The 40 Hour Crisis
Outside of Committee
EagleMUNC Mission Statement
EagleMUNC is committed to the advancement of a globally-conscious society through experiential education, a collaborative community and forward thought.
Is staying in the Westin Copley for the entire conference necessary?
Due to the nature of the 40-hour simulation, EagleMUNC's policy remains that delegates may not stay in any hotel other than the Westin Copley. All events and committees, Friday through Sunday, will take place at the Westin and this includes any ‘crisis’ or ‘emergency’ committee sessions. To provide all delegates with the full EagleMUNC experience, they must be available for the entire duration of the conference. Additionally, liability reasons do not allow us to have students traveling without our knowledge outside of the hotel (especially after curfew or during late committee sessions).
Will students leave the Westin Copley as part of the conference experience?
Students will stay in the hotel for all aspects of the 40-hour simulation; this includes all committee sessions, any midnight crises, and any additional organized committee time.
How can delegations book hotel rooms?
During the registration process, we ask that delegations provide information regarding how many hotel rooms, as well as what size hotel rooms, the delegation will need for the conference. We will communicate this to the hotel to ensure that each delegation receives appropriate rooms and that delegations will be grouped in the same section of the hotel.
In previous years, EagleMUNC has asked advisors to contact the hotel directly, but, this year, this is not necessary. After the registration process, EagleMUNC will reach out to the hotel and the hotel will send delegations an invoice for the rooms. To receive committee position assignments, delegations must have booked and paid for rooms at the Westin Copley.
Is attendance in committee required?
Roll call will be taken and our conference operations staff will take significant measures to track the whereabouts of delegates for the entire duration of the weekend. Delegates are required to be present in committee for fruitful debate and advisors will be informed of delegate absences from regular and midnight crisis committees.
What rules will be in place regarding committees and research?
The individual’s chair will open the Speakers List and determine how many countries/delegations will be placed on this list. Our guide to Parliamentary Procedure or Rules of Procedure is available here and at email request.
As for research, Delegates will not be allowed to use pre-written or typed resolutions, but there are no other regulations on research binders.
Computers will not be allowed in committee, but delegates may bring them to the conference for work outside of committee sessions. EagleMUNC IV will provide WiFi for delegates in hotel rooms. This being said, EagleMUNC has no specifications for programs and/or use of computers outside of committee.
Are there any required forms for the faculty advisors to complete?
Faculty advisors will need to sign a faculty and delegate locator form listing the names and rooms of all delegates during registration the weekend of the conference. This form will be provided closer to the date of the conference.
Are there any required forms for the parents of the delegates to complete?
There is a parental release form and an acknowledgement on the part of the delegate of what is expected of him or her. This must be filled out before the start of the conference, and will be available online Additionally, our terms and conditions will be available online and via email request before the conference.
What committees are classified as Crisis Committees? What committees as classified as General Assemblies?
Crisis Committees: The FIFA Executive Committee, Wall Street Executive Board 2008, The Federal Open Market Committee 2008, The International Monetary Fund 2008, Mexico and United States, Mexican-American War JCC, UNSC 1990's, The IAEA, The Arab League, Secretariat of the International Committee of the Red Cross, European Union 2015, and Ad-Hoc
General Assemblies: British Parliament 2015, COP 21 2015, United Nations High Commission for Refugees and UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment. These committees do not need to submit Internal Memos
Lobby Corps: The Lobby Corps will have the unique task of debating "in the office" and working "in the field" with the other committees during the conference. Admission to this committee is by application only.
Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General: Admission to this committee is by application only.
Who directs each committee and what is his or her contact information?
- Mexican-American War Joint Crisis: Andres Garcia
Contact Andres at firstname.lastname@example.org
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UNSC 1990's: Anna Ringheiser
Contact Anna at email@example.com
- IAEA, Fifa Executive Board: Cameron Pott
Contact Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arab League, Red Cross, United Nations High Commission for Refugees: Tina LaRitz
Contact Tina at email@example.com
- COP 21, European Union, British Parliament: Deven Bhattacharya
Contact Deven at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wall Street, Federal Open Market Committee, International Monetary Fund: Lara Lasic & Connor Feick
Contact Lara & Connor at email@example.com
- Lobby Corps, Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General: Eric Sporel
Contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will memos be scored?
