Slippery Rock Autumn Invitational

2019 — Slippery Rock, PA/US

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Slippery Rock Debate Society and the National Educational Debate Association, we are excited to welcome you to the Slippery Rock Autumn Invitational at Slippery Rock University on October 18th and 19th, 2019.

Because this is our inaugural tournament at Slippery Rock, we are thrilled to introduce you to our beautiful campus set in the peaceful countryside of Western Pennsylvania. Although we are just one hour away from Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock is surrounded by natural wonders like the Slippery Rock Gorge and Lake Arthur in nearby McConnells Mill State Park and Moraine State Park—if you have the time, go for a team hike and take in the views! We hope that the autumn leaves inspire arguments of many shapes and colors and that you enjoy our small town hospitality and charm.

Our tournament will follow NEDA’s standards and regulations and feature all normal NEDA events and divisions, including novice and open divisions of Traditional policy debate and Crossfire debate. In the event that we cannot fill both novice and open, we will collapse the divisions. All divisions will use NEDA’s Fall 2019 resolution: RESOLVED: The United States should abolish the Electoral College. Awards will be presented for top teams and top speakers in Open Traditional, Novice Traditional, Open Crossfire, and Novice Crossfire, as well as Sweepstakes awards for top overall teams.

The Slippery Rock Debate Society is committed to making you feel at home here—please do not hesitate to let us know of any requests or questions you might have. We can’t wait to welcome you to our campus for a ROCK SOLID tournament.




Tim Michaels

Coach and Co-Advisor

Slippery Rock Debate Society



Heather Frederick

Coach and Co-Advisor

Slippery Rock Debate Society