Stanford Invitational Tournament

It's not too late to join us for summer 2018!  We still have space in many of our programs, however many sessions are close to maximum capacity--if you're planning to attend, we strongly suggest that you sign up soon!

View our 2018 programs schedule.  Not sure which program to choose?  Review our "How to pick the right program" guide.

1-Week Congressional Debate Workout

SNFI is proud to add a Congressional Debate program!  We're excited to bring the same professionalism and expertise developed over the past 25 years in every format of competitive high school debate to Congress.

The 1-Week Congressional Debate Workout is designed as an opportunity for students to sharpen their Congress skills ahead of the next competitive season.  SNFI strongly suggests that students enroll in the 2-Week Core Congressional Debate Program if their schedules allow.  Our curriculum is designed around a full two week-long experience in order to cover the full spectrum of relevant material.

More details on this summer's curriculum will be available in the near future.


2018 1-Week Congressional Debate Workout Staff Members Include:

Stanford National Forensic Institute - Andrew Bempah (Congress & Parli Instructor)

Andrew Bempah, Congress & Parli Instructor

Andrew is a rising junior at Stanford currently majoring in Management Science and Engineering. As a freshman competing for SDS, Andrew broke at multiple APDA tournaments and was awarded the nation's top novice speaker at the US Universities British Parliamentary National Championships.  Andrew attended Evanston Township High School in Chicago where he competed in Congressional debate under the guidance of Jeff Hannan and former national champion Noah Whinston .


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 Congressional Debate Workout Staff Members Included:

Stanford National Forensic Institute - Krikor Kouyoumdjian (Parli Instructor)

Krikor Kouyoumdjian, Parli Instructor

Krikor Kouyoumdjian has been involved in debate for 12 years as both a competitor and a coach. In shigh school he compeded in Congress and Parli at the state champion level as well as winning the Duke Moot Court competition undefeated. Krikor attended Loyola Marymount University and competed in British Parliamentary debate as well as APDA. He attended 5 different national championships, making it to elimination rounds in each one. He has won multiple tournaments at the national and international level, most notably the 2013 Oxford IV and the 2014 North American Championships. 

Krikor has experience coaching and teaching students at every grade level from elementary to high school and has worked as a debate coach at 5 schools in the Los Angeles area. Most recently his 5th and 6th graders from the Center for Early Education won the National Championship title for their age range in the MSPDP.




Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 15th - Jul 21st 9th-12th Stanford University $1,395.00 – $1,695.00
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Jul 22nd - Jul 28th 9th-12th Stanford University $1,495.00 – $1,795.00
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