[eDebate] GIDI Cancelled

matt stannard stannardmatt
Tue May 30 09:29:07 CDT 2006

I am sorry to hear that GIDI has been cancelled.  We heard very good reviews 
of it last year.

In the future, you may want to consider changing the GIDI to a cooperative.  
The great thing about hosting a cooperative is that it doesn't matter how 
many people attend; there is no imperative to meet a particular attendance 
quota to cover salaries.  Objective expenses (housing and supplies) can be 
divided among the participants.  I believe a cooperative model is a better 
way to fill regional holes precisely because there is no minimum number of 
participants required.

Anyone who was planning on working at or attending GIDI is more than welcome 
to attend the Wyoming Debate Cooperative, August 1-14, and can contact me 
for details.

Again, sorry about this unfortunate turn of events.

Matt Stannard

>From: "Dr. Joe Bellon" <debate.gsu at gmail.com>
>To: Edebate <edebate at ndtceda.com>
>Subject: [eDebate] GIDI Cancelled
>Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 09:54:18 -0400
>I am sorry to announce that this year's Georgia Intercollegiate Debate
>Institute has been cancelled due to lack of student demand. For those
>of you who expressed support for us or who planned to send your
>students to our camp, we thank you and we apologize for our inability
>to run the camp.
>We started the GIDI to fill what we saw as a regional hole in the
>availability of college debate camps. Perhaps, in the future, if there
>is renewed interest in using a mechanism of this type to support less
>experienced debaters and new programs in the region, we might bring
>back the GIDI. Again, thanks to everyone who was involved in this
>Dr. Joe Bellon
>Director of Debate
>Georgia State University
>eDebate mailing list
>eDebate at ndtceda.com

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