Friday, January 15, 2010

Trainer selection process for the 2010 IDEA Youth Forum has begun!

Thank you to all those who have applied to be a trainer at one of IDEA's main events, the 2010 IDEA Youth Forum! All applicants should have received a very important email that was sent out on Friday, January 8th, that contained more information about the selection process. If any applicant has not received an email, please contact the forum director, Veronika Vlckova, as soon as possible at For more information on the Youth Forum trainer position, visit the Global Call for Trainers page.

All candidates will be notified of their status by February 15th, 2009. The curriculum committee will be selecting 21 trainers that will be given the opportunity to become an IDEA YF trainer. The trainers will also be selected specifically for the given track at the time of selection. In addition, the committee will be selecting up to 5 trainers that will be placed on the waiting list, in case a selected trainer would fall out or additional trainers would be needed due to an unexpected increase in the number of participants.

The IDEA Youth Forum will take place in Zeeland, Netherlands July 22-August 4, 2010. The Forum expects up to 220 participants from around the globe, which include high-school students (aged 14-19), teachers, and coaches. The official language at the Forum is English, and will include both Karl Popper and British Parliamentary debate formats. During the event, participants will engage in argumentation and debate sessions, and will also participate in three debate tournaments, including the Karl Popper Debate World Championships, the Karl Popper Mixed Teams Tournament, and the British Parliamentary Debate Tournament.

To follow all the latest updates and new details about the 2010 Youth Forum, check out the Youth Forum Website or sign up for the Youth Forum E-newsletter. And of course, the Big IDEA will continue to keep our readers informed on all the latest information!

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