Individual Events (aka Forensics) is comprised of twelve distinct events split broadly into two branches - Interpretation categories and Public Address categories. In Interpretation categories, students perform the work of another author. In Public Address categories, students are the authors of the material which they present.
Interpretation (Interp) categories include:
Public Address (PA) categories include:
On a 5-year rotating basis, one category from each branch (Interp & Public Address) also will have a "9/10" section, open only to freshmen and sophomores. The rotation is:
2016-17 Sales & Dramatic Interp
2017-18 Impromptu & Story
2018-19 Info & Duo
2019-20 Extemp & Poetry
2020-21 Oratory & Prose
In addition, MIFA presents the Diana Rose Award, recognizing the hard work and sacrifice of coaches of Individual Events in Michigan. Details.
2015-2016 Winner: Charlie Rinehart, Oakland University & Henry Ford II High School
2015-2015 Charlie Rinehart, Oakland Univeristy, HFII High School
2014-2015 Sarah Clancy, The International Academy
2013-2014 Phyllis Minor, Flint Powers High School
2016-2017 Season Key MIFA Dates & Forms
Mar 15-Apr 15, 2017 Regional Window
- Regional Dates and Sites are determined by the IE Committee at their October meeting and will be posted here after.
April 28-29, 2017 IE States @ Eastern Michigan University
- Details will be posted April 1
- Registrations will be handled through the tab software. Coaches will receive an email to login and confirm their entries.
List of Invitational Tournaments
Directors - Please submit invitation info to the MIFA to be listed on the calendar.
Registration for (most) Invitationals: ie.hirelesmana.com
Traveling to an upcoming tournament? Check out MIFA's pre-arranged hotel blocks and rates.
Travel Questions? Contact Becca Weissman, Business Manager
April 29-30, 2016 IE State Finals @ Central Michigan University
Class A Tab Sheets - Preliminary Rounds
Class A Tab Sheets - Break Rounds
Class B/CD Tab Sheets - Preliminary Rounds
Class B/CD Tab Sheets - Break Rounds
Class A/B/CD Sweeps
Early Registration/Check-in/Packet Pick-up Thurs 4/28 from 4-7pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites
2525 S University Park Dr
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Registration / Confirmation
Schedule - FINALIZED
Schematic - Class A
Schematic - Class BCD
Student Data Sheets for CMU
On Campus Dining Options
March 19 - April 16 Regional Window
Regional Forms and Documents
IE Member Schools by Region including 2016 Regional Tournament
PA Script Certification
Interp Script Certification
At- Large Bid Application
Are you hosting an invitational? Email us the relevant info so we can put it on the calendar! SEND DETAILS HERE!
IE Committee Members
Terms are 2 years if elected, 1 year if appointed.
Odd numbered regions are elected in odd years, even in even.
Regions 1, Karen LaCross , Calumet HS (2016-17, one year term)
Region 2, Tom Richert, Mason County Central (2016-17, one year term)
Region 3, Brian Karsten, Grand Rapids Christian (2015-2017)
Region 4, Roger Rothe, Birch Run HS (2016-2018)
Region 5, Chris Kuhlman, UAIS (2016-17, one year term)
Region 6, Doug Bevier, Walled Lake (2016-2018)
Region 7, Theresa Mills - CHAIR, Portage Central (2015-2017)
Region 8, Ken Weinstein. Leslie HS (2016-2018)
Region 9, Danielle Tier, Bloomfield Hills HS (2016-2018)