Speech & Debate Tournaments

Classrooms.Cloud has established a shared pre-setup building for all debate tournaments across age groups and event styles. This will allow medium to large tournaments to make use of our platform at a cheaper price.

We will still offer branded set-up to individual schools or organizations that wish to have their own custom set-up.

The pricing has been simplified to 

  • $30/room/day
    • This comes out to an average price of $30/entry for a two-day tournament for policy, $15/entry for flighted debates in PF and LD, $10/entry for speaking events, and $2/entry for Congressional Debate.

This is an all-inclusive price that includes: 

  • Pre-Tournament Consulting and Services
    • Event management services to help you plan your online event
    • Security consulting services to recommend the best set-up
    • Training materials and screencasts to onboard your team/participants
  • Event Set-Up
    • School-based Username/Password or Passcode Login System or Tabroom Integration (below)
    • Custom Room Arrangement Into Wings/Divisions
    • School/Organization Logo in Header
    • Custom Links (to Tabroom, Livestream, etc) in the Dropdown
  • Helpline Ticketing
    • Each classroom has a built-in help ticket system to quickly notify tournament staff of issues and provide one-click access to the classroom for the staff
    • These help tickets can be sent to tournament staff by email (including multiple ones), into Slack channels (including different ones), or into the tournament dashboard on the backend (all of this setup is included)
  • Debate Features
    •  Timers
      • Classrooms arranged by event can have event timers embedded in each classroom
    • SpeechWire Intergation 
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    • Tabroom.com Tournament Integration
      • Tabroom API integration to control access based on registered judges and students or on a per-school basis for observers.
      • Everyone uses the same credentials as Tabroom.com to get in.
    • Extemp Draw
      • Automated extemp draw based on Tabroom data or csv data.
    • Speeches.Cloud Integration
      • Integrate with asynchronous speech competitions on the same platform, with student speeches displayed right above the live judging room
  • Tournament Director/Admin Features
    • Overview page of all helpline tickets and all active rooms being used by event with total participants in the room (and all named entrants)
    • One-click access to enter any room 
    • All staff can have automatic hosting abilities
    • Manage recordings right from the same page
  • On-Call Technology and Tournament Administration Support:
    • Classrooms.Cloud Staff Member in your Slack or email channel to instantly respond to and deal with technical issues
    • Day of monitoring of usage, blocking of IP addresses, maintaining room caps, and adding/removing authorized users and rooms immediately 
    • Assistance setting up live streams and maintaining and uploading recordings of all rooms to increase reach (if desired)
  • Reliability & Confidence
    • Central Recording: We can record all rounds automatically to a secure location so that you have a central backup in case you need to watch what happened during a round or want to post them publically.  
    • Insurance: We carry industry-standard cyber liability and professional general liability insurance.
    • Server: We use the same server management company as Disney, Visa, Northwestern University, and other major companies. We can double our resources in 90 seconds (the average amount of time someone waits for an elevator).