Free Capacity Building Workshop
iDebate are proud to announce it's latest Train the Trainer workshop with the Tony Blair Global Institute on Essential Dialogue Skills for the classroom. This workshop is aimed at youth professionals, debate coaches and educators. If you are interested in developing a tolerant diverse society through debate and dialogue then please join us on the 24th of May.
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IDEA and its partners will host 250 young people from over 40 countries of the world at the 18th edition of it’s annual summer event – the IDEA Youth Forum.
Each April, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in conjunction with The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) host a debate tournament and intellectual exchange. We bring together an elite and internationally diverse group of debaters and adjudicators, along with world renowned public intellectuals.
The tournament is held in WUDC debate format. Rounds take place in Stern Hall with the exception of the final round, which is held in the Vandervort room.
In 2012, the Round Robin will be held from April 5-7.
Macedonia Open is an annual debate event that has been gathering young people, coming primarily from South-East Europe, for the past 8 years and will be taking place the 28-30th of October 2011.
Learn how to judge debates with iDebate on the 5th December. It will be an engaging evening for anyone who is interested in the art of listening to other’s speeches and weighing up the relative merits of various competing arguments. The art of judging is different from that of debating so even if you are too shy to debate, or not good with public speaking, do give it a go.
The Great Debaters Competition is the annual showpiece of the Great Debaters Club, a social enterprise that trains its members to broaden their perspective by defending opinions other than their own.
The competition aims to offer a platform to organisations that are striving to change social attitudes towards an idea considered to be controversial, taboo, or simply ahead of its time by inviting them to decide the topics our members will debate, irrespective of their own personal opinions on them.
Do you want to brush up your public speaking and training skills? iDebate in the UK will be running our monthly masterclass with a focus on public speaking and public debates on the 7th November. The topic for the month is LGBT rights as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality. Attitudes in the UK have come on by leaps and bounds since then but where do we go next? What are the issues for the LGBT community over the next 50 years? That will be what we will be discussing in this session.
If you are in London and want to help iDebate then come along to IDEA UK's training on Thursday 19th October. We will be introducing university students to how they can volunteer with iDebate, the programme here in the UK, and why it is good for you to volunteer with us.
The training wil take place from 15:00-17:00 at Tech City College - nearest Angel and Old Street tube stations (northern line bank branch).