IIFA News & Notes
IIFA State 2017
March 3-5, 2017
Parli Friday March 3. Registration 3:30 and Rounds I-III begin at 4pm
IE & IPDA Sat and Sunday
New Groupings (Pot & Imp switched)
A- Poetry, Info, DI & IPDA (IPDA students may NOT DE)
B- Prose, CA/RC,STE/ADS, & IMP
C- Duo, POI, Oratory & Ext
D-Parli & RT
IPDA Semi 2-year AND 4-year
The top 3 first-year students from any school that have not advanced to the
2-year or 4-year final will compete in the Novice Final.
Rounds will be grouped (for example 3 infos and 3 persuasions) and all 6 will be judged by one judge. Ranking each event separately.
The lower 1/3 (by slot counts) of schools will be eligible for Novice team sweeps.
Points earned in the Novice finals will only could towards Novice team sweeps.
This is a 1 year experimental division.
Calendar is updated- click here
We are aware that concerns were raised after the state tournament this weekend regarding judge bias. While no evidence to suggest that bias significantly impacted the tournament has been presented officially to the membership of IIFA, the public presence of such potential allegations is something we take seriously. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind the membership that we are here to serve their needs and interests. We are always open to reviewing and voting on proposals which are drafted and proposed by members, and remind the membership that we all have the opportunity to draft proposals and attend our Spring meeting in order to promote meaningful and professional discussions.
Public Debate (IPDA) Info
Judy Santacaterina- NIU (2017)
Secretary Treasurer (2015-2016 & 2016-2017)
Jim Dittus- Elgin Community College (2018)
Richard Paine- North Central College (2019)
Kari Schimmel- Illinois Central College (2020)
Executive Director (2015-2016 & 2016-17)
Ken Young Bradley University (2021)
Jeff Przybylo-Harper College (2022)
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Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association
IIFA encourages and promotes forensic education and forensic competition at all levels throughout the state of Illinois. IIFA hosts the state of Illinois' intercollegiate forensic state speech and debate tournament.