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 valued.