This speech assignment puts a different spin on a the typical panel discussion. The students are assigned topics and they have approximately 2 weeks to research and become resident "expert". I then invite outside community members and fellow teachers to come in and ask questions of the students on their topics. The students can have any printed notes they wish but no electronic devices permitted. Each year this is by far the best speech assignment I give and the students really enjoy it. This packet comes with the assignment instructions, name tents, sample questions and the checkpoint I give them.