Participating in the Congress
Participation in American International College's Model Congress is open to all high school students.
Schools may bring up to three delegations (teams of students) with up to four delegates per delegation.
Schools may also opt to bring 12 associate delegates and up to three advisors.
The Role of an Advisor:
An Advisor is the primary line of communication between Model Congress staff and high school students in preparation for the conference. An Advisor will coach their Delegates in debate and help students prepare for the conference with bill writing and research. An Advisor is responsible for ensuring the school is fully registered and has completed all registration requirements.
It is helpful for the Advisor to familiarize themselves with the advisor resources located on the "Resources" tab under "Advisor Resources."
The Role of an Associate Delegate:
An Associate Delegate is a high school student that attends the conference to prepare for future participation as a Delegate.
Associate Delegates debate in the annual Emergency Session and in a full track of instructional sessions throughout the conference. Associate Delegates can also assist Delegates by fact-checking information and suggesting points to bring up by passing notes to Delegates through the chair in the House and Senate sessions.
This role is perfect for students that are brand new to debate or are not fully confident in their debate skills.
The Role of a Delegate:
A Delegate is a high school student that attends the conference and debates in all sessions including the Emergency Session, Committee Sessions, and House and Senate Sessions. They propose amendments and vote on all matters in their sessions.
Delegates are members of a delegation consisting of up to 4 delegates. Delegates are eligible to receive awards and are held to the debate standards outlined in the Procedural Manual available under Delegate Resources.
The Role of a Delegation:
A Delegation is a team consisting of up to four Delegates. A Delegation is responsible for writing one bill on a topic of their choice to be submitted by a pre-determined date.
Two members of the Delegation will be bill sponsors. These Delegates will be those who can best debate in favor of the bill and/or had a majority of the say in writing the bill. Both bill sponsors will be assigned to the committee session in which their bill will be on the agenda.