Q: What is the conference schedule?

A: The conference will take place over two days — the 20th and 21st of July 2020. Please visit hccri.com/conference/ for the full conference schedule.

Q: When will the Study Guide and council/delegate allocations be released?

A: The Study Guides will be released with council/delegate allocations. They are anticipated to be released by Tuesday, 14th July 2020. 

Q: Will delegates need to submit Position Papers?

A: No, Position Papers will not be required for this conference. However, delegates are still expected to research about their topic ahead of time. 

Q: Will there be delegate training offered for HCCRI IX?

A: Yes, HCCRI IX is fully committed to helping beginner delegates in their MUN journeys. Chairs will be delivering training modules on the first day of the conference, whilst the Crisis committee will be offering a workshop style experience to help delegates hone their crisis skills within an actual simulated topic.

Q: Are there any double-delegate councils for HCCRI IX?

A: No. All councils, including the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), will be single-delegate. Delegates who indicated interest in attending the UNSC with a partner will be regarded as single-delegate applicants. 

Q: What is the dress code for the conference?

A: Business Casual. Whilst a full suit is not required, delegates are expected to dress appropriately as they will be required to switch on their cameras during the conference. Examples of Business Casual include a button-up (no tie) with pants/skirt or a semi-formal dress. A blazer is optional. Delegates may also elect to wear their school uniforms, although this is not necessary.  

Q: How will the Crisis Council look this year? 

A: In light of the shift online, the Crisis Council will not be a full simulation, but a workshop aimed at equipping delegates with the necessary skills to tackle future full Crisis Councils. Delegates will be given chances to apply what they have learnt to a simulated topic. More information is included in the registration form for independents/has been sent to Internal delegates who indicated interest in Crisis.

Q: How many topics should delegates expect to discuss?

A: In light of the shortened conference timeframe, delegates will only be expected to discuss one topic. 

Q: Will there be awards for HCCRI IX?

A: Yes there will.