National Speech & Debate Association Tournament

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National Speech & Debate Tournament
National Speech & Debate Association

The National Speech & Debate Tournament, the largest academic competition in the world, is coming to Dallas.

Top high school and middle school speech and debate competitors, from approximately 3,500 schools, will argue topics that are important nationally, as well as globally, such as legal and illegal immigration, antitrust regulations on technology giants, and revolution and political oppression. More than 10,000 students, coaches, educators, and parents expected to attend the tournament this year. 

Following the National Speech & Debate Tournament, several high school and middle school students will be crowned 2019 champions, winning more than $150,000 in scholarships. To see the full tournament schedule, visit:

Event Details



Sheraton Dallas
400 N. Olive St.
Dallas, TX 75201


Ticket Info

Admission is free.