Just a reminder with important NPTE dates and deadlines. Most of this information is available in the tournament invitation, which can be found here: https://www.nptedebate.org/tournament
First, second round bids went out on February 1. I am still waiting to hear from some schools about the status of their bid; please be sure to email me by February 27.
Next, if you want to be hired for the NPTE, please let me know! We pay $180 for prelims and the first two elims and $20 per subsequent round. We will also cover your lodging.
Next, the hotel reservation deadline is March 7. We have some flexibility if you cannot book by this time. Prices are $113 nightly for double rooms, and $103 nightly for king/sleeper sofa rooms. You can make those reservations here: https://aws.passkey.com/go/NPTE
Next, the topic committee is hard at work on the topics for this year. The google document in which they’re working can be found here: https://net-benefits.net/clicks/track?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fdrive%2Fu%2F1%2Ffolders%2F1QVuuJg1V16I7FGTFb3vA_bHOaRdxrAVh&post_id=125183&topic_id=13597
Final topics will be available by March 8 for squads to begin their research.
Enrollment certification and program responsibility forms are due on March 12.
Links to the program responsibility form and the enrollment certification forms can be found here:
On March 12, At-Large Bid Applications are also due. Detailed information about the bid process can be found here: https://www.nptedebate.org/rules#article-ii-section-4
As always, let me know if you have any questions!