2022 — Conant High School, IL/US

Invitation for ICDA 3 (November 12, 2022, Conant High School)

Thanks to Grayslake Central High School and Stevenson High School respectively for managing the ICDA 1 and ICDA 2 tournaments so far this season.

After a brief Covid timeout, Conant High School is delighted to return to hosting and welcomes you to ICDA 3 on Saturday, November 12, 2022! Registration is now open; here are some necessary details to enable quick and effective registration.


Buses should drop off students in the main lot in front of the school (look for the big “Cougar Window”). If approaching from the north, turn west into the lot directly off of Plum Grove Road. If approaching from the south, turn west off of Plum Grove Rd onto Cougar Trail, then turn right into the main lot. Drop off students as closely as possible to the Door 25 entrance.


Students and coaches will check in at the top of the ramp walking up from the Door 25 entrance. Chaperones will assist teams in finding their assigned tables in the student cafeteria or atrium, and direct coaches and judges to the Library/Media Center and adjacent rooms (the locations for coaches, judges, and Tabroom).


Final legislation for ICDA 3 was received on Tuesday, September 27.


Entry Deadline: All entries are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022 on tabroom.com.
A school may enter up to 45 debaters at the Varsity level and 20 JV/novice debaters.

Tournament Registration Fee

The entry fee is $10 per debater. This is based on your original registration on tabroom.com.

Tournament registration checks should be made payable to:
James B. Conant High School
ATTN: Debate Club
700 E. Cougar Trail
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-3659

Registration: 7:15 am - 7:45 am
Judge Meeting: 8:00 am - 8:15 am
Session 1: 8:15 am - 10:30 am
Break: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Session 2: 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch: 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 3: 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Awards ASAP

“Homerooms” (i.e., base camps) will be assigned spaces in the student cafeteria and in the student atrium, if space is needed. Teams will gather here before and after rounds and for lunch. Debaters are encouraged to keep their belongings with them throughout the day. Reminder: there should be no eating or drinking in the chambers.


Each school is required to provide one judge for each session for every 10 entries. The number of entries includes all students from your school entered in the Varsity and Novice levels of the tournament. The number of judges you are responsible for is based on the original entry; drops will not be considered while scheduling judges. Judge entries are due by Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:00 pm.

Food and Concessions

Pizzas will be available for pre-order by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 4, 2022. The cost will be $16 per pizza, and you may specify your preference of cheese, pepperoni, or sausage. Otherwise, debaters must supply their own lunches.

Concessions (cash only) for student purchase will be sold throughout the day in the student cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the coaches and judges in the Library/Media Center.


Awards will be held in the auditorium as soon as possible after Round 3. Please anticipate approximately 45-60 minutes after Round 3 prior to the awards ceremony.

WiFi Access

Debaters and staff will use the D-211 Guest public WiFi network.


If you have any other questions regarding rules or the state of ICDA, please email Tim Waters, ICDA President (tim.waters@d214.org).

If you have any questions/concerns about the tournament logistics, registration, or technology, please email Peter Dong, ICDA Commissioner for Registration and Technology (pdong@imsa.edu).

If you have any site-specific questions related to ICDA 3, please contact the Conant Debate Club directly (Gary Schumacher, GSchumacher@d211.org) or Elizabeth Dopke (EDopke@d211.org).

We look forward to seeing you in November!


Gary Schumacher (Head Coach, Congressional Debate Team)
Elizabeth Dopke (Head Coach, Public Forum Debate Team)