Welcome to the Conference
The 2014 conference, DAYMUNC XXI, will be held January 31 and February 1. The information on this website will be updated in September 2013 when we begin the planning process. In the meantime, contact us with any questions.
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.
After months of research and preparation, delegates will discuss
a wide range of world issues and try to negotiate solutions. Energy Security, Food Security, the Situation in the Korean Peninsula, and Sovereignty versus the Right to Self-determination are among the topics. 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. 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