National Quizbowl Conference

- February 5, 2022 -

2nd Annual

On Saturday, February 5, coaches, players, and others in the quizbowl community came together to share their experience and expertise with the attendees of the National Quizbowl Conference.  Below, you can find links to replay videos of those sessions.  Enjoy!

BLOCK 1: 11:00am-11:50 am (ET)

How to Be a GREAT Fine Arts Player
Lisa McClary - Columbia Independent School (MO)

Do you want to make Fine Arts your quizbowl specialty? Come learn about the essential topics, resources, and study techniques that will make you a Fine Arts power player.


"Ask not what quizbowl can do for you..."

David Reinstein - Former Chair of IHSSBCA and Former President of PACE

In this session, David talks about what YOU can do to make quizbowl a better activity for everyone, regardless of what role you currently play.


Taking Over or Starting Over?

Anthony Hamley - Hoover High School (AL)
A discussion of the challenges facing a new coach taking over an established program and how to handle them.

BLOCK 2: 12:00pm-12:50 pm (ET)

Why You Should Write Trivia Questions
Reed Lochamy - Former Quizbowl Coach and Current Radio Host

Reed Lochamy is a former teacher and  quizbowl coach who is now a trivia host and radio personality.  In this session, he shares insights gathered over the years as a teacher and as a trivia game host about the value of investing time in writing trivia questions - and maybe a bit of live practice!

Building a Quizbowl Community
Lisa McClary - Columbia Independent School

Starting a team is challenging, but building that team is even harder.  Learn how to build a community that supports and nourishes your quizbowl team as you grow!

BLOCK 3: 2:00pm-2:50 pm (ET)

How to be a GREAT Science Player
Mike Laudermith - Fenton High School (IL)

Do you want to make Science your quizbowl specialty? Come learn about the essential topics, resources, and study techniques that will make you a Science power player.

BLOCK 4: 3:00pm-3:50 pm (ET)

How to be a GREAT Literature Player
Bill Newsome - Grayson County High School (KY)
Do you want to make Literature your quizbowl specialty? Come learn about the essential topics, resources, and study techniques that will make you a Literature power player.

BLOCK 5: 4:00pm-4:50 pm (ET)

How to be a GREAT History Player
Todd Garrison - Glasgow High School (KY)
Do you want to make History your quizbowl specialty? Come learn about the essential topics, resources, and study techniques that will make you a History power player.

What Data Can Teach Us About Quizbowl
Noah Prince - Former Quizbowl Coach and Co-Founder, Qblitz

Qblitz is more than a fun and convenient way to play quizbowl online - it also provides unprecedented levels of data about the game. In this session we'll explore some of the lessons and insights we've learned from the Qblitz data so far.