Welcome to the home page for the 2024 District IX Qualifier tournament hosted by Colorado College on Mar 3, 2024 for College students.

Status: Adds, changes, or drops for existing schools only (No new schools)

Dear Colleagues,

The District Committee would like to cordially invite you to attend the American Forensics Association - National Speech Tournament District IX Qualifier on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024.

This year the District IX Qualifier will be a virtual tournament. The tournament will be administered using forensicstournament.net, which is integrated with “8x8” video competition software. Coaches will need to include an email and phone number for each coach, student, and accompanying judge when they register so that students and judges can receive links to their rounds. Please examine information available at https://forensicstournament.net/online in order to familiarize yourself with the special requirements of virtual tournaments. And, remember, you must cover your entry for the entire tournament.

AFA-NST District IX includes any college or university in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, El Paso County, Texas, plus Montana State University, Billings, which offers an Associate of Arts degree and/or higher degree. Any college or university in this region is eligible for membership in AFA-NIET District IX, so all are very welcome to attend! Registration closes on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 2:00 PM MST; however, add/drops for registered schools are acceptible until Feb. 28th at 2:00 PM MST. All fees will be assessed at this time. Any drops or changes after this time will be charged a $20 fee.  

The attached invitation contains complete information about the tournament. If there is a question you don't find answered, please do not hesitate to contact me via your preferred medium. Let's qualify some students for nationals! 


Best wishes,


Dr. Jillian Jaeger

AFA-NST District IX Chair

Head Speech and Debate Coach

Colorado College