National Speech and Debate Season Opener
2023 — Lexington, KY/US
National Speech & Debate Season Opener Invitation (7.18.2023)
In-Person Schedule (8.3.2023)
Online Schedule (8.3.2023)
Gender-Neutral Restroom: White Hall Classroom Building, Room 48 (Basement)
Event Helpline: Each event's designated email helpline is below. Please review all tournament documentation before submitting a help ticket, and do not attempt to contact tournament staff via their personal email or phone number. Any issues must be reported via the designated email helpline for that event in order to receive a response.
Email Subject: Please use the following email subjects, as applicable for your inquiry.
Tab Issue – Issues with e-ballot, pairing, judging, etc.
Missing Participant – Judges and/or competitors absent from rounds
Tech Issue – Tech issues of any kind, including difficulty accessing virtual rooms
Tech Time – If invoking tech time (see Tournament Procedures), notify tab staff of the time started and time zone, then provide an update when the issue is resolved or tech time concludes
Procedure Issue – Procedural questions and/or concerns, including inquiries about filing a petition with the Ombuds Office
Equity Issue – Equity questions and/or concerns, including inquiries about filing a petition with the Equity Office about an equity, harassment, discrimination, or bullying incident
Email Content: Please include the following information in the body of your email.
Your Full Name
Your Phone Number
Your Institutional Affiliation
Your Role (e.g. Coach, Judge, Competitor)
Round + Flight
Event + Onsite/Online
Brief Description of Issue
Congress Tab - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln-Douglas Tab - email@example.com
Policy Tab - firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Forum Tab - email@example.com
Speech Tab - firstname.lastname@example.org