IDAS – International Debate Academy Slovenia

Datum: Jun 18th, 2014
Category: international, News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere

From the 22nd to the 30th of November, the 12th International Debate Academy Slovenia (IDAS) will be held in Kranjska Gora and in Ljubljana. In the year before, over a hundred students from four different continents attended the Debate Academy, according to the organisers. The first part of IDAS consists of a training program taking place in Kranjska Gora. The second part from the 28th on will be a tournament in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital.

IDAS International Debate Academy Slovenia 2014


Videos of past debates and training sessions can be found in the Academy’s vimeo channel.

During the first days, debaters will listen to lectures and participate in group exercise sessions according to their personal level of proficiency and experience in BPS debating. In the afternoon, participants will also be able to join elective classes on various topics. A list of past topics can be found on the IDAS website. Furthermore, two debates will be held per day and judged by trainers from various different countries.

The tentative list of trainers, called faculty, is as follows:

  • Geetha Creffield, Singapore
  • Filip Dobranic, Slovenia
  • Gina Iberri-Shea, USA
  • Julija Mikic, Croatia
  • Arlan Narvaez, Venezuela
  • Maja Nenadovic, Hungary
  • Sharmila Parmanand, Philippines
  • Viktor Prlja, Serbia
  • Arthur Rennels, USA
  • Bojana Skrt, Slovenia
  • Alfred Snider, USA

On the 28th of November, participants will take buses to Ljubljana for the second part of the IDAS program, a two day BPS tournament with 6 preliminary rounds, quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final. It is also possible to attend the tournament only for those who wish to do so.

Registration fee for the entire Debate Academy is 320€ including accommodation, food and transport. For those who want to come to the tournament in Ljubljana only, registration costs 80€ and includes food and accommodation. If no accommodation is needed, the fee is 25€.

The application form can be found online. It should be completed as soon as possible (no later than the 30th of October) and sent to the organisers by e-mail. The e-mail address is zainprotiakademija [at] gmail [dot] com. Further information can be found on the IDAS website.

  • Date: 22.11. – 30.11.2014
  • Location: Kranjska Gora and Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Registration Fee: 320€ for the whole program, 80€ for the tournament only, 25€ for the tournament without accommodation


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