Today, on March 5, 2015; the very first ACIMGE Conference has commenced at Açı High School. There are 18 schools in total attending this conference with about 200 delegates all excited for a new-style conference in the grand arena of MUNs.
The opening ceremony started when the announcers, Ece Varol and Cenk Esen, invited Selin Kartal – the MUN Advisor - to stage. After welcoming everyone to the conference, Ms. Kartal described the experience of organising this conference along with the details of the MUN Club. “This conference started out as a dream of a couple of students. It is one of the most rewarding things in life to see a dream blossom into reality.” Her speech was summed up in : “It took a lot of courage, effort, dedication and hard work to form such an innovative and fast paced conference.”
Following the welcoming speech, the key speaker Mr. Ahmet Kasım Han was invited to the stage where he explained his affiliation to the conference and how he mentored the crisis managers. You can read a special interview with this most impressive personality Mr. Han on this blog.
The crisis managers are Ela Pişkiner and Alya Kanıbelli, who took the stage after their mentor. They explained how the crisis was created and in the end they gave the delegates a few words of advice: “Be realistic; however, also be creative and come up with new and innovative ideas.”
Last but not least, Leyla Fıratlı, the Secretary General, took the stage and officially started the conference.