Welcome to the home page for the 2024 Pirate Rendezvous tournament hosted by Park University on Feb 23-24, 2024 for College students.

Status: Accepting Entries




Ahoy Forensics Colleagues,



Park University Speech and Debate invites you to the in-person Pirate Rendezvous on the campus of Park University in Parkville, MO—minutes from the Missouri River, Kansas City and MCI International Airport.

 Competition will begin at 12:30pm on Friday February 23 and end on Saturday the 24th.  We will feature all 11 AFA events, plus Interviewing, Duo Improvisation, Editorial Impromptu, and Radio Broadcasting (using new PKD rules), along with four preliminary rounds of IPDA (novice and open), 4 rounds of TIPDA, and appropriate elimination rounds.

 We hope you will join us for a warm-up for the PKD Biennial competition and some unique events not offered at many tournaments!

 Judges and competitors must be entered on Forensicstournament.net by Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 5:00 pm (CT).

Please contact us with any questions. We hope you can rendezvous with the us this spring!

Dr. Lora Cohn, Director of Forensics (Head Pirate) lora.cohn@park.edu

(816) 584-6311

  • Tue 01/30/24 1:30 pm Central
    Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)