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Venue
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Address
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Date
November 6 – 7, 2021
PACMUN 2021 will include both in-person and online elements.The in-person element will be held at The Sheraton Grand Seattle in the heart of downtown Seattle. The Sheraton Grand Seattle is an AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel, acclaimed for its great service, luxurious rooms and amenities, and excellent location. Delegates will be roomed in single-gender, quad-occupancy rooms, which may be altered in accordance with government protocols for safety. Delegates will find the Sheraton Grand Seattle fully equipped to support diplomacy and debate in its state-of-the-art meeting facilities. The Sheraton Grand Seattle is ideally located in the center of Seattle in walking distance of many of Seattle’s best activities, attractions, and restaurants. If you have any questions about the venue, rooming, or room accommodations please contact us at sg@pacificmun.com.The online element of PACMUN will be held over Slack servers integrated with Zoom to facilitate delegate debate and discussion. Slack is a messaging platform where delegates will be placed into committee-specific text channels to communicate with Staff members and other delegates in lieu of note-passing. Zoom is a video conferencing platform for audio and video calls, and Slack integration allows Staff and delegates to start video calls with the press of a button. Delegates will be invited to the Slack workspace prior to the conference after assignment of country position and payment of invoices.Please note that Delegates must have the Zoom application downloaded before the conference in order to start Zoom meetings.

Keynote

Ashlea Elliott | Founder & CEO

Ashlea Elliott (she/her/hers) is a Founder and CEO, public speaker, ecosystem builder, inclusion architect, peace engineer, and humanitarian who specializes in delivering sustainable innovations to the world's most intractable problems. In 2016 she founded a strategic inclusion consultancy, which provided services to leaders from more than 1,500 companies. In 2017 she successfully piloted an 18-month-long organizational transformation of Lean In Seattle, a 10,000 person organization focused on advancing gender equity. This effort resulted in the organization being named the most strategically inclusive organization of Lean In in the world. In 2018 she founded the Peace Is Possible Global peace coalition and tested an online learning platform designed to deliver information and courses in low electricity, low broadband, mobile-first regions and to offer resources in six languages. The coalition includes 500 partner organizations and reached more than 15.5 million people across 210 countries. In 2020, she worked with the Stanford Business School’s Peace Innovation Network to integrate these three passions and a unique business model to create the Elliott Ecosystem, a breakthrough innovation that will disrupt the inclusion market and deliver human rights, United Nations Sustainable Goals, and peacebuilding courses at an exponential scale.
Ashlea Elliott  is the keynote speaker at PACMUN

Schedule

Saturday, November 6

7:30 – 9:15 AM

Registration & Luggage Check-in

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Committee Session #1

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 – 3:15 PM

Committee Session #2

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Break

3:30 – 5:30 PM

Committee Session #3

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Dinner

6:30 – 7:00 PM

Virtual Head Delegate Meeting

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Crisis

9:15 – 10:30 PM

Delegate Social

Will be held on Zoom for virtual delegates
* All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time. Hover over an event for more information.
Sunday, November 7

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Check-in

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Committee Session #4

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Committee Session #5

12:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch with C&O Showcase

All college sessions will be held virtually

2:00 – 3:30 PM

Committee Session #6

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Committee Session #7

5:00 – 5:15 PM

Break

5:15 – 6:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

6:00 – 6:30 PM

Delegation Phtos

* All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time. Hover over an event for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Questions

Is PACMUN being held in-person this year?
PACMUN will be open to both in-person and virtual delegates this year. Please note that in-person delegates must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask for the entirety of the conference. For more details, please refer to our covid policies.
Do in-person delegates and virtual delegates have the same schedule?
Yes, all delegates will follow the same schedule as seen on the PACMUN website.
What is the PACMUN Instagram account?
@pacificmun2021. Follow our Instagram for conference updates!

Slack Questions

Does every delegate use Slack?
Slack will be used by virtual delegates only.
How do I use Slack?
Refer to https://slack.com/resources/using-slack/how-to-use-slack for any Slack interface confusion you may have. Please note that you have been purposefully restricted from certain actions.
What should I name myself on Slack?
Position (Committee) - Firstname Lastname (pronouns).You are welcome to abridge the country name (ex: United Kingdom)Example: Canada (NATO) - Harshitha Rebala (she/her)
What should my picture be?
Either a picture of yourself or your country flag.
What is Slack curfew?
We are setting a curfew for all Slack messages in the PACMUN 2021 Slack workspace for all non-committee channels (like #random).
What am I allowed to send on Slack?
All Slack messages must be school-appropriate - remember, advisors and parents can see your messages too!

Conference Policies

Vaccination Policy

All in-person attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or their first dose of Johnson and Johnson. Vaccination cards will be checked upon arrival to the conference, but no personal medical information will be retained by our team. For individuals who are unable to be vaccinated or do not wish to attend in-person, reasonable accommodations in the form of virtual conference attendance can be arranged. We have prepared for a portion of our conference to take place virtually.

Mask Policy

Regardless of vaccination status, per Washington State guidelines, all in-person attendees must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in the venue (Sheraton Grand Hotel). Social distancing will be in place whenever possible.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given unless the conference does not occur or cancellation arises from medical issues, force majeure, government regulations prohibiting the event from taking place, or other circumstances arising beyond reasonable control. Refunds will be honored upon full cancellation of the event; full cancellation does not include postponement of the event. If the event transitions to a virtual event entirely, fees that exceed the virtual fee may be refunded. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Technology Policy

During all seminar and committee sessions, the use of cellular devices is prohibited. They are required to be turned off or placed in silent mode unless they are being used to join a virtual committee. Unrelated messaging through conference channels or the distribution of explicit materials will result in the Secretariat being notified immediately and potential removal from committee. Delegates are encouraged to collaborate on draft resolutions using Google Docs; the Secretariat and Staff, however, will not distribute delegates’ personal information to aid in this collaboration.

Privacy Policy

Neither PACMUN nor its parent organization Model United Nations Northwest collects any data regarding website usage or website users through its website, pacificmun.com, or the API fulfilling its requests during nominal operation. When an error is detected, the Model United Nations Northwest Engineering Team is alerted, but the information is anonymized. To provide the most useful and timely information leading up to the conference, PACMUN does track basic email analytics using the SendInBlue Statistics. However, this data is never transferred to a third party, and any recipient may unsubscribe from the PACMUN email list by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each outreach email. Additionally, PACMUN does not track transactional emails sent to confirm a delegate or delegate’s registration or inform them of their assigned position.PACMUN reserves the right to modify this policy at any time. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Secretary-General at sg@pacificmun.com.