Monday, July 6, 2015
IntegSem Debate Seminar 2015
The Interscholastic Debater’s Association (IDeA) proudly welcomes another stellar line-up of events for the year 2015.
IDeA is a youth-initiated and youth-targeted organization, formed in 1997 and comprised of more than 200 high school debaters from over 23 institutions in Metro Manila. Geared towards providing an avenue for its members to discuss, analyze, and evaluate issues of domestic and international concern, the Association has hosted multiple events in its years of existence. This year, under the guidance of Angelique Leda (President for year 2015-2016) and Colleen Anne Chua (Vice President for year 2015-2016), the Association commits to host at least 4 debate tournaments and 1 debate symposium, in order to cultivate rationale thought and awareness among the youth.
The highly awaited symposium, the Integration Seminar (IntegSem), is slated on July 11, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM at the North Greenhills President Hall, San Juan City. With help from major sponsors such as Universal Robina Corporation, Smart Telecommunications Inc., and Ardent World Inc., and media partners with the likes of Rappler, WhenInManila.com, WazzupPilipinas.com, Circuit Magazine, Magic 89.9, and Radyo Inquirer, it can be assured that this year’s IntegSem will be grander than ever before.
Through this symposium, neophyte and experienced debaters alike will witness talks on the twists and turns of debate from only the best speakers in the Philippines and Asia. Five top caliber speakers, who are national and international debate champions, will help young student debaters brush up on fundamental concepts and be introduced to higher-level thinking principles- such as Economics, Gender, and Geopolitics. During the event, attendees are encouraged to engage in the question and answer portion with the speakers, to ensure the comprehensive learning and understanding of all participants involved.
This event comes with a fee of P250 and is open to the public. Interested delegates and students are encouraged to attend this event, regardless if they have present knowledge on the topics to be discussed. Rest assured that this year’s IntegSem will be the best avenue for individuals to immerse themselves into the world of civilized discussion, social awareness, and debate.