We’ve found many common questions from advisers and students concerning IIMUN, and we’ve answered most of them here. Still, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our conference directors, whose contact information can be found in Contact.
- What is Model United Nations?
- What is IIMUN?
- When is IIMUN VIII?
- Where will the conference be held?
- How much does it cost to attend IIMUN?
- When is registration available?
- What are the lunch choices?
- How do I prepare for IIMUN?
- Does IIMUN have double delegations?
- When are position papers due?
- Is technology allowed in committee?
- How will awards be given?
What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations, also called Model UN or simply MUN, is a simulation of the United Nations, where students become delegate ambassadors from UN member states to debate past and present world issues, ranging from the environment to social issues and even law. In committee, delegates use diplomacy, teamwork, and leadership to make speeches, prepare resolutions with allies and adversaries, and ease tension as they go through the flow of debate during the committee. Model United Nations is recognized around the world as one of the best ways to develop teamwork and leadership skills while working together in simulated environments to solve real global problems.
What is IIMUN?
The IIMUN Conference is one of the leading conferences for novice delegate on the rise to advanced delegates in Southern California, established in 2011. Hosted by Trabuco Hills High School, IIMUN’s mission is to create a fun and encouraging environment that stimulates discussion and debate where delegates can collaborate, resulting in solutions that incite and inspire delegates that stay with them in MUN.
Where will the conference be held?
The conference sessions will be held at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School: 21931 Alma Aldea, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.
How much does it cost to attend IIMUN?
There is a $20 school site fee to secure country assignments for IIMUN. There is also a $20 delegate fee per delegate. Please include student advisers in your delegate fees so we can ensure the correct number of meals. Delegate fees include all materials in committee as well as lunch provided by TK Burgers.
How do I prepare for IIMUN?
Delegates should be well versed in their country’s policies and past actions within the United Nations, and should be acquainted with the topics being discussed. We recommend that delegates review their topic synopses as well as have additional research to gain a better understanding of the issues being discussed.
When are position papers due?
Position papers are due on Saturday, March 17, 2018, by 11:59:59 PM to their respective committee emails, which are found at the top of all topic synopses. Position papers are required to win an award and will be factored into your overall score in committee.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated in writing position papers, and any delegate found plagiarizing their work will receive a zero for their paper, a deduction of diplomacy points at the chair’s discretion, and a referral to their adviser.
Is technology allowed in committee?
Yes; specifically, laptops, tablets, and smartphones are allowed in the committee during the formal resolution writing process. All electronic devices must be kept in full view of the chair, and all delegates found using the technology for purposes other than resolution writing will be referred to their advisers.
How will awards be given?
Awards will be handed out based on merit, ability, and cooperation, not aggressive or intimidating tactics, and knowledge of your country’s position is essential in committee; our chairs are trained to recognize and help delegates who are out-of-policy. In committee, delegates who have shown exemplary skill in diplomacy and teamwork may be given Commendation, Outstanding, and Best Delegate. In addition, Best Research awards will also be awarded to delegates with position papers exemplifying outstanding research. Please note that position papers are required in order to be considered for an award.