Friday, April 23, 2010

The World Online Debate Championships returns this summer

The next round of the popular World Online Debate Championships has just been announced. The debates are tentatively scheduled for mid-July, and as space is limited, teams are already registering for this competition.

Hosted by Debatewise and IDEA, the competition invites teams from every corner of the globe to debate against each other about important issues facing the world today. These debates are a unique opportunity for any debater with an Internet connection to gain different world perspectives. To see the debates from the first round, click here.

National teams are now being formed for the second round of the WODC to take on the defending champions from Lithuania. Even more preliminary rounds are being held this year, as the competition will be restricted to 32 teams. Already, Monica from Venezuela and Deddy from Indonesia are organizing rounds in their countries. To get involved and organize prospective teams from your country, contact David Crane at To register your team, or for more information, visit the website.

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