[eDebate] Intl Debate Workshop over Thanksgiving

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Mon Sep 3 13:27:35 CDT 2007


Looking for an economical international debate trip?
Looking to learn more about the Worlds format?

Look no more, try Thanksgiving in Slovenia!

http://debate.uvm.edu/idas2007.html

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA
IDAS 2007

THREE EVENTS:

WORKSHOP FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

WORKSHOP FOR TRAINERS, COACHES AND TEACHERS

AN INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT



For university students and trainers/teachers
17th ? 25th November 2007, Ormo?/Ljubljana, 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/idas2007.html



What is it about?
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.

International Debate Academy Instructional Sessions - Ormo?, Slovenia 
November 17-23 2008.
International Debate Academy Tournament - Ljubljana, Slovenia November 
23-25 2008.


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

FACULTY FOR 2007

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

More announced later? LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL UK FACULTY COMING SOON!

Dates for the Academy Instructional Sessions
Arrival: Saturday, the 17th, opening of the Academy at 1700 hours.
Departure for Ljubljana on organized bus: Friday morning, the 23 
November 2008.

Dates only for the tournament
Arrival: Friday, the 23nd tournament begins at 1400 hours.
Departure: Sunday, the 25th late afternoon

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. Attendees will take a chartered bus to Ljubljana for the tournament.

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. Arrive in 
Ljubljana on Friday 23 November 2008 by 1200 hours.

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. Trainers 
will accompany everyone to Ljubljana and will judge at the tournament.



Participation fee
The whole Academy (it covers 8 days full room and board ? 
accommodation/food, training and materials) 200 EURO.
Tournament only (it covers 2 days full room and board ? 
accommodation/food, tournament expenses) 45 EURO.
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 SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 1 OCTOBER 
2008. Download the scholarship application at 
http://debate.uvm.edu/idas07scholform.doc .

Application deadline: October, 15th 2007
Spaces are limited. If there is too much demand selection will be made 
based on regional diversity and experience.

Organizing committee:
Director of the Academy: Bojana Skrt, ZIP, bojana.skrt at siol.net
Head of the Training: Alfred C. Snider, World Debate Institute, 
University of Vermont, alfred.snider at uvm.edu

To Register and For Information:
Director of communication and registration: Sintija Dobrotin?ek, ZIP, 
sintijadobrotinsek at yahoo.co.uk

APPLY NOW - DO NOT GET LEFT BEHIND!
http://debate.uvm.edu/idas2007application.doc

SCHOLARSHIP FORM
http://debate.uvm.edu/idas07scholform.doc

Topic area will emphasize the theme of equal opportunities.




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