Dear members of the international debate community,
You are more than welcome to participate at HSE Open III and spend several unforgettable days in Moscow discrediting (or may be bolstering?) all possible myths about
About the tournament
Dates: April 9-10, 2011. Registration is now open.
Team cap: 40 teams
Venue: Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Format: BP (WUDC Style), 6 minutes speeches, 5 preliminary rounds, motions announced 15 before the round.
CA: Anne Valkering (conveniour of EUDC 2010 in Amsterdam, ESL World Champion Bangkok Worlds 2008)
DCAs: Eugene Akulich (WUDC ESL finalist), Robert Ustyan (EUDC semi-finalist)
Main sponsor: Procter&Gamble
You are more than welcome to participate at HSE Open III and spend several unforgettable days in Moscow discrediting (or may be bolstering?) all possible myths about Russia.
This year (as well as in previous) we expect to host up to 40 teams from Russia, CIS and beyond. We don't limit the number of the teams from one university, debating society or country. However, we encourage N-1 rule for adjudication
There will be five preliminary rounds, semifinal and final. Motions will be provided 15 minutes before debates.
The registration fee for the tournament is … absent for participants from other countries- we make it free for you! Observers will be required pay a fee of 20 €.
But we provide you with breakfast, lunch from Saturday to Sunday, free accommodation in university or crash with some Russian debaters (depends on time you will register)
Teams and judges are expected to arrive on Friday evening (8th April) or Saturday morning(9th April) morning and stay until after the Final debate on Sunday (10th April).
For those who will come on Friday we will organize tour across Moscow with our experience guides to give you possibility to check stereotypes about Russia by yourself;)
For non-russian citizens you need visa to come to Russia – for those who will restrate before 1 March we will provide invitation from our university which can help you easy get Russian visa– but you still must to have it to come to Russia and sometimes it gets a lot of time so be sure you do it in advance.
You can find more about visa here: http://www.visatorussia.com/russianvisa.nsf/index.htmlOpenForm&AF=7265F...
If you have any questions, please, feel free to contact us: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org More information - http://hsedebates.ru/hseopen
If you have friends that would be interested in this tournament, please forward them this reference.
See you soon in Moscow,
HSE debating union