ALTMUN MS Preparation Timeline
ALTMUN Middle School Conference | March 1st 2024 | Chattanooga, TN
This page should be used as the Delegate Hand Book. If you follow this timeline you should be prepared, informed and on time through out the conference preparation phase. Scroll down to view all our extra tips for being an ALTMUN delegate.
1. Review the Country List
This year we have a list of the countries available for the middle school conference. Please take a look, talk to your fellow delegates and make a list of your top 12 country choices. Then tell your advisor which countries you are interested in representing!
2. Pick a Committee
Explore this year's committees and topics with the button below. Take note that we have two special committees this year, an introductory committee (UNEP) and an advanced committee (Legal). The amount of prep work will vary based on the committee you choose. Be ready to tell your club which committee you would like to represent.
3. Position Assignment
Now make sure you have an official assignment from your advisor. This means you will represent one country in one committee.
4. Submit your Delegate Form
You are officially a delegate! We need you and your parents to complete this quick form so that we have the right information before the conference. This includes a media release so we can post pictures of you on our social media and in our website gallery! Due by Feb 22nd.
5. Read the Topic Guide
Once you have been assigned a position, read through the Topic Guide of your committee. It will help you understand what will be debated at the conference.
6. Research your Country
Now that you have been assigned a country and committee, use what you learned in the topic guide to start your research. Learn your country's position on the topic.
7. Write your Position Paper
With the research you have completed, write a position paper (pp) on your committee's topic. Don't forget to reference our writing guide.
8. Write your List of Possible Solutions (LoPS)
Now you understand the topic and your country's position. Next write a list of possible solutions (LoPS) for the topic, that outlines a couple potential ways to address the issue.
*Only for Legal, the Advanced committee
Write your Resolution
Now you understand the topics and your countries position. Next write a resolution (reso) for each topic, that outlines a potential way to address the issue
9. Document Upload
Documents are due Feb 28th. Make sure you upload one pp and one LoPS for your topic. Check with your advisor on how to submit your documents to myDais.
8. Delegate Fee
The delegate fee is $35 per student, with lunch included! We will have box lunches with sandwiches, a snack and a drink. Sandwich options include turkey, ham, and vegetarian. You are allowed to bring your own lunch if you would like but the fee remains the same.
10. Print out your Prep Work!
It is really helpful to have the papers you work printed out and infront of you at the conference. Make sure you remember to print your Position Paper, and LoPS, (OR Resolution for the advanced committee Legal) and bring them with you to the conference!
Create a Research Binder
We suggest printing out the research you find and collecting it in a binder. This will be a resource to you, not only in the writing process but for reference in committee as well. We also suggest adding a printed copy of the your own papers and the docket to your binder.
Write an Opening Speech???
You should plan to put your self on the speakers list at the beginning of committee. This is your chance to inform the rest of the delegates of your countries position and what you would support in a resolution
Practice Parli Pro
Parliamentary Procedure is the set of rules that provide structure during debate. Take some time to review our Parli Pro Short Sheets. If possible, organize mock debates in your clubs to practice these skills!
Don't Forget WBA
The dress code at ALTMUN is Western Business Attire (WBA). The following garments fall outside of WBA and should NOT be worn: strapless, spaghetti strap, or deep cut shirts, jeans, gym shoes, shorts, mini skirts or mini dresses. WBA for guys is typically at least slacks, a button down and a sports coat. WBA for girls can be less clear, so take a look at the guide below.