World Debate Summit 2024 (Guangzhou Round)

The World Debate Summit stands as the unrivaled pinnacle in the realm of debating competitions, specifically tailored for the ambitious minds of students who aspire to be the next generation's champions. It serves as a unique gathering ground, where the brightest minds from diverse corners of the globe converge to engage in intellectual battles that adhere to the esteemed Asian 3v3 debating format. Each iteration of this prestigious event witnesses the participation of over 150 students, forming a formidable assembly of debating prowess and intellectual acumen. More than just a contest, the World Debate Summit transcends into a significant platform—a crucible for the cultivation of debate skills and the vibrant exchange of ideas. It becomes a melting pot where the fervor for discourse is stoked, and the flames of intellectual curiosity are kindled. Here, participants not only compete for victory but also immerse themselves in an atmosphere where ideas collide, perspectives evolve, and the art of persuasive argumentation is honed to perfection. The World Debate Summit, therefore, stands as a beacon illuminating the path for the future champions of rhetoric and critical thinking.

General Information

02 May 2024 - 05 May 2024

08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
(GMT +8) Guangzhou, China
📍 Guangzhou, China

Format

Debate

Asian 3v3 + Junior WSDC
3 members per team

Eligibility

Junior & Senior (elementary, middle, high school)

7-18 years
No region restriction

Participating Institutions

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

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Our legacy

Cultivating the next generation of global champions

From its inception, the World Debate Summit sought to reimagine the standards of debating competitions. Embracing the dynamic Asian 3v3 debating format, it became a melting pot where minds collided, ideas flourished, and eloquence found its purest expression. With each passing year, the event expanded in both scale and importance, drawing together over 150 students from diverse corners of the world. Beyond trophies and accolades, the World Debate Summit's legacy is woven into the eloquence and intellectual acumen of its participants. It resonates in uhallways, where former contenders shape the discourse of their fields, and it finds acknowledgment among educators who witness the lasting impact of debate. In the minds of students, it sparks a commitment to carrying forward the torch of intellectual rigor.

Event Venue

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Rezen Select Hotel

  • 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

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
08:00 PMWelcome socials
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 (prepared round)
10:00 AMRound 04
11:30 AMIn-hotel lunch
12:30 PMRound 05
02:30 PMRound 06 (silent)
05:00 PMGuangzhou City excursion and results announcement
Monday - 20 Nov 2023
08:00 AMHotel buffet breakfast
08:30 AMElimination Round 1
10:30 AMElimination Round 2
12:00 PMHotel check-out & lunch
01:00 PMElimination Round 3
02:30 AMGrand-finals
05:00 PMAwarding & closing ceremony (note: dinner not provided)

Championship Awards

List of Awards

Champions

Senior / Junior

Elimination Round Qualifiers

Senior / Junior

Top 10 Best Speakers

Senior / Junior

Finals Best Speaker

Senior / Junior

Welcome Ceremony

Gala Dinner

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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

Yongqing Fang Breaknight Excursion

Participants of the esteemed World Debate Summit 2024 will be treated to an enriching and captivating experience, as they embark on a remarkable journey to explore the renowned city of Guangzhou.

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Guangzhou Opera House

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Yongqing Fang Crescent Moon Bridge

Accommodation

Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Rezen Select Hotel (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!

First phase registration deadline: 31 January 2024 Final registration deadline (limited spots): 10 March 2024

Junior Team (3 members)

RMB 12,262.5 per team of 3 for teams 7-13 years old

SGD 2250

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
  • Guangzhou City excursion
  • 3-day Competition Pass

Senior Team (3 members)

RMB 12,262.5 per team of 3 for teams 13-18 years old

SGD 2250

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
  • Guangzhou City excursion
  • Return Transport - Break Night
  • 3-day Competition Pass

Observer/Chaperone (single room)

3,542.5 RMB per individual

SGD 650

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
  • Guangzhou City excursion
  • Return Transport - Break Night
  • 3-day Observer Pass

Observer/Chaperone (twin room)

2,970.25 RMB per individual

SGD 545

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
  • Guangzhou City excursion
  • Return Transport - Break Night
  • 3-day Observer Pass