April 2011


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Alfred C Snider <[log in to unmask]>
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AUGUST 21-26 2011

This program is a low-cost pre-season training opportunity for college 
and university students. All students from all countries and all schools 
are welcome if they are serious about learning and training in the WUDC 
format. All experience levels are welcome.

WUDC Worlds Debate -- Arrive by Noon Sunday 21 August 2011, ends Friday 
5 PM 26 August 2011


    * FREE OF CHARGE!Hard to believe but true. So, we expect you to work
      hard and show up on time.
    * Attendees provide own housing and food, but there will be very
      limited "crash" space provided as well as low cost per-night
      options, such as a youth hostel.
    * Faculty will consist of Vermont coaches, visiting instructors from
      other colleges and more experienced debaters.
    * Dr. Jan Hovden, Director of Debate at Bates College, has now
      confirmed for 2011.
    * Mary Nugent, director of training for Cambridge Union Society
      2008-10, judged WUDC & USU finals, is now confirmed for 2011.
    * Dr. Alfred Snider, Director of Debate at the University of
      Vermont, is now confirmed for 2011.
    * More faculty to come!
    * Facilities will be Huber House at 475 Main Street and adjacent
      university classrooms.
    * Services provided: full Internet access, reasonable copying,
      scanning, and DVD production for archiving materials.
    * Social events will not be organized by EDI, but Burlington is a
      way fun town!


    * Theory lectures and instruction(short and sweet)
    * Innovative instructional methods (get the latest)
    * Speaking and argument drills (active not passive)
    * Motion prep (lots and lots of them)
    * Practice speeches(in a variety of debate contexts)
    * Practice debates(Eleven of them!)


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University of Vermont EDI, Speech & Debate, 475 Main Street, UVM, 
Burlington, VT 05405 USA

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics, University of Vermont
Huber House, 475 Main Street, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405 USA
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