AFA Annual Convention Hotel Announcement


The American Forensic Association is pleased to announce that the

Westin Philadelphia Hotel
99 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Is the official hotel for our annual convention

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

All AFA meetings (committee meetings, National Council Meeting, Annual Business Meeting, and Forensic Organizations Reception) will be at the Westin on Wednesday.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at a special rate of

$179 per night, single - quad occupancy

The room block is available from

Tuesday, November 8, through Saturday, November 12

Please make your reservations before October 8 by calling


Please mention the American Forensic Association. The room block is available to AFA members and their friends; you must be an AFA member to attend the annual business meeting and to vote, but there is no separate convention fee. You do not need to be a member of NCA or to be registered for the NCA convention in order to attend AFA events at the Westin. All are welcome to attend the Forensic Organizations Reception on Wednesday evening.

The National Communication Association Annual Convention will be held Thursday, November 9-Sunday, November 13 at three nearby hotels: the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (4 blocks), the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (5 blocks), and Loew's Philadelphia (6 blocks). The room rate at the Marriott and Loew's is $199, single or double, and at the Courtyard it is $194, single or double.

2016 American Forensic Association Convention

Business Meeting Schedule

Westin Philadelphia Hotel, 99 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday November 9, 2016

AFA - Educational Development and Practices Committee
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM, Director's Room

AFA - Finance Committee Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM, Independence I

National Debate Tournament Board of Trustees
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM, Independence II

AFA - Professional Development and Practices Committee Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM, Franklin I

AFA - Publications and Research Committee Meetings
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM , Franklin II

AFA - National Council Meeting
12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Whitman Room

National Debate Tournament Committee Meeting
12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Georgian Room

AFA-NIET Committee Meeting
12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Lincoln Room

National Parliamentary Debate Association Business Meeting
12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Independence

AFA - Business Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Director's Room

Forensics Organizations Reception
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Georgian Room