2020-2021 Calendar of Events

On January 27, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a multiyear, $5 million grant from The Marcus Foundation to support civics education through speech and debate programs with the creation of the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative (FCDI).

The mission of the FCDI is to create access and opportunities for all students to have the best civics education including curriculum, debate programs, and high-quality teachers that are catalysts for students becoming great citizens who can preserve our constitutional republic for future generations.

Below you will find a schedule of events for the 2020-2021 Florida Civics and Debate Initiative Tournament Schedule.

Coaches can register their teams Speechwire.com

  • Northeast FCDI #1: October 7, 2020
  • Central FCDI #1: October 7, 2020
  • Northwest FCDI #1: October 10, 2020 - Rescheduled to November 11, 2021
  • South FCDI #1: October 13, 2020
  • Gulf Coast FCDI #1: October 14, 2020
  • Southeast FCDI #1: November 4, 2020
  • Gulf Coast FCDI #2: November 11, 2020
  • Northwest FCDI #1: November 11, 2020
  • South FCDI #2: November 12, 2020
  • Northwest FCDI #2: November 14, 2020
  • Central FCDI #2: November 18, 2020
  • Northeast FCDI #2: December 2, 2020
  • South FCDI #3: December 2, 2020
  • Central FCDI #3: December 5, 2020
  • Gulf Coast FCDI #3: December 9, 2020
  • Northwest FCDI #3: January 16, 2021
  • Central FCDI #4: January 23, 2021
  • Gulf Coast FCDI #4: January 23, 2021
  • Southeast FCDI #2: February 20, 2021
  • Gulf Coast FCDI #5: February 17, 2021
  • Central FCDI #5: February 24, 2021
  • National Civics & Debate Championship: March 11-13, 2021
  • Southeast FCDI #3: April 7, 2021
  • Central FCDI Championship: TBD April, 2021