The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC)
(www.schoolsdebate.com) is a truly global competition for high school debaters. The first World Schools Debating Championships were held in Australia in 1988. The event attracted participants from Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United States. In 1990 the second championship was held in Canada, ever since then it has been an annual event, hosted each year in a different country, usually by a national debating body. Recent venues include Calgary, Cardiff, Seoul, Washington DC, and in 2009 Athens.
Participating teams are made up of the nation’s top five debaters, often selected after a long series of local, regional, and national debate events. The World Schools Debating Championships celebrates and exemplifies the achievements of youth in the global community who strive to make the world a better place through open articulate communication and shared experiences.