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1651 days after the submission of the first line of code of iPlacard, the fully-functional Model United Nations Conference Management software by IMUNC is now publicly available. For now on, anyone hosting a MUN conference with less than 150 participants can visit http://iplacard.com to download and install the source code and use it freely by the license. For those hosting a conference with more than 150 participants, a special license is required from IMUNC.

For the past 4 years and 6 months, iPlacard has been doing exactly the same as the IMUNC Board predicted after IMUNC 2013 – leading the innovation of MUN management. Functions had been added to the system, stretching from a basic management system in version 1.0 and 2.0, to today fully-integrated architecture with iDocument, Info Flow, NFC, etc. The application procedure has been extended from the original IMUNC custom flow of Interview-Choose-Pay to fully customizable policy in interview and seat assigning. The conference experience was greatly improved by these enhancements. Today, Excel is rare in IMUNC as everything with conference management can be done in iPlacard.

While developing iPlacard, we thought about how it can better benefit the MUN community. That’s why we decided to make it publicly available. In the past 5 years, 5000 delegates had the opportunity use the delegate interface of iPlacard. That’s only one sixth of what iPlacard is capable of. Today, we open up the rest five sixth that includes the administration interface. We hope this will help small organizer managing their conference and bring progress to the MUN community.

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如果在追求完美的路上注定会失败,那何必要从一开始就那么努力?

如果你为自己定了一个高的离谱的目标,即使失败了,你的失败也在他人成功之上。

当我听到爱梦第十年的倒计时开始,才意识到时间过的这么快。我仿佛还只是 4 年前的那个我,一样站在台下看着每一位大神发言,环顾着身边每一个和我一样对爱梦充满了期待的人。

那时候,爱梦的会议规模是 300 人;那时候,中关新园还能容得下我们;那时候,我还只是一个普通的代表;而那时候的爱梦,也还年轻。正如 4 年前的闭幕式结束后,我排了很久的队,拦住了当时的学术指导,开始了长达 90 分钟的“冒天下之大不韪”的吐槽。大概是有太多的期待,我才会那么投入;也正是因为有太多的期待,我才会想要留下来改变它,让它真的成为一个在不停超越极致的会议。

不得不说,我是幸运的,能够有幸成为秘书长去做大刀阔斧的改革。这几年,我们的会议规模越来越大,终于,只有友谊宾馆能够容纳我们的会议规模;报名人数越来越多, Excel 早已无法承载我们的会务要求;当爱梦再被代表们提起,我们已经能够自信我们就是中国最好的独立模拟联合国会议之一。我觉得我几乎已经实现了自己四年前的那句青涩但坚定的承诺:“只要给我一个机会,我就能让爱梦真正做到超越极致”。

然而,正当我想要心满意足地向大家道别的时候,我听到的却是“爱梦挺好的,只不过……”

只不过是,挺好的?

关于那个 Better than Best 的承诺,时至今日,仍在路上。我想起 2016 年全国主会中那些冒着暴雨或顶着烈日来到友谊宾馆的代表,从台湾、日本甚至美国辗转各地特地飞到北京的学术指导,还有多年来尽心尽力的秘书处成员,我无法向他们解释为什么我们一次一次的努力、一次一次的反思、一次一次的改变,却永远都没法做到完美。

如果在追求完美的路上注定没有尽头,那何必要从一开始就那么努力?

当你第一次打开 IMUNC 的报名链接,当你第一次紧张地接到学术指导的面试通知,当你第一次惊喜的收到你的席位选择,当你第一次打开翻不完的背景文件,当你第一次拖着西装登上前往北京的高铁,当你终于站在聚英厅和六百名与你相同的代表相遇时,我不知道你是否会回望那条把你带来 IMUNC 的路。在这四年里,我无数次的回想起那时的自己。为什么我们始终在坚持?对我来说,做 IMUNC 的目的是为了忠于我的承诺——让更多的人得到一次被赏识的机会,让更多的人站到聚光灯下受到所有人的瞩目,让更多的人对这段与爱梦相交集的人生无悔,让更多的人实现更好的自己。

