Saturday, 28 July 2012

What would you like to see/do?

Berlin Worlds will be about going out. To get the best WUDC experience, you should consider our tournament one that takes place in city, not at a university.

So, what would you like to see and do? Participant Affairs is about to make plans for outings on January 1st but would like to consult with you before doing so. If you have something in particular in mind (like German art of the 19th century) or if you just want to let us know that the ideal excursion would be by bike (despite the potential snow) or if you require advice in planning your own thing (so you can sleep a little longer after break night), please get in touch.

You can comment below, or on Facebook or Google+, or email Filip Bubenheimer. We are looking forward to your input.

[Update: the list of excursions is now available on our website]

Friday, 27 July 2012

Berlin Worlds registration update IX

Participant Affairs has updated the Berlin Worlds waiting list according to the original list of allocations from April 12th and the entries made by institution representatives on our online registration platform. It reflects the current situation, which is after institutions have either made a non-refundable down payment of 50% of the registration fee or handed down their slots to institutions on the waiting list that then did make the down payment. That means that further significant movement on the waiting list is unlikely.

The updated list can be viewed here.

The first team on the waiting list was on waiting position 160 of the original list of allocations from April 12th.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Berlin Worlds registration update VIII

Participant Affairs is letting you know that invoice requests are surprisingly difficult to deal with and take a little longer thank expected as we need to make them out in accordance with Germany's legendary tax code. Our legal team is on the case.

By the way: an updated waiting list is coming up shortly...

Berlin Worlds newspaper is seeking writing staff

This is an opportunity for everyone joining Berlin Worlds to do something interesting in their spare time. If you are, for instance, an observer who would like to write down some of their observations on real paper, our printed daily, a major Worlds tournament newspaper, will give you the chance to do so.

Interested? Get in touch with Press Secretary Annette Kirste soon.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Berlin Worlds Observer Policy

The representatives of the registered institutions have been informed by email about the technicalities of the registration process for observers. The deadline for registrations is August 4th, the deadline for full payment September 4th. If your representative has not received the message or if you are interested but not part of a registered institution, please get in touch with Participant Affairs.

Observers are able to fully take part in Berlin Worlds but will not be speaking or judging in the tournament. That means they get accommodation for the duration of the tournament (December 27th to January 4th), though probably not at the Hotel Berlin, Berlin due to limited capacity; they also get three meals a day; they may participate in all socials and, of course, observe all preliminary and break rounds. To cover all costs the observer fee is 850 EUR per person.

Eligible are all persons who are at least 18 years old and able to enjoy an exciting 9-day tournament among more than a thousand students from all over the world. You do not have to be a student or a supervisor at any registered institution, not even a debater.

[Update, Sep 24th: Registration may still be possible. Please email Head of Registrations Teresa Widlok if you are interested.]

[Update, Oct 27: The registration for observers is now closed]