The Montreal United Nations Conference 2017 is hosted in Montreal (Quebec), Canada. The conference venue is Dawson College and the conference dates are November 24-26, 2017.
2. How much is the fee for the conference?
The participation fee per delegate is $75.00 CAD, making it one of the most affordable international conferences in Canada.
3. How many participants will there be at MUNC?
The Montreal United Nations Conference 2017 will welcome 500 international participants.
4. How long will the conference last?
The Montreal United Nations Conference 2017 begins on the Friday evening of November 24 and concludes Sunday afternoon on November 26.
5. Is accommodation included in the fee?
Accommodation is not included in the fee. However, the accommodation partners of the Montreal United Nations Conference 2017 offer exclusive discounted rates for participants.
6. To what airport should I fly to when coming to MUNC?
Participants should fly to Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), named after former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the father of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
7. What does the agenda look like?
In celebration of our fifth conference anniversary, the Montreal United Nations Conference 2017 is organizing 13 distinct committee experiences for participants, the most it has ever simulated. The conference is divided in two divisions. The Blue Division is aimed at secondary school and collegial students whereas the Orange Division is catered to collegial and university students. The divisions are complimented by the press corps committee known as the International Press Forum. In this committee, delegates act as journalists and report on the activities of the Blue Division and Orange Division committees, adding interesting twists to the progress of those committees.
The Blue Division is comprised of six committees including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Environment Assembly and the United Nations Security Council. We are also simulating the African Union in French, the official language of Quebec.
On the Orange Division, we are simulating six committees such as the World Food Programme, the International Court of Justice, the United Nations Global Compact Board and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. We are additionally organizing a joint-crisis historical simulation of the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804, pitting Haitian Revolutionaries against French Colonialists.
8. What are three MUST SEE places in Montreal?
There are numerous attractions in Montreal that represent some of the most diverse, beautiful and exciting places to visit in North America.
- Montreal Biosphere: Built for the 1967 World's Fair, the Montreal Biosphere is now home to an environmental museum that teaches visitors about sustainable development.
- Metro System: Montreal's metro subway system transports more than 1 million passengers a day.
- Smoked Meat: Schwartz's Deli is probably Montreal's most famous eatery, known for its giant smoked-meat sandwiches and long lines.
- Notre-Dame Basilica: Another famous Montreal landmark, the Notre-Dame Basilica was built in 1829. Its massive cathedral ceilings and stained-glass windows are a highlight.
- Montreal Museums: For museum lovers, Montreal has a bit of everything. The Chateau Ramezay museum covers 500 years of local history.
- Atwater Market: If you're looking for tasty local fish, cheese, produce or baked goods, you can't beat Atwater Farmers’ Market.
- Bixi Public Bikes: Montreal is a very bike-friendly city, and home to one of the most successful public bike rental systems in the world.
- Montreal Street Art: Depending on what neighborhood you're in, you'll often find all kinds of interesting street art, murals and graffiti in Montreal.
- Centaur Theatre: A great place to catch an English-language play, the Centaur Theatre in Old Montreal used to be the Old Stock Exchange Building.
- Poutine: Poutine is a favorite French-Canadian late-night snack made with French fries, cheese curds and gravy.
- Habitat 67: This unique housing complex is one of Montreal's most famous landmarks, built in the 1960s by architect Moshe Safdie.
- Street Musicians: You'll find street performers of all kinds on a walk through the busy Place des Arts area of Montreal.
Rue Saint-Paul: Montreal's oldest street is Rue Saint-Paul, paved in cobblestones and home to many historic buildings such as the Bonsecours Market.
9. What is the application deadline for the conference?
Applications are due on November 1, 2017, on MyMUN.net.
10. How do I learn more about the conference?
Visit our website at https://www.m-unc.org.
11. How large is your conference staff?
Composed with over 80 individuals, this year's staff is the largest and most diverse. It includes representation from Carleton University, Champlain College, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Concordia University, Dawson College, École Polytechnique de Montréal, HEC Montréal, John Abbott College, Marianopolis College, McGill University, Texas A&M University, Université de Montréal, University of Ottawa, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Université de Sherbrooke and Vanier College.
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