The best of debate training in the World Schools Debate Championship format.


Program begins at 1400 on 28 June 2014 and ends at 1400 on 5 July 2014.

The 2014 World Schools Debate Academy will take place in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia at Hotel Kompas

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Hotel Kompas, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Intense instruction in the WSDC format followed by a full tournament. Join an all-star faculty and aspiring students from around the world in a debate experience never to be forgotten, all in the beautiful Julian Alps of Slovenia.

Teachers can apply for the teacher track with daily instruction in teaching and training school debaters.

All events held in a luxury tourist hotel, with three excellent meals provided each day. Lectures, exercises, skill workshops, practice debates, elective classes and evening social activities are all a part of the program.

Instruction will be in three levels - beginner, intermediate, advanced - and advanced teams are specifically invited. Team USA, Team Venezuela and Team Slovenia have already committed to attend. Other nations are encouraged to send their national teams to prepare rigorously for WSDC Thailand.

Faculty in 2014:

Miha Andric, Slovenia, successful European coach.

Geetha Creffield, Singapore, national WSDC coach.

Filip Dobranic, Slovenia, twice Top Speaker EFL WSDC, EUDC ESL university champion.

Brett Fraser, USA, broke at WUDC, DVA at USU 2014, DCA at Malaysia WUDC 2015, faculty at Asia Debate Academy. Now living in Malaysia.

Alejandro “Tito” Garcia, Venezuela, national coach, CA for Spanish-language WUDC.

Matus Huba, Slovakia, organizer Bratislava Schools Debating Competition.

Branka Josimov, Serbia, multiple WSDA, legendary Serbian coach.

Simona Mazilu, Romania, has judged WSDC many times, including finals. Founded Romania WSDC team.

Jernej Podgornik, Slovenia, ZIP coach and trainer, veteran of Beijing academy.

Bojana Skrt, ZIP Slovenia, multiple WSDC ESL & EFL world champion coach.

Alfred Snider, USA, Debate USA coach, World Debate Institute, University of Vermont USA, experienced debate trainer.

Aaron Timmons, USA, coached numerous USA national champions, now Debate USA coach.

TENTATIVE - Christopher Erskine, Australia, WSDC founder.



Registration covers 7 nights food, housing and instruction from 28 June-5 July. Any extra nights are subject to an additional fee.

People will be in 2 and 3 person rooms, a limited number of single rooms are available for an additional charge.

340 Euros per person if register by 15 May and pay by 15 June 2014.

20 Euros extra per person for late registration and payment.

If you need a visa, register as soon as possible.

Visa invitation letter costs will be added to registration. Some visa invitation letter costs must be prepaid.

If you need a visa to enter the EU, contact

Link to registration form now available, fill it out, send it in!

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