The fifth annual IDEA -- BFSU International Debate Tournament will be held from December 10-12, 2010 at Beijing Foreign Studies University in the heart of China's capital city. This tournament will feature an English division, a Mandarin division, and a Moot Court division.
The official format of the tournament will be a four-team (worlds style) parliamentary debate. Training sessions for judges and debaters will also be available immediately before the tournament. IDEA trainers will conduct all training sessions.
Each university is initially allowed to register two teams. Universities will be allowed to enter one additional English team for each Mandarin team they enter.Students do NOT need to register as a team. They may register as individuals and IDEA will help find partners for these individual debaters. Registration ends on December 8, 2010, at 9:30 pm Beiling time.
Additionally, the tournament site offers students an opportunity to see the historic and modern sites of Beijing, from the Forbidden Palace and the great Wall of China to Tiananmen Square. Tours can be arranged locally.
Visit http://willamette.edu/cla/debate/events/China/IDEA_BFSU2010/ for more information