Jakarta Australasian Intervarsity Debate Championships 2024

The Australasian Intervarsity Debate Championships (colloquially known as “Australs”) is an annual regional tournament for university students in the Australasian region. It follows the Australasian/Australs Debating format and is held annually. This tournament is the largest 3v3 tournament featuring representatives from various renowned institutions from Australia, New Zealand, Northeast Asia, Southern Asia, and Southeast Asia. The last edition of Australs was held in Krabi, Thailand in partnership with Chulalongkorn University. The reigning champions are Charlie Ryan, Eugene Bakker, and Isabella Freeland from the University of Sydney.

General Information

30 Jun 2024 - 07 Jul 2024

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
(GMT +7) Jakarta, Indonesia
📍 Jakarta, Indonesia

Format

Debate

Australs
3 members per team

Eligibility

University level

University level
Australasia region

Other important info

Judge Rule: N-1

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What’s included

  • 8-day tournament pass
  • 7-night twin-sharing hotel stay at Episode Hotel Gading Serpong (buffet breakfast included)
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 1 WGM night dinner + socials
  • 1 Indonesia night socials
  • 1 Finale gala dinner (black-tie)

Participating Institutions

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

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Our legacy

The largest 3v3 championship

Since the inception of the Australs, this prestigious debating competition has made a profound and enduring impact on the academic and debating communities within the Australasian region. The Australs served as the instrument for gathering brilliant minds around the region to commence annually for a highly intellectual and sophisticated exchange of ideas and perspectives. This tournament adheres to the Australs Debating format, renowned for its capacity to stimulate thought-provoking exchange between two groups, and intellectual growth among the audience.

Debate Venue

Multimedia Nusantara University (Universitas Multimedia Nusantara)

  • Main Event Building

    Multimedia Nusantara University

  • Convening Hall

    Capacity: 450 pax

  • Debate Halls

    debating area

  • Team Bonding Spaces

    Lounge

Convenor

Geri Ami

EduDrift Singapore

Geri Ami is poised to assume the formidable position of convenor for the upcoming Jakarta Australs 2024. Her remarkable legacy in the realm of regional championship convening radiates with her previous exceptional orchestration of the Krabi Australs, Bali ABP, and Guangzhou NEADC. With each event under her capable leadership, Geri has consistently delivered a remarkable blend of efficiency, innovation, and unyielding dedication. She has consistently showcased her unparalleled talents, elevating these tournaments to new heights and setting a standard. Without a shadow of a doubt, she stands as the unrivaled champion of convening regional championships, a virtuoso in her field.

The Adjudication Core

deputy CAs will be appointed at a later date

  • Bea Legaspi, Philippines

    Chief Adjudicator

  • Grace Baylis, New Zealand

    Chief Adjudicator

  • Deon Kiew, Singapore

    Deputy Chief Adjudicator

Invited Judges

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

  • Sourodip Paul

    Bangladesh, Australs Chief Adjudicator 2023

    Sourodip holds the belief that becoming truly proficient in the art of debate is an attainable skill through learning, practice, and determination. He thinks that even individuals not inherently eloquent can excel in debating by shifting their focus away from failures and dedicating themselves to learning. Sourodip acknowledges the significance of stepping out of one's comfort zone to cultivate values, passions, and skills, allowing for the crafting of a distinct career path geared toward personal growth.

  • Tengku Omar

    Indonesia, Australs DCA 2023

    Tengku is an exceptionally passionate individual when it comes to the world of debating. In his view, achieving excellence in the field of debate is an ongoing journey characterized by continuous hard work and dedication. He firmly holds the belief that one should never cease their efforts to enhance and refine their debating skills as time goes on. He also believes that the key to success in debating lies in the relentless pursuit of improvement and the unyielding commitment to personal growth.

  • Robert Barrie

    Australia, Australs Convenor 2022

    Robert is a seasoned debater, renowned for his impressive track record of victories and eloquence in the world of debate. His extensive experience has instilled in him a profound belief that the essence of success in the field of debate lies in the willingness to embrace the unfamiliar, confront challenges head-on, and push the boundaries of one's capabilities. He passionately believes that within the realm of debate, and indeed in life as a whole, anything is achievable when one possesses the courage to exude confidence before an audience.

