Tuesday, May 10, 2016

NSDA Nationals 2016

2016 NSDA Nationals Information
June 13-17, 2016
Salt Lake City Utah

Andy Charrier
Tim Greenfield
Susan Clark
Anika Clark

Bring about $20 a day for food.  Our hotel has free breakfast, there is food at every competition venue, and then in the evenings we'll hit up some place along the lines of a Noodles or Applebees.

Clothing - bring 3 days of competition clothing.  If we have a 4th day, we'll deal with it after then.  

Flight Info
This example uses Arvind's name, but it's the same for everybody.  We depart Minneapolis at 2:40 on Saturday, June 11 @ 2:40PM.  Return the following Saturday at 8:12PM.

We want to meet at 12:40 so that we have plenty of time to pass through security.

Meeting location:  On the lowest level where the shuttle train brings people over from the parking ramps.  There is a Delta group desk in this area.  Basically enter doors 4 or 5 and go all the way down the escalator.  (Arvind -- this is where we met when you went to Grapevine 3 years ago.)

Residence Inn Salt Lake - Cottonwood
6425 South 3000 East. Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 USA

Sunday - Registration +  scrimmage with Broward County teams
Monday-Friday - High school competition
Wednesday-Friday - Middle school competition
Friday - Final rounds + awards (longest awards in history, but it's cool to see)

Every day other than Sunday amounts to leave hotel early in the morning, return about supper-time day.  (Roughly speaking.) 

Competition Venues
Alta High School
11055 S 1000 E, Sandy, UT 84094
* Extemp and Original Oratory (Mon-Tue)

Indian Hills Middle School
1180 East Sanders Road, Sandy, UT 84094
 * Middle School Speech Events (Wed-Thu)

Hillcrest High School
7350 S 900 E, Midvale, UT 84047
 * Policy Debate (Mon-Tue)

Brighton High School
2220 Bengal Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
* HS Main Event Speech Elims (Wed)
* HS Main Event Debate Elims (Wed-Thu)

Salt Palace Convention Center
100 West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
* Registration and Expo (Sun)
* Final Rounds and National Awards Assembly (Thu-Fri)