Preparing to Represent Your Country
To prepare for the conference, delegates must read and follow the instructions in the following documents. In addition, we recommend printing the starred (*) items and bringing them to the conference in a notebook along with your position paper and the topic guide for your committee.
It is not necessary to make a country placard this year because the conference will be online.
For highest award consideration, 2020 position papers were due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 11/4 (deadline extended from 11/2). The submission form remained open after that. We continued to read papers and consider them for awards until at least 11/8. Between 11/9 and the opening ceremony on 11/13, students simply received credit for submitting papers, which is required for country team and school awards. We encourage all students to submit a paper before the conference.
Position Paper Submission Instructions
- Each student must submit his/her position paper to his/her assigned committee (instructions coming soon).
- The title of your file must include the delegate's country, committee, and high school in the following format: Country_Committee_School. (Example: Iran_GA-1_Bozeman).
- The position paper should be submitted as a Word document (please do not submit documents in Pages, as our staff may be unable to view it). The text should only contain the position paper. Do not include a cover letter or other information.
- Only delegates who submit position papers before the conference begins are eligible for awards. This includes team awards.
- If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Paper Submission Form***Students: click here to submit your paper.*** Each student should submit their own paper. To do so, you will create an account with a password, complete a form with your contact information so we can contact you about awards, and upload your position paper. If you need assistance, please email Jessica Shaffer.
- Rules of Procedure: Long form (full description)
- Rules Chart: Short form (table for quick reference)
- Conference Schdule: coming soon.
- Chair Script: It may also be helpful for you to read the Chair Script (posted on the Advisor page).
- Video: Watch video from the 2009 Missoula pre-conference workshop. There are short clips on UN history, parliamentary procedure, Q&A, and a fun simulation using the rules. Before watching, print the long and short form versions of the rules so you can follow along.