Madison Invitational

2023 — Rexburg, ID/US

Welcome to the Madison Invitational 2023!

Please check the side panel for this year's schedule.

Events (all entry fees are set to $6 this year, including partner events)

Debate Events: Congress and Novice/Varsity divisions of PF and LD

Speech Events: All 14 IHSAA speech events (some will be merged as described below)

This year, we will also host "SPARtner Debate" on Friday (individual competitors will be paired in round--just one more amusing way to promote interaction between schools)

Speech and Debate Olympics: We will, once again, have brackets in the cafeteria for ping pong, spike ball, and cornhole with an epic mystery competition prior to awards...and the much-coveted monster trophy.

Merged Events:Due to being early in the season (and conflicting with state drama), we will merge the following events:

-Dramatic Interp, POI, and Dramatic Duos will be part of "Serious Interp"

-After-Dinner, Humorous Interp, and Humorous Duos will be part of "Funny Interp"

-Communication Analysis and Informative will be part of "Informative/CA" (super-creative title, I know)

Congress Legislation

You will find the congress legislation to the right.

Panel Topics

Round 1: What can stake holders in schools do to overcome the COVID slump?

Round 2: In the event that Hamas is removed from the Gaza Strip, what could be done to promote peace between the Israelis and Palestinians?

Round 3: Harms of energy drinks on adolescents have been well documented. What can be done to curb the trend of energy drink usage among teenagers?

Finals: Ispanel discussion an event that should be continued? If so, what are the objectives, and how can we help judges make more objective, consistent decisions. If not, are there alternatives that would better show achievement of these objectives?