Argumentation and Forensics Division

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The Argumentation and Forensics Division (A&F) promotes the work of scholars engaged in research, inquiry, activity, and teaching that enhances understanding of argumentation theory, argumentation criticism, and forensic pedagogy. The A&F division encourages scholarly work that addresses topics in argumentation and forensics in a broad range of contexts and a variety of methodologies. The division invites submission of thematic panels, discussion panels, and individual papers for competitive review. Programs featuring innovative formats, as well as papers relating to a given year's convention theme are encouraged.

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Stephanie Wideman
  • Vice Chair: Heather Walters
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Kristen Stout
  • Immediate Past Chair: Kenneth Newby

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly

    • Kenneth Newby

    • Stephanie Wideman

  • Nominating Committee

    • Nick Sciullo

AFD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official membership count is taken every January. 

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.

Convention Resources

AFD Call for Submissions -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes