1st Annual Mark Gardner Invitational

2024 — San Diego, CA/US

Welcome to the San Diego Imperial Valley Speech League

1st Annual Mark Gardner Invitational Tournament

Public Forum Debate

Parliamentary Debate

This tournament is open only to members of the San Diego Imperial Valley Speech League.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Olympian High School

1925 Magdalena Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91913

Your Tournament Director is Stephen Fazio


Park in Student Parking or Staff Parking, but not in spaces designated for specific staff members such as principals or counselors.

Tabroom and Judges' Room

Tab and judges' room will be located in the Library (campus map linked on the right side of the page).

Students can gather in the various outdoor tables or under the pavilion.

Awards will be held in the pavilion.

Public Forum Topic

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should ban single-use plastic.

(NOTE: This topic will be used for Novice and Varsity debaters. SDIVSL does NOT use the NSDA Novice topic.)

Harassment and Discrimination policy:
The SDIVSL is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The SDIVSL prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination of and by participants at League events. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches or observers. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises. Coaches and students who are aware of harassment and/or discrimination outside of SDIVSL League activities are strongly encouraged to report these instances to the appropriate parties (other coaches, administrators, etc.) for investigation and resolution.

See the additional pages (right side column, yellow section, "Information", "Schedule") for complete information.

We look forward to seeing your team!