2014 Coaches Conference


I want to extend an invitation to the 2014 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics 2014 Coaches Conference. For the conference, we will return to our home away from home, the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, California September 5-7.

The 2014 schedule has been posted under the Coaches Conference link and  I have also included it below.

I look forward to seeing you in September!


April Griffin

PSCFA President


2014 Coaches Conference Schedule

Friday, September 5th

3:00-4:15 Session I: Special Topics Discussion

Social Media for Forensics:

A discussion on appropriate usage of social media for promoting teams, individuals, and relaying


Danny Cantrell, Mt SAC


Session IIA: Special Topics Discussion

British Parliamentary Debate:

A discussion on the merits of British Parliamentary Debate and the possibility of PSCFA

adopting British Parliamentary Debate.

John Meany, Claremont University

Session IIB: Special Topics Discussion

Ballot Writing

Tips and tricks to writing effective and educational ballots

Shawn O’Rourke, Saddleback College & Josh Fleming, Pasadena City College

6:00 Group Dinner

Saturday, September 7th


Session IA

Persuasion Master Class

Rolland Petrello, Moorpark College

Session IB

New Coach Orientation-PSCFA Executive Board


Session II-Special Topics

IPDA: A discussion on IPDA and its adoption by PSCFA

Keith Milstead, University of Arkansas at Monticello, President of IPDA

12:00-1:30 Lunch Break


Session IIIA: Business Discussions

Proposing New Ideas

Liana Koeppel, Cypress College

Session IIIB: Business Discussion

Finance and Administration

Cindy Phu, Pasadena City College


Session IVA

Everything Tab: An overview of Everything Tab and its use in the community

Danny Cantrell, Mt. SAC

Session IVB

AFA Updates

Trends and norms in the AFA community and what District 1 can do to be competitive

Robert Cannon, Glendale Community College

7:00 Social Gathering

Sunday, September 7th

9:00am-12:00 Voting Business Meeting