Conference Details

Schedule - October 28, 2017

8:00- 8:45 Registration
9:00-9:45 Opening Ceremonies
10:00- 1:00 Committee Session I
12:30- 2:00 Lunch (Staggered Times) 
1:00- 5:30 Committee Session II
5:45- 6:15 Closing Ceremonies

Conference Policies

HoMMUNC believes in giving students the opportunity to debate international relations and experience Model UN in a welcoming and professional environment. We seek to help students familiarize themselves with the fundamental aspects of Model UN: discussing issues, sharing ideas and working with others. We welcome students of all levels of experience to participate and learn during the duration of the conference. Ultimately, we aim to instill a sense of love for Model UN in all of our participants. Ultimately, we reward those who do make strides to improve the quality of discussion and the atmosphere of committee while at HoMMUNC. In the interests of pursuing these ends, we have instituted the following policies for HoMMUNC XXXII:

COMMITTEE LEGISLATION

All working papers, draft resolutions, directives, communiqués, press releases, and any other forms of committee legislation may not be written before the beginning of the first committee session of HoMMUNC XXXII. Any delegates discovered with pre-written committee legislation will be disqualified from receiving awards, and their schools will be disqualified from receiving a delegation award. We would like to see delegates working together to formulate ideas while in committee.

DELEGATION AWARDS

Upon concluding debate, the HoMMUNC XXXII Secretariat will award three delegations with relation to the performance of their delegates in committee. These delegations are awarded based on a point system where the delegation with the most points will receive the Best Delegation Award and so on with the two following awards.

First Place: Best Delegation
Second Place: Outstanding Delegation
Third Place: Honorable Delegation

LAPTOP COMPUTERS

In the interest of streamlining debate to give students the ability to present his or her ideas in committee, we will be permitting the regulated use of laptop computers at HoMMUNC XXXII. Chairs will have the discretion to set committee-specific policies on laptop use. While we encourage the use of laptops and other electronics outside of the committee room, the use of electronics inside the room during formal debate will be strictly prohibited in all committees.

PLAGIARISM

Every piece of committee legislation submitted at HoMMUNC XXXII must be the original work of the delegate sponsoring it. Any delegates found plagiarizing the work of another delegate or the work of any institution will be disqualified from receiving awards, and their schools will be disqualified from receiving a delegation award. While we do not directly prohibit delegates from using documents as inspiration for their proposals, we ask that delegates do not unjustly expropriate the intellectual property of these institutions when writing legislation.

POSITION PAPERS

Position papers are not required for HoMMUNC XXXII, although the dias will receive them if they are sent before the conference. Position papers will have no bearing on awards in committee, and the vast majority of students attending HoMMUNC will neither be submitting position papers. Accordingly, HoMMUNC will not be providing recommended guidelines for position papers. However, delegates are free to write position papers in the interest of focusing their ideas and country policies in order to better their understanding of the topic at hand. If you have any questions regarding the above policies or anything related to HoMMUNC, please feel free to contact our Secretaries-General.

Fees

The conference cost is $45 per delegate and $80 per school delegation.

The deadline for size alterations to registered delegations is October 8, after which we ask schools to pay for all delegates they have registered. We unfortunately cannot grant refunds for dropped spots after this deadline.

Once registered, an invoice will be sent to each delegation along with committee assignments. We ask that, once this is received, schools send a printed copy of the invoice along with payment in the form of a check to "HoMMUNC" with the school name in the memo line to:

Attn: Aaron Thompson

Horace Mann Model UN
231 W 246th St
Bronx, NY 10471

Location and Directions

 

Horace Mann Model UN
231 W 246th St
Bronx, NY 10471

By Subway: Take the Broadway 1 train to Van Cortlandt Park and 242 Street (last stop). Exit to Broadway and proceed north to street just before Burger King (Manhattan College Parkway). Make a left and then an immediate right. The Horace Mann campus is at the top of large hill ascending behind Burger King (Post Road leading to 246 Street). One may enter through iron gates following left bend, or continue up hill to corner of 246 Street and Tibbett Avenue, where taking a right will situate one at the main entrance. 

By Auto from Manhattan: Take the West Side Highway north. Pay toll crossing Henry Hudson Bridge. Continue on Henry Hudson Parkway to 246th Street exit. Turn right at light. Continue on 246th Street for approximately five blocks, past (and straight around) a traffic circle. The Horace Mann campus is on the left. 

By Auto from Westchester (north): Take the Cross County Parkway to the Saw Mill River Parkway (south). Exit at 246th Street. Turn left at light. Continue on 246th Street for approximately five blocks, past (and straight around) a traffic circle. The Horace Mann campus is on the left. 

By Auto from the Major Deegan (north or south): Exit at Manhattan College and Van Cortlandt Park. From either north or south turn right at the end of the ramp and proceed to Broadway and elevated train. Bear right onto Broadway and continue to end of elevated structure. Turn left at light before Burger King (Manhattan College Parkway). Take an immediate right and continue up hill behind Burger King (Post Road). Make left onto 246th Street. The Horace Mann campus is at the top of large hill ascending behind Burger King (Post Road leading to 246 Street). One may enter through iron gates following left bend, or continue up hill to corner of 246 Street and Tibbett Avenue, where taking a right will situate one at the main entrance.