2020 Rome Conference

May 26th - 29th, 2020

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If you want to seize an amazing opportunity to observe youth in action and listen to their voices as they develop solutions to improve our world, join us at our next conference in ROME!

Conference Locations

Hotels

The ROME Conference will take place at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel.

  • On-site registration of all participants
  • Opening Ceremony with a procession of all country delegations
  • Committee sessions
  • Evening Events
  • Sleeping Rooms

FAO Headquarters (if available)
Alternate location: Rome Marriott Park Hotel

  • Closing Ceremony

One of the most moving experiences at a Montessori Model United Nations conference is hearing the voices of the delegates during the Closing Ceremony.

Conference Event

Spotlight on Student Activities

Delegates negotiate, collaborate and compromise to reach acceptable solutions to world problems by following the positions of the countries they represent.

Event Schedule

Find the schedule of all our events here

Conference Dress Code

Our conferences and events follow specific rules for the outfit. Find them all here

Registration

Conference Details

What are the topics at the Conference?

Who is represented at the Conference?

Conference Fees

Country Selection Fee (Per School Group)
€260

 

This fee reserves your place in the conference by allocating countries appropriate for each delegation.  This fee must be paid immediately to block the country selection.

Conference Package Participant Fee
Starting at €785
for triple occupancy (Meals included)

This fee covers the participation in the conference, the venue costs, personnel costs, and hotel costs.

Cost is per person for ALL participants (delegates, observers, chaperones, teachers, visitors).

Services included in conference fees will not be sold or booked separately.

Conference Package Participant Fee for Local Residents
€550 (Meals included)

 

Option available ONLY to those schools with registered locations within a 50 mile radius of the venue.

Visitor Fee
Starting at €785
for triple occupancy

If you are not a member of a school group and would like to attend a MMUN conference, you can register yourself as a visitor paying the participant registration fee.

Accommodation Options and Pricing

Non-Delegate Children Observers NEW CONTENT 

Children Under Age 1 (free)
Children between ages 1 to 7* (-300 USD starting from the Conference Package Participant)
Children Ages 8 and up (same price of adults)

All non-delegate children must be on the MMUN Dashboard to access the venue.

*Please note that for the 2020 Rome conference the total price for Non-Delegate Children Observers between ages 1 to 7 is 485€ (included accommodation and meals).

Key Dates

Opens 16th September 2019

Registration possible for:

  • Country Selection (Put in your delegation size and obtain an available country for the conference – Step 1)
  • School Registration (Pay a non-refundable Country Selection Fee of 260 € – Step 1)

Conferences fill-up fast so reserve your school’s place as soon as possible with your country selection(s) 

You will receive access to your background guide after you have completed this step

Opens 7th October 2019

Registration possible for:

  • Finalization of Conference Package – Not Payment (Step 2A)
  • Finalization of Delegation Numbers and Conference Package Desired – Financial Commitment Locked In (Step 2A)
  • Accommodation Selection and Payment for Conference Package for full delegation (Step 2A)
  • Rooming List Assignments (Step 2B)
  • Rooming List/Configuration for each purchased room for all individuals on portal (Step 2C)
  • Opening of Step 3 – Committee Assignments and position paper uploads

Conferences fill-up fast so ensure your first choice of accommodations

Deadline for dropping delegates, refunds: 14th October 2019 (Midnight Eastern Time)

  • Final Deadline for the financial commitment of school delegation within portal, in terms of participants as well as hotel conference package preferences
  • Selection of Accommodation Packages
  • No refunds are possible after this date

Deadline for Full Payments: 10th December 2019

Last date for:

  • Payment of Conference Package Accommodations (a fee of 250 € per participant is incurred when payment is not received by December  10th)

Deadline for Position Paper Uploads, Final Logistics: 27th March 2020

Last date for:

  • Committee Assignments and Position Paper Upload. If position papers require revisions, you will be contacted by the Bureau, If issues are not resolved, delegate will become an ‘observer delegate’
  • Submission of all the outstanding logistics for participation in the conference.
  • Confirmation of on-site group leader with contact information (to be printed on badges)
  • Communication to MMUN (info@nullmontessori-mun.org) of:
    •  Flight information (to receive your dedicated registration time-slot)
    •  Flag Bearers assignments for the ‘Flag Procession’ (2 persons per delegation only)
    •  Applications for the Cultural Performance Night and/or Design Contest (both are optional)

Optional activities

Pre and Post-conference Official Tour

Find the programs here NEW CONTENT! Updated on Oct. 2nd, 2019 

Extra workshops options

Find the extra workshop options here ONLINE SOON!

