Individual events (called IEs) include short preparation (impromptu, extemporaneous), platform (persuasive, informative, etc.), and interpretative (duo, prose, drama, etc.) styles of speaking.

Students who are interested in the specifics related to each type of individual event should consult the American Forensics Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament (NIET) webpage.

Please Note : different regional and national tournaments also include non-AFA sponsored events. These can range from experimental to humorous to anything in between. Students will be made aware of the nature of these events on tournament sign up and information sheets.