To prepare, you should have already downloaded the 2019 Manual. This contains general information, the country list, resolutions debated last year, rules of debate, and judging criteria.
The teacher supervising your team will be required to register your team. In doing so, the team will need to nominate 3 countries they would like to represent. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 3. Permission forms should be submitted at this time.
Teams will be notified by email of the 2019 resolutions and which country they have been allocated about 6 weeks before the event (hopefully by May 8).
Countries will be allocated to teams across the following 'voting blocs'. When you arrive at the venue, it will be important to know your fellow bloc members so you can form allies to help develop debating tactics.
Eastern European Group
Latin American and Caribbean States
Western European and others