Memos will not be scored, nor will awards be given for them. However, they are required for consideration for awards in some committees.
Much like delegate performance in committee, they will be assessed for strategic thinking and articulate communication. EagleMUNC is looking for dynamic thinkers.
Memos are how EagleMUNC staff structures the research/position papers submitted prior to the conference. Only the External Memos are required for all crisis and General Assembly committees and those who submit them qualify for individual awards. Internal Memos are for students in crisis committees and optional but highly encouraged. These provide a way for crisis staff to have a preview of what our most ambitious and interactive delegates are planning to do. Through these, crisis staff develop a myriad of likely narrative “paths ” that can be followed as the committee session progresses.
What should be the format of delegate memos?
The guideline format for both the External and Internal Memo is a maximum of two pages double-spaced, with no penalty for shorter memos. There is no need for formal citation in these papers, but outside research to broaden your perspective is encouraged. Delegates may choose to focus on one of the topics in their background guide or may include multiple in the memo.
While there is no distinct difference between content in crisis and General Assembly committee memos, delegates should keep in mind the portfolio powers of a nation as opposed to those of an individual. All memos should be written “in character” of a delegate’s assignment, which would delineate the sole difference between committees will be in if a student is assigned a nation as opposed to an individual.
What are the Memo due dates?
External Memo Due Date: March 11th, 2017
Internal Memo Due Date: March 11th, 2017
How are Memos submitted?
To ease submission, memos should be saved with the subject title and document name according to the following formula:
ex: ECOSOC_Mongolia_JohnSmith_BostonCollege_External Memo
Saving with the name of committee and delegate’s name in the title will assure that the file is easily found.
All submissions should be sent to the appropriate director. Refer to "Who directs each committee and what is his or her contact information?"
The 40 Hour Crisis
What exactly is the 40-hour simulation? How does it work?
At the conference, the 40-hour simulation is focused on assessing how delegates adapt to a changing political landscape. EagleMUNC has integrated aspects of the crisis structure into the General Assembly committees (WHO and UNFCC), while smaller committees are in complete crisis style. This means all delegates will be able to access portfolio powers, receive response updates from crisis staff, and be able to control the flow of their negations and more up-to-date interactions with crisis staff. In addition, EagleMUNC will be planning additional events for students beyond their committee sessions. Delegates' full participation and interaction with crisis is essential to our awards process.
For example, members of the 2016 political race will have to think about not only international crises but the candidate’s personal matters. They may have to maintain alliances with a PAC supporting their bid for reelection, or a reporter blackmailing the candidate, threatening to expose a personal scandal. It is also possible that delegates may be pulled into last-minute meetings; this is where the concept of 40-hour simulation originates, in the idea that politics happen far beyond the two-dimensional process of writing and revising directives usually displayed in traditional Model UN conferences.
What exactly is the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General?
The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General is designed for the most experienced and passionate delegates who are ready to respond in a fast-paced environment. The topic will be released approximately a week before the conference; however, periodic updates and messages will be released throughout the year. Delegates will be selected through an application process to ensure interest in a highly-active and innovative crisis committee. This committee will require delegates to bring and use a laptop in committee sessions. If your delegate is unable to bring a laptop and wants to participate, please contact email@example.com.
Outside of Committee
How many delegates will be attending the conference?
We are expecting approximately 600 delegates at the conference.
Will meals be provided for the delegates throughout the weekend?
Meals will not be provided at the conference but there are many dining options available in downtown Boston, as well in the Copley Place Mall. The Mall is steps away from the Westin Copley and the hotel itself houses several restaurants.
A typical meal can cost from $8 for a burger and drink to $30+ for a formal dinner. EagleMUNC suggests students bring around $125, depending on personal budget.
EagleMUNC also provides delegates with information regarding restaurants nearby and a few restaurants which will provide delegates with discounts upon presentation of their name badge. This flyer will be found in the delegate packet given on arrival at the conference.
Will there be time for the delegates to explore and experience downtown Boston?
We do wish that delegates remain within the Westin Copley Hotel during committee sessions. During free time and meal hours, delegates are encouraged to explore the downtown area, the Copley Mall, and the historical attractions of downtown Boston.
Advisors remain responsible for the whereabouts of delegates at all times, both during committee session and free time, and it is in no way permissible for delegates or advisors to be outside the Westin Copley Hotel during committee session times.