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9 May 2006

DAPDI 2006

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from 3 to 7 July, the Erasmus Debating Society will host DAPDI, at our University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It's a five day summer course featuring 3 days of top level debating workshops and a 2 day tournament topped with one of the most amazing evening programmes on the debating circuit (the good stuff). Now, you may wonder, why should I care?

• We fly in top tutors from the highly successful Oxford Union (UK). Although the list isn't finalised yet, we hope to welcome Gavin Illsley (European Champion '06, World Semi-finalist '05), Richard Goodman (World Semi-finalist '06, European Semi-finalist '06), and Will Jones (European Semi-finalist '05 and '06, Top of team and speaker tab Euros '06 on straight wins), and others.
• Our evening programme will include a visit to the Baja Beach Club, watching the world cup semi-finals in our own private room in the local Irish pub, a BBQ, good dinners, and much, much more. And YES, of course, you're more than welcome to come and explore the `cultural riches' of the Netherlands.
• We've arranged BEDS (!) instead of someone's floor for the nights during DAPDI. International participants will be provided with any additional crash needed.
• DAPDI costs only €80, with an additional charge of €30 for accommodation. This includes the workshops, all meals and parties.

So, what are you still waiting for? Check out our website:, sign up, and join the fun! I hope to welcome you to Rotterdam this summer.

Manuel Klop
President of the DAPDI committee 2006

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