2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology

December, 7, 8 and 14, 2021 - Registration Now Open!

The 2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology program will explore two topics of critical importance confronting the legislative branch of the United States. Student's will examine, from the perspective of U.S. Senators and Expert Witnesses, the oversight of 'Big Tech' and social media companies by exploring Section 230, one of the most critical statutes governing internet free speech, censorship and bias. The second topic will touch on issues of climate change, with students exploring legislative opportunities to promote carbon capture and sequestration technologies through federal policy.

Students in the 2021 Model Senate program will represent select Senators, Committee Co-Chairs, Expert Witnesses, and Journalists as they seek positive solutions to ongoing issues of national and international concern.

Program resources, including the Council's committee topic briefing papers, will be made available in the coming weeks. 

The deadline to register for the Model Senate on Information and Technology is Friday, October 15th.

If you have any questions about this program, please reach out to Eric Bumbaca, Director of Student Programs, at ebumbaca@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 216.

About this Program: 
*Format & Program Offerings: Both in-person and virtual program dates, with ability to move to all-virtual program days if necessary;
*Duration: Full-day conference program (9 am – 1:30 pm);
*Preparation level: High - students must commit to doing several hours of research on their assigned country and committee role ahead of the full-day simulation event.

Registration Now Open for 2021 Model Senate!

The 2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology is open to all students from the Council's 2021-2022 Member High Schools.