The collegiate LD is policy - the coaches have done a good job of keeping a lid on speed and the stock issues are written into the rules. We go to tournaments at St Anselm, Suffolk, Emerson, and St Anselm. It is a very friendly community. Public Forum happens in two ways at the collegiate level. One format is run by Andrew Jacobs at Rockland County CC. It is a small but persistent community with several tournaments around the NYC area. We've tried it a couple of times and I held a division of it a few years ago. The other Public Forum (I forget the details of the format) is promoted out of Ohio University - I think it is similar to the high school format. Overall, there has been an explosion of formats in the last 10 years - at PKD nationals there is NPDA, IPDA, LD, Public Forum, and Worlds Style Debate. Interesting about your attempt to sign up.
The NFA specific topic wording comes out in July - the area is space.
From: USA Debating in the WUDC Format [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Thomas Downs
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:07 PM
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Subject: Re: congrats to Morehouse
Oswego would love to bring L-D and Public Forum debaters to your tournament next winter if you decide to run them. I was not aware that these events were offered in this region of the country.
Department of Communication Studies
On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM, Scott Thomson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who voted. I am sure Morehouse will be a fantastic
> host for 2016. Please consider coming to Ithaca College’s Tournament
> which will be February 7 and 8, 2015. We’ll be hosting the USU Novice
> Championships and an Open Worlds Division. We’ll try to offer
> divisions in Policy, LD, and Public Forum if schools are interested.
> Ithaca College