MUNers, by now you've probably heard a lot about the eBook project that MUNPlanet community members have been working on for some time now. Well, we are proud to say that all the MUNers included are working hard on making it a reality. In case you haven't, here is a long story short:
How cool would it be to have one, definitive guide on how to successfully organize an MUN conference? Very cool, right? This is why here at MUNPlanet we decided to invite our army of only the best and the most successful MUN organizers to join and write it with us. Once done, this eBook will give you an answer to any question you might have regarding the Model UN conference organization. The best part: it will be available for everyone to download, totally free of charge. This is how a community of Model UN organizers can give its contribution to every MUNer around the globe.
How are we doing it? It’s a two stage process:
Everyone working on an eBook is answering questions related to it in the community. In the second stage, everyone is invited to an interview where they can talk in detail about the topics that will be covered in the eBook. The questions are already posted in the community and you can find all of them here: MUNPlanet eBook OSM. Huge majority of the MUNers participating have provided their replies and you can go read them now.
The interview process has officially started, as well. In the past week we have interviewed some of the MUN Influencers who shared their views and experiences in organizing conferences. Among the topics we covered were the professionalization and proliferation of MUNs, various practices in conference organizing, marketing, fundraising, and the trends in development of MUNs. We talked (or will talk very soon) to Frans Rotteveel Mansveld (LEMUN), Chris Boudin (Cardiff MUN), Yuji Develle (ULMUN), Jop Rang (LmunA), María Gómez de Olea (University FerMUN), David Jan Bosschaert (KULMUN), Juliane Jokinen (TMUN), Robin Christopher Schoss (MyMUN).
We are going to continue the interviewing process this week, and are preparing to start with the drafting of the Report. Stay tuned!