2. How much is the fee for the conference?
The conference fee is 50 CHF and the Social package is 40 CHF. If you register and pay before February 1st, you get an early-bird discount of 10 CHF.
3. How many participants will there be at the ZuMUN?
4. How long will the conference last?
5. Is accommodation included in the fee?
ZuMUN being a very young conference, we currently do not have the means to offer accommodation as part the conference fee. We have, however, concluded several deals with hostels and hotels available upon registration, with which you get discount rates.
6. To what airport should I fly to when coming to ZuMUN?
Zurich airport is very conveniently located and enjoys high quality ground transportation. The ride from the airport to Zurich main station (Zürich HB) takes only 10 minutes. The main station is located in the heart of the city center and is only 10 min away from the university campus. Alternatively you can also take tram line 10 which brings you directly from the airport to the ETH and university campus in 30 minutes.
From many European cities there are also direct long distance train connections to Zurich. That way you arrive directly at Zurich main station in the heart of the city center.
7. What does the agenda look like?
On Thursday we will start off with several workshops and the opening ceremony featuring a panel discussion on the topic “Regulation of sharing-economy based services”. The latter will be followed by a reception and our first social event taking place at Plaza Club. On Friday morning, committees will begin. The afternoon is reserved for various activities and presentations. The highlight on Friday is the conference dinner followed by a pub crawl through the beautiful alleys of Zurichs old town. Saturday will be the committee day with sessions in the morning and the afternoon. It will be concluded with the third social event, an amazing Club Night at Stuz2. Sunday will see committees passing their final resolutions and delegates gathering for the closing ceremony.
8. What are three MUST SEE places in the Zurich?
First of all, Zurich is very famous for its lake. In summer you can take a nice walk along the lake, sunbathe on its shores or have a boat trip and enjoy the view on the snow-covered Alps. The old town on both sides of the river Limmat (flowing northwards out of the Lake Zurich) has many picturesque streets packed with old buildings housing small shops, bars and restaurants. From Lindenhof, a small hill on the Western side of the Limmat, you can have a beautiful view on the old town on the Eastern side and the University and ETH main building just behind it. Last but not least, “Bahnhofstrasse” (German for station street), which links the railway station to the lake, is one of the most famous and also most expensive streets in the world. It’s filled with all kinds of shops and the further you approach the lake, the more luxury brands you will find. It passes through Paradeplatz, where the two largest Swiss banks have their headquarters. This square thus symbolizes the heart of the Swiss financial industry.
9. What is the application deadline for the conference?
Chairing application will close on January 10th 2017. So make sure to apply as soon as possible if you do not want to miss this unique opportunity.
Delegate application will be open until March 26th. We encourage you to register as soon as possible so as not miss our early-bird discount. All delegates registering and paying before February 1st will get 10 CHF off.
10. How do I learn more about the conference?
The best way to get to know more about our conference is visiting our website www.zumun.ch and liking our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ZurichMUN. If you do not find the information you look for, please feel free to write us an e-mail. Our staff members are happy to answer them.
11. What is this year’s overarching conference theme?
This year we decided to go for “Brave New World – The Political and Socio-economic Implications of the Digital Revolution”. It’s a topic at the heart of the current debate in all kinds of fields. As it has the potential of deeply transforming our societies, we firmly believe that MUNers, as the world’s future leaders, need to get involved in the debate surrounding this topic.
12. What makes ZuMUN stand out from other conferences?
ZuMUN is a conference organized by students for students. It has been born out of the collaboration of two strong MUN teams, the MUN Team University of Zurich and ETH MUN from ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). Thanks to this joint-venture, ZuMUN brings together people of very different backgrounds, both on the delegate side and on the OC side. It’s this diversity which makes ZuMUN so exceptional.
Furthermore, ZuMUN is different from other MUN conferences by not offering Best Delegate Awards. Instead, we firmly believe that we do MUN because we have fun doing it and a passion for the topics of debate. We debate because we think it gives us back something greater: new friends, the ability to analyze complex issues and soft skills for the future. We believe delegates do not need awards to motivate themselves to excel at MUN. Finally, in our eyes awards encourage competition instead of cooperation among delegates, which in turn lessens the quality of debate.