Monday, September 6, 2010

WDI Sponsors Conference in Europe

The Third International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment -- THINKING AND SPEAKING A BETTER WORLD will take place in Maribor, Slovenia on October 22-23-24 2010. Full information can be found at

The conference in sponsored by ZIP Slovenia, World Debate Institute USA and the University of Maribor.

We have some exciting news to share with you:
  • Boris Vezjak, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia has been working hard to host us, with Peter Mesarec assisting him. 
  • We have over 55 papers from 19 countries accepted with more coming in and under revision.
  • The conference has a major sponsor, and we will announce the new sponsor as soon as the agreement is finalized.
  • The conference has a site for the next year, and it will be an exotic one. Again, as soon as the agreement is finalized it will be announced officially.
  • The sponsor will be publishing a book of accepted papers from the first three conferences (Koper, Ljubljana and now Maribor). If you would like to be a part of this publication, now is the time to act and submit an abstract.
  • Our three keynote speakers Rastko Mocnik, Debbie Newman and Sam Greenland have accepted and confirmed. Read about them at
  • Beautiful city, good hosting, stimulating colleagues all go together to make this an event not to be missed.
There is still time to submit an abstract and to be included in the conference. The program will be finalized on October 1 2010. See instructions on how to make a submission at
If you have questions, please contact me, .
See you there!
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