Concordia WE Lillo Invitational

2017 — MN/US

Concordia College is pleased to invite you to the 74th Annual W.E. Lillo Invitational Debate Tournament.  In the seven decades since W.E. Lillo founded the tournament, Concordia has welcomed teams from across the upper Midwest to meet on our campus for quality debate competition. Once again, our team and coaching staff hope your experience here will be both enjoyable and educational. 


This year’s Lillo will be held on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th.  While we are aware that this date conflicts with some other forensics events we are constrained by both the general Concordia calendar and our schedule of collegiate tournaments when picking a date.  We hope that despite such conflicts you choose to send some teams to Moorhead to compete.


We would like to host three divisions of policy debate and two divisions of Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas.  Despite our desire to support all three of these debate formats, it has been some time since we have had sufficient entries for a viable field in PF or LD.  If you are interested in entering public forum or LD debaters, please send an email message to before Tuesday, October 26th so we can formally confirm our ability to offer these divisions.


We hope you can join us for this fun and exciting opportunity.






Najla Amundson, Director of Speech


Emily Bosch, Assistant Director of Debate


Zach Oehm, Assistant Director of Speech


Fred Sternhagen, Director of Debate