2. 6. 16 State Theater Festival series underway
Regional competitions will be taking place across the state this weekend. Then the Top 14 shows in Main Stage and Studio Production advance to the State Festival at the Charlotte Center for the Performing Arts on Feb 17&18. More details here.
1. 8.16 Varsity Debate State Finals
Calvin College hosted Varsity Debate State Finals this past weekend. Hundreds of students from all over Michgan participated in Policy, Public Forum and Legistlative debate competition. Results here.
11.22.16 Novice Debate States & Original Interpretation Tournament
Registration is now open for Novice Debate States AND for the Original Interpretation Tournament. Both events will take place at Dexter High School. Debate States is December 9-10 and OI is December 10. Novice Debate States will include divisions in Policy, Public Forum, and Legislative Debate. OI includes Original Prose and Poetry!
Visit the Novice Debate States and Original Interpretation Tournament pages for details!
11.11.16 MIFA Training Opportunities
Check out the Training Tab to see a list of upcoming MIFA Webinars. A variety of topics including IE Overviews, Coaching Logistics, and Middle Level Public Forum are included in this year's list. Initial IE Certification Workshop registration is also now open! Check out the dates and register under the Training Tab.
10.19.16 Fall Middle Level State Tournament
The Fall ML State Tournament is on November 19 at Charlotte High School. Registration is now open at ie.hirelesmana.com. Details, including the invitation, can be found under the Middle Level tab here! Registration closes Monday, November 14 at midnight!
8.30.16 Welcome Back to School!
7.5.16 MIFA Launches Partnership with Ludus
We're thrilled to formalize our partnership with Ludus, our exclusive ticket sales service. Ludus offers a platform that integrates easily with existing websites for performing arts ticket sales. Ludus makes a donation to MIFA for every member who sign up to use the service in their school. Additional details here.
6.15.16 General Membership Meeting
Notice of MIFA Annual Meeting:
The annual meeting of MIFA members will be held at 9:00am on Monday June 27 in the school board meeting room of Holland High School's administration building. The business to be conducted includes election of the Forensic Council and revisions to the by-laws. A copy of the agenda is posted here
This is the slate of candidates which will be voted on.at the meeting. None of the elections are contested.
5.2.16 IE States Results
-2016 and past years results now available under the Individual Events tab
4.27.16 Now Accepting Nominations for MIFA Council & Committees
- Click HERE to read about the nomination process
-The nomination window is currently closed!
4.26.16 IE States Info
- now available under the Individual Events tab
4.23.16 Spring Middle Level Results
- available here
- 5/6 categories here
2.24.16 Theatre States Results
- now available under the Theatre tab
1.10.16 Varsity Debate States Results
- now available under the Debate tab
11.13.15 Novice Debate State Finals UPDATES
Invitation and Details have been posted HERE.
WE LOWERED THE FEE for POLICY BY NEARLY 50%!
MOVED NOVICE LEGISLATIVE TO VARSITY WEEKEND -SAT 1/9!
10.9.15 Coaches Workshop Re-Cap!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Coaches Workshop at Dexter High School. We were pleased with the turnout. A big thank you to Dexter High School for hosting us and to Tom Lietz for giving a fantastic speech on the benefit of Speech Activities. We listened and read all of the feedback from those that attended and are ready to continue providing training resources for all coaches. Some exciting training resources we have coming up include:
Q&A Webinar for all events
To read more about what people had to say about this year’s workshop, click HERE
9.8.15 Welcome Back to School!
A lot of changes are taking place at the MIFA and we're excited to share them with you. We have new staff members, new events, a new website and a renewed commitment to providing the best speech, debate and theater events in Michigan.
2016-17 MIFA Events At-a-Glance
9/24 New Coaches Workshop @ Saline High School
10/7-8 Pappas Debate Invitational @ Wayne State University
11/19 Fall Middle Level Tournament @ Charlotte High School
12/9-10 Novice State Debate Tournament @ Dexter HighSchool
1/6-7 Varsity State Debate Tournament @ Calvin College
2/17-18 State Theatre Festival @ Charlotte Performing Arts Center
4/22 Spring Middle Level Tournament @ Bloomfield Hills High School
4/28-29 IE State Finals @ Eastern Michigan University
5/19-21 Public Forum Debate @MSCI at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Isl
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List of Invitational Tournaments
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Travel Questions? Contact Becca Weissman, Business Manager
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