NITOC 2024 Extemp Information

IMPORTANT: Extemp Genie has sent out an important email regarding a mandatory update. This update must be completed before or after May 25, 2024. It is crucial that all competitors comply with this update to avoid any technical difficulties during the upcoming NITOC competition. Please check for an Extemp Genie email that provides step-by-step instructions.

Congratulations on a successful season and for qualifying for the Stoa 2024 National Invitational Tournament of Champions in Extemporaneous Speaking!

1. The Extemp Prep Room is located on the ground floor of the Logos library.

2. Check the Extemp Prep Room for draw times and draw order, which will be posted at least 15 minutes prior to the first draw. It is your responsibility to know your own draw time and to arrive on time.

3. You may bring your laptop into the prep room at your draw time. You need to pick up your laptop after each extemp round is finished. Do not leave your belongings in the Extemp prep room after the round. We will not be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

4. Label EVERYTHING with your name, club name, and phone number – laptops, files boxes, power cords, extension cords, etc.

5. Make sure that your laptop is fully charged before your prep time. You may not have access to an electrical outlet in the Extemp Prep Room.

6. You must check in with the proctor at the start of your prep time and check out when your prep time is over.

7. During prep time we will have a visible clock and we will call out time notifications regarding remaining prep time. It is your responsibility to arrive promptly at your competition room and speak at your designated speaker time.

8. If you are sharing a computer or other prep resources with another competitor, the coach or parent of the loaning competitor must email that information in advance to Matthew Shipley at

9. Remember, according to the Extemp Prep Room Protocol, “Competitors may not talk in the Extemp Prep Room”. This policy will be enforced at NITOC.

10. Be sure that you are familiar with the official Stoa Extemp Rules 2023-2024 and the Extemp Prep Room Protocol 2023-2024.