IDEA Asia Youth Forum

Greetings everyone,

I’m sharing this message on behalf of IDEA (International Debate Education Association).

IDEA is proud to announce the first ever Asia Youth Forum. Modeled after the IDEA Youth Forum (now in its 18th year) the Asia Youth Forum aims to bring together the most enthusiastic students and teachers, to learn debate skills and content around a specific theme. We are looking to build a team of regional trainers for this event, and if you are interested, please apply! The format used will be Karl Popper but capable trainers from other formats are encouraged to apply.

The details of the forum

  • Theme : Crossing Borders : Migration in Asia
  • Dates : 11th to 27th of May 2012
  • Location : Bangkok, Thailand
  • Trainer Application Deadline : 21st February 2012
  • Target audience : High school students from all over Asia

Trainer application process, criteria, expectations and benefits are detailed in the Call for Trainers and Application form (attached with this email and available on

We realize that the dates do clash with the UADC tournament. Unfortunately these dates were the most optimum for the high school debaters and educators that form the core of the Asia Youth Forum. We realize that some people who may be interested in training at the Youth Forum may wish to also attend the UADC and for this reason we are doing our best to accommodate those schedules by making necessary allowances. If you need to leave earlier to attend the UADC, indicate so on the Trainer Application form.

For questions or comments, email or More details are also available on our website at

The registration process for teams will open soon and you’ll be getting another message when that happens =]

Curriculum Director
IDEA Asia Youth Forum