PMC's Organizers have amalgamated their experience to create a new platform for developing useful skills and knowledge.
As a model conference, PMC fosters diverse types of argumentation in conjunction with key competencies such as cooperation or leadership.
Also, it aims at deepening comprehension of important interdisciplinary topics.
Thanks to taking up different Roles - moderate or radical Democrats and Republicans, Journalists, and Lobbyists, everyone can get fully involved and improve.
Similarly to competitive debating formats, PMC participants effectively propose or oppose various policies.
By representing the Democrats or the Republicans, they are motivated to defend 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 to provide background for typical competitive debating motions and encourage thorough understanding.
Last but not least, PMC participants are motivated to excel by winning prestigious awards (Rules).
PMC enables beginner as well as veteran participants to refine their public speaking style.
Addressing a large critically thinking audience could be a challenge even for the most capable speakers.
PMC offers ample opportunities and support.
In the moderated debate mode, 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).
Participants are asked to submit Position Papers, which are argumentative essays requiring systematic approach and research.
They are supposed to contain policy stances or proposals regarding the topics to be discussed on respective Committees (Rules).
Based on the quality of their Position Papers, two Representatives on each Committee will be elevated to the Ranking Member status - a Democrat and a 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.
We wish to encourage people with similar interests to come and learn together in an effective and enjoyable way, utilizing our experience with hosting international educational events such as the Prague Debate Spring Tournament.
We hope to boost the local model conference and debate communities as well.
There are several Model United Nations in Prague, a Czech version of Model Congress in Pilsen (a city in South-West Bohemia renowned for its beer production), and a number of high school and university debate tournaments across the country.