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MUNers, if you are interested in attending LIMUN 2016, you'll find the Q&A bellow most useful. If you have any other questions, start the thread in the comment section bellow, or contact the organizers directly via website provided at the bottom.
1.Where and when will the LIMUN 2016 conference happen?
LIMUN will take place from February 26 to 28 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The opening day is for the most part at Central Hall Westminster where the UN General Assembly first met, while the rest is at Imperial College London. Our main social venue is located in Covent Garden, central London.
2. How much is the conference fee for LIMUN 2016?
The conference fee is £65 per delegate.
3. How many participants do you expect to be at LIMUN 2016?
LIMUN is the largest conference in Europe. We are placing a cap this year on participation, a maximum of 1500 persons. This is lower than last year as we are aiming to form smaller committees to give individual delegates more opportunities to engage in debate.
4. How long will LIMUN 2016 be?
Three days: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th February 2016.
5. Is accommodation included in the conference fee? If not, what are my accommodation options?
Accommodation is not included, but London offers a great diversity of accommodation options varying in price.
6. What committees will LIMUN 2016 simulate?
We have 32 committees for LIMUN 2016, catering to everyone’s interest in diverse fields of international affairs. Please see the full list here.
7. To what airport should I fly to when coming to LIMUN 2016?
The main airports when flying to London are Heathrow and Gatwick. Others include Stanstead, Luton and City.
8. Other ways of travelling?
There are many easy ways of travelling to London. This includes taking international trains to King’s Cross or Paddington stations, or even bus services to the Victoria Coach Station.
9. What does the LIMUN 2016 Schedule look like?
Our whole conference schedule can be found here. On our first day we offer a series of interesting events, which include tours of London, talks by the United Nations Association UK and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a session on how to make a career in the UN with the UN’s Chief of Outreach, networking opportunities with diplomats from embassies in London, and our opening ceremony which attracts highly notable speakers (e.g. at LIMUN 2015 we had Mark Malloch Brown, the former Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, who since has become our Honorary President). After this we start committee sessions at Imperial College London and have our first social. On the second day we have committee sessions with breaks, and at night our flagship social event at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. On the last day we have committee sessions and the closing ceremony.
10. What are 3 MUST SEE places in London?
Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Parliament Square (which includes Parliament, the Big Ben and Westminster Abbey). Our conference opening day takes place on Parliament Square at Central Hall Westminster, and our free guided tours of the area take participants to all of these must see locations! See here for information on our tours.
11. What is the local currency?
Her Majesty’s Pound Sterling.
12. What is the application deadline for LIMUN 2016?
Sunday 20 December 2015, so be quick!
13. How do I learn more about the conference?
All information is available here. Anyone is also free to contact us for general enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch the Secretary-General directly through email@example.com. Other contact details are listed here.
14. What makes LIMUN unique?
LIMUN isn’t a standard Model United Nations conference. The conference is organized by a dedicated non-governmental organization, the LIMUN Foundation, and aims to promote intercultural understanding and knowledge of international affairs. For this reason we don’t just have students come and practice Model UN, but seek to truthfully put them in touch with the United Nations. For this reason we offer networking opportunities with real diplomats, a Careers in the UN Session led by the UN Secretariat’s Chief of Outreach, and two talks by the United Nations Association UK and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The speakers and theme of the Opening Ceremony are also directly connected to the UN, in the past we have had, for instance, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, two former Ambassadors of the UK to the UN, and the former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
LIMUN is also made unique by the city it takes place in, the cosmopolitan hotspot that is London. We aim to offer participants the most of this by offering free Guided Tours of Westminster, the heart of London. Lastly, as the largest conference in Europe LIMUN becomes a town in itself during the conference and offers wonderful opportunities to meet other people whom one is likely to see again at various other conferences across the UK and Europe.
For a list of our unique events including the Careers in the UN Session and the opportunity to network with diplomats, please visit this page.
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