NITOC Competition Events
NITOC 2017 will offer 12 Individual Events (Speech Events) grouped into four main disciplines:
Limited Preparation Speeches
Wild Card Event Speeches
The Italicized Events are Speechranks events from other leagues that are compatible with Stoa’s NITOC events. Students receiving two Green Check Marks on Speechranks in those events will be invited to participate in the associated NITOC event based on the National Model Invitations system. Other leagues also have events that are already grouped with NITOC events on Speechranks. State Model Invitations apply to Stoa Events only.
NITOC 2017 will offer three debate events:
Resolved: The needs of the public ought to be valued above private property rights.
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reform its agriculture and/or food safety policy in the United States.
NOTE: For Duo Interpretation, Team Policy, and Parliamentary Debate only teams may be invited to the Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions. In other words, a student may not receive an invitation with one partner and then compete at the Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions with another. If a student receives an invitation with two different partners in the same event, he/she must choose with which partner to compete.