Assume you receive an email on a Monday at about 1am offering you a team slot at a good tournament in the Netherlands, which starts off 4 days later. What would you do?
The correct answer is looking up a flight of course. At least for Melanie Sindelar and Stefan Zweiker who confirmed the slot immediately and thus hopped over to the Dutch Debating Open in Leiden, Netherlands (30th to 31st March 2012). Whether the trip was worth the flight and how Dutch the Dutch Debating Open really were can be read in this article. Continue reading →
On April 7th and April 8th the Higher School of Economics hosted their annual international tournament in British Parliamentary Style. Chief Adjudicated by Filip Dobranic, along with Mathias Hamann and Eugene Akulich, HSE Open 2012 combined the fun of debating, with plenty of workshops and an insight into Proctor & Gamble’s recruitment philosophy. Christoph and Rosie competed as “Debattierklub Wien” and just missed the break, placing 9th of the tab. Continue reading →
Debaters often side with policies of restricting civil rights, freedom of expression and self-determination. That’s because they believe in whatever they have to believe in order to win the debate. Today, however, it’s up to you to decide what to believe or not. VIV12 OrgCom set its gray matter working to provide you with loads of interesting facts and figures about the tournament. In order for you to anticipate what to expect next year just keep in mind: Vienna waits for you! Fresher! Brighter! Bigger!
Read about the Vienna IV through the lenses of last year’s convener of the Vienna IV 2011, Leonhard Weese and what he has to say about the challenges of running a tournament. He also reveals how the orgcom turned a draconian punctuality into a real treat for the participants.
Im Debattierklub Wien wird diese Osterferien Alles andere als auf den Lorbeeren ausgeruht! Passend zum Buch und Veranstaltungsreihe “Misch Dich Ein! Der Debattierclub” geht es jetzt ran an den Film. Die Dreharbeiten sind bereits voll im Gange. Das nächste Shooting findet am 2. April statt.