Stanford Invitational Tournament

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1-Week Public Forum Workout

The 1-Week Public Forum Workout is designed for students who don't have the time to complete the full 2-Week Core Public Forum Program.  We recommend that students who are able choose to attend the 2-Week Core Public Forum Program or the 3-Week Public Forum Experience.  Based on past requests, we recognize that some students are unable to fit the full program into their summer and offer this shortened program to allow more students to sharpen their Public Forum skills over the summer.

The primary purpose of the 1-Week Public Forum Workout is to accommodate students who are unable to attend the 2-Week Core Public Forum Program due to unavoidable scheduling constraints.  SNFI strongly suggests attending the 2-Week Core Public Forum Program instead of the 1-Week Public Forum Workout.  Note that the academic experience is not tailored to students attending the 1-Week Public Forum Workout, so students may arrive/depart in the middle of important materials without being at a logical start/stop point, and our staff is unable to make special accommodations for students who are departing early from or arrivaing late to the 2-Week Core Public Forum Program via enrollment in the 1-Week Public Forum Workout.

2018 1-Week Public Forum Workout Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2018 staff

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.

2017 1-Week Public Forum Workout Staff Members Included:

Stanford National Forensic Institute - Cayman Giordano (Division Director, Public Forum)

Cayman Giordano, Division Director, Public Forum

Cayman Giordano has been involved in competitive debate since the late 1990s; he has competed or coached successfully on a national level in Public Forum, Parliamentary, Policy, Lincoln Douglas, and Extemporaneous Speaking. He has worked with teams from Hatboro-Horsham high school in PA (NSDA), UMBC and UMCP in MD (APDA), and is currently coaching for and traveling with several public middle and high schools throughout Howard County, MD (NCFL/NJFL). Cayman has previously taught at Capitol Debate workshops around Washington DC, the Capitol Classic summer institute at Loyola, and was an instructor at the James Logan Debate Academy. This is his eighth year at SNFI.

Stanford National Forensic Institute - Tiffany Yuan (Public Forum Instructor)

Tiffany Yuan, Public Forum Instructor

Tiffany Yuan is a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, studying public health, psychology, and social policy. She competed in Public Forum for Princeton High School for 4 years, serving as PF captain her senior year, and was ranked as high as 6th in the country on Debaterankings. Tiffany qualified to the TOC twice, qualified and broke at NSDA nationals, and competed at NCFLs 2016. She was also a semifinalist at New Jersey states, a quarterfinalist at the Yale Invitational, and won a number of other titles. In college, Tiffany competes on the Johns Hopkins Parliamentary Debate Council (APDA), serving as the tournament director. She was named the 2017 APDA US Novice of the Year, through winning 1st place novice speaker awards at Harvard, American, Brandeis, and George Washington, and other speaker awards at Yale, Georgetown, William and Mary, Williams, and more. She has also cleared to multiple elimination rounds on both the novice and varsity level, and is excited to join the SNFI staff for the first time this summer!

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 22nd - Jul 28th 9th-12th Stanford University $1,395.00 – $1,695.00
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Jul 29th - Aug 4th 9th-12th Stanford University $1,495.00 – $1,795.00
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