(Debate) Downloading music or video from the internet, without permission or not paying (pirating), is wrong
Jun
24
7:00 am07:00

(Debate) Downloading music or video from the internet, without permission or not paying (pirating), is wrong

This debate will look at whether or not participants believe that downloading intellectual property i.e. music, videos etc, is morally wrong.  Though laws are in place to protect intellectual property, particularly music and movies, many people believe that its okay to download them from the internet for their personal entertainment.

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(Discussion) What factors will influence the way that cities develop in the future
Jun
23
9:00 am09:00

(Discussion) What factors will influence the way that cities develop in the future

This discussion will look at how things such as technology, urban planning and environmental concerns affect the development of cities in the future.  Things to consider will include: population growth, migration from rural areas to urban areas, smart technology, air and water pollution, green spaces etc.

https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/future-world-s-population-4-charts

(Debate) Single Life is more interesting than Married Life
Jun
17
7:00 am07:00

(Debate) Single Life is more interesting than Married Life

This debate will look at the idea of whether or not, being single is more "interesting" than being married.  Proponents of this position may look at things such as the "freedom to do what you want, when you want and how you want" without having to confer with your significant other.  Others may view this as a selfish view, and that being married brings many opportunities to share your dreams and goals with your wife/husband.

(Discussion) Given the choice, would you rather live in the past, or the future, and why?
Jun
16
9:00 am09:00

(Discussion) Given the choice, would you rather live in the past, or the future, and why?

This will be a discussion that looks at whether or not we are a "person of the past, or of the future".  Often some people will state that they long for a time when life was simpler, less complicated, while others look forward to a future with increased use of technology and in some cases, complexity.  This discussion will look at which we would prefer to do, if we have the ability to travel in time, go back to the past, or go forward to the future.

(Debate) The internet damages our ability to think for ourselves and has an overall negative impact on society
Jun
10
7:00 am07:00

(Debate) The internet damages our ability to think for ourselves and has an overall negative impact on society

This debate will look at whether or not we have become to reliant on the information available through the internet, whether or not it has impacted our ability to conduct independent critical thinking and whether or not the "ease" of finding information has diminished our ability to exercise our cognitive abilities.  Additionally, we will look at the overall impacts of Internet usage on society, including social, educational and other

(Discussion) The importance of lifelong friendship
Jun
9
9:00 am09:00

(Discussion) The importance of lifelong friendship

This discussion will focus on the benefits we gain (emotional, physical and other) from lifelong friendships.  As part of this discussion, we will include examples where our friendships have led to positive changes in our life, particularly in times of adversity and hardship.

(Debate) Teachers should be allowed to carry guns in schools
Jun
3
7:00 am07:00

(Debate) Teachers should be allowed to carry guns in schools

This debate will look at the pros/cons of allowing teachers to carry weapons into a school environment.  While some people may feel that in an era of tragic school shootings, allowing the teachers to carry guns for self defense of students and themselves is the right thing to do, other may feel that this could lead to accidents and/or more tragedy.

Seven in 10 active shootings are in schools, businesses

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; a conference center in San Bernardino, California, where a holiday party was taking place; Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina -- these are some of the more public places that have seen major mass shootings.

(Debate) There should be age limits associated with use of social media
May
20
7:00 am07:00

(Debate) There should be age limits associated with use of social media

This debate will look at how society, and specifically, minors (under the age of 16), use social media.  We often hear about teenagers using social media to harass others and conduct in other bad behavior.  At the same time, there are many positive things associated with it.

Images used include cover image from Entrepreneur.com and Girlscouts.org 

(Debate) Bribery is sometimes acceptable
May
19
9:00 am09:00

(Debate) Bribery is sometimes acceptable

In this debate, we will look at whether or not bribery should be a cultural norm.  In many countries, it is often deemed to be acceptable for purposes of career promotion, gaining access to events or receiving special privileges.  Image provided by Transparency.Org, an international non-profit that tracks corruption and other societal issues at a global level

(Discussion) Respect and Obedience
May
12
9:00 am09:00

(Discussion) Respect and Obedience

This discussion will look at the relationship of two attributes: Respect and Obedience.  While they do not have the same definitions, people often interpret them to be the same thing.  This will be looked at and discussed from a cross cultural perspective

(Workshop) Public Speaking
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

(Workshop) Public Speaking

This workshop will go over the basics of Public Speaking.  The workshop instructor will use a power-point presentation to review the key points that are relevant to effective public speaking.

Anyone wishing to attend the workshop will be requested to fill out the following form. Attendees will be allowed to choose one session only.

Apply below

For any additional questions, contact:
Rick.Howard@dreamsnmotion.com
Johny@dreamsnmotion.com

PowerPoint and PDF files:

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(Workshop) Public Speaking
Apr
30
7:00 am07:00

(Workshop) Public Speaking

This workshop will go over the basics of Public Speaking.  The workshop instructor will use a power-point presentation to review the key points that are relevant to effective public speaking.

Anyone wishing to attend the workshop will be requested to fill out the following form. Attendees will be allowed to choose one session only.

Apply below

For any additional questions, contact:
Rick.Howard@dreamsnmotion.com
Johny@dreamsnmotion.com

PowerPoint and PDF files:

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(Premier Session) Emotional Full
Apr
23
7:00 am07:00

(Premier Session) Emotional Full

You need to submit your review in order to participate. Reviews are due by Saturday 22 April.

 

You'd need to write the following points:
1. What is the message of the video?
2. How does the message apply to you?

Send your reviews to at least one of our Admins:
Djamila@dreamsnmotion.com
Johny@dreamsnmotion.com

The process is as follows:  

1) Watch the video,
2) Write a half page review,
3) Submit review to Johny/Djamila,
4) Participate in the Premier Session on Sunday.

Remember: You will not be added to the Premier session until you have delivered your review.

Different ways of greetings in the world. (Discussion)
Apr
22
7:00 am07:00

Different ways of greetings in the world. (Discussion)

In this day we will discussing about the different customs in greetings around the world. How do people greet at your place? How do you feel when you are greeted in a different way? Have you ever gone to a country where the greetings were different? What is you favorite way of greeting someone? Why?