The Kentucky District of the National Speech and Debate Association is the managing sponsorship organization for SPEAK, the Speech Professional Education Alliance of Kentucky.  SPEAK is co-sponsored by the  Kentucky High School Speech League,  the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League  (Louisville diocese), and  the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association.   SPEAK hosts a conference offering speech and debate educators professional development in even years (2014, 2016, etc.).  In odd years, SPEAK Locally meetings are held in each KHSSL Region to foster growth, camaraderie, and discuss how to improve and strengthen speech and debate activities.  For more information, visit the SPEAK website: