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2020 IPDA National Championship Tournament & Convention UPDATE: Cancellation of the Tournament
Friends and colleagues,
It is with significant regret that the Executive Committee has decided that the tournament now warrants cancellation. Please know that we made every possible attempt to keep the tournament as scheduled, but in lieu of many significant developments, including a continual governmental and organizational response, we cannot in good conscience move forward. Due to potential liability concerns to the organization and our member schools, increased number of drops and last minute notifications by campus administrations barring travel, and a looming Tennessee Tech University emergency Board of Regents meeting set to take place this evening, we feel it necessary to act out of caution and knowing that the situation remains fluid with additional cancellations up to and including the possibility that the campus may be told it cannot host the event.
We sincerely apologize for the late cancellation but we could not have foreseen the significant developments in the last 24-48 hours and we appreciate each and every one of you who had planned on attendance. We will be in continual discussions internally about how to proceed with future plans for this organization and will keep you posted on additional developments and decisions.
Keith Milstead President, International Public Debate Association
The IPDA Textbook is now available for purchase!
The International Public Debate Association is proud to announce that a textbook has been created that offers specific instruction on the IPDA style of debate. Edited by Dr. Pat Richey of MTSU, with contributions by a host of the top current and former IPDA coaches in the nation, this text will help you and your program train debaters of all skill levels to the highest possible standards.