Published on February 10, 2019
Check out the official video made for JHUMUNC 2019 here.
Thank you for your interest in the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference. Our staff is more than happy to answer any questions or respond to any concerns you may have. Answers to some frequently asked questions about the registration process, committee protocols, and conference preparation may also be found below. We look forward to hearing from you!
For questions relating to registration, payment, assignments, and committees, please contact the Office of School Relations and Registration:
Juan Gomez and Wendy Tsai
Under-Secretaries-General of School Relations
Phone (Juan): 1.941.465.2743; Mondays 8 am – 10 am ET
Phone (Wendy): 1.443.317.7420; Tuesdays 6 pm – 8 pm ET
For questions relating to hotel availability and accommodations, please contact the Director-General:
Howard S. Senior
For general questions about the conference and all other questions, please contact the Secretaries-General:
Serena Goldberg and Jacob LaRochelle
Phone (Serena): 1.630.803.5414
Phone (Jacob): 1.239.777.9516
Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference
3400 North Charles Street
Mattin Center Suite 131
Baltimore, MD 21218
Frequently Asked Questions
No, JHUMUNC does not allow double delegations (where two delegates represent one country on a given committee). We believe that each delegate should have the unique chance to take the role of a diplomat for the weekend.
JHUMUNC is proud to offer a simple, user-friendly online account system. To register for JHUMUNC, the advisor should simply click on the “Registration” tab on the website and follow the steps on the page. Please note that delegates should not create accounts.
Once you have an account, you will be prompted to fill out three preferences pages. Once you fill out these pages you will be able to update your contact information without having to contact the JHUMUNC staff. However, If you would like to increase or decrease the number of advisors or delegates you would like to bring to the conference, change your country and committee preferences, or make any other changes, you will need to contact the Undersecretaries-General of School Relations, Juan Gomez and Wendy Tsai.
After you have filled out the three preferences pages, please take some time to review the Account Tools section of your account, located towards the top of the column on the left-side of the page. Below is a description of each feature of the Account Tools section. Please read all 7 descriptions below in order prepare for JHUMUNC 2019.
- Profile–Select this button to return to the main page of your account, which lists your contact and invoice information for the conference.
- Change Password–Select this button to change the password you use to log in to your account.
- Preferences–Select this button to update your contact information. Please remember to contact the Undersecretary-General of School Relations to increase or decrease the number of advisors or delegates you would like to bring to the conference, or change your country and committee preferences.
- Pre-Conference Timeline–Select this button to view important dates in regards to pre-conference preparation.
- Book Hotel Rooms–Select this button to visit JHUMUNC’s dedicated hotel-booking website where you can reserve hotel rooms for the conference.
- Position Assignment–Select this button to assign your delegates to a country or position and a committee once those assignments have been made (you will receive an e-mail confirming your assignments).
- Position Papers–Select this button to upload position papers on behalf of your delegates. Your delegates’ position papers will be automatically e-mailed to the appropriate committee chair as soon as they are uploaded. Each position paper that you upload will be listed below the position-paper upload feature.
Click here for our Fees and Payment Policies section of the website.
Eventbrite is an online payment-processing solution that allows JHUMUNC to accept most major credit/debit cards as a part of delegation registration. It is a secure, HTTPS-friendly platform that relies on TLS encryption to ensure that personal data isn’t compromised during the payment process.
By following the Eventbrite link, you will transition from the JHUMUNC website to the HTTPS Eventbrite website. From there, you will be able to make a payment on behalf of your delegation. JHUMUNC’s School Relations and Registration team will be notified upon receipt of payment, which will open the 14-day assignment window.
Credit/debit cards that are accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. While a 3% service fee will be appended to your order, the service will allow JHUMUNC to process refunds significantly more expeditiously. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact School Relations at email@example.com.
The refund policy is as follows:
Before November 18th, 2019: Full refund on Delegate Fees
November 19th, 2019 – December 31st, 2019: 50% refund on Delegate Fees
January 1st – January 13th, 2020: 25% refund on Delegate Fees
After January 13th, 2020: No refund
NOTE: The Delegation Fee is nonrefundable.
Our policy allows single-delegate delegations as long as the delegate is accompanied by an adult chaperone, such as a teacher or a parent. The chaperone is also responsible for registering the delegate for the conference and taking care of the delegate’s financial obligations to JHUMUNC.
Please send your payments to:
Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference
3400 North Charles Street
Mattin Center Suite 131
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Or pay online at Eventbrite.
The Hilton Baltimore, which is conveniently located in the Baltimore inner harbor (15 minutes from Baltimore Washington International Airport), will serve as this year’s conference hotel. JHUMUNC has been able to obtain a group rate, which allows for dramatically reduced fees, which are as follows:
Single: $139 total per night
Double: $139 total per night
Triple: $139 total per night
Quad: $139 total per night
NOTE: Hotel fees DO NOT include the applicable hotel tax (currently 15.5%).
