Assumption University in Thailand have won the right to host worlds 2008 unopposed. The bid was very professional and well presented. The campus is outstanding. The adjudication team is in place and so is much of the fund raising requirements.
MMU 2005 minutes, report and accounts were passed
UCD 2006 report and accounts were passed
UBC 2007 bid defence was ratified
Council has introduced electronic e-mail voting to allow decisions to be made in between meetings.
Council has introduced a new order of distinction award for service to the World Debating community. This award will be given at the council’s discretion to reward outstanding service to the championships. The first award was given to Colm Flynn.
Ian Lising was re-elected Chair of Council
David Ham was re-elected registrar
Neill Harvey Smith was elected secretary
Katie Price was elected Women’s officer
Masako-san was re-elected equity officer.