The world’s best student debaters and public speakers are coming to Canada for the first time in history.
Branksome Hall is proud to host the 31st World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Competition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from April 11 to 16, 2019.
More than 125 high school debaters and public speakers from around the globe will compete in four challenging categories: debating, interpretive reading and impromptu speaking, as well as either after-dinner speaking or persuasive speaking.
Competitors will rank among the world’s very best student orators — having already proven themselves at local, regional, national and international tournaments. They’ll arrive in Toronto seeking the ultimate prize: the title of world champion.
The World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship is an annual international English language debating and public speaking tournament for individual high school-level students from around the globe.
The Worlds is represented by a diverse mix of public, private and independent high schools from a broad range of nations including Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Cyprus, England, Germany, India, Israel, Lithuania, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, United States, and Zimbabwe.
The Worlds is an innovative multi-day tournament which requires students to interact and collaborate with like-minded peers from diverse cultural backgrounds and countries. Each participant must compete in four different events: Debate, Impromptu Speaking and Interpretive Reading, as well as either Persuasive or After Dinner Speaking.
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The 31st World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Competition will take place from April 11 to 17, 2019 on and around Branksome Hall’s downtown Toronto campus.
Please note that the following is a preliminary schedule provided to assist participating competitors, schools and national delegations with their preparations and is subject to change at the organizers’ discretion.
*Meal/Activity not included in registration fee