Stefan Zweiker (Convener)
Jakob Reiter (Ambassador)
Andreas Prischl (Volunteers)
Roman Korecky (IT)
Matthias Moser (Project Management)
Gwen Eberhart (Funding Team)
Stefan Zweiker seems to be everywhere. Literally. He turned up at more than 36 tournaments all over the globe, reaching from Sydney to Bristol.
Also, wherever he set foot, he was quite successful. Being a determined BP-debater since 2009, Stefan has been multiple Finals and Semi Finals
Judge at the Vienna IV, Berlin IV, and Paris Open. Similarly he advanced as a debater to finals at the Tilbury IV, Semis in Le Havre as well as the SOAS
IV, while always being ranked among the top ten speakers. He also found time to spend a semester at the famous University of Sydney Union. All at
once, Stefan is not only spreading the DK spirit at every tournament he visits, but is also heavily involved and at the core of what DKWien does in Vienna.
Stefan was on the Org Com for each and every Vienna IV, and carried out similarly successful, but slightly smaller tournaments such as the Fresher’s
Open 2012 or Vienna Winter Worlds Prep 2012. Now, considering all this experience, small wonder that he was and continues to be the Director of
Debates at DKWien, thus setting up a tailored training plan for DK debaters and inviting internationally recognized debaters to give input sessions and
help DK Wien advance. Debating is a full time dedication, and Stefan lives up to it every moment – the perfect person to have in the Convening Team!
There are some people who are just good at what they are doing, and then there are those who have awesome goals and try to accomplish them. And then there is Jakob — a guy who has incredible visions that nobody believes could ever be achieved. However, every single time Jakob uses some of his secret magic, visions become reality – just five times more awesome than they were previously. Jakob led the rise of DKWien as a president, and it’s to a good part his merit that many of the things DKWien would not have dared to ask for two years ago, are now common part of debating in Vienna. Among those are the Vienna IV, the successful introduction of debating to Austrian Schools and the outlook for the funding pots that will make Vienna EUDC more awesome than this bid-booklet will ever be able to convey — look forward to see Jakob’s magic in action!
It’s hard not to consider Andreas one of your favourite persons of DKWien. He’s the perfect combination of indefinite DKWien enthusiasm and Austrian politeness. Therefore, he’s the best person to ensure the highest level of hospitality at Vienna Euros. Led by him and his incomparable skills at motivating people, the crowd of volunteers will provide you with a wonderful stay in Vienna. Moreover, Andreas has proven his logistical know-how at all DKWien tournaments. Some people would have been lost completely at the huge campus of past VIV 13 without him, but since we had him there, no one ever really got lost at any of our tournaments.
Since we are living in the 21st century, it is kind of handy to have someone on the team who has accumulated 15 years of experience in IT Services. Even better if that person has inhaled a lot of DKWien spirit recently. Roman joined DKWien in 2013 and is now one of the most valuable additions to the Vienna EUDC team. He has big ideas and is the right guy to make them real, especially if they have anything to do with 21st century stuff. Moreover he brings loads of experience with managing projects and a huge pile of practical knowledge into the team. Watch out, we are getting more and more professional here.
Matthias is the man who plans the planning. He has been with DKWien since the very beginning of the society and thus he is familiar with all the potential traps that organising a tournament can entail. Yet, that’s only half of the story. Out of a great coincident, Matthias studies project management and we can say he is a doing a great job at applying to practice what he learned at University.
Gwen joined DKWien just at the time we won the bid for Vienna EUDC and since then we would not want to miss her on the team. Gwen very often brings a new point of view into the team, since her perspective is different to those who have been part of DKWien for way longer. Moreover, she impresses with strong organisational skills, which she currently demonstrates in communicating with the EU and a motivational spirit that brightens our Vienna EUDC sessions.