The eighteenth annual University of Alberta High School Model United Nations Conference is an opportunity for high school students to assume the role of delegates in simulated high-level meetings of United Nations committees including the Security Council and the General Assembly. Students research their country’s foreign policy position ahead of time, and then work in mock multilateral committees of approximately 80 delegates to draft, deliberate, and vote upon United Nations resolutions seeking solutions to global problems.
The conference will be held on the main Edmonton campus of the University of Alberta in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) on the north-west section of the campus. The banquet will be held at the Royal Palace in the Capilano neighbourhood (4960 93 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2L6).
The Conference will take place from February 20th-22nd, 2020. Registration, Opening Ceremonies, and our Keynote Address will be held on the evening of Thursday, February 20th. Committee Sessions will take place over the following two days. A banquet and dance will be held for all delegates on the evening of Friday, February 21st. The plenary and closing sessions will take place on the afternoon of Saturday February 23nd.
The cost for the conference is $75.00 per delegate.
For students experiencing financial difficulties, there are opportunities to receive a partial or full fee waiver. Fee subsidy application forms can be found on our website under the ‘Resources’ page.
Out-of-city schools are responsible for finding their own accommodations in Edmonton. We recommend that students stay at the Lister Conference Center, which offers accommodation on the UofA Campus. For more information, visit https://conference.ualberta.ca/accommodation/guest-rooms.