The Athens University of Economics and Business Debating Society, celebrating its 10 years of debates and tournaments, is hosting the 5th Panhellenic Debating Tournament (12/14-15/2013)
5th AUEB Panhellenic Debating Tournament
10 years AUEB Debating Society
December 14th & 15th, 2013
Athens University of Economics and Business
The Athens University of Economics and Business Debating Society, celebrating its 10 years of debates and tournaments, is hosting the 5th Panhellenic Debating Tournament on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December 2013, in the rooms of Antoniadou wing (AUEB central building, 76 Patission str).
Debaters from all over Greece will participate in 5 preliminary rounds, followed by semifinals and the Finals, taking place on Sunday December 15th, at 18.30 in "Antoniadou" Amphitheatre. The judges and organizers' team can guarantee a debating tournament that will be interesting and competitive as well as entertaining and informative. The event will be open for anyone who wishes to participate or attend the debates and learn more concerning the art of constructive arguing and debating.
AUEB Debating Society
The AUEB Debating Society was founded in 2003, and its goal is to make debate known in the academic community, introducing students to one of the most constructive activities, teaching them how to address an audience and construct solid arguments. Overall, the 5th Panhellenic Debating Tournament is an opportunity to celebrate 10 years of significant achievements. Numerous debaters and judges have been trained within this debating society. Most of them have participated both in Greek and international debate tournaments and have been excelled individually and collectively. But one of the most important accomplishments is that they have met people belonging in other cultures and different societies.
Debate is a contest of arguments and persuasion on a contemporary controversial issue. Two sides are called, after a brief preparation, to argue a position they were given, and rebut the opposing teams' arguments, regardless of their personal opinions. Afterwards, the judges proclaim a winning team based on who presented the most convincing arguments and the most well-constructed speeches.
The most important benefits that one receives through concerning himself with debating are the amelioration of his communication skills, the ability present a well-documented position as well as a faster and more structured thinking process. Debating offers speakers a chance to learn how to support their opinion with in a structured and persuasive manner that is based on arguments and not dogma. Even more importantly, participants learn to listen and consider opinions opposing their own pre-conceived motions and to stay informed and with a critical thought on important current issues.
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