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This is a list of all articles about hosting the World Championships:


Bidding to hostEdit

  • Factors to consider before you bid
  • Stages of bidding
  • The bid document

General organisational issuesEdit

  • Organising Committee: roles and duties
  • Liaison with the World Championships community:
    • World Schools Debating Council
    • Executive Committee
  • Organisational base: office and staff
  • Volunteers
  • Patrons and Presidents
  • Insurance and liability
  • Code of Conduct and complaints
  • Videoing debates
  • Other issues during the tournament:
    • Clear chain of command
    • Communication between key personnel
    • Emergencies

BudgetEdit

  • Projected expenditure:
    • Pre-tournament expenses
    • Tournament expenses
    • Contingency fund
  • Projected income, including registration fees
  • Cashflow
  • Tips for a cheaper tournament

SponsorshipEdit

  • Sources of sponsorship:
    • Governmental:
      • National/state/provincial government
      • Municipal/local government
    • Institutional
    • Foundations
    • Companies
    • Individuals
  • Types of sponsorship:
    • Headline sponsorship
    • Day/event sponsorship
    • Themed sponsorship
    • In-kind support

AccommodationEdit

  • Background
  • Accommodation options:
    • Hotel
    • Hostels
  • Basic amenities required
  • Internet access
  • Optional extras
  • Day-to-day requirements
  • Proximate accommodation

MealsEdit

  • Expected level of provision
  • Practical considerations
  • Dietary requirements
  • During free time

RegistrationEdit

  • Registration system
  • Collecting registration fees
  • Inviting countries to compete
  • Signed agreements

Debate arrangementsEdit

  • Early rounds:
    • Getting schools on board
    • What they must provide
    • Optional extras
    • Information to provide to hosts
    • Getting school students involved in debating
    • Liaison on the day
  • Quarter-Finals and beyond
  • Publishing results

ScheduleEdit

  • General issues:
    • Balancing schedule needs
    • Providing the right amount of time
    • Sabbath
  • Scheduling debates
  • Judges' training session
  • Special events:
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Grand Final
    • Closing Ceremony
    • Receptions
  • Excursions
  • Evening events
  • Free time
  • World Schools Debating Council meeting

TransportEdit

  • Getting people to base
  • Transport options during the tournament:
    • Hire buses
    • Use public transport
  • Timing journeys

Materials to be providedEdit

  • Display materials/stationery
  • Written materials to be produced prior to Championships:
    • Souvenir brochure
    • Judges’ marking sheets
    • Official guidelines
    • Tournament schedule
    • Name badges
    • Certificates
    • World Schools Debating Council papers
  • During the Championships
  • Flags
  • Prizes
  • Debate equipment

On arrivalEdit

  • Welcoming party
  • Registration area
  • Name badge
  • Welcome pack

Information sharing and public relationsEdit

  • Newsletters and updates
  • Website
  • Logo/branding issues
  • Maximising media interest
  • WSDC website

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