Teton County Model United Nations (TCMUN) conferences typically take place over Veterans Day weekend in mid-November. The 2021 Teton County Model UN conference is tentatively scheduled for November 14-16, 2021. We aim to hold this conference in person, but we will closely follow applicable health guidelines to determine whether we will need to convert to an online format again this year. In 2020, fifteen student leaders from Jackson Hole High School, Jackson Hole Community School, and Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools spent months learning how to lead their committees virtually. We welcomed over 100 student delegates and faculty advisors from 10 schools across Wyoming, Idaho, and Georgia.
Students and community members are welcome to attend our free public keynote speaker in conjunction with the conference. The speaker, date, and time are TBD. You can view last year’s presentation by Dr. Nadia Oweidat, titled “A Million Clicks to Freedom: The Virtual Battle of Ideas in the Middle East,” here on our YouTube channel.
Thank you to all of our supporters who help make Teton County Model UN possible. We greatly appreciate your contribution to educating the next generation of global leaders!
What is Teton County Model UN?
“My Teton County Model UN experience can be summed up in one sentence: newfound leadership and confidence!”
-Mercedes Dimsey, Teton County Model UN 2013 participant, Cody High School ‘16
During this simulation of the United Nations system, students play the role of diplomats from countries worldwide with the aim of passing resolutions on pressing global issues. For example, students on the Security Council may debate issues like peacekeeping efforts in Sudan or Iran’s nuclear program.
TC Model UN Blog
The TCMUN blog is valuable resource for veterans of model UN and prospective participants alike. Visit the TCMUN blog here: http://interconnections21.edublogs.org/
Useful Resources for MUN Participation
The Teton County Model UN Blog is the primary resource for TCMUN participants. In addition, to learn more about Model UN in general please see our Model UN Research Guide.
Background to Teton County Model United Nations
Over the past decade, InterConnections 21 has supported student participation in various national and international Model United Nations (MUN) conferences including trips to New York City, Mexico City, Santa Barbara, Vancouver, Denver, Toronto, and Bilbao, Spain.
To enable more students from the Northern Rocky Mountains to benefit from MUN experiences, IC21 has been working with Wyoming high schools since 2006 to organize the Teton Country Model UN (TCMUN) conference in Jackson Hole, WY.
Seventy-two students from Jackson and the surrounding area participated in the inaugural TCMUN conference at the Journeys School in Jackson, WY. Since then, 2,300 participants from schools around Wyoming and Idaho have participated in TCMUN. IC21 continues to reach out to students from around WY and the Northern Rockies.
Why Participate in TCMUN?
Many thanks to Melinda Binks at Fall Creek Productions for creating this video.
TCMUN would not be possible without the generous ongoing support of local community members, non-profit organizations, and businesses.