NSDA Middle School Speech Challenge

2020 — Online, US

Hotel Block

If your team does not stay within the National Tournament hotel block, there will be a $25 charge per student added to your registration fees. See the Housing section of the Nationals website for more information.

MS Site » Middle school competition will take place at Albuquerque High School on Wednesday/Thursday and the Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday. Read a tentative overview of the 2020 Albuquerque Nationals site plan. You can also check out an interactive Google map and other local attractions so you can plan your week’s stay in Albuquerque accordingly

Online Booking Site » All coaches must use the online booking site. Please do NOT call the hotels directly to book your hotel rooms. Larger teams requiring ten or more rooms, or those teams wishing to pay by check, should contact the Speech & Debate Housing Bureau (managed by Catch Des Moines). Details can be found on the online booking site. Every hotel requires a credit card on file for incidentals and cancellation fees even if you are paying by check. If you are paying by check, please select “Yes” in the field under “Additional Information” on the “Guest Details” page and someone from the Speech & Debate Housing Bureau will follow up with you. 

Additional Block Hotels » Morning and afternoon traffic jams will make commuting from non-recommended properties a very difficult task and could result in major issues for your team. In addition, the NSDA only has contracts with those properties listed and will not be able to assist you with issues in hotels outside the block. PLEASE DO NOT STAY OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT HOTEL BLOCK.

Important Notes » Many room reservations within the National Tournament hotel block are subject to an automatic non-refundable two-night deposit per room that will be charged on April 22, 2020. The DoubleTree and Hyatt Place Albuquerque Uptown will charge the two-night deposit at the time of booking. This avoids double booking and allows all attendees equal opportunity to book in the best available properties. Check the online booking site for details.

Please note, there is a five night minimum stay at the Hyatt Regency, DoubleTree, Crowne Plaza, and Marriott Albuquerque.


Accessibility information is available via this guide. Please contact the national office with any questions.


We are only utilizing the services of the Catch Des Moines Housing Bureau for the 2020 National Tournament. Reservations for the National Tournament hotel block can only be made by working directly with the Catch Des Moines Housing Bureau via our web reservation system. If you are contacted by individuals claiming to represent block hotels or our “housing vendor,” do not provide your credit card information. These are unauthorized vendors who may charge your card in exchange for hotel rooms that do not exist.