IDIA presents

Rutgers Model Congress 2024

Welcome to RMC 2024!

RMC 2024 will take place on April 11-14, 2024!

We are very excited to see you at RMC 2024 this spring. 

The theme of the conference this year is examining the growth of presidential power. Undeniably, the role of our Commander in Chief has changed dramatically since the dawn of the nation. Sometimes little by little, and sometimes in great leaps, the individual in charge of our country has molded what it means to be President. They have increasingly exercised new avenues of control that go beyond the office’s enumerated duties. Expansion of signing statements, increases in vetoes, and extension of emergency powers are traits consistent across our last 4 presidents. Critics of an expanded executive point to other ways that the office is larger than ever: growth in unnecessary bureaucracy, extensive foreign involvement and an out-of-control surveillance state.

I did not select this theme with the mission of convincing attendees to be in favor or against a growing executive. Instead, I just want students to ask themselves some questions as they go through these conference simulations. How has the relationship between Congress and the Executive changed? What impact does the President’s expanded role have on the relationship between the federal government and state’s rights?

As this conference is happening in the upward swing of the election cycle, we’ve tried to ensure that our committees this year cover as many important political conversations as we can manage. This theme asks delegates not to forget the forest for the trees, and to keep in mind the watchful eyes of the Oval Office with final say over all of their legislation. We hope this is a conference to remember.

I hope that the tireless effort of the RMC staff shines through in all the committee experiences of those in attendance. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any feedback or questions at [email protected]

I can’t wait to see you all there.


Charles Strehlo
Executive Director
RMC 2024

Committees & Topics

Browse the committees available at this year’s RMC, and start the registration process.

About RMC

Rutgers Model Congress 2024 will take place from April 11-14, 2024.

Rutgers Model Congress will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown New Brunswick, NJ.


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Participant Information

Logistics & Lodging
Rules & Policies

RMC is a four-day conference that begins on Thursday evening and continues until Sunday morning. Delegates debate their topics in committee, and also have the opportunity to attend workshops focused on both policy issues and life skills.

Lodging is provided at select hotels conveniently located at or near the conference premises. Please see details below, or email [email protected] for more info on how to include lodging in your registration.

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Thursday, April 11

6pm-7pm – Opening Ceremonies
8pm-10:30pm – Committee Session I

Friday, April 12

9am-12pm – Committee Session II
12pm-1:30pm – Lunch Break
1:30pm-2:30pm – Workshops
2:30pm-6pm – Committee Session III
6pm-8pm – Dinner Break
8pm-10:30pm – Committee Session IV

Saturday, April 13

9am-12pm – Committee Session V
12pm-2pm – Lunch Break
2pm-6pm – Committee Session VI
6pm-8pm – Dinner Break
8pm-11pm – Social Activities

Sunday, April 14

9am-11am – Debrief & Sunday Activity
11am-12pm – Lunch Break
12pm-12:30pm – Closing Ceremonies

As an IDIA-sponsored conference, IDIA adheres to a uniform set of rules governing participant conduct, debate style, and awards. Please see detailed policy documents below, and email [email protected] with any questions.

Register your team for RMC today, and ask us about available scholarships for schools and students with demonstrated need.