World Debating News
24 March 2007
21 March 2007
The competition will be in British Parliamentary style and is an Open. If you are interested in taking part Entry fees are €50 per team, €40 per international (non-Irish) team. There is no cost for adjudicators. Crash is available for all international participants. If you're in Ireland you know how to get here, its pretty simple. However if you are travelling from abroad there are a number of options. Easiest of these is to fly directly into Shannon Airport, which is serviced, by Ryanairand Aer Lingus. The other option is to fly into Dublin Airport and then get a train to Limerick, which is approximately a 2.5-hour journey
The CA of the DCUL Intervarsity will be Diarmuid Early. He is currently theAuditor of the UCC Philosophical Society, and was the IndividualWinner of Irish Times Debating Competition
There will be a prize fund of €1,500 for this competition. Prizes will be awarded to the winning and runner up teams of the competition, the winningi ndividual, the top speaker on the tab, the best novice team on the tab and best novice individual on the tab.
To register, or for more information phone one of the following: Emma Kerins,Convenor+353 87 7862371
The finalists were Barefoot in Burger King (Doug Cochran and Patrick Rooney), Inner Temple A (Shannon Eastwood and Rob Morris), Danny Riley ig Great A (Matt Sinclair and Danny Riley), and Ed and Toby (Ed McRandal and Toby Eley). The final was won from 2nd Opp by Ed and Toby, with Ed as the best speaker in the final. The top team on the tab was Barefoot in Burger King, and the best speaker on the tab was Patrick Rooney.
The motions were as follows:
R1: THW allocate council housing based on religious quotas
R2: THW prosecute those who purchase conflict diamonds
R3: THW grant automatic equal custody to both parents, irrespective of the child's wishes
R4: THBT the state should provide free life insurance for working parents on low incomes
SF: THW abolish state support and special privileges for civil aviation.
F: THW abolish the International Criminal Court.
Debate Federation "Stolytsya" cordially invites you to the 5th Jubilee Kyiv Spring 2007 International Debate Tournament.
The tournament will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 4 – 6, 2007.
We'll be offering you 4 preliminary rounds of high-quality debating, semifinals and the Grand Final. Breaking the tradition of the past 2 years and returning to the origins of the tournament there willbe closed and semi closed motions. As usual thetournament will be held in British Parliamentaryformat.
Participation fee is 20 US Dollars ($) per debatersand 15 US Dollars ($) per adjudicator. The fee coversaccommodation, meals and break night party.
Take advantage of an opportunity to participate inengaging debate rounds, relax before the summer examsin the company of debate friends, prepare for the EUDCand discover the beauty of ancient Kyiv. We would liketo warn you: Kyiv in May with its blooming chestnutsis known to steal people's hearts! : )
Return the completed registration form firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for registration is April 20th 2007.
Additional information will soon be available athttp://www.kyivspring.org.ua
So if you are still craving for competitive debating,don't hesitate to join us for a wonderful weekend!
Should you have any questions feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Global Youth Action Network and co-organizers of the Seventh International NGO's & CBO's Conference on Community Development and Development Planning have the pleasure to invite Youth Organizations, Socio-Cultural Organizations, Community Based Organizations (CBO's), Educators, Scholars, Researchers, Health Organizations, Professionals, Business Organizations, Decision makers in the public & private sector, Representatives of Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations (NGO's), Religion organizations, Human Right Organizations & Women Groups. to the International Conference on " Stop Child Abuse/Youth and Women Empowerment" taking place from 17th-20th April 2007 in U.S.A & 23rd-26th April 2007 in NETHERLANDS respectively.
This is the most important event in the framework of the fight for human and community development which will take place in Memphis, United States of America from April 17th-20th 2007 and in Amsterdam, Netherlands from April 23rd-26th, 2007.
