2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology

Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Registration for Model Senate is now closed. Questions? Kasey Trapp, Associate Director of Student Programs, at ktrapp@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 207.

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 Resource Guide now available! Click the link on the right-hand side of this page to access the guide.

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.

Thank you to our Venue Host and Event Partner!

Model Senate Resource Guide

Explore our Model Senate Resource Guide for topic briefing papers, program worksheets, program agenda, and additional recommended resources.