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THE SIXTH
INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA

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

Visit the website for more information 
News about curriculum and faculty 

MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Full program for students – instruction, tournament

  • Tournament for students – tournament in Maribor.

  • Full program for trainers, teachers, coaches, club leaders, judges at any level in any debate format

SPECIFIC DATES:

 
 
Organized by:
ZIP – Za in proti (ZIP), Pro et Contra, Institute for the Culture of Dialogue, Slovenia
WDI – World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, USA

FACULTY

  • Loke Wing Fatt, Singapore: Well known Asian 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.

  • 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.

  • Debbie Newman, UK: Past president of Cambridge Union, England & Wales National Champion, former Director of Centre for Speech & Debate at English-Speaking Union, England World Schools coach.

  • 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.


| Ormo? Castle | Symposium with EU and USA ambassadors |

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.

Financial Disclosure: IDAS is a non-profit program, trainers are not paid, trainer travel is not reimbursed, participation fees pay for attendee expenses of rooms and food only, trainers accommodations and food and other costs are covered by ZIP.

Social Events : We will have frequent social events. We will not distribute free alcohol to 18+ attendees out of the workshop fees. We will seek soft drinks-beer-wine sponsors. We prioritize scholarships for attendees over free alcohol. We want as many people as possible to join the fun.

Applications and information available from:
Whole Program Form
Tournament Only Form

Questions? Conatct Bojana Skrt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organizing committee:
Director of the Academy: Bojana Skrt, ZIP, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Head of Training: Alfred C. Snider, World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tournament Host, Zlata Subinski
Assistant Director, Peter Mesarec
Social Director, Helena Felc

 

 
     


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This post will lead you to several updates and new information that we released about the International debate academy Slovenia 2008.

Because we would like to teach you what you want, not what we think you would want, we give you a big list of electives, workshops where you can pick them from a list and go to whatever you would like to listen to. Here is the IDAS 2008 Electives list

If you still think about if IDAS is something for you or not, you should see the schedule that we prepared for you. You will see, that there is almost no free time, only the evenings, that are full with party party party, things that Helena is preparing for you and will be posted soon. Here go and see the IDAS 2008 Schedule.

Last and really important, if you think that you will not be able to get all the money together to come to IDAS, we re working really hard to get some money for Scholarships. Apply for one and maybe you will get a scholarship for the IDAS 2008

Again, if you have any questions, or would like to share your oppinion on IDAS, you are welcome to post at my forum in the IDAS 2008 Thread

You can get all the info about IDAS at the International debate academy Slovenia blog.

23-30 NOVEMBER 2008

 

Debate lectures and workshops with practice debates, and it all ends with a debate tournament.

Faculty and tournament judges:

Loke Wing Fatt, Jens Fischer, Sam Greenland, Neil Harvey Smith, Steve Llano, Branka Marušic, Rhydian Morgan, Uve Poom, Alfred Snider, Bojana Skrt.

Rooms, 3 full meals and socials every evening (Helena Felc is the socials Director, so it will be FUN)

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.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application for the entire program or just the tournament .

