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25 March 2011

DLSU Worlds Online Registration‏

Dear World Debate Community:
It is my honour to inform all of you that the De La Salle Worlds 1st Phase of registration shall open on April 1, 2011 (Friday) at 10AM PST (+8GMT). Registration will be done online in For Information about how it will work, kindly visit the Registration FAQ at I advise all teams to read the registration FAQ before the actual start of the First Phase of Registration to make sure that everyone understands how the registration system will work.

Important note from Colm: Time zones mean some teams will be registering on the night of Thursday March 31st their time.  Do not just read 1st April and leave it at that.  To check out the time in your local area visit

The First Phase of registration is described below:

What is the First Phase of Registration?
This stage requires each institution to disclose the number of teams and adjudicators that they will be sending. Contact details will also be required. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

How do I register?
Online Registration will take place on April 1, 2011 on

How will I know what to do during Online Registration?
There are some screenshots of the registration process which can be viewed at

What time does registration open?
Registration opens at 10am Philippine Standard Time.

What is the time in the Philippines relative to the time where I am?
As a reference, the Philippines is eight (8) hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time, meaning, the Philippines is GMT +8.

How do I know if my institution was successfully able to register to WUDC 2012?
The Registration team and the Organizing Committee will release an official list of institutions that were successfully able to register for WUDC 2012.

What happens if I am unable to secure a slot in the first 300 teams of WUDC 2012?
Teams that register past the 300 mark will automatically be put on the wait-list. But, wait! Don't fret! As you very well know, WUDC 2012 promises to host 400 teams. The remaining 100 teams will be set aside for special circumstances, as promised in the bid. The last 100 teams will be awarded to institutions/teams with the following prioritization:

1. Countries that are not represented in the first 300 slots;
2. Institutions that are not represented in the first 300 slots;
3. Consistency of participation in previous WUDCs; and,
4. Top of the wait list.

Should you have questions, please feel free to contact the Registration Head, Crystal Francisco, at

Thank you and we are excited to see you all here in Manila!

Dino de Leon
Convenor, De La Salle Worlds
Claretiano. Lasalliano. Filipino.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!


  1. Anonymous5:01 pm

    short notice for an extremely early reg date no?

  2. Anonymous8:23 am

    Only short notice if you have not been following things. It has been that date for months and De La Salle can't call to your house, sit you down and make sure you fully grasp the schedule.


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