June 20, 2021
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Choose your path!

Each day of the seminar, you have the opportunity to choose your path! Although we offer sessions all day long, you will NOT be on a computer from 9:00 A.M.. to 8:00 P.M. CDT. Mandatory meetings will take up 4-6 hours of your day. The rest of the time is still yours! Be sure to take note of which sessions are marked “mandatory/required” and which ones are “elective”. The elective sessions are where you can choose what you will get out of the seminar!

To help you set your agenda, we will provide a few suggestions for designing your path forward each day. We hope that you will find this helpful.


  • Mandatory/Required: Sessions marked as “mandatory” or “required” are essential parts of your experience and you must attend these sessions, if you are able. We will be recording our keynote speakers, breakout speakers and other sessions, so if you miss a mandatory or required session, be sure to check back afterwards for the video recording! If you anticipate a scheduling conflict with a mandatory or required session, please inform your assigned counselor/facilitator before the start of the session.
  • Elective: Sessions marked as “elective” are also essential, but you have a choice to make. You are still expected to attend these sessions, but you get to choose which part of the session you participate in.

Tips for designing today’s path

Today’s required sessions include:

  • Diplomacy Simulation (11 AM to 1:00 PM CDT)
  • Keynote Speaker #2 (1:30 PM to 2:30 PM CDT)

Today’s elective/optional sessions include:

  • Discussion Group: Do Cities Still Matter? (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Presentations & Lectures

11:00 am CDT
  • 120 minutes
  • Required Session

Diplomacy Simulation

Click Here to learn more. Be sure to read through the complete simulation overview before it begins!

Choose the small group you were divided into during the Introductory Session. If you did not attend the introductory session or do not remember your assignment, select one small group to stay with for the rest of the seminar week.

What is diplomacy?

Be sure to learn more before this session starts!

1:30 pm CDT
  • 60 minutes
  • Required Session

Keynote #2: Democracy and the City

Mary Louise Schumacher & Kevin Miyazaki will provide today’s kenote session.

Click Here to Join Zoom Session
Meeting ID: 876 3059 3016
Password: 100113
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Click to View Session Recording

4:00 pm CDT
  • 60 minutes
  • Elective/Optional Session

Daily Discussion: Do Cities Still Matter?

During this session, delegates will consider the following questions:

  • Do cities still matter in the twenty-first century? Why or why not? 
  • What should the city of the twenty-first century look like? 

Click Here to Join Zoom Session
Meeting ID: 822 8915 1336
Password: 924946
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Daily Discussions

Choose at least 1 discussion topic for today.

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