Updated info on our blog or ask questions on this page's forum

# Name Team Total Average R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6
1 Anna Kerr Kerr/Belak 458 76,33 74 80 76 73 75 80
2 Spela Kranjc Kunej/Kranjc 453 75,5 72 80 77 75 72 77
3 Simon Belak Kerr/Belak 452 75,33 70 79 74 74 75 80
3 Spela Kunej Kunej/Kranjc 452 75,33 73 80 75 75 72 77
5 Filip Dobranic Dobranic/Cimerman 446 74,33 73 71 78 75 73 76
6 Maja Cimerman Dobranic/Cimerman 445 74,16 76 73 74 74 73 75
7 Igor Jakovac B. Plostajner/Jakovac 437 72,83 76 68 71 72 77 73
8 Alia Bellwood Bellwood/Culy 436 72,66 69 72 76 73 73 73
8 Edita Gabric Gabric/Vlacic 436 72,66 67 74 70 73 76 76
10 Alexandra Neacsu Neacsu/Moscovici 435 72,5 71 75 68 73 77 71
11 Bostjan Plostajner B. Plostajner/Jakovac 434 72,33 74 70 71 73 73 73
12 Vesna Ceranic Ceranic/Jankovic-Romano 433 72,16 70 68 74 71 75 75
12 Andrew Culy Bellwood/Culy 433 72,16 65 75 77 70 75 71
14 Serban Pitic Pitic/Giurgea 432 72 66 73 75 72 76 70
15 Jerwes Jenko Tertnik/Jenko 428 71,33 69 65 74 73 74 73
15 Luka Vlacic Gabric/Vlacic 428 71,33 71 72 69 74 68 74
17 Sintija Dobrotinsek Dobrotinsek 427 71,16 70 70 72 65 75 75
18 David Moscovici Neacsu/Moscovici 426 71 69 74 68 68 75 72
19 Mihhail Jevdokimov Jevdokimov/Shymanska 425 70,83 65 78 70 70 66 76
20 Mario Jankovic-Romano Ceranic/Jankovic-Romano 424 70,66 69 68 72 72 71 72
20 Peter Mesarec Felc/Mesarec 424 70,66 76 72 68 67 73 68
20 Marco Cirovic Rathi/Cirovic 424 70,66 69 72 75 69 68 71
23 Scott Crespo Crespo/Solloway 423 70,5 74 72 72 68 67 70
23 Zveplan Zveplan/Zupan 423 70,5 67 75 70 65 73 73
23 Mandy Frank Frank/Murphyhall 423 70,5 69 78 70 69 67 70
26 K Plostajner K. Plostajner/Morales 421 70,16 68 67 72 76 67 71
27 Helena Felc Felc/Mesarec 419 69,83 73 74 70 66 69 67
27 Nidhi Rathi Rathi/Cirovic 419 69,83 71 72 70 65 70 71
29 Simon Tertnik Tertnik/Jenko 418 69,66 68 67 70 72 69 72
29 Tyler Solloway Crespo/Solloway 418 69,66 73 71 72 64 71 67
29 Sintija Dobrotinsek Dobrotinsek 418 69,66 68 69 70 64 73 74
29 Emir Okanovic Okanovic/Jevnikar 418 69,66 64 70 72 78 61 73
33 Mihnea Giurgea Pitic/Giurgea 417 69,5 66 70 71 70 69 71
33 Maddy Murphyhall Frank/Murphyhall 417 69,5 68 75 69 70 66 69
35 Zupan Zveplan/Zupan 416 69,33 66 71 69 72 67 71
36 Kira Shymanska Jevdokimov/Shymanska 415 69,16 63 75 66 69 64 78
36 José Morales K. Plostajner/Morales 415 69,16 67 68 70 68 69 73
36 Tim Jausavec Jausevec/Kramar 415 69,16 72 74 65 67 69 68
39 Masha Kramar Jausevec/Kramar 414 69 70 72 71 62 71 68
40 Elizabeth Lee Korunic/Lee 410 68,33 68 62 67 70 74 69
41 David Jelenc Jelenc/Lapornik 409 68,16 68 66 69 62 73 71
42 Amelia Kermis Kermis/Vignjevic 406 67,66 69 70 66 67 62 72
43 Stipe Korunic Korunic/Lee 404 67,33 65 73 65 60 75 66
43 Damir Barbir Vukic/Barbir 404 67,33 64 65 72 63 72 68
43 Tonka Kresic Kreshic/Vican 404 67,33 72 69 65 67 64 67
46 Milan Vignjevic Kermis/Vignjevic 403 67,16 68 69 64 68 64 70
46 David Lapornik Jelenc/Lapornik 403 67,16 64 65 70 62 72 70
46 Erlis Hereni Bozovic/Hereni 403 67,16 70 63 69 70 66 65
49 Marin Vican Kreshic/Vican 402 67 70 69 67 67 62 67
50 Serge Kabernik Kabernik/Olshansky 400 66,66 64 70 68 61 69 68
50 Laila Zulkaphil Zulkaphil/Nikolayeva-Kaneva 400 66,66 60 68 65 67 71 69
52 Nick Olshansky Kabernik/Olshansky 399 66,5 62 68 69 62 69 69
53 Igor Bozovic Bozovic/Hereni 398 66,33 69 60 69 65 67 68
54 Damjan Vukic Vukic/Barbir 397 66,16 63 62 71 66 69 66
55 Donald Bracciodieta Bracciodieta/Lin 395 65,83 60 74 65 56 72 68
55 John Lin Bracciodieta/Lin 395 65,83 64 70 65 56 70 70
57 Tjasha Jevnikar Okanovic/Jevnikar 392 65,33 60 67 73 61 59 72
58 Yuri Yarochevsky Yarochevsky/Kulinicheva 391 65,16 64 66 66 65 67 63
59 Gregor Janzek Pulko/Janzek 390 65 67 65 64 60 67 67
60 Mariya Nikolaeva Kaneva Zulkaphil/Nikolaeva Kaneva 386 64,33 55 64 63 65 70 69
60 Anna Kulinicheva Yarochevsky/Kulinicheva 386 64,33 62 66 65 63 65 65
60 Tomaz Pulko Pulko/Janzek 386 64,33 66 66 63 60 66 65
63 Snezka Miklic Rouse/Miklic 383 63,83 66 65 67 55 65 65
64 Kyle Rouse Rouse/Miklic 382 63,66 64 64 66 56 66 66

