Saturday, 25 August 2012

Note: Slot allocation included in Worlds scholarship

Dear Debaters,

We have received a number of inquires regarding the WUDC Berlin 2013 Scholarship. To clarify: The programme was especially designed for debaters and adjudicators who have not registered for the WUDC Berlin 2013 or were unable to make their down payment. All scholarship recipients will automatically be granted a spot as adjudicator or speaker at the tournament.

WUDC Berlin 2013 Scholarship Team.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Berlin Worlds registration update X

Registration fee reminder: Institutions have until September 4th 2012 to pay the remaining balance. Failure to settle the full payment will result in teams, institutions and/or judges losing their slots. Institutions on the waiting list will be notified by September 6th as to whether they have been allocated slots. These institutions will have until September 13th to provide their full payment. Any fees paid during this period will not be refunded.

As for the payment procedure, the same rules as for the down payment apply: You are responsible for covering the costs of the transfer. Make sure to tell your bank that you will be paying any fees associated with the transfer or the conversion of currencies. After you have completed the transaction please make a screenshot or scan the payment confirmation and upload it onto the FastRego System by September 4th.

 We will, once again, be very strict in enforcing the deadline!

If you have any questions, please email Participant Affairs.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Application open for WUDC Berlin 2013 Scholarship

We are proud to announce the WUDC Berlin 2013 Scholarship, a comprehensive, need-based programme for speakers as well as adjudicators supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, aiming at the enhancement of inclusiveness at the WUDC Berlin 2013 and the promotion of debating in less developed debating communities.

As stated in our Bid Report submitted to the WUDC Council, we reserved team and adjudicator slots for traditionally underrepresented groups. 30 teams and 50 adjudicators will be granted free access to Berlin Worlds. Applicants will be selected on the basis of financial need, their ability to bring diversity to the WUDC Berlin 2013, their potential for personal growth and their desire to use their experience to help effect positive change in their local communities.

To learn more about the Scholarship and the application process, please read the programme description.

The deadline for applications is the end of September 14th 2012 (Berlin time).