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Tri-Valley Model United Nations Conference

September 22, 2018

Two of our keynote speakers are Curtis Hayley and Stephen Perkins, the founders of the growing nonprofit Make Politics Positive. They are comitted to creating communities where political discourse is constructive, powerful, and positive.

Click here to learn more about Make Politics Positive

Tri-Valley Model United Nations is hosted at the Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator (BRIIA), at 2600 Camino Ramon Suite 400 San Ramon, CA 94583. BRIIA is an organization that connects entrepreneurs with the resources to help their startups succeed.

Click here to learn more about BRIIA.

Assemblywoman Catherine Baker and San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson will be speaking at the conference. They are proud to bolster student leadership and civic engagement throughout their constituents.

Learn more about Assemblywoman Baker and Mayor Clarkson

Tri-Valley Model United Nations Conference is a new conference in San Ramon, CA

Tri-Valley Model United Nations (Tri-MUN) is a new MUN conference in the Bay Area for middle and high school students. Hosted in the Bishop Ranch complex in San Ramon, we seek to differentiate this conference by organizing original, interdisciplinary committees. This is a conference for students, by students, and an opportunity for new delegates to gain valuable experience with debating, negotiating, and policymaking while learning about global affairs, politics, and diplomacy.

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Delegate Policy

Tri-Valley MUN, unlike many similar conferences, is specifically designed to accomodate for new delegates and help them take their first steps in the world of Model United Nations.

ALL middle as well as high school students are welcome to be part of this conference, regardless of prior experience. The secretariat and the directorate of this conference are trained and committed to providing support so that every delegate can have the best possible experience they can have. Training materials will be posted for entirely new MUN-ers, so keep a lookout for the dates! And please don’t forget, our dress code is strictly business formal! Register Now

Important Dates

July 8th, 2018 – Registration opens

August 15th, 2018 – Committee background guides released September 18th, 2018 – Registration closes TBD – Online training session for first-time delegates September 22nd, 2018 – Tri-Valley MUN Conference

Pre-Conference Documents

LIABILITY WAIVERS

All Delegates must get this filled out and signed by a parent or guardian in order to register.

Waiver
DELEGATE HANDBOOK

For more information on preparation, attire, or other questions, consult our delegate handook

Delegate Handbook Training Guide
POSITION PAPERS

Position Papers are not required for Tri-MUN. Delegates may write them if they wish to be prepared and receive feedback from chairs.

TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Tri-MUN prides ourself on being a modern conference. Laptops are permitted in committee with no wifi, and delegates may use laptops with wifi outside of committee. Delegates are allowed to leave committee for a duration shorter than 5 minutes without the Chair’s permission.

Committees

The following committees, run by experienced secretariat and directorate members, have been designed to both challenge and engage new MUN competitors with diverse and interdisciplinary topics. Please read the linked topic guides for ore information.

FULL: Advanced: United Nations General Assembly (GA)

The Third Committee of the General Assembly on Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues
This committee’s mission is to address the often overlooked humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad. The region was called “The World’s Most Complicated Humanitarian Disaster” by the New Yorker. Delegates must explore a host of issues including how climate change affects internally displaced people, child soldiers in the Western proxy war, civil strife, and how refugee law ignores internally displaced peoples.

GA Topic Guide

FULL: Crisis Committee: China Belt and Road Initiative

China – one of the fastest growing economic, social, and political giants of today’s world. After laying politically dormant for decades following the rise of the Communist Party, China has recently grown its influence around the world through quiet backroom diplomacy and hushed boardroom dealings.

Delegates of this committee will play the roles of Chinese ministers who are deciding the future of the Belt and Road Initiative, the largest international infrastructure project ever undertaken in the history of mankind. OBOR Topic Guide

 FULL: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

This committee is exclusively for first-time and novice delegates. Humanitarian aid is one of the core tenets of the United Nation’s mission. However, the effectiveness of such aid is often called into question. Linda Polman, author of the Crisis Caravan, thinks that aid props up dictators, allowing them to feel that “If you use enough violence, aid will arrive, and if you use even more violence even more aid will arrive.” Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton thinks foreign aid can actually be detrimental. He finds that countries that received less aid in Africa actually have higher rates of economic growth. Delegates are tasked with identifying and proposing solutions to address the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and Sudan.

OCHA Topic Guide

FULL: Special Committee on Peace-keeping Operations (SPECPOL)


This committee is exclusively for first-time and novice delegates, geared to give a learning opportunity and to pave the way for high school MUN. This committee is similar to the Security Council, but instead, every member will have an equal vote. Delegates will be members of the General Assembly tasked with drafting resolutions to address the human rights violations and precarious wars of Syria. Delegates will learn how to research, improve public-speaking skills, and learn about critical issues in the world.

SPECPOL Topic Guide

At the Conference

Schedule and Location

7:00 – 8:00 Reception and Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00  Keynote Speaker, Opening Ceremony, and Training 10:00 – 12:00  Committee Session I 12:00 – 1:00  Lunch (Provided) 1:00 – 4:00  Committee Session II 4:00 – 4:15  Break 4:15 – 6:15  Committee Session III 6:15 – 6:45  Break and Snacks 6:45  Awards Ceremony and Closing
Address

Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator

2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 945832600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583

Our Team

All of our Tri-MUN staff are passionate, local high school MUN participants, who are committed to creating the best possible experience for all Tri-MUN delegates.

Vikram Balasubramanian

Secretariat

Vikram attends Dougherty Valley High School as part of the Class of 2019. He has been doing MUN since freshman year, and has attended numerous conferences and placed in the top three of the committee, recently taking Best Delegate at Davis MUN In his free time, he enjoys playing cello and walking his dog.

Won Bin Lee

Directorate

Won Bin is our Crisis Director. He is a student at Dougherty Valley High School in the Class of 2019. He is also an experienced MUN who has received the Best Delegate Award at Stanford MUNC 2017. When he is not prepping, he’s doing DECA work or playing guitar.

Gabe Lee

Chair

Graduating in 2019, Gabe is a student at Dougherty Valley. Gabe is an veteran MUN participant and received the Best Delegate award at Davis, Santa Clara, and East Bay MUN, as well as numerous other college conferences. In his free time, he enjoys running.

Abhijit Vadrevu

Tech Support

This website would be impossible without our valued team member, Abhijit. In addition to having an extensive background in MUN, he is an experienced DECA competitor and an essential portion of Tri-MUN

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