Conference Policy

By participating in NTUMUN 2021, each participant agrees to abide by the rules of NTUMUN, Nanyang Technological University and Gatherly. These rules are established for the safety of the participants and guests of NTUMUN. All rules will be strictly enforced by the NTUMUN organising committee and the Gatherly team.

 

As a participant of NTUMUN, you must agree to hold harmless, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Nanyang Technological University Model United Nations (“NTUMUN”) and their directors, officers, and volunteers, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, costs, or obligations including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, which may arise out of your participation in, NTUMUN. You must read, understand, and adhere to the Rules and Regulations of NTUMUN (as stated below), and any other pertinent laws or regulations in force by the Gatherly.

 

You must also adhere to any additional rules promulgated by NTUMUN before and during the conference, including but not limited to those published in the Delegate Handbook, and those announced by the organising committee.  You must understand that refunds or other considerations will not be granted for any reason except as provided for by NTUMUN policy and procedure, and agree that you may be expelled from the conference at any time for violating this agreement with no expectation of refund. Refunds or other considerations will not be granted to those registered participants unable to attend the conference for any reason, including but not limited to illness or technical issues such as poor internet connection, low battery, compatibility issues. You must agree that this agreement is enforceable to the fullest extent of the law, and that any provisions herein found invalid as a matter of law will be deemed severable from the balance of the agreement.

 

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

Online Conference Etiquette and Behaviour

Participants will be held accountable for any disruptive behaviour during the committee sessions. The conference and Gatherly reserve the right to reject service to Delegates for these or other disruptions to the safety and well-being of other delegates. 

 

  1. Mute your microphone when you are not speaking.

  2. Refrain from interrupting while another delegate is speaking.

  3. Test all technology including camera/video, microphone, WiFi and screen-sharing prior the conference sessions.

  4. Adhere to the conference dress code as outlined in the Delegate Handbook.

  5. Ensure you are in a quiet area free from unnecessary distractions.

  6. Turn off notifications and make sure your cell phone is on silent mode to prevent distractions.

  7. Review in advance any conference prep materials sent by chairs or Organizing committee.

  8. Optimize your setup for the video conference by appropriate lighting, clear desk and webcam turned on.

  9. Report in advance if you are going to be absent or are running late.

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Plagiarism

NTUMUN has a zero tolerance policy for any form of academic dishonesty. Delegates are not allowed to bring in pre-written resolutions or submit position papers that have been prepared by some other delegate. Submitting the work of others as your own, or using pre-written resolutions, will be dealt with severely.

 

Expulsion from The Conference

The Secretariat reserves the right to expel any Delegate, delegation, school, or group thereof from the conference at any time for violating or failing to comply with conference regulations, or for any other reason. NTUMUN has a zero tolerance policy for any form of harassment, including but not limited to physical or verbal abuse, threats, cyber bullying, or mistreatment of other participants, guests, or committee members. Expulsions take effect immediately at the time they are issued.

 

Photography and Video

Throughout the conference, NTUMUN staff and representatives of the conference may take photographs, videos, and interviews of participants during and in between committee sessions, which may be used for educational, promotional, or other purposes by NTUMUN. By attending the conference and signing this form, participants consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or interviewed and authorize NTUMUN to use those photographs, videos, and/or interviews in promotion of NTUMUN choosing.

 

Interpretation of Rules

All authoritative determinations of fact and interpretations of conference rules and policies are to be made by the Secretary-General.