AFA-NIET meeting

Date and Time: 
Thu, 11/20/2008 - 7:00am - 10:45am

Annual Convention 2008

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA
Date and Time: 
Thu, 11/20/2008 - 7:00pm - Sun, 11/23/2008 - 7:00pm

Meeting concurrently with the National Communication Associationand other affiliated organizations

Meeting space and accommodations hosted by the
Manchester Grand Hyatt

For more details for individual meetings will be here when available


Vol 31, No. 1 -- September 2008

Officers of the AFA, p. 2
Message from the President, p. 3-4
AFA Ballots, p. 5
AFA Committees, 2008-2009, p. 6
AFA Meeting Schedule (NCA), p. 7-8
AFA Business Meeting Agenda (NCA), p. 7
AFA Convention Program (NCA), p. 9-11

The AFA Newsletter is published three times each year and is sent to all current AFA
individual members. The first issue (September) contains information regarding the
national meeting. The second issue (January) contains the minutes of AFA business

Vol 30, No. 3 -- June, 2008



Officers of the AFA, p. 2

Message from the President, p. 3

Convention Meeting Schedule, pp. 4-5

Call for Nominations for Daniel Rohrer Research Award, p. 6

Call for Nominations Outstanding Dissertation or Thesis Award, p. 6

Call for Nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards, pp. 7-8

In memoriam, p.  8

Tournament calendar, p. 9-18


coming soon


The American Forensic Association welcomes organizations supporting the objectives and credo of the Association to affiliate with our organization. Below are the organizations that have affiliated with us. Organizations interested in affiliation are invited to examine the relevant sections of our Constitution and Bylaws, and to contact the Association's President to negotiate an affiliation agreement.

Subscription information

Argumentation and Advocacy (ISSN 1051-1431) is published quarterly by the American Forensic Association. Individual membership in the Association, including the journal and the newsletter, is $75 per year ($20 for students); $135 for two years; $600 lifetime. Institutional rates, including library subscriptions, are $70 per year. Individual membership is available online. Other subscription correspondence should be addressed to:

James W. Pratt

American Forensic Association
Box 256

River Falls, WI 54022-0256

Copyright and photocopy policy

Photocopies of all material published by the American Forensic Association including Argumentation and Advocacy and its predecessor the Journal of the American Forensic Association may be made for classroom use free of charge if all of the following criteria are fulfilled:

Electronic Indexing

Argumentation and Advocacy is indexed by the following indexing services:

Publications and Research

The American Forensic Association publishes

  • Argumentation and Advocacy
  • The Journal of the American Forensic Association
  • The AFA Newsletter.

Both are available with AFA membership .

In addition, the Association co-sponsors publication of the Proceedings of the Alta Argumentation Conference.

Educational Development and Practices


Sarah Partlow, Idaho State University, chair (term expires 2008)
Daniel Cronn-Mills, Minnesota State University-Mankato (term expires 2008)
Michael Davis, James Madison University, VA (term expires 2009)
M. L. Sandos, Vanderbilt University, TN (term expires 2009)
Ben Voth , Miami University, Oh (term expires 2010)

AFA Newsletter - January/February 2008 - Vol 30, No. 2




VOL. 30,  NO. 2 -- January/February 2008

Officers of the AFA, p. 2

Appointments and Award Winners, p. 3

National Developmental Conference Information, p. 4

2004 minutes, Chicago


Minutes of the Annual Business MeetingWednesday, November 10th, 2004
Chicago, IL, Palmer House Hilton

Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting, 2003



Wednesday, November 19, 2003


Miami Beach Wyndham Resort, Miami FL

  1. Call to Order- the meeting was called to order at 4:10 PM with David Hingstman (University of Iowa), President, presiding and Valerie Renegar (San Diego State University) serving as Recording Secretary.

  2. The agenda was distributed and APPROVED without the addition of a historian's report to precede the President's report.

Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting, 2002



Wednesday, November 20, 2002


Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana The meeting was called to order by President David Hingstman (University of Iowa) at 4:10 PM with Val Renegar (San Diego State) serving as Secretary.

The agenda was distributed and APPROVED without objection.

Vice President Gordon Mitchell (University of Pittsburgh) was appointed Parliamentarian.

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