Tentative Conference Schedule
This schedule is subject to change, and will be finalized in the days leading up to the conference.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
3:00PM: Conference Registration Begins
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Public Speaking Training – Conference BC
Whether this is your first conference or you are a seasoned delegate, learn some tips and tricks on how to become a more effective public speaker.
Resolution Writing Training – Garden State Ballroom
A key aspect of your work at RUMUN will be the creation of resolutions. Learn from your directors about what they expect to see in resolutions, and get some ideas on how to make them even more effective.
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Parliamentary Procedure Training – Conference BC
Understanding what is happening in committee is perhaps the most important thing a new delegate can learn. In this training session, delegates will not only learn the basics of parliamentary procedure, but also some ideas as to how to use it to their advantage. Perfect for the novice delegate.
Effective Caucusing Training – Garden State Ballroom
Caucusing is a critical part of any debate session, not just a chance to take a break from proceedings. Learn ways to effectively use caucuses to further your policies, to gain supporters, and to position yourself as a leader in the committee.
6:00PM-7:30PM: Opening Ceremony
8:00PM-11:30PM: Committee Session I
Friday, December 2, 2016
9:00AM-12:00PM: Committee Session II
1:30PM-2:30PM: Conference Workshops
IDIA’s unique Conference Workshops offer delegates the opportunity to further develop their skills, or to assess their Model UN experience while applying what they have learned. Whether its developing public speaking skills, or learning how RUMUN’s topics relate to civic participation and engagement throughout the world, these interactive sessions are a critical opportunity for student-growth.
2:30PM-6:00PM: Committee Session III
8:00PM-11:30PM: Committee Session IV
Saturday, December 3, 2016
9:00AM-12:00PM: Committee Session V
2:00PM-6:00PM: Committee Session VI
8:00PM-11:30PM: Social Events
Typical events include a dance, movie, karaoke, trivia, and more!
Sunday, December 4, 2016
9:00AM-10:30AM: Conference Debrief
An educational experience like RUMUN is pointless if not contextualized. RUMUN’s committee staff are specifically trained to bring the Model UN conference into every day relevance and to discuss ways delegates can continue their involvement in the substantive areas of the topics of debate.
10:30AM-12:00PM: Conference Culminating Activity
Further contextualization of the conference experience offers delegates a hands-on opportunity to participate in the conference theme. Tailored specifically to RUMUN 2015, this activity will bring delegates out of their delegate roles, and challenge them to recognize the challenges in solving global issues.