• Tournament Dates

    02-09 July 2023

  • Convenor

    Andre Kua, EduDrift

  • Team Capacity

    120 Teams

  • City, Country

    Krabi, Thailand

  • Registration Info

    Reg Opens: 15 January 2023

  • Organizing Entity

    EduDrift, Singapore
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Chief Adjudicators

    Sourodip Paul
    Leah Mercier

  • Venue and Accomodation

    Bluesotel Krabi

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Registration Fee

Inclusive of:

  • 7 nights of 4-star hotel stay
    (buffet breakfast included)

  • In-hotel lunch for the duration of the tournament

  • In-hotel dinner for the duration of the tournament

  • Socials #1
    Welcome Drinks

  • Socials #2
    Yakka by the Pool

  • Socials #3
    W*men's/Gender Night

  • Socials #4
    Breaknight Party

  • Finale Gala Dinner

    (black-tie event)

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University Host: Chulalongkorn University

A leading creator of knowledge and innovations for the sustainable development of society, Chulalongkorn Univeristy, is a public and autonomous research university in Bangkok, Thailand. The university was originally founded during King Chulalongkorn's reign as a school for training royal pages and civil servants in 1899 at the Grand Palace of Thailand. Chula University has been crowned the top university in Thailand for 8 Consecutive Years by QS World University Rankings 2021, which is a testament to the university's dedication to providing quality education and breeding learned students.

FAQs

When will registration start?

Registration will open on 15 January 2023.

Can I change my teammates after registration?

Yes, as long as you inform the tournament's Tab Director 14 days in advance.

Can I choose to participate virtually?

This event is not a virtual event. However, participants who will not be able to travel to the venue in person due to COVID restrictions will be entitled to a Good Will payout of US$100. Such participants will still be eligible to attend the event virtually.

Participants who are unable to make it to the venue to to personal neglect, such as failing to comply with travel requirements, will not be eligible to the Good Will payout but can still attend the event virtually.

Can I apply as a virtual Independent Adjudicator?

This is subject to the Adjudicator Core's policy on independent judges. This event has an Independent Adjudicator budget for an in-person tournament.

How does a hybrid debating model work?

All participants coming to the event will be required to bring connectivity devices such as a laptop, a webcam, and earphones. If a room has a virtual team attending, the room will be labeled with a "v".

All in-person participants will enter the physical debate rooms as well as the virtual debate rooms of the same number.

During the round, everyone apart from the speaker must remain muted. POIs must be delivered verbally.

What happens if I am suddenly unable to travel?

For further details please refer to the cancellation and refund policy.

Will there be observer slots in the tournament?

Yes.

Note that observers will be paying the same registration fee as all participants.

Can I apply to be a virtual Observer?

The tournament is not designed to be a virtual event. As such, the event does not offer discounted virtual tickets for purchase.

What will happen if I begin to feel unwell in Phuket?

If you begin feeling under the weather, you will be required to attend the tournament virtually from your hotel room.

Can I choose to stay at another hotel?

No.

In order to minimize exposure to non-participants, meet the minimum hotel room booking required, ensure that there are no logistical difficulties and punctuality of participants throughout the tournament, all attendees must be accommodated at the venue.

If participants request for a refund of the Accommodation Fee, they will not be allowed on the premises and can only participate virtually.