ABOUT PEAMUN 2020
When we found out that we would not be able to host an in-person conference this fall, the PEAMUN team got hard at work developing and testing a new system for hosting online committees. Throughout the spring term (when Exeter students took their classes virtually), our Model UN team hosted a series of four "in-house" committees to test and refine our system. These in-houses were a resounding success, and we even gave some club members the opportunity to chair their own committees, to great effect. To this end, we feel ready to provide for you a high-quality PEAMUN conference, hosted online using a combination of platforms. The committee will use Zoom for our moderated caucuses and speeches and Discord (a chat server platform) for note-passing, announcements, and crisis notes. We also plan on providing more technical details to delegates and advisers in a training session before the conference, among other means.
Tentative PEAMUN XII SCHEDUlE
Below is our tentative schedule for PEAMUN XII for Sunday, November 8, 2020. Be aware that as circumstances change, the schedule may have to be altered. We will be sure to provide you adequate forewarning should this happen. We have tried to be accommodating to the needs of as many students as possible during this crazy time while minimizing Zoom fatigue:
ABOUT PEAMUN Pre-pandemic
PEAMUN is Phillips Exeter Academy's annual Model UN conference. Every fall, Phillips Exeter Academy's Model UN club hosts PEAMUN on our campus, drawing high school and middle school delegates from all over the New England area. At PEAMUN, delegates have the chance to delve into the world of international affairs, public speaking, and diplomatic skills, all the while utilizing creative freedom in their various committees through policy debate. Students simulate roles as delegates to the United Nations from a particular nation and serve as representatives of that country’s policies. Students at PEAMUN are pushed to heighten their understanding of the international system through nine mini-simulations, ranging from standard committees like the UN General Assembly to crisis simulations of various national cabinets, corporate boards, and political organizations.
Our conference focuses on providing a fun learning experience, especially for newer delegates. Model UN is a valuable experience that teaches students public speaking, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Our fully-trained staff will provide feedback for all delegates, and is always looking for ways to help. Last year, we were fortunate to welcome over 500 delegates and over 20 schools to PEAMUN. This year, we are working hard to make sure that this conference will be the best ever, and have opened registration to middle schools. We can't wait to meet you.