WELCOME TO SOCOMUN XXVI
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
On behalf of the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Model United Nations Secretariat and Staff, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our annual conference, SOCOMUN. On Saturday, September 23, 2017, we hope to provide an educational and enjoyable environment for beginning to skilled delegates to engage in debate upon pressing international issues. We hope this page will help you better prepare for SOCOMUN.
- Check In:
- Opening Ceremonies:
- Committee Begins:
- Freshman Lunch:
- Not Freshman & Advanced Lunch:
- Committee Sessions End:
- Closing Ceremonies:
- 8:30 AM Please arrive promptly
- 9:00 AM Opening ceremonies in the Moiso Family Pavilion (Gym)
- 9:30 AM
- 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM All lunches are provided
- 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM All lunches are provided
- 3:15 PM All delegates report to the Moiso Family Pavilion (Gym)
- 3:30 PM
- 4:00 PM (Time is approximate)
See your committee's topic synopsis for specific information regarding each individual committee.
POSITION PAPERS: No prewritten resolutions or position papers are required!
TECHNOLOGY: Computers are provided inside the Borchard Library for delegates to type their resolutions. All delegates are also welcome to bring their own laptops/tablets to work on resolutions. Cell phones are not allowed for typing resolutions or to be used during committees.
INTERNET ACCESS: A wireless network, called SOCOMUN, will be available for all delegates to use. No password is required to access this network, and WIFI access is available across campus.
USB FLASH DRIVES: All delegates are welcome to bring a flash drive in order to save resolutions on them. All chairs will also have an extra USB drive that delegates may use.
DEBATE: At SOCOMUN, there is not "general" or "substantive" debate. Debate is open, and delegates are free to discuss the background of their topic, their country policies, and solutions in their speeches.
AWARDS: Each committee will give out multiple commendation and outstanding awards. Freshmen and NOT Freshman will also give out one best delegate award, and Advanced committees will give out one gavel award.
Have questions regarding committee information? Email your chair! You can find his or her email in your committee's topic synopsis. Your chair will get back to you as soon as possible.
We encourage all participants to do some background research before committee. Here are some websites to provide insight on your country, committee or topic!
- United Nations Website: For background on all topics.
- CIA World Factbook: For background on your country.
To help you feel more prepared for SOCOMUN, here are websites and documents that will help you do your best in committee!
Santa Margarita Catholic High School
22062 Antonio Parkway Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 Tel: (949) 766-6000 Fax: (949) 766-6005
We are all excited to meet and debate with you !
South Orange County Model United Nations