Welcome to the RUMUN 2006, our first annual conference for high school students. We are excited to use our experiences from high school and collegiate competitions to produce an innovative and engaging conference.
Some of the reasons we feel our conference will be different:
- Chairs picked their committees based on their knowledge areas, ensuring a depth of kowledge coming from the dias. Additionally, the chairs and co-chairs picked topics to ensure debate and conflict but also clear paths for consensus.
- Awards will be based on diplomacy and quality of debate, rather than who speaks the most. For example, we are giving Best Speaker and Best Position Paper award in addition to the traditional Best Delegate Awards.
- Chairs are given a fair amount of leeway to suggest directions for debate, so as to avoid stagnant and unproductive discussion.
In the following weeks we will be finalizing this website, but we encourage you to look around and get a feel for our conference. We hope that when the 2006-2007 school year starts you will consider attending our conference and hope to see you there.