  • Leah Mercier

    Australia, Australs Chief Adjudicator 2023

    Leah consistently shines as a remarkable scholar and a formidable personality in the debate community. Her accomplishments bear testimony to the countless years of unwavering commitment she has dedicated to perfecting her skills and collaborating with regional debate and public speaking teams. She utilizes her expertise to impart a valuable lesson to her mentees that creativity and originality are the most essential tools one can use in a debate.

  • Xavier Konynengurg

    Australia, AIDA President 2022-2023

    Xavier, a fervent debater and a dedicated leader, generously shares his talents with those who share an interest in the world of debate. His unwavering commitment to excellence is evident in every facet of his work, and his ability to collaborate with individuals is a testament to his knack for guiding others toward success. Xavier firmly upholds the belief that thorough preparation is the cornerstone of success in the realm of debate. In his view, the key to victory lies in making the most of every precious second during the preparation process.

  • Youngwoo Park

    South Korea, Northeast Asian Grand Finalist 2022

    Youngwoo Park is an experienced debater, adjudicator, and public speaker hailing from the South Korean circuit. From Youngwoo's perspective, successful debating demands a multifaceted approach to tackling a subject from various angles and dimensions. Owing to his wealth of experience and expertise, Youngwoo is frequently sought after to serve as a judge and advisor for significant debate tournaments, public speaking events, and educational seminars. His invaluable insights and contributions play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality and impact of these events.

  • Umbar Sandhu

    New Zealand, Australs Chief Adjudicator 2022

    Umbar is a prominent figure within the debating community of New Zealand, known for her exceptional skills and reputation. She is an inspiring role model, and people hold her in high regard for her excellence and wealth of knowledge. She advocates that maintaining an open mind, particularly within a multicultural environment, is crucial for constructing compelling arguments that captivate the audience's attention. She believes that this fosters cultural sensitivity but also leads to the creation of more impactful and resonant arguments, a perspective she actively encourages within the debate community.

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +7) Jakarta, Indonesia time.

TimeActivity
Sunday - 30 Jun 2024
08:00 AMOrgComm Briefing
08:30 AMTechnical Check with Hotel
11:00 AMVenue Check with UMN
01:00 PMLunch (not provided)
02:00 PMEvent & Hotel Room Check-in @ Episode Hotel
06:00 PMPre-Forum Reporting & Women's Pre Forum
07:00 PMCouncil Session & Briefings (dinner not provided)
10:00 PMAdjudication Test Results
Monday - 01 Jul 2024
08:00 AMIn-hotel Buffet Breakfast
08:30 AMOpening Ceremony & Roll Call @ UMN
10:00 AMPreliminary Round 01
12:30 PMLunch
01:30 PMPreliminary Round 02
04:00 PMPreliminary Round 03
06:30 PMDinner
08:00 PMSocials #1 @ Helen's
10:00 PMLanguage Assessment Results
Tuesday - 02 Jul 2024
08:00 AMIn-hotel Buffet Breakfast
08:30 AMRoll Call
09:00 AMPreliminary Round 04
11:30 AMPreliminary Round 05
01:00 PMLunch
02:30 PMPreliminary Round 06
06:30 PMWalking Party to WGM Night
07:00 PMSocials #2 @ Hey Beach
10:00 PMEnd of Day Announcements
Wednesday - 03 Jul 2024
08:00 AMIn-hotel Buffet Breakfast
08:30 AMRoll Call
09:00 AMPreliminary Round 07
12:00 PMLunch
01:00 PMPreliminary Round 08
05:30 PMDinner Collection @ Hotel
07:30 PMWalking Party to Breaknight
08:00 PMSocials #3 @ Bluestork Jakarta
09:30 PMBreak Announcements
Thursday - 04 Jul 2024
08:00 AMIn-hotel Buffet Breakfast
10:00 AMCouncil Session @ UMN
01:00 PMLunch for council attendees
02:00 PMCouncil Session
10:00 PMElimination Rounds Announcements
Friday - 05 Jul 2024
08:00 AMIn-hotel Buffet Breakfast
08:30 AMOpen Octo Finals, ESL Quarter Finals, EFL Semi Finals
11:00 AMOpen Quarter Finals, ESL Semi Finals
01:00 PMLunch
02:00 PMOpen Semi Finals
06:00 PMDinner
10:00 PMFinal Day Briefing
Saturday - 06 Jul 2024
08:00 AMIn-hotel Buffet Breakfast
01:00 PMLunch
03:00 PMEFL Grand Finals
04:00 PMESL Grand Finals
05:00 PMOpen Grand Finals
07:00 PMFinale Gala & Closing Ceremony
Sunday - 07 Jul 2024
08:00 AMIn-hotel Buffet Breakfast
11:00 AMHotel Checkout