Finals:

1. gov - Bellwood-Culy

1 opp - Dobranič-Cimerman - Winners

2. gov - B. Ploštajner-Jakovac

2. opp. - Ćeranić, Jankovi??-Romano 

# Name Rank Speaks R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6
1 Kerr/Belak 16 910 144 159 150 147 150 160 3 2 3 2 3 3
2 Dobranic/Cimerman 14 891 149 144 152 149 146 151 3 1 3 3 1 3
3 Kunej/Kranjc 13 905 145 160 152 150 144 154 3 3 2 3 0 2
4 Ceranic/Jankovic-Romano 13 857 139 136 146 143 146 147 2 0 3 3 2 3
5 B. Plostajner/Jakovac 12 871 150 138 142 145 150 146 3 2 2 1 3 1
6 Tertnik/Jenko 12 846 137 132 144 145 143 145 1 2 2 2 3 2
7 Bellwood/Culy 11 869 134 147 153 143 148 144 3 3 3 0 2 0
8 Gabric/Vlacic 11 864 138 146 139 147 144 150 1 2 2 3 0 3
9 Neacsu/Moscovici 11 861 140 149 136 141 152 143 2 3 0 2 3 1
10 Crespo/Solloway 11 841 147 143 144 132 138 137 3 1 1 1 3 2
11 Pitic/Giurgea 10 849 132 143 146 142 145 141 1 3 3 2 1 0
12 Jevdokimov/Shymanska 10 840 128 153 136 139 130 154 0 1 2 3 1 3
13 Dobrotinsek 9 845 138 139 142 129 148 149 1 2 1 0 3 2
14 Felc/Mesarec 9 843 149 146 138 133 142 135 3 3 1 0 2 0
14 Rathi/Cirovic 9 843 140 144 145 134 138 142 2 2 2 1 1 1
16 Zveplan/Zupan 9 839 133 146 139 137 140 144 0 3 0 2 1 3
17 K. Plostajner/Morales 9 836 135 135 142 144 136 144 1 0 3 3 0 2
18 Jausevec/Kramar 9 829 142 146 136 129 140 136 3 3 0 0 2 1
19 Korunic/Lee 9 814 133 135 132 130 149 135 1 1 1 1 3 2
20 Kermis/Vignjevic 9 809 137 139 130 135 126 142 2 1 0 3 0 3
21 Frank/Murphyhall 8 840 137 153 139 139 133 139 2 3 1 1 1 0
22 Vukic/Barbir 8 801 127 127 143 129 141 134 1 1 3 0 2 1
23 Jelenc/Lapornik 7 812 132 131 139 124 145 141 0 0 2 1 2 2
24 Okanovic/Jevnikar 7 810 124 137 145 139 120 145 1 0 3 2 0 1
25 Bozovic/Hereni 7 801 139 123 138 135 133 133 2 0 2 1 2 0
26 Kabernik/Olshansky 7 799 126 138 137 123 138 137 0 1 1 2 0 3
27 Bracciodieta/Lin 6 790 124 144 130 112 142 138 0 2 0 1 3 0
28 Zulkaphil/Nikolaeva Kaneva 6 786 115 132 128 132 141 138 0 0 1 3 1 1
29 Kreshic/Vican 4 806 142 138 132 134 126 134 2 2 0 0 0 0
30 Yarochevsky/Kulinicheva 4 777 126 132 131 128 132 128 0 1 0 2 1 0
31 Pulko/Janzek 4 776 133 131 127 120 133 132 0 0 0 0 2 2
32 Rouse/Miklic 4 765 130 129 133 111 131 131 2 0 1 0 0 1

