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.