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.



NGO "New Vision", in partnership with Dnipro State Regional Administration, invites educational institutions of Ukraine and different countries to take part in the XII International Debate Tournament for secondary and high school students "XII DNIPRO OPEN 2020".

The XII Dnipro Open 2020 debate for secondary and high school students will take place in the city of Dnipro from February 21 to February 23, 2020, according to the standards of the IDEA International Debate Educational Association.

Debaters' Council of Sri Lanka is proud to invite you to its international debate tournament being organized this April in Colombo.


Dates: Thursday, 23rd April (Arrival) - Monday, 27th April 2020 (Departures)

Venue: St Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia

Accommodation: Ozo Hotel, Colombo

Tournament Format: WSDC format (all rounds will be impromptu)  

Team Cap: 60 teams

Registration deadline: February 29, 2020

Break: Open break to Octo-finals and separate break for national teams


Slovenian national debate organisation Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, Institute for culture of dialogue and  high school Gimnazija Franca Miklošiča Ljutomer kindly invite you to the 18th International High  School Debate Tournament, which will be held from  4th  (arrivals) – 8 (departures) March 2020 in Ljutomer, Slovenia.

Team cap: 48 teams
Rounds: 6 debate rounds, quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals.
Debates will be in English in Worlds Schools Debate Format. Rounds will be power paired.

Spring Debate Workshop is a three-day event comprising of an intensive two-day debate training program and culminating in a debate competition on the final day. The workshop will provide students with the opportunity to improve their critical thinking and public speaking skills, learn how to develop sound arguments, enhance their research abilities, and become accustomed to considering different points of view, as well as expanding their own horizons. The best debaters from Bishkek University league will conduct trainings and share their personal experiences of public speaking.

Register for Heart of Europe 2017 at http://reg.heart-of-europe.org/
Info at http://heart-of-europe.org/
In case of any question message us at Facebook or at email registrations@heart-of-europe.org.

Get ready to debate in the city where the blue meets the green, the city where you cannot convince people that you get enough of food, the city that never sleeps!!! Till now, we've hosted top debaters in Istanbul like Syed Saddiq, Michael DG, Tasneem Eliias, Duncan Crowe, Rebecca Irvine and many more. This year the CA is going to be Great Again!