Austin CC Riverbat Rally UIL Speech and Debate Invitational

2021 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

Austin Community College Riverbat Rally

UIL Speech & Debate Virtual Prep Meet

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Dear High School Colleagues:


The Austin Community College Communication Studies Department extends an invitation to your UIL Speech & Debate Team to compete in the Inaugural ACC Riverbat Rally UIL Speech & Debate VIRTUAL Prep Meet  to be held, Saturday, March 6, 2021.


We aim to provide a quality educational experience to prepare your speech and debate team for your UIL District meet by offering the following events that follow UIL rules:

Poetry Interpretation (2 different contests created to perform Category A Live & Category B-ASYNCH recorded)

Prose Interpretation (2 different contests created to perform Category A Live & Category B-ASYNCH recorded)

Informative Extemporaneous Speaking

Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking

Lincoln-Douglas Debate-Spring '21 UIL Topic, Resolved: When in conflict, digital privacy ought to be valued above public security.


We have added CX Debate to our tournament schedule for teams to prepare for UIL State!


Beyond the competition, Austin Community College’s Communication Studies Department would like to provide your students with exciting information about Austin Community College and majoring in Communication Studies.


Registration for the tournament and tournament schematics will be supported by All schools, judges and competitors will need to set up accounts on to have access to the virtual tournament.

For information on how to make a tabroom account check out this video:

For information on how to register for the tournament after creating an account is here:

Keep in mind students will need to have their own tabroom account created and linked to the school/institution they attend and an email address attached/linked to their account. 

Here is a video to help you link your students to their accounts:

Please use to test both the practice space and the competition space before Saturday. If you have issues, let me know ASAP.

For any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Terry Hunt at or Julian Erdmann at 


Here is a document with a list of FAQs that have come up over the past few weeks. FAQs