Global Youth Action Network is a registered 501(c) Non profit international organization whose aims & objectives are to empower individuals and communities worldwide through offering grants for business, education, economic enhancement, community development and environmental conservation, to support groups and organizations addressing social issues, youth and women empowerment, and a variety of philanthropic projects through grants to non-profit organizations; to provide education and information with a view to limiting abuse and child molestation, to support and advocate on behalf of those infected and affected by the menace or abuse and neglect to promote the well-being of mankind by empowering the capacity of charitable organizations to provide effective programs of quality.
The strength of the working relationship between Global Youth Action Network, and the international civil society will contribute to make this conference a headlight event in the response to the scourge of under-developed and poverty ridden communities.
This conference will bring together 1026 representatives of NGOs/CBOs and numerous number of interested individual participants from all over the world. The conference will be conducted on participatory bases with satellite plenary and simultaneous sessions followed by general and small group discussions.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: The conference receives financial support from Citi Bank New York and the United Nations Youth Commission. This sponsorship covers the following:
(1) Return airplane travel ticket for selected delegates from their home country to venues of event in Memphis (United States) and Amsterdam (Netherlands).and back to their home country.
(2) Hotel accommodation in Memphis (United States) only for selected delegates.
(3) Medical insurance cover for delegates throughout the entire conference duration.
Global Youth Action Network will not assume responsibility of anyother cost, other than those listed above.
NOMINATION AND SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS: Intending participants are requested to nominate between five (5) to ten (10) active members to participate, age bracket between 18-50 years. In order to foster gender balance, we would appreciate if your delegation includes one or two female participant(s).
REGISTRATION PROCESS: For purposes of registration to take part in this Conferences, please request for the International Delegate Registration form and other conference information.The request for Registration Form and Information should be addressed to the secretary:
1. Mrs. Elizabeth Norman (Secretary) Office of Organizing Committee, Global Youth Action Network 17 East 94th Street Richmond New York, 10128 U.S.A
While we anticipate your earliest response, you are advised to contact the secretary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet us in Memphis and Amsterdam to assert anew change for a stronger society.
Prof. Howard Williams. Summit Organizing Committee Chief. Global Youth Action Network.
I'm a little late posting this event as it is already underway and I only saw the mail tonight. Anyway better late than never.
March 20th @ 15:00 GMT+2ONLINE DEBATE WORKSHOP: Strategic motion analyses for winning from 1st prop+ ONLINE PRACTICE DEBATE debating workshop in English by Gabriel Mastico (Helsinki University)MM 2007 semi-finalist, LSE Open 2007 Finalist, Oxford IV 2006 quarter-finalist CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE!
Tallinn IV is taking debating a step further by introducing Internet broadcasts of public debates and providing interactive online workshops given by some of the most established debaters in the scene. In addition to several experts debating, you'll get to listen to lectures and feedback to virtual debates from:
Who? Gabriel Mastico (WUDC 2007 octo-finalist) When? March 20th @ 13:00 GMTWhat? Strategic motion analyses for winning from 1st prop.
Who? Alexander Blenkinsopp (WUDC 2007 semi-finalist)When? March 21st @ 13:00 GMT;What? Winning summary speeches
Who? Jens Fischer (Euros 2006 DCA)When? March 22nd @ 13:00 GMTWhat? Dirty Tricks and how (not) to use them
What? Public Debate - Estonian Integration Policy - Cultural Mosaic or Melting Pot?When? March 21st @ 16:00 GMT Who? Paul-Eerik Rummo (Estonian Minister of Population, Reform Party) versus Andres Herkel (Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica)
What? Tallinn IV 2007 Grand Final When? March 24th @ 16:00 GMT Who? Teams advancing to the finals from Tallinn IV 2007
To tune in, you need to follow these easy steps:
STEP 1: Sit behind a decent computer with a broadband connection (wifi tends to lag) and a headset;
STEP 3: Check back to here when the broadcasts take place;
STEP 4: Log on to Skype and click a button at the top of this site that will direct you to the interactive debating workshop or public debate.
It's that simple!
Do you want to let your debating friends know of this great opportunity to hone their debating skills online? And hit another bird with the same stone by winning a FREE weekend in Tallinn? Click here to do so!