Welcome to the home page for the 2021 IIFA STATE tournament hosted by Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association on Feb 26-6, 2021 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

Open IPDA Quarters Posted
Prep 5:15 Friday
2-year & Open Semis will take place Sat 9:00 am
Feb 26 & 27, 2021 - IPDA Debate
​March 5 & 6, 2021 - Parli and IE

Complete Invitation

Students, judges, and coaches should watch the
IIFA State Tournament Orientation Video

Tournament Schedule - HERE


Registration & Check-in

IPDA - Please have a coach log on Friday, Feb 26th (10:15 am-10:45 am)

Parli - Please have a coach log on Friday, March 5th (8:15 am-8:45 am)

IE - Please have a coach log on Friday, March 5th (2:45 pm-3:15 pm)

Registration Room HERE to Confirm your entry

Ext/IPDA Prep Room HERE
Students should report to this room at the designated prep times.
Extemp Prep Room Coordinator: Vance Pierce

IPDA Prep Room Coordinator: Harry Bodell
 * Students should check-in at these rooms first - NOT your 8 x 8 competition room.

Debate and Time Signals

Judges and Students should watch THIS VIDEO  before your Debate, Impromptu, or Extemporaneous Speaking rounds. 

Hired Judges
Want to be a hired judge? -   Click HERE

Judge Block
Request a block with this form -  Click HERE

Non-Degreed Judge


Up to date invitation HERE


Opening Video
All Students/Judges/Coaches should watch this video before the tournament.
Opening/Orientation Video HERE



The results video feed will be posted here Sat March 6th, 7:30 pm


Duo Waiting Room
Procedures HERE
Waiting Room HERE

Duo Room Coordinator: Paul Cummins



Judges on Standby can wait in THIS room.  You will get an email when standbys are released.
Judges can hang out in this room and chat at any time. If you are not able to wait in this room, just keep your email open and your cell phone handy. If we need to use you as a standby we will reach out.

Sample Ballot

Try out a sample eBallot ahead of time. 


Team Room

You can create your own room. Begin with    https://8x8.vc/
Add Your team name bestschoolever
Add a 10 digit random number


This room will be live to use for your warmups and such.

It’s that easy.  The room will be live for you to use all season.

Contact a member of the tab staff if you need help.


Student Lounge
Come hang out and socialize before and after rounds.


Help Room

Students/Coaches/Judges can drop into this room for help.
Text For HELP 

Jeff 847-567-2512
Kacy 630-901-6900

Judy 815-751-3923

Richard 630-303-1761

Vance 309-648-7605

Paul 618-525-2749




Look Over These Guides https://forensicstournament.net/online


If you are having Connection Issues

1. Use a different browser (Firefox and Chrome work best).  Make sure you are in ONE room at a time.

2. Reboot your computer

3. Make sure your mic, camera, and speaker settings are operational

4. If you are using a tablet or phone us the 8x8meet APP instead of a browser

5. Test your internet.  You need a minimum of 6mbps. https://www.speedtest.net

6.  Seek help in the help room


Tablet Users may want to use the "8x8 Meet" App.  When possible, PC/Laptops will be more effective than tablets and phones. However, if you have unstable internet at any point the "8x8 Meet" App is a great alternative.

"POSTINGS" are left of here.  Room and Ballot Links will be emailed to judges, students, and coaches 15 minutes before rounds.  In order to avoid "8x8 bombing," we cannot post the room URLs publicly. Tab Staff can also share a room with you.


Observers - Once emails (postings/rounds) go out, students/coaches can share their room-link with teammates.  Observers are welcome to observe.  Mics off, please. In order to avoid "8x8 bombing," we cannot post the room URLs publicly. Tab Staff can also share a room with you.


Private Messages - Students, please do not PM with each other in the 8x8 rooms during speeches.


Email-v-Text - We have found that it's better to mark each of your judges and students as receiving their ballots through email instead of text.  You can make these choices on your student roster and judge roster.


Empty Room - If you or one of your students is sitting ALONE AND ON TIME in an empty 8 x 8 room something is wrong. Jump into the help room.