Stanford Invitational Tournament

May 25th is the Preferred Enrollment Deadline.  We still have space in most of our programs, however some sessions are approaching maximum capacity--if you're planning to attend, we strongly suggest that you sign up soon!

View our 2019 programs schedule.  Not sure which program to choose?  Review our "How to pick the right program" guide.

1-Week Advanced Parliamentary Program

The 1-Week Advanced Parliamentary Program provides an opportunity for students who have previously attended an SNFI Parliamentary camp to join into the second week of the 2-Week Parliamentary Program.  Students in this program will skip over the first week's introductory base materials and will pick up directly with the advanced seminar curriculum and in depth practice debates geared for more advanced and serious Parliamentary debaters.  This program is offered based on the feedback of prior attendees looking to return for the in depth topic strategy and analysis offered in the second week of the 2-Week program without duplicating the first week.

Note: only alumni of previous SNFI Parliamentary session are eligible to enroll in this session.


2019 1-Week Advanced Parliamentary Program Staff Members Include:

Stanford National Forensic Institute - Ben Schwartz (Parli Instructor)

Ben Schwartz, Parli Instructor

Ben is an incoming sophomore studying economics at Stanford University. He debated in MSPDP for three years at Sutter Middle School and in NPDL (American Parliamentary) for four years at C.K. McClatchy High School, finishing his senior year ranked 12th nationally. He coached the Sutter Middle School debate team from 2016-2018, during which the team achieved its first league championship since Ben's 8th grade year on the team. He also served as the Assistant Tournament Director for the Capitol Region Debate League for the 2017-2018 season. Ben now debates in British Parliamentary and American Parliamentary Debate for the Stanford Debate Society.


Stanford National Forensic Institute - Henry Weikel (Parli Instructor)

Henry Weikel, Parli Instructor

Henry Weikel is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where he was president of the BP and APDA team. He competed mostly in BP, breaking at more than 15 tournaments including the Oxford IV, Cambridge IV, and national championships (USUDC) and winning a number of regional tournaments including the Edinburgh Cup and California Cup. He has judged the finals of numerous tournaments including NPDL-TOC and USUDC in 2019 and coached at Berkeley and three high schools in California.

He will begin graduate studies in English Literature at Oxford or Cambridge in the Fall.


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.


2018 1-Week Advanced Parliamentary Program Staff Members Included:



Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Aug 4th - Aug 10th 9th-12th Stanford University $1,495.00 – $1,795.00
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Aug 11th - Aug 17th 9th-12th Stanford University $1,495.00 – $1,795.00
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