State Speech and Congress Finals
2019 — Acton-Boxborough, MA/US
Topics for Group Discussion are located in the tournament invitation. Students are expected to prepare material on each of the discussion topics prior to the tournament. Students may bring and use secondary reference material during the discussions. Students may also use (but are not required to use) graphs and other materials that would further discussion. Students are expected to prepare a 2 minute maximum opening statement concerning the topic in each round. Speakers should be able to synthesize the material discussed and provide an impromptu concluding remark at the close of the discussion. Panel members are to abide by the bounds of etiquette throughout the discussion.
Time: 2 min opening statements for each speaker followed by 30 minutes of discussion and finally short closing remarks.