Additional Logistical References

FAQ

GENERAL INFORMATION

Q: Can I access the school portal using the login information I used for last year’s Conferences?
Login credentials created prior to 08/26/2015 are no longer active. Therefore, coordinators registering schools for any new
conferences must create their login credentials at the time of registration. Please note, log-in credentials belong to the certified MMUN Teacher and not the school. Once you have registered your school for a conference and created your login credentials, you will then be able to register for any conference with the same login information. This new function enables coordinators to manage multiple conference registrations with a single login.

Q: How often should I check my portal after I have registered my school?
The portal and MMUN website should be checked weekly in the months prior to the conference and then daily in the month prior to the conference. This will ensure that the MMUN coordinator is aware of the details necessary to participate in the conference, as well as, complete any unfinished step of the registration process.

Q: Can a delegate represent the country in which he/she resides in?
No. You must choose a country that you do not reside in.

 

CONFERENCE FEES

Q: Do non-delegate participants (teachers, chaperones, and observers) need to also pay the full fee if they do not want
accommodations?
Yes. ALL participants (delegates, chaperones, observers and visitors) are required to pay the ‘Participant Fee’ which is inclusive of accommodations. Each conference varies as to what is included in the ‘Participant Fee’. Please visit conference information pages for details.

 

ON-SITE REGISTRATION INFO

Q: Where can I find more information about the conference schedule?
The Conference information page will contain a link to the conference schedule.

Q: What are check-in procedures like?
To improve our registration process and decrease wait times, we assign registration appointment windows to teacher
coordinators based on the arrival time information provided in Step 3.
On-site registration check-in with MMUN is separate from the hotel room check-in. During on-site registration check-in with MMUN, we only release the credentials and packets to the registered teacher coordinator. Teacher-coordinators must provide identification when they arrive to pick up the schools’ packets. Please note that only the MMUN coordinator is permitted at on- site registration check-in.
Hotel check-in usually begins at 4:00 pm and is handled directly by the hotel staff (often in a dedicated area for MMUN conference attendees).

Q: How long does the on-site MMUN registration process usually take?
On-site registration is only for the teacher coordinator. This process should take between 15-30 minutes depending on the size of your delegation.

Q: How long does hotel room check-in take?
Hotel check-in is conducted by the hotel and depends upon many factors regarding your delegation’s accommodation
characteristics and on the hotel’s room turnover. Therefore, it is hard to give you a timeframe for this aspect. There are many factors that affect timing both with hotel check-in and on-site registration.
As with any hotel, not all rooms will be available right at 4:00 pm. Room availability is based on the room block availability, in conjunction with the hotel check-outs and housekeeping preparation. Marriott rewards members are automatically permitted to check out at 4:00 pm and naturally those rooms will not be ready until later (so rooms that were previously occupied by rewards members will become available only afterward).
There is no way for us to know how quickly you will be able to get into your rooms, so it’s best to plan other activities for your students in case you have to wait.
Once you have checked-in at the hotel desk after 4:00 pm, the hotel representatives will contact you as your rooms become
available.

Q: Is it possible to get joining rooms?
The hotel does not offer special room configurations, adjoining rooms, etc., for events this large. Room blocks are configured based upon many factors and there will be a concerted attempt to locate rooms in the same floor area (whenever possible and not guaranteed). We will pass on special cases to the hotel for consideration, but they have repeatedly and definitively indicated that they cannot provide guarantees.
For groups with large room blocks, the hotel’s goal is to try to whenever possible provide one room earlier than the others in the group so that you can use it for changing and luggage until the other rooms become available.

Q: What happens if a parent observer who is part of the group will get there late (even perhaps the next day)? Does this person need to be checked-in by MMUN when he arrives?
If this person is part of the school group, then the teacher coordinator is responsible for obtaining the observer’s credentials at the school’s on-site registration check-in. If the person registered as a separate “Visitor” (i.e. not associated to the school group registration), s/he should proceed to conference services during registration hours.

