Parents and Visitors


We look forward to welcoming parents and visitors from around the country.

Information Desk > Learn More
Hearing Rooms > Learn More
Student Briefing Room > Learn More
Awards Ceremony > Learn More

Registration Desk (West Building) &

Information Table (North Building)

registration desk
On Saturday, visitors must register at the Center’s Registration Desk located near West Belmont Place entrance of the West Building of the National Conference Center. Visitors will be issued a state badge good for the entire competition. The badge should be worn at all times during competition events. On Sunday, visitors may revisit the Registration Desk for a new badge or use their old badge and go directly to the North Building and wait in the Visitors Lounge. Guests may use their name badge from Saturday or request a new badge at the Information Table in the North Building. Any person not wearing a name or state badge will be denied access to hearing rooms.

Hearing Rooms

hearing rooms
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 
The hearings will take place on at the National Conference Center.  We hope to accomodate all parents and visitors to view the hearings.To ensure fairness anyone affiliated with a competing class (teachers, coaches, students, chaperons, parents, friends, relatives, etc.) may not enter the hearing room of any other competing class. 

Final Round: The top classes advancing to the final round will testify on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the National Conference Center. The hearings will be extended to 12 minutes (four minute opening statements and eight minute for follow-up questions.)

Student Orientation Room

Saturday and Sunday: Before the hearings begin there will be a twenty-five minute briefing for all classes. Robert Leming, Director of the We the People Programs and Mark Molli, Director of Governmental Relations will officially welcome students, teachers, parents, and visitors to the Sixth Annual We the People National Invitational and address the students about important matters concerning the competition. Upon arrival floor supervisors and Center staff will direct students to the Orientation room. Parents and visitors are welcome. At the end of the briefing, floor supervisors and Center staff will direct classes to their hearing rooms. Once all classes have been dismissed, parents and visitors will be directed to the hearing rooms.


Awards Ceremony

The ceremony is the culminating event of the Seventh Annual We the People National Invitational. This is the time to celebrate the accomplishments of all of the students and teachers participating in the national invitational. The Awards Ceremony will be at the National Conference Center from 7:30-8:45 pm. on May 6, 2019. All students, teachers and guests are welcome. 



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