One of the best conferences I ever helped organize was the World in Crisis
Simulation (WICS), hosted by the University of Calgary Model United Nations
Team (UCMUNT). After a two year hiatus, the team and I worked hard to restart
this very fast paced and competitive crisis simulation which is directed
towards high school students.
The topic we decided to choose was the Cuban Missile Crisis. Our delegates were representing American government officials in 1962 who had just received news of the missile silos in Cuba. Our amazing backroom staff organized well-written press releases and intelligence reports, represented special guests such as American generals for Q&A sessions, and pretended to be undercover KGB agents trying to infiltrate the council and use their directives against them.
I had the honour of being the Chair of the committee as well as the Speaker of the House for the duration of the conference. What I loved most was watching the well prepared delegates adapt and react to the constant turn of events that we were organizing. The second morning of the conference, the staff and I even trashed the room, simulating a breach of security and indicating that there were traitors amongst the delegates, which made a very complex issue much more intense.
I had never chaired a crisis simulation before, and I certainly learned how to become a more adaptable Chair in such a chaotic and fast paced simulation. I am hoping to take the skills I learned from this conference and the many others that I have attended as a delegate or as a Chair/staff member, and focus them all towards making The Global Indian Model United Nations Conference (TGIMUNC) the best conference ever organized.
If you love Model UN and want to gain international
experience, make lifelong friends from around the world, and travel to a
diverse and unique country such as India, please join me at TGIMUNC this
For more information about this amazing conference, and to apply, click here : tgimunc.com/apply/