19-20 November 2022
WorkshopJoin the Workshop
13 November 2022
Event at a Glance
198 USD registration fee per team
5 Preliminary Rounds
Performance Assessment Report
All participants are expected to have Zoom and Slack prepared and downloaded in advance and are required to be on video. As such, participants must enter the tournament with a strong internet connection, a functioning webcam, and audio devices.
Non-technical talents that relate to how one operates are known as soft skills. Soft skills are the foundation for developing strong relationships. These qualities make it simpler to forge connections, build trust and dependability, and lead teams, whether with peers or family members. Students who recognize the importance of soft skills early on are better able to master their studies, complete their student obligations smoothly, make more acquaintances who may be useful in the future, and present themselves more effectively to professors who may play a key role in their future careers.
Students should develop soft skills for the benefit of their education as well as their professional jobs because they are directly related to greater academic accomplishment.
Public Speaking and Debate
From the initial years of schooling, oral expression and linguistic skills are the basic basis of education in all subjects. Learning to communicate clearly is a priority in school, but it also becomes a necessary ability in our everyday life.
Debate is an excellent activity for children of all levels of ability. Debate offers abilities that are transferable to other academic endeavors and life in general. Debaters gain confidence by speaking in front of an audience and expressing themselves clearly. Interviews, school presentations, and conversations in college seminars all benefit from the confidence of speaking in front of people.
In other words, debate is uniquely suited to build skills required of a modern citizen, including critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Develop Critical Thinking
Debate enhances a student’s ability to produce well-reasoned arguments and criticallyexamine evidences.
Learn From Experienced Judges
All judges in the tournament have competed in Australs, Asian, or World Debating Championships and have passed EduDrift’s stringent specialist certification criteria.
Immerse Yourself in Diversity
Students and judges from different regions across the world congregate in the tournament and provide participants with the opportunity to learn skills from different cultures.
Gain Access to Video Resources
Every round in the tournament will be accompanied by a video of a proposition-opposition exchange executed by top debating talents in the world.
Be Informed of Current Events
For at least five rounds, debaters lock horns on challenging current affairs topics.
Receive Performance Assessment Reports
This event will chart the soft skill levels of the competitors in the event based on their given speeches.
1. Ensure that you have prepared all tournament essentials and materials needed for the event.
Download Slack and Zoom both on your computer and phone; make sure that your connectivity devices are working as intended.
2. Check that your name and age category is correctly reflected in the participant list and Tab.
3. Invitations to join Slack will be sent out to successfully registered participants. Participants must then accept the invitation to join the workspace and create their accounts.
4. Change your Slack Display name to [Team Code]_[Name in the Tab]
e.g.: Yellow_Geri Ami
5. Familiarize yourself with Slack
e.g.: replying in threads, posting concerns in the correct channels
6. Take note of the Zoom log-in credentials for the tournament (credentials will be posted on the #convening-hall in Slack)
7. Change your zoom display name to [Team Code]_[Name in the Tab]
e.g.: Yellow_Geri Ami
8. Download the tournament’s virtual background and set the same as your Zoom background
1. Keep yourself muted in the main Zoom room. All questions and clarifications must be directed to the appropriate helpdesks on Slack.
2. Follow naming conventions and protocols
3. Be respectful of other participants
4. During debate rounds, keep your video on but mute yourself when others are speaking. Only unmute when it’s your turn to speak or if you need to deliver a POI.
5. Stay in your Debate Room until the round verdict is out and feedback is delivered.
6. Do NOT share the debate links with anyone