ABOUT


HYBRID DNA

PMC's Organizers have created a new platform for developing useful skills and knowledge based on their extensive experience.

MODEL
CONFERENCE

PMC fosters diverse types of collaborative and competitive argumentation in conjunction with developing key competencies such as leadership or research skills.

In addition, it aims at deepening comprehension of important interdisciplinary topics.

Thanks to taking up different Roles, everyone can get fully involved and improve.

Expert Committee Chairs shape the preparation process, navigate the discussions, and provide feedback to participants (Rules).

COMPETITIVE
DEBATING

Similarly to different competitive debate formats, PMC participants effectively propose or oppose various policies.

Representing the Democrats or Republicans necessitates defending contrasting positions via building elaborate arguments and responses.

Our Committee Chairs are also long-time debate coaches and judges.

Moreover, PMC's topics are selected in accordance with typical competitive debate motions. Thorough understanding of the relevant areas is encouraged.

Last but not least, PMC participants are motivated to excel by winning prestigious awards (Rules).

PUBLIC
SPEAKING

PMC enables beginner as well as veteran participants to refine their public speaking style.

Addressing a large critically thinking audience could be extremely challenging even for the most capable speakers.

PMC offers ample opportunities and support to practice.

Participants are expected to speak in front of the entire Committee, but only when they consider themselves ready to do so.

Chairs may suspend the moderated debate mode to allow for informal negotiations, additional research, and preparation (Rules).

ESSAY
WRITING

Participants are asked to submit Position Papers. These are argumentative essays requiring systematic approach and research.

Each delegate's Position Papers are supposed to contain policy stances or proposals regarding the topics to be discussed on the respective Committee (Rules).

With regard to the quality of their Position Papers, two Representatives on each Committee will be elevated to the Ranking Member status - one Democrat and one Republican (Roles).

Participants will be provided with extensive preparatory materials, including also key facts and background analyses, to aid them with composing their Position Papers.

OUR VISION

We wish to encourage people with similar interests to come and learn together, utilizing our expertise with hosting international educational events such as the Prague Debate Spring Tournament.

We hope to boost the Czech model conference and debate community as well.