2024 Middle School Model UN Conference
Hosted by The Red Oaks School

The Red Oaks School is excited to announce a Middle School Model United Nations conference at our Morris Plains Campus! This conference will be a one-day event on Saturday, April 6, for students in grades 5–8.

Event Details

Attendance is limited to 60 students in grades 5–8.
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM Registration, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Conference
Location: The Red Oaks School–Middle School Campus, 238 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains,
Registration Fee: $25 per student

Event Description

Red Oaks is thrilled to partner with the Institute for Domestic and International Affairs (IDIA) at Rutgers University to offer this event. IDIA runs its own Model UN and Model Congress conferences and helps schools organize in-house conferences. For the April 6 conference at Red Oaks, Rutgers undergraduate students with experience with Model United Nations will be responsible for the planning and operation of the event, supervised by IDIA professional staff.

The Rutgers volunteer undergraduate and graduate students prepare the papers and topics for the conference and tailor them to match students’ experience levels–from total beginners to advanced delegates–making the Model UN experience substantive and productive for the students.

The students prepare for the conference in about 7 one hour sessions. They are assigned to a committee, research their topic, and write their position paper. On the day of the conference, the delegates will work in their assigned committees and hold discussions, progressively getting closer to finding a solution to their problem. Delegates will advocate for solutions based on the research they prepared before the conference. While participating in the Model United Nations conference, students will learn public speaking techniques, ways of persuading their peers, and strategies for debate. They will be immersed in situations that call for conflict resolution, negotiation, and compromise.

This unique experience will provide an excellent opportunity for middle school students new to Model UN and those with more experience! The Red Oaks School Model United Nations Team would be thrilled to welcome your school to our inaugural Middle School Model UN conference on Saturday, April 6. Sending schools will bring students who will have prepared for the day at their school, either in a Social Studies class or an after-school MUN club.

Questions? Please contact Noga Beer (nbeer@redoaksschool.org).