Webmaster: Well, we have opened the application process. It is fairly simple, just scroll down, you will find links to the application form, fill it out and that's it. Just buy a plane/train/ferry/ship/bus/space rocket ticket and get to Slovenia. Don't worry Ormož is not as isolated as it looks like :D

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

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
APPLICATION FORM FOR THE WHOLE PROGRAMME http://debate.uvm.edu/idasall.doc
APPLICATION FORM TOURNAMENT ONLY http://debate.uvm.edu/idastourn.doc
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

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

Webmasters says: This is the place, where I first met debate. And I have participated at all the IDAS'es that there were. Believe me, I have not seen a better event to learn debate, and I saw a few, so you should really consider coming. it does not matter, if you are a beginner, or an advanced debater, you will gain new knowledge. If nothing else, Samurai debating a thing you will not hear elsewhere.  

 

It is with great pleasure that ZIP-Slovenia and WDI-USA announce the Sixth International Debate Academy to be held in Slovenia in November 2008.

2008 DATES ARE NOVEMBER 23-30

SEE OUR BLOG AT http://internationaldebateacademy.blogspot.com/

THREE EVENTS:

WORKSHOP FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

WORKSHOP FOR TRAINERS, COACHES AND TEACHERS

AN INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

For university students and trainers/teachers
23– 30th November 2008, Slovenia

Organized by:
ZIP – Za in proti (ZIP), Pro et Contra, Institute for the Culture of Dialogue, Slovenia
WDI – World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, USA

Webpage, registration form, scholarship form: http://debate.uvm.edu/idas2008.html

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What is it?

It is the most international British Parliamentary Debate Training in the world with a distinguished training group. Attendees have come from over 26 different debating nations. The program involves a rigorous combination of lectures, skill exercise sessions and two practice debates per day. A major tournament will take place at the end. This year the tournament at the end of the Academy is open to all interested university debaters, so everybody who does not have time to come for the whole week can join us only for the tournament.

FACULTY FOR 2007 (MOST RETURNING FOR 2008)

Jens Fischer, Berlin Debating Union, Germany, Europeans CA
Neill Harvey-Smith, UK, Former WUDC Finalist
Steve Llano, St. Johns University, USA
Loke Wing Fatt, SAID, Singapore, WUDC breaking judge
Branka Marušic, EUDC President, Croatia
Rhydian Morgan, UK, Euros winner & multiple CA
Sam Nelson, Cornell University, USA
Uve Poom, Estonia, 2007 Euro ESL Champion
Bojana Skrt, Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga, Slovenia
Alfred C. Snider, University of Vermont, USA, Director, World Debate Institute

Who can apply?

