Institut Teknologi Bandung will host the Indonesian Varsities English Debate for the third time after getting the nod to organize the 2013 edition. ITB held the 4th IVED in 2001 and 13th in 2010.
The decision came out amid a wave of criticism against the organisers of IVED 2012, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang. Complaints include frequent delays, sloppy registration and the sub-standard quality of the accommodation and food. In comparison, the management quality of the 2 ITB-held IVEDs won praise from participants at that time. ITB also was the venue for the first major international debate competition that took place in Indonesia -- the 2007 Asian Univerisities Debating Championships.
SEF ITB President Rifan Ibnu Rahman will lead the adjudication core. His debating credentials include best speaker of IVED 2011 and breaking adjudicator in IVED 2012.