REGISTRATION

  • CHIEF ADJUDICATORS
  • Train for IDCV
  • WSD FORMAT

ONE ACTIVITY, MULTIPLE BENEFITS

When debating activities or competitions are encouraged among students, they most importantly serve to enhance the critical thinking skills, decision making ability, and the presence of mind among students. Letting students indulge in debates has proven positive impact on all aspects of their personal and professional development.

The IDCV is an international World School Debate Tournament for high school students. This year´s tournament, April 17th to 19th 2010, will be held in Valencia, Spain.

The IDCV, organized by Fundación Educativa Activa-t and ESIC Business and Marketing School, starts out with the intention of providing an international debate experience for debaters from the region.

In World Schools format a team comprises of three to five people who prepare together, of which three speak in any given debate (though they can cycle who is speaking between debates). After the debate has begun only the three team members speaking in that debate may communicate with each other. Each team is allocated to either “proposition” or “opposition” on a motion that will be given to them. They are then required to either provide reasons for or against the motion according to the side they have been allocated.

Learn more about the format

The topic of IDCV 2020 will be known two months before the competition

Devin Vandenberg

Devin has judged tournaments and coached teams in over 20 countries. For the last six years he has been the Head-Coach of the Dutch National Debate Team. During these years Dutch teams have won tournaments in Germany, Slovenia and India. Last year they also became World Champion in the category English as a foreign language.

As a speaker, Devin reached the semi finals at the World University Debating Championships in the category English as a second language, he also made the semi final of the Oxford IV and is a 3 time National champion.

Devin is excited to come to Valencia and is dedicated to make this tournament an experience to remember.

Anastazija Stupar

Anastazija Stupar debated her way through high school and was a debate coach for 4 years before coaching Team Croatia for WSDC in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She convened Winter Holidays Open, Europe’s biggest World Schools tournament, from 2014 to 2019 and co-convened WSDC 2018.

In an attempt to escape the realities of life, Anastazija coached, held debate workshops and judged at tournaments in China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia and Turkey. She’s excited about setting up an international tournament in Valencia and hopes teams from all over the world join us in Spain.

Registration for the IDCV 2020 is now open. You can register at this link. IDCV registration colses on January the 31st. Please bear in mind that your accomodation will not be not confirmed until you pay 50% of your delegation´s total registration fee until the deadline.

Here are some things that you should keep in mind when registering for the IDCV:

  • Teams can have 3-5 members.
  • Delegations can register up to 4 teams. All aditional teams are wait-listed by default.
  • Every participating delegation is required to assign a delegation leader, either an adjudicator or an observer, responsible for all communication with IDCV organizers. All delegation leaders and adjudicators have to be at least 18 years old and have to have graduated from high school. please take care to notify us of any changes regarding your delegaton through delegaton leader only.
  • N-1 rule: every participating delegation is required to register at least on judge less than the number of teams they´re registering (ie. 1 team/1 judge or observer, 2 teams/1 judge, 3 teams/3 judges, etc.). If an adjudicator cannot be provided, the teams will have to pay an additional fee of 60€ to cover an extra judge.
  • Judges need to submit a short summary of their relevant debating and/or judging experience.
  • Due to the high demand, single rooms are subjet to availability, so the ones we have at our disposal will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, we are not able to guarantee accomodation for additional delegation members or teams seeking to register after the deadline. Please keep this in mind and register your delegation in time.
  • Teams will be requiered to pay registration fees in full by February 28th. Payment instructions will be sent to heads of delegations with the invoice. 50% fee will be refundable up to March 15th. Please note that delegations are expected to cover any transaction charges which may apply when they make the paymen to IDCV 2020. Please wait intil your invoive is approved before you start with the payment(s).
  • When making the payment to IDCV please include your delegation payment description. Our team capacity is 40 and subject to expansion. Here’s the outline of the selection key if we exceed the team capacity: All teams registered under a delegation will be ranked according to the order of registration (Team A, Team B, Team C, etc.) A teams from all delegations are registered first, followed by B teams, C teams and so on. In the event there are more registered teams applied than we can reasonably accommodate, remaining spots will be given on a first register, first serve basis.

There are different options for your accomodation in Valencia before, during and after the tournament. You can choose between a 3* hotel or 4* hotel accomodation. Alternatively you can book accomodation on your own, but please make sure you do it quick. Accomodation during easter week in Valencia gets booked very fast.

Participation fee covers accomodation (if selected), participation and meals from April 16th to April 19th. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided at the tournament, and are included in the fee (diner on the 16th, breackfast, lunch and dinner on the 17th, 18th and breackfast on the 19th).

Teams will be required to pay registration fees in full by February 28th. Payment instructions will be sent to heads of delegations with the invoice. 50% of the fee will be refundable up to March 15th. Please note that delegations are expected to cover any transaction charges which may apply when they make the payment to IDCV 2020.

3* HOTEL: Hotel Renasa
  • Double room: 140€ per person

4* HOTEL: Hotel Olymplia Events

  • Double room:      145€ per person
  • Triple room:         140€ per person
  • Cuadruple room: 135€ per person

OWN ACCOMODATION

  • 65€ per person

Registration for the IDCV 2020 is now open. You can register at this link. IDCV registration colses on January the 31st. Please bear in mind that your accomodation will not be not confirmed until you pay 50% of your delegation´s total registration fee until the deadline.

Training sessions and practice debates will be offered to beginner teams only and will take place in the tournament´s venue. The costs of extra nights of accommodation depend on the chosen accommodation (4 star hotel/ 3 star hotel/ own accommodation)

Train for the IDCV 2020

The IDCV 2020 will take place in the ESIC business and marketing school facilities. You can see the facilities by clicking in this link.

Súmate al Debate is a project developed by the Department of Investigation at ESIC Business and Marketing School and the Fundación Educativa Activa-t with the purpose of introducing the practice of debate to students, teachers and schools. We understand that debating is a dinamic, effective and fun teaching method that contributes to the students´ participation in the classroom and engagement with the topics.

Sumate al Debate have been organizing debate tournaments and leagues in Spain since 2011.

You can download the IDCV 2020 invitation letter by clicking in the following button:

IDCV2020 invitation letter

You can download the IDCV 2020 tentative schedule by clicking in the following button:

Tentative Schedule