在我加入组织团队的四年来,我们曾为自己定下许许多多堪称“高得离谱的目标”,在实现它们的路上我们所有人也一并历经着难以言说的困难与挑战。同样地,我们真的用行动一次一次地挑战自我,超越了极致,我们真的实现了那些看似疯狂的目标。这四年来,我仿佛成为了一台不肯满足的永动机,我的眼中总是装满我们还有哪些地方没有做到完美,还有哪些反馈意见值得听取,还有哪些环节值得进一步完善。时至今日,当我就要和大家告别时,才恍然大悟:我们一直在超越极致,所以我们从未做到完美。而这种想法也让我十分痛苦:如果注定不能完美,那我们追求完美的意义又在何处?

“Better than Best”——这句话也许已经精当地解答了我的困惑。因为我们始终未曾停止超越的步伐,所以我们始终都要求明天的爱梦必须在昨天那个已经很成功了的爱梦之上。

所以——如果这样一个庞大的规模已经不能实现让每一位代表“改变自己、超越自己”的目标,那么我,愿意摒弃一切对数字和规模的追求,去关注每一位代表;

如果我们的学术理念已然不再坚持最低干涉原则,甚至我们渐渐地开始希求以顶尖代表推动全局进程,那么我,愿意终止这个不平等的体系,重新探索如何让每一位代表更好地适应会议,如何让每一位代表都能在这个过程中得到应有的尊重与提升自我的机会;

如果面对现有格局中已经存在并不断扩大的问题时,我们还在选择逃避与抱怨,那么我,愿意停下来反思,而不是带着问题赶路。

我,愿意放弃那些看似安如磐石的一切,去换一个属于改变的机会;

我,愿意放弃那些看似光鲜亮丽的一切,去筚路蓝缕,找那个我们年轻时跃动着的梦想。

和四年前的那个我一样,我一样坚信,涌动在每个爱梦人血液里那份超越极致的精神,尚未止息——超越极致的路上,也许有坎坷有波折有辛酸有无法言说的磨难,但是我们,不曾,不能,不将止息。

或许有人说我是疯了,或许我真的是疯了。而只有那些疯狂到以为自己能改变世界的人,才能真正地改变世界,因为他们即使被世界嘲笑,也会毫不畏惧地疯狂到底。我清醒地知道,“疯”意味着我还有勇气追逐我们当初的理想,意味着我们不会只沉溺于对“规模”的追逐,不会固步自封于“成熟的”学术体系。一个骄傲自满的组织无法走到第十年,一个不敢正视自己问题的团队无法走到第十年,一个不能接受挫败不敢正视问题无法从头再来的人,不配与 IMUNC 一道,走到第十年。

现在,我想再问自己一次,也想再问所有人一次。

如果注定无法成为极致,那何必要从一开始就那么努力?

因为我们的目标从来都不是成为极致。我们,只想超越极致。

我们决定——缩小会议规模;在爱梦危机联动体系创始人韩岳昕的亲自指导下,大刀阔斧对这个我们最引以为豪的学术分支进行大规模人数削减及深度体系变动;我们愿意重新设计创新分支,只保留代表评价优秀的委员会而裁撤表现不佳的委员会;我们愿意继续革新法学分支,让代表再一次领略国际法的魅力,为无数青年追寻法律梦想的路披荆斩棘;我们愿意重新调整会务团队的内部分工,提高效率,让每一位代表和学术指导的诉求都能得到最及时的关切和满足。

第十年了,第 3064 个日子。

我们愿意感谢。感谢每一位与我们并肩工作的学术团队成员,是你们的辛劳创造着一个个不同凡响的会场,是你们的智慧解决着一个个难题,是我们一道,创造了十年来的每一次超越;感谢每一位代表,是你们的参与让我们重新理解爱梦的价值,是你们的期待让我们的努力更有意义。

我们愿意倾听,倾听每一句诚挚的反馈,倾听每一句恳切的批评,倾听每一个人对爱梦的愿景;97.2% 的会议满意率只是一个空泛的数字,这不能让我们满足,我们应当去倾听每一个人的声音;

