Webmaster:I wrote allready about IDAS, probably the best way to learn and practice British parliamentary debate. I started there and am still there, this will be my sixth time (I believe so). Read it through, you will see, we have great trainers from all around the worl, people that we have worked with in the past and have proved to have great knowledge, ideas and are also fun to work with.

INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA 2008

THE BEST IN WUDC/BP DEBATE INSTRUCTION
23-30 NOVEMBER 2008

MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
∑ Full program for university students – instruction, tournament.
∑ Tournament for university students – tournament in Maribor.
∑ Full program for trainers, teachers, coaches, club leaders, judges at
any level in any debate format.

SPECIFIC DATES:
∑ Arrive in Ormoz, Slovenia November 23 2008
∑ Instruction in Ormoz November 24-28 2008
∑ Transfer to Maribor afternoon 28 November 2008
∑ Tournament in Maribor evening 28-30 November 2008
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FACULTY

∑ Loke Wing Fatt, Singapore: Legendary debate trainer, WUDC breaking
judge, honorary professorship North-Eastern University China, SAID
Singapore, 4th IDAS.
∑ Jens Fischer, Germany: Berlin Debating Union, Chief Adjudicator at
Europeans, 3rd IDAS. Invited.
∑ Sam Greenland, UK/Hong Kong/Australia: WUDC semifinalist for Sydney,
Hong Kong world schools coach, 3rd IDAS.
∑ Neil Harvey-Smith, UK: President Worlds Council, Chief Adjudicator
Europeans 2008, US Universities 2009, WUDC finalist, 2nd IDAS.
∑ Steve Llano, USA: Professor at St. John’s University NY, NE USA
Director of the Year, USA National Champion coach, 3rd IDAS.
∑ Branka Marusic, Croatia: President Europeans Council, IDAS Finalist,
2nd IDAS.
∑ Rhydian Morgan, UK: Chief Adjudicator and Finals judge at numerous
tournaments, Welsh Debating Federation, World Debate Institute faculty
2008, 2nd IDAS.
∑ Uve Poom, Estonia: Europeans EFL Champion, IDAS Finalist, Euros 2008
organizer, 2nd IDAS. Invited.
∑ Alfred Snider, USA: Professor at University of Vermont, Director World
Debate Institute, USA Coach of the Year, six recent debate textbooks,
6th IDAS.
∑ Bojana Skrt, Slovenia: Director ZIP, twice WSDC EFL Champion coach,
6th IDAS.

Curriculum:
Students: Each Instruction day features a main lecture, exercise and
drill sessions, and two complete critiqued practice debates. Many
elective classes offered. Many training preparation sessions offered.
Judge evaluation and training offered.
Trainers: Special track created based on the needs of attending
trainers. All welcome.

Tournament:
Sponsored by IDAS, ZIP and hosted by Debate Club University of Maribor
Faculty of Law. Six preliminary rounds and semifinals in the WUDC
format. No team caps as of now. Faculty will serve as adjudication core
and administration for the tournament.

Accommodations:
Rooms and full meals provided in Ormoz and Maribor. Social activities
organized each evening.

Fees:
Includes all meals, double rooms, instructional materials,
transportation from Ormoz to Maribor, and social activities.
200 Euros for full program, 50 Euros for tournament.

Scholarships:
We hope to offer substantial scholarships to needy applicants. We are in
negotiations with sponsors now and hope to be able to offer substantial
scholarship assistance. Get a scholarship form at the website.

Applications and information available:
APPLICATION DEADLINE 30 OCTOBER 2008
SOON AT THE WEBSITE http://debate.uvm.edu/idas.html
Questions? Ask Bojana Skrt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Mesarec, Assistant Director
Helena Felc, Social Director
Zlata Subinski, Tournament Host

Website: http://debate.uvm..edu/idas.html
Blogsite: http://internationaldebateacademy.blogspot.com/
More about ZIP: http://www.ljudmila.org/debata

We look forward to working with you at IDAS 2008!

-Bojana & Tuna


 

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