It’s been more than 5 years since the Ateneo Debate Society hosted an IV, and the Ateneo Australs OrgComm has been itching to host another tournament, so it’s about time we announced that we’re hosting the Ateneo IV.
From May 7-9, 2010, at the Ateneo de Manila University campus, we’re delighted to be providing a fantastic venue for teams to sharpen up the weekend before the first United Asian Debating Championship. We like to think of it as an awesome Southeast Asian debating tour!
Our A-Team is all about Asian excellence. Our very own Sharmila Parmanand will stand as the tournament’s Chief Adjudicator, alongside Logan Balavijendran representing Korea and Mark Cordiner representing Singapore, with TJ from Thailand, our UADC CA waiting-to-be- ratified, pending confirmation on this A-Team.
We’re not asking for much in return, either. Registration fee will be placed at 25$ per head (75$ per team). And we promise to provide lunch on all 3 debating days, as well hosting two awesome socials–a break night party and a championship dinner–headed by the same team that made the Ateneo Australs socials absolutely unforgettable. Can anyone say open bar?
Flights to Manila range from MYR630, THB8900, IDR2233200, KRW170000, SGD295, MOP678, HKD721, to name just a few. Cebu Pacifc Airlines and Philippine Airlines have excellent low-fare deals, and we’ll bet Jet Star, Tiger, and Air Asia are equally competitive, too.
Lastly, although we won’t be providing accommodations, we will personally see to it that teams have our assistance in securing hotels and a range of other lodging options for the weekend.
Keep posted for registration details, which will be up by Saturday, 30th Jan.
Vincenzo Tagle and Danielle De Castro
Ateneo IV 2010