Championship Awards

List of Accolades

Champions

Open Category, ESL Category, EFL Category

Top 10 Best Speakers

Open Category, ESL Category, EFL Category

Finals Best Speaker

Open Category, ESL Category, EFL Category

Top 10 Best Judges

Overall Best Judges of Australasia

Break Night

Festival Party

Drawstring top with elastic loop closure and textured interior padding.

Floodlights

Front zipper pouch with included key ring.

DJ and festival sound system

Social Activities

Indonesia Night and WGM Night

  • Indonesian Cuisine

  • Cultural Journey

  • Gastro Exploration

  • Resort Vacation

WGM night at Hey Beach Gading Serpong

In celebration of gender night, a momentous occasion that shines a spotlight on inclusivity and empowerment, we are bringing all Australs participants to Hey Beach Gading Serpong to celebrate Women and Gender Minority Empowerment.

Drawstring top with elastic loop closure and textured interior padding.

Arts, Crafts, and Delicacies

Front zipper pouch with included key ring.

Vibrant hubs

Accomodation

Episode Hotel Gading Serpong

  • Hotel Exterior

    No. of Rooms: 320

  • Hotel Lobby

    Check-in: After 14:00

  • Deluxe Bedroom

    Area: 21 sqm

  • Ensuite Bathroom

    Shower

  • Bar, Cafe, and Restaurant

    in-hotel Buffet Breakfast

  • Restaurant

    Dining Area

  • Leisure & Recreation

    Fitness Centre

  • Leisure & Recreation

    Pool

Explore

Explore the wonders of Jakarta

  • Scientia Square Park

    8 minutes from the hotel

  • Indonesia Convention Exhibition

    19 minutes from the hotel

  • Museum Benteng Heritage

    20 minutes from the hotel

  • Al-AZhom Mosque

    23 minutes from the hotel

  • Gading Raya Padang Golf Course

    6 minutes from the hotel

  • Tropikana Waterpark Cimone

    24 minutes from the hotel

  • Taman Bambu (Bamboo Park)

    15 minutes from the hotel

  • Vihara Padumuttara

    20 minutes from the hotel

Tickets

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Debate Team (3 members)

Twin-sharing rooms

SGD 2040

Buy
  • 8-day tournament pass
  • 7-night twin-sharing hotel stay at Episode Hotel Gading Serpong (buffet breakfast included)
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 1 WGM night dinner + socials
  • 1 Indonesia night socials
  • 1 Finale gala dinner (black-tie)

Institutional/Independent Adjudicator

Twin-sharing rooms

SGD 680

Buy
  • 8-day tournament pass
  • 7-night twin-sharing hotel stay at Episode Hotel Gading Serpong (buffet breakfast included)
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 1 WGM night dinner + socials
  • 1 Indonesia night socials
  • 1 Finale gala dinner (black-tie)

Observer (Twin-sharing)

Twin-sharing rooms

SGD 680

Buy
  • 8-day tournament pass
  • 7-night twin-sharing hotel stay at Episode Hotel Gading Serpong (buffet breakfast included)
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 1 WGM night dinner + socials
  • 1 Indonesia night socials
  • 1 Finale gala dinner (black-tie)

Observer (single room)

Single room accommodations

SGD 950

Buy
  • 8-day tournament pass
  • 7-night twin-sharing hotel stay at Episode Hotel Gading Serpong (buffet breakfast included)
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 1 WGM night dinner + socials
  • 1 Indonesia night socials
  • 1 Finale gala dinner (black-tie)