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 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
March 20-April 8 Spring Fling Online IE Tournament
Mar 15-Apr 15, 2017 Regional Window
- Regional Dates and Sites are posted on the IE Regionals page
April 28-29, 2017 IE States @ Eastern Michigan University
- Details are posted on the IE States page
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
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)