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


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