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)
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
Sunday, November 11
9.00: Third Round
12:00 Fourth Round
17.00: Award Ceremony