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The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.

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(Yr 9-12 Debating)
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University of Melbourne Science Week Debate Competition

The University of Melbourne in conjunction with DAV is hosting the inaugural STEM Debating Competition for students in Years 9 and 10. The topics will focus on contemporary issues in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths). This competition is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and awareness of the current issues in STEM.

Schools are guaranteed one team of up to 6 students. If you would like a second team, register your interest and we will accommodate if possible.

Venue: Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Time: 9:30AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $60 per team


Regsitration is now open and will close Monday 6th August.

To register, please complete this form.

Click here for a full schedule and topics. Click here for resource guides.

If you have any enquiries about the competition, please email debater@dav.com.au