Welcome to the home page for the 2024 Moraine Valley Appelquist Speech Tournament tournament hosted by Moraine Valley College on Oct 25-26, 2024 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries

IPDA will be on CAMPUS on Friday, October 25th.

Individual Events will be on CAMPUS on Saturday, October 26th.


If you would like to be a HIRED or VOLUNTEER JUDGE: please sign up HERE!

Park in lot "A" enter building A. 


Friday Registration in building G Room 290 (walk through A to G)

Saturday Registration in building G Room 290 (walk through A to G)



IPDA PREP: TBA (IPDA will be a common Draw)



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.

Sample Ballot

Try out a sample eBallot ahead of time. 

 It's back..........

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. 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. 

John 773-318-2460

Krista 630-544-4619


 "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. We will also post on the wall in the walkway between building A and G.

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.



Affirmative Constructive 5 minutes

Neg Cross Ex 2 minute


Negative Constructive 6 minutes 

Aff Cross Ex 2 minutes 


Affirmative Rebuttal 3 minutes  

Negative Rebuttal 5 minutes

Affirmative Summary 3 minutes