Dayton Model United Nations Conference

 

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The Dayton Model United Nations Conference (DAYMUNC) is the only American collegiate conference sponsored by a community college. It is open to delegations from all colleges and universities, as well as to non-academic adult groups interested in international affairs. We offer state-of-the-art Internet and Web access, an experienced staff, and a comfortable setting at Sinclair's David H. Ponitz Center. Affordable accommodations are two blocks away at the Doubletree Hotel. Sinclair Community College is located in downtown Dayton -- eight hours from Washington or Toronto, five hours from Chicago, nine hours from New York. For more information contact our Secretary-General at sg@daymunc.org.

 

DAYMUNC was founded at Sinclair in 1994 by Dr Thomas Martin, with substantial help from Lisa Taylor Spencer, David Moody, James St. Peter, and several other veterans of the Cleveland Model United Nations Conference. From the beginning, Wright State University provided much of the staff and a large delegation. In 1997, Sinclair entered into a formal partnership with Wright State and with the Dayton Council on World Affairs, who are now co-sponsors. About forty delegates attended DAYMUNC I, and nearly 150 attended DAYMUNC XI. We plan to remain relatively small, so that every delegate has a chance to participate fully. We also try to emulate the rules and practices of the National Model UN in New York, as many of our participating schools are here to "practice" for the Nationals.

 

DAYMUNC is above all a learning conference - we are here to have fun, learn something about international affairs and UN procedure, and to meet and socialize with students from other schools. It is not a teaching conference - delegates are guided, but not directed; we welcome students and adult groups from all levels of preparation and experience; everyone's opinion is equally valued.