The Great Lakes Invitational Conference Association

GLIMUN 2017

29 November, 2017 Kalamazoo, MI

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THE GREAT LAKES INVITATIONAL CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION

The Great Lakes Invitational Conference Association is dedicated to putting on conferences to expand global understanding in the minds of today’s youth. Our conferences provide high school students with a chance to experience a unique simulation of diplomacy and compromise in action. Participation calls upon students to confront numerous topics foremost in the international community, and attempt to resolve issues that are far outside their own personal experiences. In addition to learning substantive content regarding the agenda topics, students improve a variety of skills including research, writing, public speaking, consensus building, negotiation, teamwork, and objective critical thinking. We hope that by giving these students hands-on experience in these areas, they can grow to become more mature, responsible leaders for the future.

The Model United Nations experience provides a rare opportunity for high school students to engage in high-level synthesis and evaluation of the topics. Students become much more aware of national and international politics and current events. While engaged in the process, they are achieving core objectives in the Social Studies Curriculum, and also improve understanding in the sciences, particularly ecology, and English Language Arts competencies.

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DELEGATES

COUNTRIES

DAYS

SESSIONS

DELEGATE SCHEDULE

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration

7:00  p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Session – Arcadia Ballroom I

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Committees & Security Council in Session – Glens/Prairies

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Advisor Meet and Greet

 

Midnight

Delegate Curfew

9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Committees & Security Council in Session

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Advisor Luncheon

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Delegate Activities

Midnight

Curfew

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Committees & Security Council in Session

12:30 p.m.

Head Delegate Meeting

2:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

General Assembly, ECOSOC Plenary & Security Council in Session

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Advisor Meeting

10:00  p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Delegate Dance

12:15 a.m.

Curfew

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

GA/ECOSOC plenary & Security Council In Session

1:30 – 2:30

GLICA Staff Recruitment Meeting

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closing Session

2017 GLICA BOARD - CLICK ON PHOTOS TO READ THEIR BIOS

GLICA Board

Welcome to the GLICA Board Members Section
Here you will find useful information and the biographies of each board member.
Click on each photo to learn more about that Board Member.

Nonprofit Consultant

Antwan Edson

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Nonprofit Consultant
Flint, MI

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Interested in becoming a staff member? Contact us at glicainfo@gmail.com

Teacher and Advisor

Jeff Bean

Harvard University – Master Teaching Certificate
Advisor Liaison and Board Member
Retired from 32 years of teaching High Social Studies and Literature.
Currently is teaching and advising for Ferris State University.
Flint, Michigan

Intern – Department of the Interior

Zoe Bommarito

Department of the Interior Internship
Michigan State University – B.A. in Social Relations and Policy
Minor – Science/Environmental Policy
East Lansing, MI/Washington DC

Freelance Research Analyst

Robert Wishart

Western Michigan University (BA)
University of Connecticut (MA)
Freelance Research Analyst
Shanghai, China

Editorial Assistant

Veronica Dulin

Georgetown University – Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
Editorial Assistant for BuzzFeed News
Washington, DC.

Law Student

Celia Kaechele

University of Michigan (undergrad)
Law Student at Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Attorney

Matthew Sunderlin

Michigan State University, James Madison College
Wayne State University Law School
Attorney
Royal Oak, Michigan

Project Management Consultant

Bill Moraniec

Western Michigan University
Project Management Consultant
Dearborn, MI

UBS O’Conner

Kyle Wade

Undergrad – Rice University
MBA – University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Current job – UBS O’Conner
Glencoe (right outside Chicago)

Technical Consultant

Jim Smith

“Jim graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University in May 2012. During the summers of 2012 and 2013, he wrote, directed, and produced two films, the second of which was accepted to a handful of film festivals. Since then, he has moved to Los Angeles in a terrifying attempt to become a screenwriter, most recently working at MGM as a Technical Consultant.”

Director of Internal Consulting

Kate Wade

Undergrad – University of Chicago, IL
MBA – University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Current job – Director of Internal Consulting at Arthur J. Gallagher
City I call home – Glencoe (right outside Chicago)

Sales Manager

Nick Stratton

University of Michigan – Flint
Sales Manager, Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel
Kalamazoo, MI

Practice Support Assistant

Samantha Floen

Attended Central Michigan University
Practice Support Assistant
Kalamazoo, MI

Why GLIMUN is for you?

The Right Time of the Year

GLIMUN is a four-day simulation of a single session of the United Nations. Scheduled in November, GLIMUN is early in the MUN conference year, which makes it ideal to introduce first-time delegates to the MUN experience, or get your experienced delegates into full swing for the busy spring conference months! Our committees are an appropriate mix to get your delegates, both novice and experienced, revved up for the rest of the year.

The Right Size for You

Unlike some of the other regional and national conferences offered throughout the conference year, GLIMUN is the ideal size for delegates of varied skill levels. We keep our GA committees at about 70 delegates, and ECOSOC committees at about 40 delegates. Our goal is to create committees that are large enough to provide divergent ideas in each committee, but not so large that delegates have little chance to actually be recognized on the general speakers’ list.

The “no wallflowers” approach.

We at GLICA know that advisors need to be able to assess each of their delegates on their level of participation, preparation, and skill. GLIMUN committees are intentionally sized so that advisors can actually observe delegates in action, both in caucus and formal debate. They are also the right size for our committee staff to observe delegate participation and interact with advisors, which provides advisors with additional feedback on student participation. Our staff follows a “no wallflowers” approach; we won’t allow delegates to sit in their seats and not participate.

The GLIMUN Structure

GLIMUN is a four-day conference, beginning on Wednesday evening and completing on Saturday afternoon. From Opening Session through Closing Session, delegates are at the forefront of our sessions. We begin with delegation speeches and wrap-up with our prestigious Best Delegation Awards. This includes Committee Sessions, Full Plenary Sessions, Agenda Offerings, Conference Offerings and Pre-conference Offerings. Our staff will gladly make school visits to assist in conference preparation.

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