Iberian Judge Conferences 2017 Part 1: Spain Split – Overview

Editor´s note: This article is a joint effort by a lot of writers, editors, translators and reviewers. The full list can be found at the end of the article! Overview During the weekend from June 30th to July 2nd the Spain split of the Iberian Judge Conferences 2017 was held in Madrid. 53 judges gathered in the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Pablo, a college dorm that opened its doors for us and let us enjoy its facilities. Some numbers on attendees: Level 3: 5 Level 2: 23 Level [...]

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Updates to Conference Support – May 2018

Hello everyone! After some hiccups, we have finally transitioned into a new conferences pack. As with every transition time, there may be some packs from the previous wave that had already been shipped and some others which might have already received and distributed the new ones. We apologize for this confusion and, in case of doubt, contact your RC or Conference Organizer to confirm which cards have been delivered! See you at the next conference near you! [...]

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Rules Lawyer: Update and clarifications!

Hello everyone! A couple of months ago we announced a cool promo card available only for judges: Rules Lawyer! Many of you have already gotten yours and some others are still on the way. As we streamlined a bit how distribution of these will work, we encountered some regions which may have issues following the proposed plan or would have trouble with the after-June distribution, so we wanted to review and share what the general plans are. The first important thing to note is that [...]

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TX North Central Winter Miniconference 2018 – Report

Location: Brownwood, Texas Date: February 3, 2018 Attendance: 20 confirmed attendees, 1 walk-in Presentations: 5 Judge Tests Passed: 4 L1s certified Organizers: Brandon Cox, Joseph Dunlap Photography: Michael Arrowsmith, John White, Jonathan Dean   Brandon and I received our L1 certification at the USA-South Autumn Conference 2017 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, becoming the only certified judges in the Texas Heartland - otherwise known as the middle of nowhere. There were [...]

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Call to Prague!

Greetings, L2+ judges! A few times per year, we have a unique opportunity. Whether our common point is a city, a country, or a region, we all gather around a single campfire and share our stories. Stories of successes and failures, stories that inspire hope and awe, stories that teach and make us laugh. The old complain, and the young attempt to fix what isn’t broken. Join us this year, as we attempt to light the largest campfire we’ve ever had. The international L2+ Conference! Date May [...]

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Storytelling 3: The Journey

Welcome to the third and final instalment of the article series on Storytelling. In Part 1 and Part 2 we delved into the Hero and Mentor present in our stories. If you remember, the hero is your audience and every great story has a hero who is central to the plot as well as a mentor, or the presenter in this case, who guides the hero throughout their adventures. It is now time to focus on the journey which the hero embarks on, having the mentor as a guide. We will learn how establishing a [...]

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Pick-Up-and-Go Conference Models

Have you ever gone shopping and made a note on your phone on the way to the supermarket, writing down what you need? Did you also arrive home and realize you still forgot something? This happened to me so many times that I changed my approach. I now keep a list of everything I could ever possibly need to buy and before I go shopping, I make a copy of it. Then I read through the copy and delete what I don't need. Now, I never forget anything. This is called a trigger list, and it has many advantages [...]

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