1. Both the affirmative and negative team will be placed into the breakout room where the debate will take place. The adjudicator and other authorised spectators will then be added to the room when preparation time has elapsed.
  2. Please remain on mute for the entire duration of preparation time and do not contact the opposing team.
  3. For teams competing in the same physical location, preparation time will continue as normal with students working together whilst remaining on mute in the Zoom breakout room.
  4. For teams with speakers in different physical locations, do not rely on the breakout room as a preparation space. Please set up an alternate means of communication (e.g. group video call + a shared online document) to use while remaining in the breakout room on mute. A common platform used in conjunction with Zoom is Discord for online debating tournaments, however a group phone call is also equally effective.
  5. Adjudicators will be allocated to those rooms some time during preparation. They are expected to call the debate to order on Zoom when preparation ends.
  6. Do not leave Zoom during preparation time. If you do, try to re-join by clicking “Breakout Rooms” on the bottom bar.