In the Speaking Events Lab, students have the option of learning from the following events:

Congressional Debate

Extemporaneous Speaking

Original Oratory


In Congressional Debate, students will learn the following:

-Rules for Congress Competitions in NFL, UIL, and TFA

-Parliamentary Procedure

-Research strategies

-Speech-writing strategies for Congress

-Tips for later speeches

-How to do the following

  • Serve as Presiding Officer
  • Keep Precedence in a round
  • Make Amendments
  • Organize research as a team


Students will research, write speeches, and participate in Congressional Debate Sessions, with opportunities to serve as the Presiding Officer



Speaking Events

Congressional Debate:

We will be using the TFA Fall 2016 Docket for camp research and speeches. Students should preview the docket here prior to arriving at camp.

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