Vienna Freshers’ – The Freshest Tournament Ever!

You are FRESH? DARE THE JUMP into the fresh waters of debating and enjoy a pool of hot motions, awesome socials, cool debates and a huge wave of other freshers.

You are FRESH? DARE THE JUMP into the fresh waters of debating and enjoy a pool of hot motions, awesome socials, cool debates and a huge wave of other freshers.

So don’t be scared – dare the jump!

The weekend of 10th & 11th of November beginners, starters and basically anyone who has been debating for less then a year, will be given an easy start into the fabulous world of debating and it’s debating tournaments. Speeches will be of 5 min speaker length and teams will get an extended period of 25 minutes preparation time. The tournament will put its main emphasize on thorough feedback accompanied with fun socials. The winning team will secure themselves a free spot at the Vienna IV 2013, the biggest international BP tournaments in Central Europe.

Tournaments are key to the improvement of debate skills. Four to five rounds throughout a weekend, amount to what one usually debates in a semester. Moreover one benefits from the feedback and immediately apply it in the next round. Needless to say that the learning curve throughout a tournament is tremendous.
Then, of course, there are the socials and the awesome crowd that you get to hang out with during a tournament. Now we are aware that international tournaments are not always in reach for beginners. Well, if Muhammed will not go to the mountain, we must  bring the mountain to Muhammed. So we make sure Freshers will get their share!

Convener: Madlen Stottmeyer.
Chief Adjudicator: Julia Mikić and Stefan Zweiker (‘Novice CA’)
Where: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien , Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna.
When: November 10 & 11, 9.00 – 20.00.
What to expect: learning to speak in public, learning to structure your speeches, detailed feedback on your performance, fun socials and an awesome crowd !
Fees: 10 Euros for members, 20 Euros for non-members (you can also decide to become a member at the tournament, which will cover your semester)

REGISTER HERE

*We encourage people to register in teams. If you do not have a team partner yet, please contact Madlen and join the Facebook Event.

 

Schedule (tentative)
Saturday, November 10 

9.30 till 10.30: Check in

11.00 – 12.30: Introduction

12.30 – 13.00: Lunch

13.00: First round

15.30: Second round

17.45: Leaving the University

20.00: Social

Sunday, November 11

9.00: Third Round

11.30: Break

12:00 Fourth Round

14.00: Lunch

15.00: Finals

17.00: Award Ceremony