Youth Forum: Arrivals day

It is arrivals day here at the IDEA Youth Forum and our volunteers from the Universidad Iberoamericana are already at the airport waiting for the first participants that are coming from as far away as Lithuania, Tunisia and Zimbabwe!

The Training of Trainers has been running over the past few days for the group selected by our curriculum committee to lead the workshops in the Mixed Teams, Coaches & Judges and the British Parliamentary tracks. Last night the trainers watched a demonstration debate that we will post online today.

Steve Llano, a British Parliamentary Track trainer from the United States, was treated to song this morning for his birthday. Steve teaches at St. John's University in New York and maintains a very interesting academic blog on debating called Progymnasmata, where he is already posting his thoughts from the IDEA Youth Forum.

While the trainers are getting prepared for the event and enjoying the hotel we're staying in, teams are travelling from all around the world to join us. Our team is out and about listening to their travel stories and will bring you more as the days go by.

Welcome to the Youth Forum. Follow us on Twitter at #iyf12!

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