BUMUN 2019 High School Conference Information

The Benedictine University Model United Nations (BUMUN) High School Conference will take place on the campus of Benedictine University, in Lisle, IL, on November 9-10, 2019.

Why Attend The BUMUN High School Conference?

Benedictine University’s program is one of just five with over 50 years of continuous participation in the National Model United Conference in New York City, the largest United Nations simulation in the world. For the past decade, our program has gained wide recognition with consistently outstanding performance, receiving multiple Outstanding and Distinguished Delegation, Outstanding Position Paper, and Best Delegate in Committee Awards during that time.

Our alumni are dedicated and experienced NMUN participants. Many have served on NMUN staff after graduating. They, along with current Benedictine Model United Nations student and leaders, will run the sessions in a professional manner, ensuring your students a rewarding educational experience.

Like all United Nations simulations, our Conference offers the chance to deliberate and understand complex global issues through the lens of a different state’s political, security, economic and cultural perspective. It provides a platform to develop skills in public speaking, negotiation and compromise, and policy writing in a uniquely exhilarating environment.

What Makes Our Conference Different?

We offer the opportunity of a two-day simulation in the fall. This will provide delegates with an opportunity to have a full committee experience, from crafting meaningful resolutions on their topics to experiencing complete voting procedures. Such is not possible in a one-day setting.

We will offer a well-run, rigorous conference yet in a low-key, low-pressure setting. We understand that November is early in the year and many students will not have prior experience with Model UN conference. Our experienced conference staff has experience both as delegates and as teachers, and will be prepared to offer advice and guidance in a comfortable yet exciting learning atmosphere. So while our conference will rigorous in materials, we consciously design the setting to be less formal and more instructive. As such, the BUMUN High School Conference is ideal preparation for larger conferences you may attend later in the later.

How Much Will it Cost?

We understand that resources are tight. We offer flexible payment options to keep the conference low-cost to you. Our goal is to make it easy for any school to attend. The per-student delegate fee is only $30, we charge no school fee and no advisor fee, and we offer a flat-rate option of $500 to bring up to 20 students.

Payment for will be due by September 1 (please let us know if this is a problem for your school and we will work with you). Final registration deadline is September 30.

STUDENTS: if your school does not have a Model UN club, you may still attend! Any group of four students may form a delegation. Please contact us for details on registration as an independent student group!

How is the Conference Structured?

There will be five committees, including Security Council (priority for Security Council will be given to early registrants). You may specify a regional preference when registering for the conference.

The conference will run from 8am – 5pm on the first day, and 8am – 4pm on the second day. There will be a one-hour lunch break, with lunch available for purchase prior to the conference. Details to come soon.