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Author Topic: CIDD Announces 2010 British National Debate Tour  (Read 1472 times)
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« on: June 16, 2010, 08:35:02 PM »

The Committee for International Discussion and Debate of the National Communication Association
…is proud to announce that it anticipates the resumption of annual tours by the British National Debating Team, commencing with this fall semester.

Approximate Dates:  late September to mid November, 2010.   

If you are interested in hosting the British debaters, please contact the tour director, Brian Lain, of the University of North Texas, by no later than August 2nd!  E-Mail bids are strongly preferred.

Brian Lain
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle, Box 305268
Denton, TX 76203-5268
E-mail: blain@unt.edu
(940) 565-4534

Fee:  The fee for hosting the British team is $800.00.  Hosts also provide, at minimum, lodging, meals, and local transportation.

How to Bid:  To place a bid to host the team, please send ALL of the following information.

School or Organization Name:
   
Contact Name and Address:
Must include summer contact information   
Telephone and Email:
Fall and Summer   
Desired Dates:
Please include several dates in order of preference.  Provide as wide a range of options as possible.  The tour itinerary is scheduled based on geographic proximity to other sites.  Limited date options will limit your chances of hosting.*   
Prohibited Dates:
Please list dates that you absolutely cannot host.   
Local Airport:
If there is more than one option, please indicate this.  Trains are also occasionally an option, in certain cities.   
Other Schools That Might Share the Stop:
Include contact information.   
*Note:  Because NCA is in San Francisco, November 14-17, potential California and other west-coast hosts are strongly encouraged to craft bids around November dates.

Suggestions for Prospective Hosts

Hosts over the years have built a variety of outstanding programs around the tour.  Closer to the starting date of the tour, we ask you to provide us a brief summary of your plans so we can help other hosts schedule time for breaks, laundry, other essential needs.

Prior hosts have included:

•   Hosting the debate in conjunction with a major campus or community event, such as “International Week,” alumni event, or symposium.
Guest lectures, presentations, or question and answer periods with classes on debate, rhetoric, or British culture.
•   Taken their guests to major (or minor) attractions of cultural or historical significance.
•   Sought opportunities for visiting debaters to interact with students, alumni, local dignitaries, or high school students.

It is expected that all hosts will hold AT LEAST one public exhibition debate.  Hosts are also expected to provide feedback to CIDD at the conclusion of the visit, indicating activities held and an approximate assessment of event attendance and academic/programmatic impact.

Volume Discounts

If more than one school in close geographic proximity (several schools within a metropolitan area or easy driving distance) organize collectively to host a leg of the tour, each school participating in that leg will receive a $100 discount off their hosting fee.  So, for example, if Northwestern, Loyola-Chicago, and Roosevelt University in Chicago bid to host in succession, each would pay $700.  Multiple stops in adjacent communities reduce travel costs and allow hosts to economize through collaboration.  The CIDD cannot provide additional discounts beyond the discounts provided above.

Please contact the tour director with any questions or ideas pertaining to this year's tour.

Note:  For those who are unable to host the British in fall, please be advised that the CIDD has tentative plans to host the Japanese National Team during the spring semester.

* 2010 British Tour Call.docx (15.9 KB - downloaded 196 times.)
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