COVID-19 Update for WAMUNC XXIV
Thank you for your patience regarding plans for WAMUNC XXIV. After careful consideration, discussion with GW staff, and consultation with Secretariat members, we have decided to move forward with a virtual conference for April of 2022.
My first priority as Secretary-General is to keep your students safe and make this conference accessible. Based on the recent growth in the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide (specifically in the DC area and on the GW campus), it makes the most sense for us to hold the conference over Zoom, in a similar fashion that we did for WAMUNC XXIII. Recent natural events such as Hurricane Ida have added further questions for many students and advisors if they will be able to return to school or afford an in-person conference. Some families are still recovering from, or are in the midst of, financial insecurity because of job loss or other economic factors. All of these elements, though they remain out of our control, were considered when making a final decision about this conference. These are also the same real-world issues that your students have proven to have amazing solutions to, so it is important to me that we give them a space to have this dialogue and work together to become world leaders and changers in the future.
While this may be disappointing for some of you and your delegates, I want to ensure that we will be providing the same quality and enjoyable experience that we have in the past for you and for your delegates. We are working hard to create new, innovative committee ideas that your delegates will be able to learn and grow from in the coming months. We are also taking into consideration all of the feedback that was given on recent surveys in order to improve the conference and make it even better than years prior.
Again, this is disappointing for me, the entire Secretariat, and I’m sure for you and your delegates as well. This is not how I pictured my final WAMUNC, a conference that has been so important to me over the last 6 years. I promise that I will put my absolute best efforts into making this conference as successful as possible for you, your delegates, and the rest of my WAMUNC family.
WAMUNC XXIV Secretary-General
Frequently Asked Questions
This page will be continually updated to reflect the most recent questions and answers.
Last updated: September 21st, 2021
How will registration work?
Registration will be the same as the years prior. It can be found under the Registration tab at the top of the page when registration opens in mid-October. Once you have completed the registration process, our Director of Conference Relations will reach out to you for payment. Lastly, we will send each school their assignments after we have received payment.
What platform will be used to conduct the conference?
Currently, we are planning on using Zoom for the entirety of the conference operations. We are working with the GW Model UN team to find the best and most effective uses of the platform for the delegates.
Will the price of registration remain the same?
The price of registration will drop this year due to the virtual aspect of the conference. In addition, we will be waiving the advisor and school fees this year. The only fees that will need to be paid are the delegate fees. The prices and dates of registration can be found on the Registration Information page.
Will students need to miss class for the conference?
Hopefully not. While no schedule has been accepted yet, we have the wishes of both students and advisors in mind. Our thinking is to hosting the conference in the evenings on Thursday and Friday, as to best accommodate the needs of all. Saturday will be a full day of committee and Sunday will wrap up committees and hold closing ceremonies.
Can I register as an individual delegate?
Yes. Any student may register for WAMUNC individually by filling out the Registration form. Our Director of Conference Relations will reach out after you submit the form for payment and committee assignments.
Do I still have to write a position paper?
Yes. Students are required to write a position paper for WAMUNC. The position paper should be in 12pt Times New Roman and 1 page single-spaced per topic (there are a few committees that have two topics and two papers are needed for these). Position papers are due on March 3rd, 2021 at 11:59 pm. They should be emailed to email@example.com and titled “Committeename_lastname_nameofhighschool".
If you have any other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org