我们愿意反思,反思我们引以为傲的学术体系尚且存在哪些漏洞,反思每一场看似热闹的线上活动究竟为代表带去了什么,反思学术文件的厚度与深度是否能真正为代表所适用,反思我们的会场运行中出现了哪些阻滞,反思薄薄一张代表反馈究竟背后承载了多少为我们忽视的厚重踏实的思考——更重要是反思我们自己,是否被骄傲蒙蔽了本该拥有的那颗谦谨的心;

如果你还相信 IMUNC 能够真正实现你的梦想,能够真正实现对自我的突破与超越,能够真正认识几个一生的挚友,能够留下一段珍贵且富有深意的会议甚至是这段经历能直接或间接地改变你生命的轨迹——请你,也放心地疯狂一次。

正如四年前的我,曾对我的前辈那样。别畏惧,别迟疑,别让任何事阻挡你勇敢地表达自己。爱梦需要你的声音,正如你感同身受,期待着爱梦的改变。请让我们知道你的梦想,我们将不遗余力地帮你实现它——爱梦。

而我也想感谢你,能够再给我,再给 IMUNC 一次实现承诺的机会。

言不尽思,书不尽意;特此致候,不胜依依。

樊瑛杰
IMUNC 2016 执行主席
代表爱梦理事会

IMUNC today announces its brand new iSeminar project. As another “i” product that builds the core competitiveness of IMUNC after iCourt, iAchievement, iPlacard and iNformation, iSeminar will be a IMUNC’s latest attempt in online education field. It will integrate current IMUNC non-conference educational resources – Academic Dessert, Academic Salon, and the iXplore program Academic Pioneer to provide the delegates with more systematic and superior online education resources.

IMUNC’s Academic Dessert was created in 2011. Since then, it has attracted thousands of Academic Directors and delegates to participate in it as speakers and audiences. inspiring clashes of idea among the diversity of thoughts and knowledge. On the evenings during our annual conferences, speakers and audiences gather for deep discussion and deliberation on various academic topics. Distinguished from other Model UN events, IMUNC spares the evenings of the annual conferences for Academic Desserts to assist delegates to acquire knowledge beyond their own committees with streamlined courses, and furthermore, to establish an equal and efficient knowledge exchange platform.

On the other hand, since March 2015, Academic Directors from different divisions, different fields and different backgrounds have already brought 50 Academic Salons to participants of Model. Through online communication systems, the speakers have cultivated delegates’ academic spirits through illustration and group discussion on the hot issues in various fields. They have also expanded learning outside the conference rooms and brought about ideas to our delegates on how to put what they have learned in practice. In 2016, IMUNC will launch a customized salon project. It will break physical limitations and connect Academic Directors and delegates. It will also construct a more convenient platform for academic communication for all.

Academic Pioneer is the iXplore program that IMUNC has been researching on and exploring. In a period of 10 weeks, our Academic Directors, with their rich experiences and professional academic backgrounds, will be the lecturers guiding the discussion and providing analyses on specific hotspot issues of world politics, economics, law and philosophy, through online systems. Different from independent Academic Salons and Academic Desserts, a ten-week academic research cycle will enhance delegates’ understanding of professional academic concepts, and apply them in real-life problem solving. Through Academic Pioneer, not only can all participants gain a deeper understanding of cutting-edge academic theories, but they can also enjoy the academic research like undergraduate or even graduate students.

iSeminar represents our first step towards online education. We will keep devoting ourselves to bringing all delegates the best academic knowledge.

Since its inception in June 2015, over one hundred pieces of news and editorials have been published on iNformation, attracting over 10,000 views. The iNformation media website, imunc.info, went online in October 2015, marking its maturation. Now, let us go back to where we started, and think again about our vision for iNformation.

