May Preview: GCIMUN, Rankings, End-of-Year Review, and 2011-12 Conference Database

by KFC on May 2, 2011

We have lots in store for you this month and already previewed Global Classrooms DC last week, so instead of using this Monday’s post to preview this weekend’s conferences, we’re sharing this month’s exciting plans in liveblogging, rankings, 2011-12 conference database, and our end-of-year review:


GCIMUN will be the final tour stop of this season

We have three more stops on our liveblogging tour this season. We’ll be at UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms DC Conference, visit J.P. Stevens High School’s JPSMUN Conference in New Jersey, and will end the season at UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms International MUN Conference (GCIMUN). We’ll then take a break from liveblogging — we’ll be teaching at the League of Creative Minds’ Model UN summer camp at Stanford University — before we fly out to China in August to liveblog the WEMUN Conference.  


The final, end-of-season rankings will be published this month

The North American college season has completed after NMUN and ChoMUN and we are currently calculating the final, end-of-season rankings. Those will be released in the first-half of May. In addition, we have an interesting article coming out this week that analyzes the fundamental differences between NMUN vs. HNMUN and what that means for the college circuit. The American high school season still has several large conferences remaining (including GCIMUN), so final results will be released in the second-half of May.

2011-12 Conference Database and Teacher Training Conferences

Our 2011-12 database of conferences will be global

We’re almost ready to launch a massive 2011-12 Conference Database that will feature a list of links to high school, college, and middle school conferences on all continents. We hope our readers will find this helpful as they plan out next year’s conference schedule. In addition, Best Delegate is planning a series of one-day training conferences including some that are designed for high school teachers. Check back soon for the launch of the database and for more information on the training conferences!

End-of-Year Review

We’ll be posting up a series of end-of-year review articles in late May that recap our journey of building up Best Delegate in its first full-time year, preview our goals for 2011-12,  and thematically share some of our most popular articles and content. We’ll also be answering questions from our readers in our reflections video.

If you have a question for the Best Delegate team, post it in the comments and we may answer it in our reflections video!


University of California, San Diego TritonMUN

The Model UN organization at UC San Diego held their second conference of the year, TritonMUN. The two-day conference had committees that focused on the theme of human rights.  Harrison Gill served as Deputy Secretary-General of the Home Conference (equivalent to Secretary-General). Huntington Beach High School reportedly won Best Large Delegation and Scripps Ranch High School took Best Small Delegation.

Conferences this week:

Model UN News

Best Delegate News

Community News

Don’t forget to post your questions for us in the comments! We’ll pick some to answer during our end-of-year recap video.

  • Greg

    Breaking News: WorldMUN 2012 to take place in Vancouver, Canada! Seems BestDel was quite prophetic with their coverage.

    • KFC


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