49th Harvard National Forensics Tournament

2023 — Cambridge, MA/US

Welcome to the 49th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament!

You will find all necessary tournament information available at this page.

Trophy Mailing Request Form

Refund Request Form

Overall Tournament Schedules are available by clicking here.

Tournament Specific Live Docs (includes venue locations, schedules, judging instructions, and other policies):

Congressional Debate Tournament

Lincoln Douglas Tournament

Individual Events/Speech Tournament (Venue Map)

Policy Debate Tournament

In-Person Public Forum Tournament (Venue Map)

Online Public Forum Tournament

General Tournament Information

Food & Hospitality Information

Parking Information

Map & Walking Directions for Public Forum and Speech/IE Buildings

We will again provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday for all participants. Hospitality costs are included in the entry fees.

We will not offer in-person registration on Friday before the tournament. All registration and final confirmation must be completed online. Participants will be required to confirm final entry details in lieu of traditional registration between noon ET on Thursday February 16, 2023 and noon ET on Friday February 17, 2023. All fees must be received in Cambridge by noon ET on Thursday February 16, 2023.

Equity Policies.The tournament strives to foster an environment promoting inclusivity and respect. Participants should uphold those values. The tournament subscribes to the NSDA's Conduct Policies. The tournament will abide by Harvard College’s policies and procedures for sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination. They are available here: https://oge.harvard.edu/policies. Per its regulations, Harvard College will designate a representative of its Title IX office to be on call during the tournament to receive any complaints directly or indirectly by means of the tournament director. The tournament will also abide by policies governing codes of conduct within the Harvard community, including those prohibiting racial discrimination and harassment.

Tournament Ombuds Committee.The tournament will designate an ombuds committee of three individuals to receive complaints and concerns regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. You may contact the ombuds committee by emailing ombuds@harvarddebate.org. Please note that this is not the appropriate place to report sexual as detailed in the prior section; those reports should be made to the Tournament Director directly who will report to the appropriate Harvard offices. Additionally, concerns about tournament procedure and tabulation should be reported to your event’s tab room.

If you would like to be hired as a judge, please follow the instruction here