WFCA State Congress

2023 — Oshkosh, WI/US

A warm invitation is extended to all Wisconsin schools to enter the Wisconsin Forensic Coaches Association State Congress, held IN-PERSON at the Winnebago County Courthouse in Oshkosh on March 31, 2023.

Important Dates:

Legislation Due March 17 @ 6:00 pm (see requirements below)

Legislation Posted by 3 pm on March 20. If it is available sooner, an announcement email will be sent to registered teams at the time of posting.

Registration (students and judges) due and fees/judge burdens fixed March 29 @ 7 pm.

Chamber Groupings and PO requests March 30 @ 3 pm (late groupings will result in random assignment).

Prelim Schedule Friday 3/31:
Location Winnebago Co. Courthouse, 415 Jackson St. Parking is available in the attached lot.

8:00 am Courthouse opens, all teams must go through courthouse security to enter - Please plan for this additional time.
9:00 am Opening Meeting/Announcements, proceed to chambers
9:15-11:15 Session 1
11:30-1:30 Session 2
1:30-2:45 Lunch on your own, finals postings online ASAP
2:45-5:20 Finals

Legislation: Please submit in pdf format. Two items per school, unique to the students of the submitting school and the current school year. One should be designated as the priority bill for prelims, the other will be used to create a reserve docket and will be considered for potential selection for use in finals. Coaches are responsible for ensuring legislation complies with formatting requirements or it may be rejected without ability to resubmit. Legislation must be one page, minimum 11pt type, double-spaced, and with line numbers. All legislation should be submitted via tabroom or can be emailed to Tim

Section size: 13-25 participants as designated by the rules. Schools may submit groupings of students who will be randomly assigned to chambers. Random assignments may be hand adjusted to evenly distribute students who are pre-nominated to be presiding-officers and create even numbers of entries per chamber. Chambers will not be re-balanced to account for entries dropped less than 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Entries: Schools may enter up to 16 entries.

Judges: One judge is required per school. All judges are obligated through then end of the event, including the final round. Judges comfortable with being parliamentarians should be identified in advance. Judges must be 18 months removed from high school. Nominations for the adult PO in finals (a coach or former competitor, including a first year out) are also appreciated.

Fees: $10 per entry, amounts will be added to the final invoices in speechwire for forensics entries and sent by the WFCA Treasurer post-tournament.