Students: For the whole Academy, everybody interested in debating is welcome, and can be beginners or they can be very experienced. The training will be divided into different tracks, based on the participant’s needs and experience, but reflecting realistic pedagogical needs.

Students: For the tournament only. Come and join us for spirited competition and fellowship. For the tournament only you apply as a team. One judge per 1 or 2 teams, 2 judges per 3 or 4 teams.

Trainers and Teachers: We will also have a track for trainers, coaches, team organizers and club trainers that will be far more flexible. See how debate training is done by those experienced, attend seminars on materials and technique, learn adjudication and a lot more.

Participation fee

  • The whole Academy (it covers 8 days full room and board – accommodation/food, training and materials) TO BE ANNOUNCED.
  • Tournament only (it covers 2 days full room and board – accommodation/food, tournament expenses) TO BE ANNOUNCED.
  • The payment should be made in cash on arrival.
  • This is a non-profit project, and no organizers or trainers are paid for their effort. Fees are designed to cover some costs only.


Scholarships
There are limited scholarships available. The scholarship application procedure is as follows: submit a scholarship form, receive a scholarship, and formally accept the scholarship. Scholarships will not be available for travel. SCHOLARSHIP FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER.

Organizing committee:
Director of the Academy: Bojana Skrt, ZIP, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Head of Training: Alfred C. Snider, World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Webmaster: I have no idea, how I've missed that, posting motions from the best debate workshop there is :D Check out the IDAS 2008 announcement  and join us. Here are the motions:

1. This House believes that all universities should have an equal opportunities officer.

2. This House believes the state should provide free education in the languages of ethnic minorities.
3. This House believes that the state should pay for trans-gender surgeries.
4. That this House would remove the right to refuse life-saving medical treatment.
5. This House would take a hard line against Iran.
6. This House believes that romantic relationships between university instructors and their students should be illegal.

SEMIFINALS:
This house believes that women should get an equal position in war with men.

FINALS:
This House believes that financial support from the state should be sufficient to live on without requiring work.

TH believes positive discrimination is the best way to achieve equal opportunities.
TH supports that affirmative action to remedy the effects of discrimination is justified.
TH believes that racial equality is an impossible ideal.
TH believes the criminalisation of hate speech is a bad idea.
TH believes the state should pay for the education in the ethnic minorities languages.
TH supports a special seat for Roma in the European Parliament.
TH supports that ethnic minorities should have special seats in national parliaments.
TH believes in cultural and racial assimilation.
This house believes that homosexuals make good parents.
This house would permit Gay couples to adopt.
This house would put women in the military front line
This house believes that women should get an equal position in war with men
This house would positively discriminate in favor of women in the highest managment positions.
This house would positively discriminate women in the government.
This house believes:
That family and feminism are incompatible.
That we will only be post-feminist when we are in post-patriarchy.
That housewives should be paid for their work.
That feminism should give way to multiculturalism.
That feminism is corrupting the family.
That reproductive technologies are anti-women.
That media potrayal of women brings more harm than good.
That society is well – served by the maintenance of a separate culture for the deaf.
That individualts with disabilities ought to be afforded the same opportunities as able – bodied athletes.
That Mentally Handicapped People Are Better Cared For In The Community Than In Institutions.
That Elderly People Are Better Cared For In The Community Than In Institutions
That Mentally Handicapped People should be their own advocates.
That the state should be responsible for providing religious groups the venues for practising their religion.
That there should be no religious holiday recognised as a national holiday.
That all religious symbols should be banned from schools.
That sexual harassment on the working place should be punished more severly.
That state should pay for transgender surgeries.
All public bathrooms should be unisex.
Universities should have an ombudsman to investigate claims of sexual harassment of students by faculty.
Romantic relationships between professors and their students are unacceptable.

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