National Speech & Debate Association

MISSION: The National Speech & Debate Association believes communication skills are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our global society. We connect, support, and inspire a diverse community of honor society members committed to fostering excellence in young people through competitive speech and debate activities.


VISION: We envision a world in which every student has access to competitive speech and debate activities. We are the leading voice in the development of resources, competitive and ethical standards, curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and recognition systems for our vast network of student, coach, and alumni members.

Billing Address

National Speech & Debate Association
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4730
USA

Shipping Address

National Speech & Debate Association
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4730
USA