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World Debate Forum
Submitted by Anne Valkering on 26 December 2016
IDEA NL invites all participants to Dutch WUDC 2017to extend their stay in The Netherlands after Worlds and get together to share their ideas to help build our debating community and get inspired by the experience of others. Register here to become a part of the event!
The Worlds Universities Debating Championships is a unique competition, bringing together people, perspectives and practices from every continent on the globe. The knowledge present at Worlds about how, when, what, where to debate is unrivalled, and we want to tap into that potential to provide a platform to share knowledge and come to new insights. Following three successful editions at Gaborone 2011, Manilla 2012 and Berlin 2013, and a standalone event in New Delhi in 2012, IDEA NL wants to resume the World Debate Forum to help build a stronger debating community.
On the 4th and 5th of January 2017 we offer two days of exciting seminars, workshops and discussion sessions, bringing together the experienced minds of World(s) debating, and – most importantly – YOUR ideas, opinions and inspiration. The event will tackle burning questions such as how to further promote debate among different target groups, how to set up or improve a training program, and how to make use of 21st century technology and rise to 21st century challenges.
Crucially, this is not a top-down event. We want topics that challenge and inspire YOU. This means that we are welcoming applications for people wishing to represent their ideas and experiences organising, coaching, fundraising or creating debate to the participants of the World Debate Forum. The event is inspired by the concept of the IDEA Debate Exchange and aims to be as interactive as possible.
Speakers will include professional debate educators and organisers who have managed debating events across the globe and have won many competitive accolades.
You can continue your stay in Dutch WUDC’s comfy holiday chalets during the event. Participants who are not attending WUDC can also move into them. We will not only provide you with food for thought, but also ensure you are well-fed during the event, with all meals catered for. This package is all-inclusive in our very affordable fee of €65,-.