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:
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 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
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!
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:
- The European Model United Nations (EuroMUN), Maastricht, Netherlands
- UNA-USA Global Classrooms DC, Washington, DC, USA
- UCSB Central Coast Scrimmage, Santa Barbara, California, USA — college
Model UN News
Best Delegate News
- NMUN Awards by the Numbers
- Interview with Vancouver WorldMUN Bid Committee Vice President Denise Chau
- Welcome Emily Block to the Best Delegate Team!
- Interviews from Montessori MUN (including Ryan Villanueva)
- McMinnville High takes top honors at Oregon MUN
- Hopkinton High shines at MIT and UMass conferences
- Chicago Waldorf School enacts world diplomacy at Northwestern MUN
- CSU Chico brings home two top awards from NMUN
- CSU Dominguez Hills win five of 11 awards at NMUN
- University of Rhode Island learns about politics through NMUN APEC
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.