In the midst of the slew of information regarding the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC), I decided to check up on the World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships (WIDPSC).

WIDPSC 2012 was originally set to be hosted by The Hotchkiss School, Connecticut, who also hosted WIDPSC 2005. However, the organizers announced in July 2011 that Moreton Bay Boys’ College, Australia, who hosted WIDPSC 2011, will again be hosting WIDPSC 2012.

WIDPSC 2012 will be held from March 29th to April 4th.

There is little information about national teams, but Canadian Internationals and the Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships have both concluded so Team Australia and half of Team Canada have already been formed.

A tentative timetable of the event can be found at http://www.widpsc.com//WIDPSC%20Timetable%202012.pdf

It is noted on the WIDPSC website that Clifton School, South Africa, is set to host WIDPSC 2013.