Conference Recap: FLCS IX

The Florida Crisis Simulation (FLCS) was a three day conference held by the University of Florida in Gainesville over the three-day weekend of February 14-16, 2020. Led by Secretary-General Zola Hoehn, who provided us with this statement, “As Secretary-General, I have been involved with the Secretariat of FLCS for the past three years. Serving as Secretary-General for this FLCS by far was the most rewarding experience, seeing all of the hard work of the directors and staff culminate in committees and a conference that incorporated every aspect of the delegate experience!”

Attending Delegations

The following delegations attended FLCS IX (list provided by the conference):

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Barry University
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hardin Simmons University
  • Santa-Fe College
  • University of Tennessee
  • Tulane University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Miami
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida

Committee Overview

FLCS IX offered ten different committees with all being crisis committees. Two committees were part of a JCC. They were:

  • The Secretary-General’s Ad-Hoc
  • JCC: Bigger Than US Steel – The Commission of the Five Families v. The Task Force for Organized Crime
  • England in Crisis: The Privy Council for Lady Jane Grey
  • King Carol’s Camarilla
  • The First Cabinet of South Sudan: 2011
  • The Executive Board for the Westminster Dog Show
  • All Men Are Brothers: Outlaws of the Marsh
  • The United Federation of Planets
  • The Summit for the Recolonization of North America

The ad-hoc topic for this year revolved around the Bilderberg Conference.

Socials 

This year’s social for FLCS took place at Bricks, a club in downtown Gainesville. The Secretary-General stated that, “Most delegates seemed to have a very enjoyable time thanks to the drinks provided at the bar!”

Awards

On Sunday, the delegation awards were handed out as follows:

Best Large Delegation: Florida State University

Outstanding Large Delegation: Emory University

Best Small Delegation: University of Miami

Outstanding Small Delegation: University of Tennessee – Knoxville

To learn more about FLCS IX, click here to see their conference website. MUN01 would like to thank the FLCS Secretariat for providing information about the conference as well as quotes for this article. Congrats to all who competed in or staffed the conference!

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