Stanford Invitational Tournament

Stanford Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament

30th Stanford Invitational | January 16-18, 2016

The Stanford Debate Society is pleased to invite you to the 30th 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!

2016 dates have shifted to January 16-18 due to the Super Bowl being held near Stanford on our traditional February weekend

Registration will open in fall 2015 (approximately November 1st), and the full invitation will be updated and made available in the early fall


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2015 (this is all left in place from 2015 to aid in planning for 2016 and will be updated as the 2016 tournament approaches)


Questions: Questions about the 2016 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 Debate Society

Executive Tournament Director, Stanford Invitational