Debates about Debate : See the other Sides

We're trying something new.

The World Debate Forum is still working hard to create more conversations around debate, to bring together Educators, Advocates and Competitors. We've run 4 events since 2011 (Gaborone, Manila, Delhi, Berlin), but to really reach everyone, we're going to take online.

So no fees, no costs, and the most flexible schedule ever. Just your ideas.

‪#‎WDFOnline‬


Of all the things debaters talk about, they don't talk enough about debate. How can we make this community stronger? How can we learn from, teach, help, support each other?

Our plan is to bring together different groups of debate enthusiasts, people who love this activity but from different perspectives. To some of us, debate is first a competition, a way to hone our persuasive skills, develop our intellect, expand our horizons. To others is an amazing educational tool, an activity that challenges students, develops their perspectives and gives them ownership over knowledge. Other believe debate is most importantly a tool of advocacy, a way to develop open societies, to empower people's voices, to help increase understanding and tolerance. 

The World Debate Forum believes that Debate is all three and we invite you to highlight what's great about these different aspects and work together to make them stronger. Debate doesn't change the world, but empowered debaters do, and by working together, we empower ourselves.

WDF Online!

Published by loganimal on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 12:54

We're trying something new.

The World Debate Forum is still working hard to create more conversations around debate, to bring together Educators, Advocates and Competitors. We've run 4 events since 2011 (Gaborone, Manila, Delhi, Berlin), but to really reach everyone, we're going to take online.

Facebook Page Updated!

It's taken awhile, but we've finally updated our facebook page! Check out pictures from past events and more. We're putting final touches on our videos and are in the process of converting and uploading them. Like us on Facebook to get updates!

WDF India 2012

The World Debate Forum is coming to India! 13th to 15th April in Delhi, hosted at the Vasant Valley School! 

We are very excited to have the Vasant Valley School on board, given their progressive approach towards education and great track record in innovating change! This will also be the first WDF not held immediately after a debate tournament and the first one in India!

What is the World Debate Forum (WDF) ?

WDF 2012 Presentation List

Here's a list of current confirmed presentations, in no particular order. A few more presentations are in the works!

Debate Education and Management : Setting the Right Goals
Dr. Nor Asiah, Director of Student Development, International Islamic University

WDF Participation Subsidy

Published by loganimal on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 23:51

Greetings,


The WDF with cooperation with IDEA is happy to announce a Participation Subsidy Program. We hope this will help increase the diversity of participants and thus the overall value of the event.

Please read the message below or the attached PDF document for details.

Participation Registration still open through our website (until the 10th of November). Presentation topics are coming in - last day to send your topics in is the 20th of October!

More details on www.worlddebateforum.org

Official Invitation Letter Uploaded

Published by loganimal on Sat, 09/24/2011 - 13:59

We've put together an invitation letter for those who might need it. If you need a customized letter, please send us an email

2nd WDF Forum Announced!

Published by loganimal on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 13:33

Report on 1st WDF Forum : Botswana 2011

Published by loganimal on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 14:11

The report from the 1st Forum is available for download here. It includes an overview of all the discussions, presentations and a list of all participants