.
Sunday: Food for judges will be provided. Please be aware, on Sunday the food court and EveryTable is CLOSED. We suggest having food delivered for students, as there are NO food options close by. Cal State LA will pick up lunch (probably pizza) for teams, but only for those who RSVP with us beforehand. Please email Holland Smith (hsmith11@calstatela.edu) by 5:00pm on February 4, 2020.
 
Sweepstakes:
-Novice team Sweeps, (each day) 
-Open team Sweeps, (each day)
-Novice/Open Individual Sweeps (each day) 
-Overall sweeps, LD and IE (combined days)
(Final Placings: 1st-12 points, 2nd-10 points, 3rd-8 points, 4th-6 points, 5th-4 points, -6th-2 points, 7th-1 point.)
 
Entry Procedure:
ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY: 5:00pm on February 4, 2020
Entries will be accepted online at www.Speechwire.com. Any late entries will incur a $5.00 fee. Please email pattrid2@calstatela.edu for late entries/drops.
Please make checks out to “Cal State LA Forensics, Speech and Debate”.
 
OPEN DOOR POLICY:
Cal State LA and ELAC are committed to providing safe performance spaces for all competitors and judges. We acknowledge the art of performance may be a healing process and/or opportunity to speak on important topics. As a performer, it is impossible to know all the ways in which content or a performance may unintentionally harm or trigger members of our audience. To better serve our competitors, we will be honoring the NFA’s open door practice during rounds this weekend. An “open door policy” means competitors and other audience members may choose to leave or stay in a room when a performance negatively impacts their wellbeing. Competitors may discreetly leave the room (e.g., before, during, or after someone’s performance) even when not double-entered, without question or penalty. Competitors may disengage from a performance (e.g., actively dissociate, put their head down on a desk, cover their ears). If competitors need to leave a round due to physical (e.g., uncontrollable coughing, vomiting) or spiritual (e.g., Salat times) needs, they may also excuse themselves without question or penalty. Judges may also take steps to protect their well-being and will be asked to read the open door policy at the beginning of every round to reinforce the norm-change emphasizing mental and physical well-being over community norms.
ETHICAL TREATMENT OF OTHERS
Cal State L.A. and ELAC are fully committed to a safe and healthy educational, work and competition environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. As such, we prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, race, disability, religion and other lawfully protected categories. This prohibition includes sexual assault and misconduct, and stalking. Should you experience a Title IX violation while attending our Tournament, please report the violation to your coach or someone you trust, and the tournament host. The tournament host will ensure that the Title IX officers from the host institution, your home university/college, and from the institution of the perpetrator are notified so that investigative procedures can begin. Please report behavior that is not in line with our stated anti-harassment policy. If, at any point in time, behavior is reported that is antithetical to a positive learning environment for any tournament participants, it will be handled accordingly. Directors, please remember, you are responsible for the people that you bring to our campus.
JUDGE STRIKES:
We ask that if your students have any conflicts with judges for non-competitive reasons that you let us know so we can block the judge from judging the student. Examples of when this could happen might include: the student is a family member/close friend of the judge, a student was harassed/assaulted by a judge, a student was a teammate of the judge, a student was coached by the judge. We respect the privacy of these decisions. We hope that if a judge has participated in improper behavior that the tournament director will be notified so that, if necessary, the judge can be removed from the judging pool before interacting with students. Students can inform us through their coach or inform the tournament directors directly. The tournament director will not ask for details and do not expect any; we trust in the decision of the student. 

Manager contact information

Holland Smith
Email address: hsmith11@calstatela.edu
Phone number: 9493700825

Mailing address

5151 State University Dr (Please bring registration fees in-person)
Los Angeles, CA 90032

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