State Speech Festival

State Speech Festival: April 17-18, 2020









Information below is from 2019. This notice will be removed in March as we update for 2020 information.
Re-registration instructions: Speech Handbook (p. 12-13).
Re-registration available through April 1.
Info: Students, Coaches, Adjudicators (posted 3/28/19, 7pm)
Building Information (Posted 4/8/19)
Map for Contestants/Adjudicators
Pay Invoice with Credit Card (based on SpeechWire)
Inclement Weather Policy


Coaches, please share with adjudicators. See also the 3 boldfaced documents above.
Adjudicator Guidelines (updated 2019)
Sign-Up for Rounds Beyond School Commitment

Traveling to UW-Madison

Campus Parking Map *
Campus Parking Availability for Non-Buses *
UW-Madison Campus Map, Interactive
State Street Parking Ramp (City of Madison)
* We do not provide parking; school buses park per instructions in the information document, above.

2019 T-shirts have been discounted: $10-12 in our online store.

Equity/Inclusion Resources


All-Gender Restrooms

By building:






Social Science:


Van Hise:

Van Vleck:


*Please see directional signage to locations.


Harassment & Discrimination Policy

The Wisconsin High School Forensic Association is committed to fostering safe and supportive learning environments for all student participants and adults at our interscholastic events. This requires mutual respect on the part of all people present. Accordingly, WHSFA prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination by and to any person, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law. Individuals found to have violated this policy will be subject to a full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the festival premises.


Complaints/Equity Officer

If you have a concern about how people are treating you that you want to make known to the WHSFA and, if appropriate, legal authorities, or you have witnessed behavior inconsistent with the Harassment and Discrimination Policy, please report to the festival registration/information table in the Mainstage lobby, and request to meet with an equity officer. You will be asked to complete a form sharing your information and describing the violation. You will then discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with an equity officer, who shall in turn, investigate the complaint. Whenever possible, connect with an equity officer in person first.