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Conference

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

EDUMUN 2019 will be hosted at Northwest University

Northwest University

EDUMUN 2019 will be hosted at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Northwest is a beautiful liberal arts university with an expansive, wooded campus full of open areas for delegates to enjoy during their breaks and lunch. The area is also a short drive from downtown Kirkland should delegates choose to go off campus for lunch. Delegates will find Northwest fully equipped to enable debate and diplomacy in its state-of-the-art classrooms. Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held in the large, charming Butterfield Chapel. Committees and seminars will be held in the Rice-Fee-Williams Hall, as well as the Argue Health and Sciences Center. Parking will be available across campus, however, delegates are encouraged to carpool or be dropped off. Any questions about the venue can be directed to dg@edumun.com.

Delegate Handbook

General conference information
may be found here.

Campus Map

Buildings being used by EDUMUN 2019
are colored blue.

Address

5520 108th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

Portrait of Manka Dhingra, the keynote speaker of EDUMUN 2019

Keynote Speaker

Portrait of Manka Dhingra, the keynote speaker of EDUMUN 2019

Manka Dhingra | State Represenative for the 45th District

Manka Dhingra is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. As Chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, Manka helped develop and oversee the Regional Mental Health, Veterans Court and a Diversion program. Outside the courtroom, she is a community leader and anti-domestic violence advocate on the Eastside.

Manka was elected in November 2017 to serve in the state Senate by constituents of the 45th Legislative District. Her priorities are to address the deficits in education funding, mental health, and violence prevention, and to protect the rights of women. Prior to being elected, Manka was a co-founder of Chaya, an organization that assists South Asian survivors of domestic violence and led the organization’s work to end systemic violence through education and prevention. She also serves on the board of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Eastside.

Manka has worked with King County law enforcement agencies, Harborview Hospital, mental health professionals, and our courts to improve criminal justice outcomes for individuals with mental illness—seeking to close the revolving door of jail, homelessness, and crime. She has engaged the State Department of Social and Human Services, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, legislators, and the Governor’s office build consensus and make real strides in reforming and improving our criminal justice system. She worked to ensure the wellbeing of individuals remained the core tenant in any reform. As a mental health and crisis intervention expert, she has also been an instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement officers to reduce the risk of tragedy and improve the response to people in crisis.

She brings her expertise to the Washington State Senate as Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of the Behavioral Health Sub-Committee, and Vice Chair of the Senate Law & Justice committee. She also serves on the Health & Long Term Care Committee.

Schedule

Check In

8am — 8:30am

Opening Ceremonies

8:30am — 9:30am

Seminar Session 1

9:40am — 10:40am

Seminar Session 2

10:50am — 11:50am

Committee Session 1

9:40am — 11:50am

Lunch

11:50am — 1:10pm | There will be a Head Delegate Meeting from 11:50am to 12:10pm

Seminar Session 3

1:20pm — 2:20pm

Capstone

2:30pm — 5:00pm

Committee Session 2

1:20pm — 3:20pm

Committee Session 3

3:30pm — 5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies

5:10pm — 6:00pm

Policies

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given unless the conference does not occur or cancellation arises from medical issues, force majeure, 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. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Technology Policy

During all seminar and committee sessions, the use of cellular devices are prohibited, and they’re required to be turned off or placed in silent mode. Laptops are permitted so long as they are closed during formal activity. Internet will be provided during committee sessions. Any use of this service for social networking, the viewing of explicit material, or other activity unrelated to the course of debate will result in the Secretariat being notified immediately. For applicable sessions, the use of USB drives is encouraged to share resolutions among the dais and committee.