Guangzhou The Northeast Asian Debating Championships (NEADC) 2023

The Northeast Asian Debating Championships (colloquially known as “NEADC“) is the annual debating competition for university institutions in the Northeast Asian region. It follows the British Parliamentary Debating format and is held every year in November. Each edition of the competition is traditionally represented by more than 80 university teams from the region such as those from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea, and Japan. This year, there are sixteen (16) exclusive team spots for pre-university debaters, giving them an opportunity to compete against university debate teams. Pre-university debaters will have their own break category.

General Information

17 Nov 2023 - 20 Nov 2023

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
(GMT +8) Guangzhou, China
📍 Guangzhou, China

Format

Debate

British Parliamentary
2 members per team

Eligibility

University level

No age restriction
Northeast Asian region

Participating Institutions

Previous editions of this event have been participated by the various institutions:

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Our legacy

The Best of Northeast Asia

Steeped in tradition and intellect, NEADC serves as a platform for the crème de la crème of university institutions in Northeast Asia. With a heritage as rich as the ideas exchanged within its hallowed halls, this championship follows the esteemed British Parliamentary Debating format, known for its rigor and sophistication. A gathering of brilliant minds, the NEADC converges every November, in preparation for the World Universities Debating Championships at the end of the calendar year.

Event Venue

Lichengxuan Hotel, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

  • Main Event Building

    Lichengxuan Hotel

  • Convening Hall

    Capacity: 240 pax

  • Meeting Room

    Judge briefing area

  • Meeting Room

    Debate Room

  • Grand Ballroom

    Gala Lunch/Dinner

  • Grand Ballroom

    Closing Ceremony

  • Team Bonding Spaces

    Lounge

  • Team Bonding Spaces

    Lobby

Geri Ami & Andre Kua

Co-convenors

EduDrift Singapore

Andre Kua and Geri Ami are set to take the helm as co-convenors for the Guangzhou Northeast Asian Debating Championships (NEADC) 2023. Their combined legacy in the realm of competitive rhetoric weaves a tale of excellence, innovation, and unwavering dedication. Together, Andre and Geri have convened multiple iterations of all major debating tournaments in the Australasian region including NEAO (now known as NEADC), UADC, ABP, and Australs.

Advisors

Confirmed IAs and advisors who have expressed their commitment to the event.

  • Leah Mercier

    Australs Grand Finalist, 2021

  • Tobi Leung

    World Champion, 2023

  • Sally Lee

    Asian Champion, 2019

  • Ellie Stephenson

    Worlds Semi-Finalist, 2021

  • Judy

    Northeast Asians Top 3 Judge

  • Daisy Sun

    China Nationals Adj Core

Adjudication Core

  • Ray Wang

    China

    Ray was part of the first Chinese team to make the Open Grand Finals at the Asian BP 2023. Before that historic achievement, Ray was also an Open Semi-Finalist at UADC while bagging the Top 10 Speaker award at the 2022 edition of NEADC.

  • Youngwoo Park

    South Korea

    A prominent figure in the Korean debating circuit, Youngwoo was most recently an Open Semi-Finalist at the Asian BP, and made the finals of the previous edition of NEADC in 2022. As a renowned judge, Youngwoo was appointed to judge the finals at both the Asian and the Australasian Championships in 2022.

  • Jenny Li

    Australia/China

    Jenny brings with her a wealth of experience in adjudication having judged in the finals of Australs, the Semi-Finals of NEADC, and the Quarter Finals of UADC. Northeast Asians Semi-Finals Judge, 2022. Jenny will be representing Australia and China on the adjudication core to bring new perspectives to motion setting.

  • Isabella Freeland

    Australia

    Isabella was recently crowned champion of Australasia and was also recognised as one of the top 10 speakers of the region. In Australia, she was a Grand Finalist in the National Championships (BP) and also judged in the finals of the Easters. She will be on the adjudication core of the upcoming Australian Nationals.

  • Chris Hung

    Taiwan

    Having served on the adjudication core of Japan Nationals (JPDU), Chris is an experienced judge who has been in the finals of the NEADC and is also recognised as one of the tournament's Top 5 judges. In domestic tournaments in the region, Chris has also spoken in and judges on the finals of tournaments in South Korea such as the KIDA Open.

  • Ryosei Kobayashi

    Japan

    As a speaker, Ryosei was a Semi-Finalist in the Japan Nationals (BP) and has broken into the outrounds of NEADC. Ryosei is also a senior judge who has been on the semi-final panel of the Asian Championships (UADC). These major achievements will ensure that NEADC will be well-judged and represented.

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +8) Guangzhou, China time.

