FAQ – On-site Logistics

On-Site Logistics

Q: Where I can find more information about the conference schedule?

The Conference information page will have a tab named “Conference Schedule”. There you will find additional information regarding the Conference schedule and more.

Q: Is the MMUN team responsible for making arrangements for the UN official tours?

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 social and cultural night events?

All students and conference participants are welcome to attend the evening events as performers or spectators. Both, the Cultural Event Exchange and Social Night events aim to extend cultural understanding and provide opportunities for student delegates to make new friends. Although we encourage school groups to submit a Culture Event Exchange performance application, it is not a requirement.

Q: Can my students be part of the audience if they are not performing at the cultural night event?

Yes, all participants are welcome to attend the evening events.

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 display during the conference providing an atmosphere of an international event. Students enjoy studying each other’s displays between sessions.

Q: Is my group required to register on-site after being registered online?

Yes, you will pick up your conference materials and credentials during on-site registration that takes place just before the Opening Ceremony. Day and hours of on-site registration vary by conference. Check your conference schedule for more accurate information.

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 on-site group coordinator. As long as the parent or adult chaperone is registered online as the group coordinator, 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 only apply 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: Is it possible to submit the Cultural Exchange Event application on-site if I missed the online application deadline?

No, all Cultural Exchange Event applications must be submitted 4 weeks before the conference.

Q: Does my group need anything else but their conference ID badges to attend the Closing Ceremony at the UN?

Yes. Apart from the conference ID badges, all participants must have their UN entrance passes which will be distributed on-site 1-day prior to the Closing Ceremony (see 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.

Q: How, when and where do I get the entrance passes to the UN Venue for the Voting & Closing Ceremony?

Depending on the conference location and the UN protocol, the distribution of UN entrance passes vary. The standard protocol is to have group coordinators accompanied by their group check in at the MMUN Desk the day prior to the Closing Ceremony. They will then receive their UN entrance passes and will receive guidance on bus boarding and line-up procedures, location and times. In event of any procedural change, group coordinators will be notified on-site at registration on day 1.

Q: Can a ‘Chaperone, Observer, or Visitor’ attend both session of the Closing Ceremony at the UN?

The ‘Participant Fee’ includes one session at the UN (either upper elementary OR middle school).  This is due to capacity restraints by UN-Security.

Q: Who will advise, guide and direct the teachers, parents and students through the preparation process prior and at the conference?

The Montessori Model UN Program is directed by Judith Cunningham.  Throughout the year, the MMUN staff will be preparing the background guides and answering your questions in preparing for this conference.  During the conference, the staff will direct committees, conduct teacher workshops and advise students on the progress of their resolutions. The Montessori Model UN staff come from a diverse background in life and education that makes our team not only unique but also very successful.

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