Stanford Invitational Tournament

About SNFI

The Stanford National Forensic Institute is operated by the Stanford Debate Society, Stanford University's competitive intercollegiate debate program, as a service for the speech & debate community.  SNFI has hosted students from around the globe for summer speech & debate training since 1990.

Since 2010 over 5,000 students have attended a SNFI summer speech & debate camp program, and nearly 20% of students have returned again after their first session!  Our alumni have gone on to high-level performances at nearly every high school and collegiate level speech & debate championship tournament, attendance at nearly every top-tier college and university for undergraduate studies, and many of the top professional schools.

SNFI is an "internal" Stanford program, meaning that we are an on-campus Stanford program, as opposed to being an "external" program that merely rents space for their program at Stanford.