The following guest article is submitted by Robin Christopher Schoss, the brain behind the MyMUN Conference Management System.
Proper and professional administration is as vital to an MUN conference as its topic, venue, and social program. The complete documentation of all participants, their personal data, payments and their correlation in committees and delegations is the backbone for any conference. Double assignments, lost payments and other mismatches are the bane of our existence as MUN organizers.
After serving as HamMUN 2012’s Secretary General and witnessing firsthand the horrors of managing hundreds of delegates and a dozen committees with Excel and Emails, I was convinced that this chore had to be automated, and made foolproof. The goal was to develop, make available and maintain a publicly available platform that was foolproof to use, interactive, and secure.
Some conferences, most notably WorldMUN, LIMUN and EuroMUN, have developed such platforms for their conferences. There are other, less sophisticated, proprietary solutions in the MUN world as well. Some of these systems lack important features while others are outright insecure. Most importantly, they lack a common standard and all of them are unavailable to the wider audience of MUN organizers.
All these issues are fixed with our project: MyMUN, an interactive management and collaboration system for MUN conferences that offers a holistic solution. Already serving over half a dozen conferences, including some of Europe’s biggest such as EuroMUN and HamMUN, it’s becoming a trend. MyMUN is available as a service that includes setup, hosting, data import, and customization. It is priced per-delegate, making it equally affordable for conferences of any size.
For an interactive Demo system, more information and to get MyMUN yourself, head over to http://mymun.net