David Riley Coaches Conference

The David Riley Coaches Conference is an annual quizbowl conference primarily held to support the efforts of coaches nationwide in developing and promoting high quality high school quizbowl. The conference consists of panel discussions on topics of interest to quizbowl players and coaches. It is traditionally held the Friday or Saturday evening of the National Scholastic Tournament in the tournament hotel.

Date and time for the 2024 conference will be announced closer to the 2024 NSC.

About the David Riley Conference

The conference began in 2015 as the PACE Coaches Conference, and has since expanded to become a panel discussion on all facets of the quizbowl community. Topics discussed at past conferences include team and circuit development, conduct and interactions between community members of different ages, scaling up from high school to college quizbowl, and “Making Your Home in Quizbowl.”

The conference is named in honor of David Riley, the former quizbowl coach at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. He was a tournament host, chair of the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association, question writer, and PACE member. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 59, but his enthusiasm for quizbowl has had a deep and lasting impact on our activity in Illinois and across the country.

Panelist Applications

Applications for the 2024 conference will open closer to the date of the 2024 NSC.

Previous David Riley Coaches Conferences