What is Individual Events? IE (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.
MIFA will be hosting all 2020-21 IE Events on a virtual platform.
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
Speech Activities - Relevant portions of our "rule book", SPEECH ACTIVITIES for all MIFA events can be found under the "Resources" tab.
In addition, MIFA presents the Diana Rose Award, recognizing the hard work and sacrifice of coaches of Individual Events in Michigan. Details. Nomination Form.
2018-2019 Douglas Bevier, Walled Lake Western High School
2017-2018 Zoz Compagnari, Avondale High School
2016-2017 Becca Weissman, Detroit Country Day School
2015-2016 Charlie Rinehart, Oakland Univeristy/HFII High School
2014-2015 Sarah Clancy, The International Academy
2013-2014 Phyllis Minor, Flint Powers High School
2020-2021 Season Key MIFA Dates & Forms
NOTE: ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD ONLINE THIS SEASON
Jan 30, 2021 Punxatourney
Apr 17, 2021 Most IE Regionals
- Regional details will be posted on the IE Regionals page
Apr 30 & May 1, 2021 IE States @ online
- Details will be posted on the IE States page
May TBD, 2021 Vital Voices Festival
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
IE Committee Members: Chair, Danielle Tier
Regions 1, Cece Weeks, Portage Northern HS (2019-2021)
Region 2, Ken Weinstein. Leslie HS (2020-2022)
Region 3, Danielle Tier, Bloomfield Hills HS (2020-2021, 1 yr term)
Region 4, Zoz Compagnari, Avondale HS (2020-2022)
Region 5, Amy Urbanowski-Nowak, Birch Run HS (2020-2021, 1 yr term)
Region 6, Bree Miller, Manistee HS (2020-2022)
Region 7, Karen LaCross, Calumet HS (2020-2021, 1 yr term)