The world is flat today. Every one of us could get the latest information instantly through newspapers, television, and the Internet. However, we have discovered that most Chinese language media focus on the world they have contact with and offer relevant international news that are of concern to their readers. Our delegates only read news that are about events we, or our country, participate in, but forget about information in Africa, the South Pacific, Liechtenstein, and other parts of the world that are essential for world citizens. The topics of these information range from climate, poverty, to war and conflict. To become a qualified participant of Model UN and a citizen with horizon and vision, our delegates must possess these wisdoms.

At IMUNC, we believe that providing our delegates with a steady flow of world news and editorials in Chinese will help us to reach our goal. When our delegates climb through the well of the “known world” and see the big picture, a revitalization of their views of the world will begin to unfold.

Based on this ideal, iNformation in IMUNC 2016 will, in the following weeks, transform itself to a news platform that offers world news and unique opinions in Chinese. We will gradually expand its coverage, edit and publish less-visited issues including the latest dynamics of world politics, economics, foreign affairs, and law, and extend our vision to the forgotten corners of the world. We will also update our media website, imunc.info, and provide a smoother and more relevant reading experience.

I Model United Nations (IMUNC) has announced today a major update to its Logo.

new-logo

The new Logo introduced significant changes. Among these changes, the switch from six hands to five hands holding together was the most notable one. This shift was made to meet IMUNC’s organizational restructuring as the old six-hand represented the initial six committees during IMUNC’s establishment and the new five-hand the current five divisions of IMUNC – Crisis Division, Innovation Division, Law Division, the Secretariat and IT Department. The six-to-five switch marks the continuous growing up of IMUNC.

This key change, after IMUNC became the biggest independent Model United Nations conference in China, will lead all members of IMUNC to adhere IMUNC’s idea of never perfect and start pushing forward towards the upcoming journey, said Qifan Huang, Chairman of the Board of Directors & President of IMUNC.

The new Logo will replace the current one after IMUNC 2016 Eastern Regional Conference.

IMUNC is an independent, student-founded, student-run, not-for-profit Model United Nations conference. Founded in 2008, IMUNC has held nine major national conferences and 15 regional conferences, and has become one of the most recognized MUN conferences in China. It designs premium Model United Nations, Mock Trial, Strategic Simulation and other simulation-based activities.

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威武的船队,强悍的勇士
驶离卢济塔尼亚西部海岸
越过自古茫无人迹的海洋
甚至跨越塔普罗瓦纳海角
……
那些由于建树了丰功伟绩
超越死神法律的无数英雄
为把他们的声名四海传扬
但愿我有足够的艺术才情

——《卢济塔尼亚人之歌》

每当我们的朋友走在午后的白鸽巢公园时,明媚的阳光总让他想到 3 年前的那个下午。那天他第一次同一位女士跳舞,也是第一次与当时还不是学术总监的黄启凡讲话。那时他是一个猥琐的胖子,有点青涩,却带着一个重要的点子。黄启凡对他开玩笑说,除非他和一位女士一起跳舞,否则他就绝不考虑这个点子。这个猥琐的胖子只好硬着头皮走了下去。

这个人的名字叫做李锐恒。三年过去了,他的点子已经发展成为爱梦最为成功的委员会之一,国际法院。

参加模联也有几年时间,他参加了大大小小的会议超过三十场。他对模联有着自己的观点,有不同的想法,但他一直在观察,探索着一条不一样的道路。他因为一个巧合参加了第一次爱梦,并从此连续三年参加了 IMUNC,在 IMUNC 2014 的一个晚上,他和黄启凡有了一次长谈。终于,点子开始萌芽、发展。

这个人的名字叫做秦谦。三年的积累,今年,一个由他设计的崭新的委员会——联合国妇女地位委员会,是一个新的起点。

我们常常说,爱梦的主题是梦想。七年前的那一批模联人带着希望开始了我们的旅程,而这个旅程延续的关键则在于不断吸纳愿意与我们一道前行的同仁。自2010年起,我们开始系统的尝试扶助有梦想的模联人,帮助他们实现自己的计划。这项计划几起几落,甚至一度不再为人所知。然而,我们从未忘记过自己的梦想,因为我们的梦想就是和大家一起实现梦想。

