Welcome to the home page for the 2021 Conference IV #1 tournament hosted by University of Alaska Anchorage on Oct 1-2, 2021 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

This tournament is an invitational that undertakes a number of experimental approaches to BP debate. If you're interested in participating, please contact Steve Johnson.



Conference IV #1 will incorporate a number of approaches that are significantly different from current BP practice.  We encourage you to review the original proposal, the discussion on Slack and this invitation to understand those differences.  More importantly, you should discuss those differences with your competitive debaters prior to the tournament so that all attendees operate from a common set of assumptions.  


In brief, the major differences at this tournament are:


  • Motions produced by a crowd-sourcing process

  • Points of privilege allowed during the round to address equity concerns in-round

  • Escalated equity issues handled by the tournament host or designee with the option of involving the host institution’s equity and compliance office.

  • Open deliberation following the debate, to be observed by the debaters 




We’ll use Yaatly for this online event.  You’ll need to create an account for your squad (including debaters and judges)  if you haven’t already done so.  You may read about creating a squad account and adding your debaters & judges to that account here.  


Follow this link to access the tournament




Entries are due by midnight, Monday, September 27.  Please register teams at forensicstournament.net.


  • Thu 09/23/21 9:45 am Pacific
    Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)