Technological Discussion Tourney

 

The Discussion Tourney, organized by BEST and with EY collaborating, had taken place in Universidad Carlos III from 8 and 15th of March.

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What is this event?

The Technological Discussion Tourney is an initiative promoted by BEST association of Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. Its objective is to bring closer the world of debates to technology and sciences degrees students. The main novelty that this tournament contributes is its technological background. The participants will debate about controversial and science hot topics, improving skills like oratory, arguing and teamwork.
The tournament, in which 7 teams participate, consists of a classification stage and a final phase. In the classification stage the teams will be divided in two groups of 3-4 teams that will compete against each other in league mode. They will debate between them for 30 minutes with a break in the middle. Four teams will pass to the final phase. This will be celebrated in play-off mode with a semi-final and the final.
 

The jury in the debates will be formed by professionals in the technological sector and university teachers specialized in the world of debate and oratory.

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Dates

  • February 22nd: Deadline for applying
  • March 8th: The event starts with an introduction session, where the rules will be introduced and the teams and the jury will be presented
  • March 9th: The qualifying round in which rivals for each team, just like the position in the debate will be raffled.
  • March 15th: End of the tourney and closing ceremony where awards will be bestowed.

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Location

School of Engineering (Leganés) of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Who can participate?

Any student registered in Social Science, Business and Engineering degrees at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. Proofs will be provided to all the participants that need them.

If the representative of a team wants to register the whole team, the data of all the members must be handled. If not only the registered one can participate.

The clothes must be the adequate for a public and academic event in which the university itself is represented. It’s expected from the male participants suit and tie, and from the female participants either skirt or trousers.

Application deadline

Last day to enroll is February 22nd. Don’t hesitate and join filling this form.

Previous editions

This year we celebrate the 4th edition of the tournament. We celebrate this event since 2014 with the objective of bring closer the world of debates to engineering students. The subject of the first edition was energetic controversies, while in the second was the ethics in genetics.

We have counted with the assistance of firms as Indra and MeM Group.