Wageningen Debating was also represented during the second IDEA Debate Exchange in Slovenia that took place from August 9-16. There were several interesting workshops and trainings designed to train-the trainers and to help associations to recruit members, organ-ize tournaments and much more. Topics included amongst many: member recruitment, PR, spreading debate, training disadvantaged youth, organizing tour-naments and project management
All participants got the chance to practice the newly acquired skills by either organizing, tabbing or participating at the Exchangers IV tournament that took place on the last day of the event. Our own secretary, Nathania, even managed to become 4th best speaker during this mini-tournament with a total of 149 speaker points after 2 rounds.
Besides these valuable trainings there was the opportunity for networking with members of different Debate organisations. There was also plenty of time to discover the beautiful city of Ljubljana, and we even travelled to some nice locations in Slovenia!