At the Conference

NMUN•Galápagos 2018 Preliminary Conference Schedule

The NMUN•Galápagos Conference Program 2018, which includes the conference schedule, is now available on the General Information page. This preliminary schedule is provided to give you an idea of what to expect. It is subject to change. It was last updated 2 January.

Friday, 5 January

All Day

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador
Wyndham Quito Hotel has a free shuttle from Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Most flights will arrive late Friday night or just after midnight on Saturday morning

Saturday, 6 January

7:30 am – 8:15 am

NMUN Conference Registration
(assign one person to do this for your entire delegation)

Wyndham Quito Hotel Lobby

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cultural Tours and Site Visits: Bus Tour of Quito (a UNESCO Site)
(buses depart from Wyndham Quito Hotel at 9:00 am). Lunch included.

Wyndham Quito Hotel Lobby

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening Ceremony and Reception
(bus departs Wyndham Hotel at 6 pm; official dress code in effect, see p. 15 of the conference program)

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Sunday, 7 January

7:00 am

Luggage Drop for Flight from Quito to San Cristóbal Island

Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel Lobby

10:40 am - 1:10 pm

Flight from Quito to San Cristóbal Island
(we will head to the airport at least three hours before this time; eat a large breakfast as the plane will only include a snack)

Mariscal Sucre International Airport

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Committee Session I
(official dress code should be followed for all committee sessions, see p. 15 of the conference program)

GAIAS, See Locations Below

Monday, 8 January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Committee Session II

GAIAS, See Locations Below

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Committee Session III

GAIAS, See Locations Below

Tuesday, 9 January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Committee Session IV

GAIAS, See Locations Below

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Faculty and Guests: Nature Hike and Birdwatching in Galápagos National Park
Join biologist Jennifer Taylor on a guided hike with discussion of the flora and fauna. Bring your binoculars.

GAIAS, Front Porch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Committee Session V

GAIAS, See Locations Below

Wednesday, 10 January

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Committee Session VI

GAIAS, See Locations Below

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Committee Session VII (Voting)

GAIAS, See Locations Below

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Closing Ceremony
(last time official dress code is in effect, see p. 15 of the conference program)

San Cristóbal Convention Center

Thursday, 11 January

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Community Service Projects
Volunteer for a range of environmental and community development projects on San Cristóbal Island. Sign-up sheets will be available at GAIAS. Box lunch provided. 

Friday, 12 January

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cultural Tours and Site Visits: Discover Galápagos by Sea
Visit Kicker Rock, snorkel, and swim with Galapagos sharks, whitetip sharks, large rays, pelagic and reef fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and many other species unique to this locale. Spend time at a hidden beach. Box lunch provided.

Saturday, 13 January

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cultural Tours and Site Visits: Discover Galápagos by Land

Visit Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado where you will see giant tortoises, including baby tortoises. Learn how the center is working to preserve this endangered animal. Box lunch provided.

Sunday, 14 January

10:00 am

Depart for the Airport for Flight from San Cristóbal Island to Quito
(eat a large breakfast as the plane will only include a snack)

1:45 pm - 6:10 pm

Flight from San Cristóbal Island to Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Sun. night/Mon. am

Journey Home

Most flights will depart very early Monday morning, book carefully

Committee Locations - Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS)

COP

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Room 2 (S), 8 (M,T), GSC (W)

HLPF

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Room 3

SC

Security Council

Room 7

UNEA

United Nations Environment Assembly

Room 1

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Room 4

UN-Habitat

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Room 5

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