Q: Are students allowed to bring a little drawstring backpack in the committee sessions (to keep their binder, pencils etc.) together? Are water bottles allowed in the sessions?
They can bring a small bag; however, they cannot bring in any food (unless medically necessary) or anything distracting to the committee session. Water will be available in each committee room so bottled water is not necessary. Remember that there are no laptops or cell phones permitted in the committee rooms except for translation purpose. Otherwise, the cell phone must powered off or silenced and remain in a backpack or purse.

Q: Does MMUN along with the Marriott designate an area where groups may sit and have lunch together? (e.g. I order pizza for the group of 30, can we sit somewhere in the hotel to eat it together, where they may have tables and chairs or a bench?) 
PLEASE NOTE: It applies to NYC Conferences only!
Unfortunately, there are no cafeteria type areas in the Marriott Marquis. Hotel policy does not permit outside food to be brought into public areas or meeting rooms. If you order carry-out pizza or buy groceries to make sandwiches for your students, you must eat in your hotel room(s).
The Marriott generally does offer a buffet style lunch targeted for students at their restaurant if you are interested in eating in their restaurant. Please contact MMUN if you wish to purchase a meal plan through the hotel.

Q: Is the MMUN team responsible for making arrangements for the UN official tours?
PLEASE NOTE: It applies to NYC Conferences only!
No. You will need to contact the United Nations for more information at (212) 963-8687.

Q: Are student delegates required to participate in the celebration and cultural performance night events?
All students and conference participants are welcome to attend the evening events as performers or spectators. Both,
the Cultural Performance Night and Celebration Night with performers events aim to extend cultural understanding and provide opportunities for student delegates to make new friends. Although we encourage school groups to submit a Cultural Performance application, it is not a requirement.

Q: Are student delegates required to prepare and bring to the conference a country display board?
Yes, as part of the process to learn about their chosen country, students are asked to create a freestanding display board. They are displayed during the conference providing an overview of the international breadth of the event. These displays locations are assigned by MMUN and organized by regional groups. Students enjoy studying each other’s displays between sessions.  Take the chance to tour the world while at MMUN.

Q: Can an adult chaperone register my group on-site if the MMUN Certified Teacher is absent?
If the MMUN Certified Teacher plans not to attend the conference, s/he must register the parent or adult chaperone that will serve as the group leader (in Step 2b). As long as the parent or adult chaperone is registered online as the group leader, then s/he can collect the conference materials at Registration.

Q: Must all adults and students be registered and have paid the conference ‘Participant Fee’ to attend the conference?
Yes, all students and adults wishing to attend the conference must register and pay the conference ‘Participant Fee’ through the MMUN website. Onsite registration and credentialing are only available to participants who have already registered online.

Q: Is it possible to register adults and students on-site if I missed the online registration deadline?
No, all registrations must be done online.

Q: Does my group need anything else but their conference ID badges to attend the Closing Ceremony at the UN?
PLEASE NOTE: It applies to NYC Conferences only!
Yes. Apart from the conference ID badges, all participants must have their government-issued identification and UN
entrance passes. These passes will be distributed on-site 1-day prior to the Closing Ceremony (see the conference schedule for more details).
UN Security has also tightened over the last couple years, and they will be checking government issue identification which should match your MMUN Credentials. Delegates do not require government issue photo-ID for the UN.

Q: How, when, and where do I get the entry passes to the UN or FAO Venue for the Voting&Closing Ceremony?
This information will be disseminated to the group leader upon on-site registration. Please note that the schedule of the Closing Ceremony at the UN or FAO is highly variable and subject to last minute changes. It will be finalized by the UN security mid-conference and published for MMUN participants at that time. Changes may still occur onsite at the UN based upon security traffic and UN GA usage. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you commute to the UN using only our bus service, to ensure that you arrive on time and are able to be escorted through security with our group.

Q: Can a ‘Chaperone, Observer, or Visitor’ attend both sessions of the Closing Ceremony at the UN?
PLEASE NOTE: It applies to NYC Conferences only!
Due to capacity restraints of the General Assembly and by UN Security protocols, each participant may attend only one closing ceremony at the UN (either upper elementary or middle school) which is defined during the registration process of Step 1 as they are associated to either elementary or middle school. If there is a unique situation where a one parent is present and has children in both sections, please contact info@nullmontessori-mun.org to see if the UN will allow multiple tickets to be issued. This is not a guarantee and is completely up to the UN upon issuing the tickets.

 

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