Clear Falls Knight TFA IQT TOC Speech and NIETOC Qualifying Inv

2022 — League City, TX/US

Debate, Extemp, and Impromptu Topics/Topic Areas

For the 2022 Knight Invitational, we will be using the following topics for the following events:

Public Forum Debate (Varsity and Novice): September/October 2022 Topic - Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Varsity and Novice): September/October 2022 Topic - Resolved: The United States ought to implement a single-payer universal healthcare system.

Policy Debate: 2022-2023 Topic - Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.

Congressional Debate: From the Fall 2022 TFA Docket – We will use the Region 4 Congress Scaffold as follows: Prelims 16-20 Semis (if needed) 21-25 (Finals) 26-30

World Schools Debate: The following prepared motions will be used from the TFA August-November WSD Motions list.  Rd. 1: This House supports the right of teachers to unionize.  Rd. 2: This House believes that states should construct data-based profiles of their citizens (e.g. the social credit system in China).  Rd. 3: Impromptu Motion.  Semifinals: This House supports a cashless economy.  Finals: Impromptu Motion.  If quarters is warranted, it will be an Impromptu motion per TFA rules.

Extemp Speaking:

DX Prelims – States East of the Mississippi, DX Semis/Rd. 2 – States West of the Mississippi, DX Finals – 2022 Midterm Elections.

IX Prelims – Asia, IX Semis/Rd. 2 – Europe and Russia, IX Finals – Global Threats to Democracy.

NX Prelims – U.S. News, NX Semis/Rd. 2 – International News, DX Finals – Economics.

Impromptu Speaking:

Rd. 1 - Serious Quotations

Rd. 2/Semifinals - Humorous Quotations

Finals - Pictures