NINTH INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA 2011
& IDAS 2011 TOURNAMENT
NOVEMBER 19-27 2011
HOTEL SPIK, KRAJNSKA GORA, SLOVENIA
IDAS GETS RESULTS...
Main Break Team at WUDC 2011
Top Two ESL Speakers WUDC 2011
ESL Finalist Team WUDC 2011
2 Teams EFL Finals WUDC 2011
TwoTied for Top EFL Speaker WUDC 2011
3 Teams in EFL Semifinals WUDC 2011
EUDC ESL Champions 2010
5 EUDC Quarterfinal Teams 2010
WUDC Top EFL Speaker 2010
WUDC Top ESL Speaker 2010
2 OF WUDC EFL Top Ten Speakers 2010
4 OF WUDC ESL Top Ten Speakers 2010
5 OF WUDC ESL Quarterfinal Teams 2010
USU Semifinalist 2010
5 USU Main Break Teams 2010
THE BEST IN WUDC/BP DEBATE INSTRUCTION AND COMPETITION
19-27 NOVEMBER 2011
Full program for students – instruction, IDAS 2011 tournament
IDAS 2011 tournament for students – tournament in Ljubljana at
the Faculty of Administration-University of
Full program for trainers, teachers, coaches, club leaders,
judges at any level in any debate format.
Arrive in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia November 19 2011, dinner at
6 PM, program at 7 PM
Instruction in Hotel Spik November 20-24 2011
Transfer to Ljubljana morning 25 November 2011
IDAS tournament in Ljubljana afternoon 25-27 November 2011,
ending at 3 PM
FORMS DUE NOVEMBER 15 2011 AVAILABLE FOR TOTAL PROGRAM OR JUST TOURNAMENT
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION YET.
WE REACH OUR STUDENT CAPACITY NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS WILL
ZIP – Za in proti (ZIP), Pro et Contra,
Institute for the Culture of Dialogue, Slovenia
WDI – World Debate
Institute, University of Vermont
Debate Clubs, University of Ljubljana
- Zheng Bo, Director of Debate Peking University, China,
WUDC breaking judge.
- Stephen Boyle, USA/Ireland: Twice in WUDC elims, won Hart
House, Yale and Irish Times as debater for University
College Dublin and now debate coach at University of
- Loke Wing Fatt, Singapore: Well known Asian debate
trainer, WUDC breaking judge, honorary professorship
North-Eastern University China, SAID Singapore.
- Gavin lllsley, Oxford, Stylus Communication.
- Chris Langone, USA: Cornell University.
- Dr. Steve Llano, USA: St. John's University, CA at
numerous USA tournaments, breaking judge at USU.
- Rhydian Morgan, UK: Chief Adjudicator and Finals judge at
numerous tournaments, Welsh Debating Federation, World
Debate Institute faculty 2008-09.
- Maja Nenadovic, Croatia: Founder of several debating
societies across Europe, currently busy with introducing
debate to countries in the Western Balkans region, and with
finishing her PhD in political science at the University of
- Thepparith Senamngern, Thailand: Assumption University,
convener Bangkok WUDC & Thailand AUDC.
- Dr. Alfred Snider, USA: Professor at University of
Vermont, Director World Debate Institute, USA Coach of the
Year, six recent debate textbooks, Convener 2009 & 2011
US Universities Debating Championship tournament, founder of
- Bojana Skrt, Slovenia: Director ZIP, three times WSDC EFL
World Champion coach, 2010 ESL WSDC Champion coach, founder
- Anne Valkering, Netherlands: WUDC ESL champion 2008; DCA
Dutch Nationals 2009,Convener EUDC 2010, CA Bonaparte Debate
Tournament 2007, DCA Amsterdam Open 2008 and 2009, CA
Sciences Po IV 2009.
- Dr. Jaime Wright, USA: St. John's University, final round
chair at numerous USA tournaments, PhD in Communication.
TRAINING : Each Instruction day features a main lecture,
exercise and drill sessions, and two complete critiqued
practice debates. Many elective classes offered. Many
training preparation sessions offered. Judge evaluation and
training offered. Advanced, basic and beginner tracks
available. The best way to get ready for WUDC in Botswana.
- IDAS 2010
The International Debate Academy Slovenia will be offering a
special track for trainers, coaches and those interested in
learning about how to train debaters and create debate
organizations such as clubs, academic programs and leagues.
The program will call upon the extensive experience of the
faculty to provide specialized training, including: Basic
debate training steps: observation, advice from experienced
trainers and curriculum guides Judging: instruction, shadow
judging, real judging experience Tournaments: hosting,
administering, including tabulation software. Advanced
debate training: observation, advice from experienced
trainers, curriculum guides. Organizing: recruiting
debaters, implementing training, scheduling meetings,
publicity. Attendees will have a sample judging session
every morning as well as a special training session in the
afternoon. All events at the program will also be open to
attendees. Special needs and requests specific to
individuals can be met if given advance notice.
TOURNAMENT: Sponsored by IDAS, ZIP and hosted by Faculty
of Administration University of Ljubljana. Six preliminary
rounds and semifinals in the WUDC format. No team caps as
of now. Convener is Bojana Skrt, Chief Adjudicator is
IN 2010 - 250 Euros for full program, 60 Euros for
tournament. IN 2011 - FULL COST POSTED SOON.
Fees: Includes all meals, double rooms, instructional
materials, transportation from Ormoz to Ljubljana, and
social activities. Accommodations: Rooms and full meals
provided in Ormoz and Ljubljana. In Ljubljana we will be
staying at Dijaški dom Bežigrad, www.ddb.si .
Social activities each evening. Limited crash available
Disclosure: IDAS is a non-profit program, trainers are not
paid, trainer travel is not reimbursed, participation fees pay
for attendee expenses of rooms and food only, trainer
accommodations and food and other costs are covered by ZIP.
We will have frequent social events, including the country
exhibition, the Kitch Party (bring your ugly clothing, then
trade it), swimming party (indoor pool), and more. We will not
distribute alcohol to attendees out of the workshop fees. ZIP
will seek soft drinks-beer-wine sponsors. We prioritize
scholarships for attendees over alcohol. We want as many
people as possible to join the program.
Director of the Academy: Bojana Skrt, ZIP, [log in to unmask]
Head of Training: Alfred C. Snider, World Debate Institute,
University of Vermont, [log in to unmask]