Stanford Invitational


Tournament directors Rich Boltizar & Brian Manuel and student director Nadia cordially invite you to attend the 38th Annual Stanford Invitational, an online national invitational tournament hosted by the Associated Students of Stanford University’s Stanford Student Enterprises division with support from Stanford Debate, from February 10-12, 2024.  We view this tournament as an opportunity to provide a service to the speech and debate community, and hope that our professionalism and commitment to operating a top quality tournament is apparent to past attendees of the many tournaments we have run and assisted over the years.

The 2024 Stanford Invitational Tournament Invitation contains further details about this year’s tournament, and registration for the Stanford Invitational will be done via Tabroom at

The Stanford Invitational offers competition in nearly all debate and speech events, including:


  • Policy
  • Lincoln Douglas
  • Public Forum
  • Parliamentary
  • Worlds Schools
  • Congressional


  • Pattern A: national extemp, oratory, dramatic, spar, expos/informative, and declamation
  • Pattern B: international extemp, duo, humorous, impromptu, oral interp, and program oral interp


Please take care of your tournament registration and all other arrangements as soon as possible so that we may accommodate all of your students who wish to compete. This will ensure a pleasant and trouble-free tournament for everyone, and allow us to host you in the way you deserve!

Questions about the Stanford Invitational should be directed to the tournament directors or our other staff by emailing

Best regards,
Rich Boltizar, Executive Tournament Director
Brian Manuel, Associate Tournament Director
Nadia Chung
, SSE Tournament Managing Director

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