TimeActivity
Friday - 17 Nov 2023
02:00 PMEvent check-in
03:00 PMHotel check-in
06:00 PMDinner & welcome socials
07:00 PMPre-council meeting
Saturday - 18 Nov 2023
08:00 AMHotel buffet breakfast
09:00 AMBriefings
01:00 PMIn-hotel lunch
02:00 PMRound 01
04:00 PMRound 02
06:00 PMWelcome gala dinner
Sunday - 19 Nov 2023
08:00 AMHotel buffet breakfast
08:30 AMRound 03
10:30 AMRound 04
12:30 PMIn-hotel lunch
01:30 PMRound 05
03:30 PMRound 06 (silent)
05:30 PMMain council meeting & in-hotel dinner
07:00 PMPearl River breaknight
Monday - 20 Nov 2023
08:00 AMHotel buffet breakfast
08:30 AMHigh School Quarterfinals
10:30 AMHigh School Semi-Finals
12:00 PMHotel check-out & lunch
01:00 AMHigh School Grand Finals
07:00 PMAwarding & closing ceremony (note: dinner not provided)

Championship Awards

List of Awards

Champions

Aim to be the best in the High School Category

Top 10 Best Speakers

The Top 10 outstanding debaters will be recognized and awarded for their excellence

Finals Best Speaker

The debater who excelled in the High School Category will be recognized and awarded

Welcome Ceremony

Gala Dinner

Drawstring top with elastic loop closure and textured interior padding.

Gala Hall

Front zipper pouch with included key ring.

Hall entrance

Social Activities

BBQ & Skewers Night

  • BBQ & skewers night

    BBQ

  • BBQ & skewers night

    Garden

  • BBQ & skewers night

    Skewers

  • BBQ & skewers night

    Grill

Pearl River Breaknight

Participants of the esteemed Guangzhou NEADC 2023 will be treated to an enriching and captivating experience, as they embark on a remarkable journey to explore the renowned city of Guangzhou.

Drawstring top with elastic loop closure and textured interior padding.

River view

Front zipper pouch with included key ring.

Skyline view

Accommodation

Lichengxuan Hotel Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (4-star hotel)

  • Hotel Exterior

    No. of Rooms: 323

  • Hotel Lobby

    Check-in: After 14:00

  • Deluxe Bedroom

    Size: 28m² | Floor: 2-10

  • Ensuite Bathroom

    Shower

  • Restaurant

    Buffet Breakfast | 06:30-10:00

  • Restaurant

    Dining Area

  • Leisure & Recreation

    Fitness Centre

  • Leisure & Recreation

    Outdoor BBQ area

Explore

Explore the wonders of Guangzhou

  • Chimelong Internationa Circus Guangzhou

    40 minutes from hotel

  • Guangzhou Big Buddha Temple

    35 minutes from hotel

  • Shamian Island

    30 minutes from hotel

  • Chimelong Water Park

    40 minutes from hotel

  • Chen Clan Ancestral Hall

    25 minutes from hotel

  • Grand View Aquarium

    25 minutes from hotel

  • Guangzhou Sunac Snowpark

    15 minutes from hotel

  • Chimelong Safari

    50 minutes from hotel

Tickets

Secure your spot now!

Regular registration deadline 01 October 2023

Trainee Judge (1 individual)

2,106 RMB

SGD 500

Buy
  • 3-night hotel stay
  • Twin-sharing
  • 4-star Hotel Accommodation
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Hotel Breakfast Included
  • Airport Transfer
  • 3 lunch meals
  • 3 dinner meals
  • Pearl River Break Night
  • Return Transport - Break Night
  • 3-day Competition Pass

Debate Team (2 members)

5,400 RMB

SGD 1000

Buy
  • 3-night hotel stay
  • Twin-sharing
  • 4-star Hotel Accommodation
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Hotel Breakfast Included
  • Airport Transfer
  • 3 lunch meals
  • 3 dinner meals
  • Pearl River Break Night
  • Return Transport - Break Night
  • 3-day Competition Pass

Observer/Chaperone (twin room)

2,160 RMB

SGD 400

Buy
  • 3-night hotel stay
  • Twin-Sharing Room
  • 4-star Hotel Accommodation
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Hotel Breakfast Included
  • Airport Transfer
  • 3 lunch meals
  • 3 dinner meals
  • Pearl River Break Night
  • Return Transport - Break Night
  • 3-day Observer Pass

Observer/Chaperone (single room)

2,700 RMB

SGD 500

Buy
  • 3-night hotel stay
  • Single Room
  • 4-star Hotel Accommodation
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Hotel Breakfast Included
  • Airport Transfer
  • 3 lunch meals
  • 3 dinner meals
  • Pearl River Break Night
  • Return Transport - Break Night
  • 3-day Observer Pass