Conference Schedule

Preparation and Participation

8:00 to 9:00................................................................Registration in front of gym

8:30 to 9:00..................................................Opening Ceremony

9:00 to Noon / 12:30...................................First Committee Session

Noon to 1:00.................................................Staggered Lunch

1:00 to 4:00..................................................Second Committee Session

4:00 to 4:30..................................................Break

4:30 to 5:00..................................................Closing Ceremony

Preparation

Participation

Position papers will be required this year in each committee.  You can find the format below.  The Diplomatic Middle-East and Crisis Committee have different formats that you can find with

Novice delegates are defined as 1st year MUN students who are freshmen or sophomores.  Intermediate delegates are any 2nd to 4th year students or juniors and seniors.  Unless it is unavoidable due to space issues, try not to put your very best advanced delegates into novice committees.

  • AWARDS

    We are working with our AP Statistics teacher to find a new and better formula for adjudicating both individual delegate and delegations in order to better find out who has done the best with what they have been given.  We want to smooth out some of the rough edges that non-performance related advantages such as representing a predominant nation or having five or six delegates in your committee from your school give.  More details on the formula will be sent out if needed.

     

    Awards in all committees will be determined based on performance and ability.  Cooperation rather than showboating or "hard balling" will be rewarded.  Our chairs will be trained to be aggressively on the lookout for delegates who are out of policy and stopped.   Certificates will be given for commendable and outstanding delegate work.  Gavels will be awarded in all advanced committees.

     

    We define a large, medium, or small school delegation based on the physical number of delegates brought to our conference.  If for example, Tustin High school, which has a huge MUN program, brings in 70 delegates, it would be designated as a large school.  However, if Tustin brings in only 5 delegates, they would be eligible for the small school delegation award.  We cannot tell you what the cut off for large or small delegations are until the actual day of the conference!  We will also take into consideration the type of program the school offers.

  • ELECTRONICS

    Because of our limited Internet, laptops, tablets, and smartphones are not permitted in our committees to help with normal conference preparation.  Any delegate found using these devices for texting, gaming, or simple web browsing will be referred to their advisors.

  • LUNCH

    We'll be catering lunch that will include vegetarian options.  Lunch will be on a staggered schedule to give each delegate about 45 minutes each for their meal.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

     

    Like all MUN Secretariats, we strive for fair and balanced chairs and judgment of delegate performance.  We aren't perfect and sometimes we might not notice something in committee that you do.  Adult school advisors are urged to contact the Whitney advisor if they observe something going on which goes against recognized procedure, is biased, or is simply out of policy (such as the United States and North Korea caucusing or working on a resolution together).  There should be no two-hour ice-breaking sessions, caucuses that go on and on and are renewed and renewed, or fake caucuses.  We'll do our best to keep delegates from wasting time as well.

     

    No yielding of time to other delegates will be permitted.  No pre-written resolutions will be accepted. We are also working to get rid of some of the delaying tactics that have been used on the past to shut off debate.  Consequently, speaking times will be set at either a minute-thirty seconds or two-minutes for the duration of the speaker’s list.  Any suggested changes in time must be sent up as a note to the chair.  One comment and one question of thirty-seconds each will follow each speech.  We will be emphasizing the amendment process instead of moderated caucus.

     

    Delegates are reminded that we will not permit the use of national flags, pins, or any other national emblem in committee as the United Nations does not allow it either.  In addition,  we ask that position handouts or briefing sheets not be distributed in committee in that it gives an unfair advantage to delegates who do and is in conflict with the spirit of no pre-written resolutions.

     

    All committee rooms are open to advisors.  No advisor is to be kept from coming to and from a committee room due to voting block status.  There have been misunderstandings about this in the past so we want to make this clear.

     

    Payment is due on the day of the conference.  The school fee is $20 and the delegate fee is $25 per delegate.  Checks are preferable to cash and can be made out to "Whitney High School MUN".   We will be sending out invoices based on your numbers a week before the conference.

     

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