Please pass this on to your members.
ANU Spring registration is now open! It will close on Friday 29 August, but please register early.
After submitting your registration, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your details, and containing payment instructions. Please pay promptly, and be sure to include your name in the transaction details. Please also send us confirmation of your payment or a copy of the receipt.
ANU Spring 2008 will run from 5-7 September.
We're hoping that as many contingents as possible will be able to send debaters/adjudicators to what should be (and has been in the past) a really enjoyable weekend of debating and socials. The tournament aims to strike a balance between introducing less experienced debaters to the British Parliamentary style and giving others the chance to compete in a high standard pre-Worlds tournament.
We have launched our facebook group and have already received an amazing response: ANU Spring 2008 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28360262779&ref=mf
For all details/questions about the tournament, please refer to 1) Our facebook group; 2) http://anuspring.byethost12.com/ or 3) the information below.
Please pass on these details to your members, and encourage them to come!
*Date:* 5-7 September 2008.
*Format:* Four rounds of British Parliamentary-style debating, plus the best social events you'll find in any Australian Territory.
*Chief Adjudicator:* Phil Barker (University of Melbourne).
*Venues:* ANU Law School. Grand Final to be held in the House of Representatives at Old Parliament House.
*Cost:* Cheap! Rego will only be $35. This includes all food across the three days and one amazing championship dinner with wine included. Drinks at Mooseheads for $3 on opening night.
*Registration:* Will open online in a week. Stay tuned for facebook updates/Debsoc emails.
*Accomodation:* A help-sheet will be posted within the next week. The Canberra City YHA was most popular with people last year. We'll billet people who are keen/desperate.
*Transport:* We'll pick you up from the airport if you need.
- No team caps
- No gender quotas
- No n-1 requirement, but we encourage you to come as an adjudicator if you would like to.
Convenors - Cameron Winnett and Sam Thorpe
Chief Adjudicator - Phil Barker
Captain of Various Things - Sarah Lynch
Registration - Sonia Loudon
Food - Chanelle Carr-Janif
Socials - Rose Bollard
IT - Stephen Gream
Vice-Food - Paul Boulus
Vice-Socials - Rob Andersen
*Friday 5 September*
6:00 pm Registration
6:15 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Briefing and Roll Call
7:15 pm Topic Release Round 1
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Round 1
10:00 pm Opening Night Party @ Moose
*Saturday 6 September*
9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Briefing and Roll Call
9:45 am Topic Release Round 2
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Round 2
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Briefing and Roll Call
1:00 pm Topic Release Round 3
1:15 – 3:15 pm Round 3
3:15 pm Afternoon Tea
3:45 pm Topic Release Round 4
4:00 – 6:00 pm Round 4
8:00 pm Championship Dinner
11:00 pm After Party
*Sunday 7 September*
9:00 am Semi Final Topic Release
9:15 am – 11:15 pm Semi Finals
12:00 – 12:30 pm Get to OPH/Lunch
12:15 pm Grand Final Topic Release
12:30 – 2:30 pm Grand Final Old Parliament House
2:45 pm Prize Ceremony
3:00 pm Final Drinks
Thanks, we look forward to seeing you all!
Cameron Winnett & Sam Thorpe
ANU Spring 2008 Co-Convenors
Source: Australs list