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Full Title: Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment

      
Short Title: ARDPE
Location: Doha, Qatar
Start Date: 11-Jan-2013 - 13-Jan-2013
Contact: Abdel Latif Sellami
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.qatardebate.org/en/Home/fourth-ICARD-PE/fourth-ICARD-PE.aspx
Meeting Description: The conference will unite scholars and educators from diverse fields for vigorous dialogue and exchange. This forum will unite scholars of argumentation and rhetoric, teachers, and organizers of local, national and international debating networks to discuss critical thinking and advocacy discourse through pedagogy. We intend for the conference to welcome all who are involved in public discussions and debates about different issues.

Registration to Attend:

Registration is due by the end of October 2012.

Those not making presentations are cordially invited to attend, ask questions at sessions and get involved.

Based on local costs, the registration for the fourth conference is comparable to the third conference. Payment can be by wire transfer or in cash on arrival. See website for details.

Full Registration: $500 (you get a lot for it)

- Four nights in a four star hotel (we are negotiating to upgrade to a five star facility)
- All meals: breakfast and dinner in the hotel, lunch at the conference site, snacks and coffee breaks
- Transportation to and from the conference hotel and the Qatar National Convention Center
- Admission to all conference events, panels and workshops
- Conference formal dinner
- Visa arrangements ($181 value for USA citizens)
- Field Trips: Islamic Museum of Art, Desert Safari and other choices
- Conference kit and materials along with personal gifts

Conference Registration only: $150 ($100 students)

- Admission to all conference events, panels and workshops
- Transportation to and from the conference hotel and the Qatar National Convention Center, not available to and from other hotels
- Lunch, snacks and coffee breaks during day sessions
- Conference formal dinner
- Visa arrangements ($181 value for USA citizens)
- Proof of student status required for student rate
- Conference kit and materials along with personal gifts
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.2541


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