请允许我们向各位隆重介绍 iXplore,爱梦探索计划。

iXplore 是爱梦自本年度起全新设立的特别项目,旨在帮助有创意的模联人完善并实现自己的学术构想。iXplore 让申请者可以实现自己在模拟联合国和其他近似活动方面的学术创意,让自己的委员会成为 IMUNC 年会的一部分,得到整个 IMUNC 体系的学术、组织和后勤支持。

所有申请人都应当向我们提交自己的申请文件和学术设计,并可能要接受面试。获得通过的设计将同其他委员会一同在爱梦年会中出现。在这里,我们愿意与你探讨每一个奇思妙想,我们愿意与你实现每一个创新设计,我们愿意与你一起探索IMUNC 新的意义。

申请人将在本委员会的学术和人事等方面享有高度自主。爱梦模拟联合国会议将竭尽所能地提供委员会负责人所需要的一切学术工具和学术资料。

伴随着爱梦的成长,我们可能已不再是那个青涩的少年;不过,前路依然漫漫,而从这里,我们将扬帆远航,建立我们的世界。请不要感到害怕,请永远保持好奇和兴奋,请与我们一起,创造梦想。

欢迎加入 iXplore,和我们一起出发。

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各位亲爱的代表,法学爱好者和法律信仰者:

很高兴能与诸位在爱梦相会!在这段不算短暂的日子里,大家缘聚于此,交换对法律的不同认识,在言辞的交锋、思想的碰撞中,相信大家已不再是初入法学殿堂那样懵懂困惑,初步感受到了法学的魅力,法律在各位心中亦有了不一样的地位。

法学被称为治世之学,兼有定分止争之术、经世致用之学、治国安邦之道,所研究的本来便不能仅仅是有限的法律文本本身,而是触及到自然、社会的各个方面,仰观宇宙之大,俯察市井巨细,一啄一饮,体味着人生百态,追寻着灵魂归宿。面对这毛茸茸的生活,法律人需要形成一种与众不同的思维方式——法学思维,以理性思维丈量天下,以权利义务、权力责任为主线评判行为,以近乎苛刻的态度对待变革,深入社会寻求衡平之术。

在爱梦法学分支的各委员会里,我们模拟立法、司法程序,这里没有对错,只有思索:何为公平正义。当一次立法可以改变一群人的命运,当一场审判将决定一个人的生死时,我们才能在矛盾中理解,为什么“正义不仅应当实现,而且要以人们看得见的方式实现”。

最后,希望诸位能尽情追逐梦想,Do Better Than Best,愉快地享受这段会期,因为一个诉讼案件的判决结果很可能取决于各位主审法官早餐吃得好坏。

华东政法大学青年法学研究会第十六届会长 程明博

2014年6月

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各位代表:

翻开这封欢迎信之前,想必诸位早已对法律有了自己的认识。不论你视之为国家政权的阶级意志的体现,或者认为法律不过是某种协议或由人的一致同意所决定的共同规划,现在,你都要用自己的行动去丈量自己的答案。

法学分支(Law Division),拥有与常规会议不同的魅力。“罗马曾三次征服世界,第一次用军队,第二次以宗教,第三次以法律,唯有第三次是和平的,不流血的。”用法律来作为与世界对话的语言,是否能够真正不“战”而屈人之兵,我们不得而知。但我们依然可以相信,法是善良和正义的艺术,而正义和善良永远不会缺席,只会迟到,对个人如此,对团体如此,对国家如此,对世界亦如此。

在模拟全国人大法制工作委员会内部立法研讨会,在模拟美国联邦最高法院,在模拟国际法庭,我们恪守理性与思辨,我们坚持怀疑与审慎,我们不气馁,有召唤,我们尊重生命,我们向往自由,我们渴望许这世界以公正。

一份文书、一场庭辩、一次合议,所产生的影响或许只及于一群虚拟的人物,但谁又能确信这不是小小蝴蝶的振翼,并最终引领出一群“挥法律之利剑,持正义之天平”的法律勇士呢?

期待。

中国政法大学准律师协会第二十届副会长 胡杨

2014年6月

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