Welcome to the home page for the 2023 Moraine Valley Appelquist Speech Tournament tournament hosted by Moraine Valley College on Oct 27-28, 2023 for College students.
Status: System shutdown (No new schools, changes, adds, or drops )
IDPA will be ONLINE on Friday, October 27th.
Individual Events will be on CAMPUS on Saturday, October 28th.
Cross-Squad Improvisation (CSI)
Event description: Students will enter this event as an individual. Once at the tournament, they will be paired with a partner from another team. Thirty minutes before their performance, the pair will draw an improv scenario which includes a place & a relationship (I.E. siblings camping in a tent out in the woods). They can confer & brainstorm with each other for thirty minutes; no external information or computers may be used. The pair will then perform their scene for the judge. Although students will be performing as a pair, they will be ranked individually. For final founds the top INDIVIDUALS will advance, not necessarily the top teams. For each round, NEW improv teams will be formed. A team will consist of at least 2 people. In the final round, students will be ranked as a team.
Please log on Friday (10:15am-10:45am) to confirm your entry. Registration Room HERE
Saturday Registration in building A Room 258
Sign up to judge by clicking this link! Coming Soon
Debate and Time Signals
Watch THIS video before your Debate, Impromptu, or Extemporaneous Speaking round.
Stand By Judges - Please keep your email open and your cell phone handy. If we need to use you as a standby we will reach out.
Try out a sample eBallot ahead of time.
Prep Room HERE
Students should report to this room at the designated prep times.
Help Room for Friday
Students/Coaches/Judges can drop into this room for help.
Text For HELP
Notes for online tournament:
Please share with students, judges, and coaches.
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 ONTIME in an empty 8 x 8 room something is wrong. Jump into the help room.