Stanford Invitational Tournament

Stanford Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament

31st Annual Stanford Invitational | February 11-13, 2017



The Stanford Debate Society is pleased to invite you to the 31st annual Stanford National Invitational. Since 1987 students from across the nation have been joining us for this national level competition, and we hope that you'll help us build on this tradition and join us in Palo Alto this year!


Please visit for our full tournament invitation!


FUTURE DATES (additional details will be released in the fall prior to each year's tournament); future dates subject to change


2018 Stanford Invitational airfare discount:

We have arranged a special group discount with United Airlines for tournament attendees, which is available with promotion code ZE3Q802804.  To take advantage of this discount, you can use any of the following booking methods:

1) Enter ZE3Q802804 in the “promotions & certificates” box when searching for airfare on, or follow this link to where you can enter code ZE3Q802804.

2) Provide code ZE3Q802804 to a United booking agent by phone.

3) Provide code ZE3Q802804 to your travel agent.

This discount is available for a wide range of dates to accommodate squads traveling before and after the 2018 Stanford Invitational, and also includes the dates for the Berkeley tournament so that you can still get the discount if you're staying in California for the week and attending both tournaments!  You can also use this discount code even if you are attending just the Berkeley tournament.  Note that discounts are in the range of 2% for the cheapest tickets (and should at a minimum make economy about the same price as basic economy); discounts increase to over 10% for more expensive tickets!


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2017 (left for your general reference for future years; 2018 details will be available fall 2017)


Questions: Questions about the 2017 Stanford Invitational should be directed to tournament director Rich Boltizar or our other staff by e-mailing You may also try calling the Stanford Debate office at (650) 723-9086, however email is the most efficient way to reach our staff, and likely will receive a much quicker response.

We view this tournament as an opportunity to provide a service to the high school speech and debate community, and hope that is apparent to past attendees. We welcome feedback about how we can continue to improve the Stanford Invitational. So that we may accommodate all of your students who wish to compete, please take care of your tournament registration as soon as posible, and please book your hotel as soon as is feasible. This will ensure a pleasant and trouble-free tournament for everyone, and allow us to host you in the way you deserve!


Rich Boltizar

Director of Debate, Stanford University

Executive Tournament Director, Stanford Invitational