PMC's Organizers have amalgamated their experience from model conferences, public speaking, and competitive debating to create a new platform for developing valuable skills and knowledge.
By standing for the Democratic or Republican position, PMC participants effectively propose or oppose various polices similarly to competitive debate formats, such as the British Parliamentary or World Schools Style. Also, they are motivated to excel by winning prestigious awards.
As a conference simulation, PMC fosters diverse types of competitive as well as collaborative argumentation in conjunction with other key competencies, on top of deepening comprehension of important interdisciplinary topics.
The Rules of Procedure and Agenda Items are devised to encourage rigorous research. All participants are provided with extensive preparatory materials containing useful facts as well as background analyses. Additionally, they can benefit from individual feedback given by Committee Chairs and a variety of workshops. See our Rules & Resources and Schedule sites for more details.
We wish to organize the international U.S. Congress simulation in Prague to enable people with similar interests and ambitions to come together, utlizing our experience from hosting international educational events, most notably the Prague Debate Sping Tournament. We also hope to boost local MUN and debate communities. There is a Czech version of Model Congress in Pilsen (a city in South-West Bohemia renowned for its beer production), a Model United Nations in Prague, and a number of high school and university debate tournaments across the country.
PMC is run the by the Public Debate Institue (PDI), which is a non-profit, non-govermental organization in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 2016 as a legal entity of the Czech Technical University Debate Club. PMC's organizers are PDI members. Read more about them on our Organizers & Chairs site.