Barkley Forum for High Schools

2023 — Atlanta, GA/US

Schedule Information

Tentative schedules are posted on tabroom. Locations are subject to change.

The Opening Awards Ceremony will be virtual and distributed prior to the start of competition. We will hear from Georgia Speaker of the Year Gabrielle Claiborne, co-founder of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, which offers transgender-focused inclusion training; announce the Melissa Maxcy Wade Social Justice Award recipient; and honor the new inductees into the Gold Key Society.  

All schools should check in on tabroom by 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday, January 27th.  Online registration/check-in will open on Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m.  

Pelham Debates ONLY will start on campus at 1:30; they will be responsible for paying for parking. 

All other events (besides Pelham Debates): please do not arrive on the Emory campus earlier than 4:00 on January 27th, when we have permission to park on campus.   Rounds for all other events will start at or around 4:30 on the Emory campus. 

Final rounds for all speech events except Program Oral Interpretation will be at Rollins/Nursing School, the final round of Congressional Debate will be in the Candler School of Theology, and final rounds for all other events (LD, Public Forum, Pelham Debates, and Program Oral Interpretation) will be in the new Emory Student Center.  The final awards assembly is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29th in the Emory Student Center.