Prospective Speakers


True Voice Foundation’s 2020 Evergreens & Gavels Pacific Northwest Speech & Debate Conference is the first gathering of speech and debate educators seeking the best and most-promising practices designed to improve student performance, as well as the place to be for those passionate about teaching and mentoring students in speech & debate.

The True Voice Foundation is currently accepting presentation proposals that address important issues facing today’s speech & debate community:

Coaching Interpretative Events Team Management
Working with Administration Working with Parents
Promoting Your Team and Recruiting The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding
Clarifying the concept: Powerful communication tools for coaches How coach expectations can impact student performance


Have you or your team effectively addressed one or more of the above issues? Share your experiences and best practices with colleagues from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Proposals are not limited to the topics on this list, and should be approximately 45 minutes in length.

Benefits of Presenting

  • Presenters receive free conference registration.
  • Share your expertise with your colleagues.
  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your program.
  • Play an important role in a developing a regional conference.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.

Click here to submit your proposal information.

Important Dates

Submit Presentation Proposal

Friday, May 1, 2020

Notification of Acceptance

Friday, May 12, 2020

Presenters must register by

Friday, July 14, 2020

Program on Website

Monday, August 1, 2020

Review Preliminary Program

Monday, August 19, 2020

Change to Presenters Due

Monday, August 19, 2020

Electronic Handouts Due

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Event Date

Saturday, September 19, 2020