Please see the “Hotel” subsection of the “Conference” tab of the website for much more information about the hotel and the surrounding area.
Yes, each Chair’s email address will be posted in the “Committees” tab of the website in the coming weeks. If for some reason a delegate has been unable to communicate with his or her Chair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The best way for delegates to prepare for the conference is to research both their respective country and topics being discussed in committee. A delegate competent in both will be able to play a much more active role at the conference. Please see the “Resources” tab of the website for more information.
You can check to see which of your delegates’ position papers have been uploaded by clicking the Position Papers button located under your Account Tools (which can be found on the top left side of your account) and looking under the Existing Papers section of the page. Under the Existing Papers section will be the delegate name, committee name, and link for each position paper uploaded to your account.
Please see the “Conference Schedule” subsection of the “Conference” tab on the website to view a full conference schedule. Please be aware that JHUMUNC reserves the right to make small changes to the conference schedule.
Delegates should bring enough Western Business Attire for four days, as well as whatever more casual clothes they will wear outside committee sessions. For females, Western Business Attire generally refers to suits, sweaters, blouses, button-down tops, skirts, and dresses. For males, suits, button-down or collared shirts, ties, and slacks are acceptable. In addition, delegates should bring whatever research they have conducted. Remember, computers are NOT allowed in committee sessions, so research delegates wish to consult during committee sessions should be printed at home.
The deadline for position papers is January 13, 2019. Only delegates who submit position papers by this date will remain eligible for awards at the conference. Additionally, any position paper submitted by the position-paper deadline will be returned to a delegate with feedback from a delegate’s chair during the first committee session of the conference. Advisors must upload all position papers via their account (for more information on how to upload your delegates’ position papers, please view the answer to the first question of the F.A.Q. section. “How does my account work?”).
CONFERENCE INFORMATION (INSIDE COMMITTEES)
No, computers are NOT allowed in committee sessions because they represent an unfair advantage for those delegates who have them. That being said, delegates are free to use computers outside of committee sessions.
In the coming weeks, a full set of Rules of Procedure for JHUMUNC will be uploaded to the “JHUMUNC Resources” subsection of the “Resources” tab on the website.
JHUMUNC includes a midnight crisis for a number of committees. During a midnight crisis situation, delegates are woken up by JHUMUNC staff and asked to report to their committees. They then work through the night to solve an immediate problem. Students return to their rooms in the early morning, and are exempted from the following morning session of their committee to sleep. Midnight crisis situations are dramatic, informative, and a lot of fun for delegates. As a midnight crisis simulates unforeseen events, delegates are not previously notified if they do have a midnight crisis.
Although computers are strictly forbidden for use in committee session, printed research can be used by delegates in committee. Printed research in the form of research binders are thus allowed – but binders with prohibited material such as pre-written directives/resolutions are not tolerated.
Delegates should bring whatever research they have conducted. Remember, computers are NOT allowed in committee sessions, so research delegates wish to consult during committee sessions should be printed at home. Notepads will be available in committee rooms, along with pens for the delegates to use.
CONFERENCE INFORMATION (OUTSIDE COMMITTEES)
In order to ensure that delegates have enough money to eat, visit local attractions, and buy souvenirs, we recommend that delegates bring around $100 for the weekend. There are many restaurants and attractions in the Inner Harbor that are very affordable. With that said, Baltimore is a major city and hence bringing extra cash can never hurt.
JHUMUNC does not provide meals for delegates. Since the conference hotel is located in the Inner Harbor, there are a plethora of dining options within the immediate walking distance of the conference. Delegates can, of course, make use of in-room dining, which runs until 1 AM, in the hotel.
In order to maintain a professional and productive atmosphere, JHUMUNC requires all delegates to be in Western Business Attire during all committee sessions. At the same time, JHUMUNC does enforce a strict, but reasonable curfew each evening. Curfews will be announced during each committee session and JHUMUNC staff will patrol the hotel throughout each night to enforce curfews. Finally, and most importantly, drugs and alcohol are strictly forbidden at the conference. JHUMUNC staff will confiscate any illegal substances and will report the offending delegate to his or her faculty advisor. JHUMUNC reserves the right to dismiss from the conference any delegate or delegation found to be in violation of the drugs and alcohol policy.
Delegates have a wide variety of things to do when not in committee sessions. Each night, JHUMUNC will host a social event for delegates, culminating in the much-anticipated Delegate Dance on Saturday evening. Moreover, because the hotel is located in the heart of Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor, delegates have an immense amount of activities from which to choose. Please see the “Delegates” tab of the website for much more information.
Faculty advisors have a wide variety of things to do throughout the weekend. If they wish to visit the many local attractions, JHUMUNC staff can help them coordinate their plans. By contrast, if they wish to stay inside, faculty advisors will be able to relax and do work in the Faculty Advisor Lounge throughout the weekend.