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American Forensic Association
We are the professional organization for the many men and women who train American students in the skills of public speaking and study the use of reasoned discourse in public life. You will find what we stand for in Our credo .
National Forensic Association
The National Forensic Association (NFA) is an academic association dedicated to providing leadership in intercollegiate speech and debate education in the United States. The NFA sponsors the annual collegiate national championship in Individual Events and Lincoln Douglas Debate during April. Additionally, the association promotes and publishes the National Forensic Journal, an academic journal emphasizing scholarly work in speech and forensic pedagogy, as well as a selection of programs at the annual National Communication Association convention.
Council of Forensic Organizations
The Council of Forensic Organizations is an intercollegiate organization consisting of representatives of various national speech and debate organizations. COFO was started in 1984 to increase dialogue between the organizations. One of the main purposes of COFO was to create a national tournament calendar. However, COFO has also become involved with general issues related to the intercollegiate speech and debate communities.