Stanford Invitational Tournament

Thanks for joining us this summer!  Please return to our website later this fall to see the dates of our 2021 programs which we anticipate being fully online, see the SNFI Online Program Experience page for more information.

2-Week Middle School Competitive Speech Experience

The Stanford National Forensic Institute is again offering a program for middle school speech. This camp will focus both on the style of competitive speech offered at middle schools in the Bay Area, and the transition to high school speech events. This camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of debating, covering material that is similar to that described for the 2-Week Individual Events program, but in a slightly slower "survey" format that is tailored to Middle School students.  We will focus more on individual workshops than on broad topic lectures and skills seminars, and will progress at a speed that is appropriate for a typical middle school student in order to increase the educational value of the program.  Students in the 2-Week Middle School Speech program will have an opportunity to progress to more advanced topics than students in the 1-Week session in addition to completing approzimately twice as many practice speeches.

Note: we do not accept international students for any of our middle school sessions.


2021 2-Week Middle School Competitive Speech Experience Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2021 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.


2020 2-Week Middle School Competitive Speech Experience Staff Members Included:



Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

No Sessions Currently Scheduled For This Camp