[eDebate] FW: IDEA Announces a TPS Tournament in Beijing China!

Noel Selegzi nselegzi
Wed Aug 9 17:19:09 CDT 2006

-----Original Message-----
From: Chen, Jeanne [mailto:jeanne4 at wharton.upenn.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 6:15 PM

November 10th - 13th at Beijing Foreign Studies University
IDEA will be hosting a first-ever international university debate
tournament in Beijing, China. This tournament will be held according to
the rules of the 4-team parliamentary debate (WUDC style) format. All
international university students are welcome to register, either as a
team or as an individual. Up to 4 teams will be guaranteed for each
university. All others will be placed on a waitlist and admitted on a
first come first serve basis. 

Additionally, this tournament will be an official The People Speak
event, and all participants will be able to obtain IDEA Guilders (TPS
credit), which can be redeemed for fee waivers at upcoming IDEA events
and other great prizes. For more information about the motions, which
will be drawn from the TPS topics, please visit our TPS website

Registration is FREE. Participants will be responsible only for their
travel and living costs. Lodging on campus will be available to
participants for a small cost starting at $12 per night for basic dorm
housing. Meals can also be purchased at the campus cafeteria for $2 on

Training sessions will be available immediately before and after the
tournament for interested students. Free debating and judging workshops
taught by internationally accredited IDEA trainers will help you to
become a better adjucator or parliamentary debater. Upon successful
completion of the training sessions, qualified judges may also apply for
IDEA accreditation. 

Besides the obvious debate and educational allures of this tournament,
Beijing Foreign Studies University is also well situated in the city
allowing participants the chance of a lifetime to tour the beautiful
capital city of China. Beijing offers not only a modern look into the
economically booming power of China, but also a historic look into its
3,000 years of culture and heritage. Tours of the Great Wall, Forbidden
Palace, Temples of Heaven and Earth, and Tianmen Square can all be

So, register (http://www.idebate.org/events/index.php?event_id=76) now
and join us for an amazing debate experience! 
Please email Jeanne Chen at jchen at idebate.org if you have any questions
concerning registration, travel or visas. 

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