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Public Events

The first section is for tournaments hosted; below that are our public showcases.




WKU/Alumni Fall Tournament & Round Robin

Final round of the 2017 WKU/Alumni Alexis Elliott L-D Round Robin: LaKiyah Sain (Wiley) AFF vs Bailey Ring (WKU) NEG

The WKU/Alumni Fall Tournament rolls together an invite-only L-D round robin, an Open L-D tournament, and two IE tournaments into one weekend. We offer novice divisions in L-D debate, and top novice awards in IEs. The 2019 overall team sweepstakes champion for individual events and debate was Marshall University. The overall individual events champion was the University of Alabama.

Online registration: (if you are staying for IEs on Sunday, also register for Sunday as a separate tournament)
> Parli, Day 1 IE, and L-D: (registration link provided in August)
> Day 2 IE: (registration link provided in August)



Postings from the 2018 Junior Hilltopper Classic

WKU Junior Hilltopper Classic

Junior High
Nov 23, 2019
A fun winter tournament, hosting all junior KHSSL events

(registration link provided in August)






Postings from the 2018 Senior Hilltopper ClassicWKU Senior Hilltopper Classic

Senior High
Dec 7, 2019
A large tournament, averaging 25 schools, with all senior KHSSL events, including Congress and Public Forum, in a single day. Semifinals possible in a few events.

(registration link provided in August)

Information on Kentucky event rules






Videos of these showcases will be released to the team's Youtube channel after the competition year, around May.


Forensic Alumni Showcase | 15 Nov

Friday, 15 November 2019

To open the first alumni-lead team practice weekend of the season the team will host a small showcase of performances in the Faculty House, free of charge.

Video from last year:  Homecoming Showcase (16 Oct 2018)


Queer & Here: A Night of LGBTQIA+ Performance | 3 Dec

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at the DSU Auditorium, 7:00 PM

WKU Forensics is coming out with the second annual QUEER AND HERE: A night of LGBTQIA+ Performance. The second showcase for 2019-20, this free show will include performances from the WKU Forensic Team, a presentation from the Queer Student Union, and likely one other lesson. We would love to have you join us for this free performance-centered event.

Video from last year:  QUEER & HERE (12 Nov 2018)


The Black Excellence Exposition | 27 Feb

Thursday 27 February, FAC Recital Hall, 7:05 PM

The original minority voice showcase, the 2020 BEE is a free public showcase of dance and choir, and performances of poetry, prose, and public speaking from the WKU Forensic Team, creating Black History. The least of featured performers will be made available closer to the event.

Video from last year:  The Black Excellence Exposition (12 Feb 2019)


Bodies: Reclaiming Sexual Autonomy | 4 March

Wednesday, 4 March 2020; DSU Auditorium 7:15 PM, after SGA

This public showcase on recovering from sexual trauma features performances by members of the WKU Forensic Team and a discussion from Hope Harbor, Inc. Please help us raise funds by paying what you can (~$2-5) or providing hygiene products like feminine pads or socks; money will go to HH, and items to Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc.

Video from last year:  BODIES: Reclaiming Sexual Autonomy (23 Feb 2019)


March Alumni Work Weekend | 20 March

Friday, 20 March 2020; Faculty House 6:30 PM

In the weeks leading up to the national tournaments, the team brings together several of its alumni and hosts a coaching weekend. That weekend is begun with this showcase.

Video from last year:  The March Alumni Showcase (15 March 2019)


Contact Info


Phone: 270 745 6340
Fax: 270 745 6341


all photos: Sur la Lune Photography

To enter one of our tournaments, simply click on the associated link. This will forward you to the Speechwire page for that tournament, where you will find the tournament information and online registration. You *must* register for the tournament online.

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 Last Modified 2/13/20