Welcome to the Conference
The DAYMUNC XXIII (2016) conference will be held February 5-6, 2016.
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.
Model UN conferences, held all over the world, are a popular and
fun way for students to learn about international affairs. The Sinclair
event is one of only two conferences in Ohio, and the only one anywhere
sponsored by a community college.
At DAYMUNC, students from colleges and universities in Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and West Virginia will
represent more than 60 countries in four committees. For the 2016 conference, 11 universities will be attending: Bowling Green State University - Firelands, Cedarville University, Earlham College, Eastern Michigan University, Marietta College, Ohio Northern University, Sinclair Community College, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, and Wright State University.
After months of research and preparation, delegates will discuss
a wide range of world issues and try to negotiate solutions. The committees
include two Security Councils, and two General Assembly committees.
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.
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. The conference is run as a simulation, where delegates can step into the shoes of diplomats of various countries. 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