Delegates to Polar Aspect MACs  such as NORMAC Schools find them inspiring and enjoyable, and teachers value their educational benefits.  Read on for a small selection of comments about past NORMAC Schools conferences.

Overall experience

‘The best conference ever!’ – Delegate

‘It was exciting to be a part of a real-life simulation of Arctic politics’ – Delegate

‘I learnt lots about the Arctic and especially its Indigenous peoples. I have become more aware of issues in the Arctic and how they are dealt with’ – Delegate

‘It was very fun and interesting! I learnt so much about the Arctic and the states governing it, and how much of an impact they have on the lives of its permanent residents’ – Delegate

‘Excellent—beautifully hosted and extremely beneficial for the development of confidence in students’ – Teacher

”It is the need for consensus (not just a majority) which makes it truly special—in a world of hyper-partisanship and populism, an event that identifies the things that unite and compromise is just the tonic for the youth of today’ – Teacher

conference materials

‘Research briefs and example resolution were very helpful. Wide range of topics, lots of scope for research’ – Delegate

‘Good, detailed and informative conference materials—they helped a lot’ – Delegate

‘Really loved everything—had lots of detail and easy to follow’ – Delegate

‘Interesting, informative and addictive!!’ – Delegate

‘Excellent, full and informative. A step above the norm’ – Teacher

‘Appropriate, relevant, informative and suitably challenging’ – Teacher


‘Well run, and the organisation of the event was superb’ – Delegate

‘Chairs were top notch’ – Delegate

‘Awesome! Well done, and thanks to everyone involved’ – Delegate

‘The event was brilliantly organised, with excellent venues, wonderful hospitality and with a great deal of quality learning in the very best way’ – Teacher

‘Really well organised and managed.  Exceptional leadership and staffing, especially teaching from the Director as the conference was in progress’ – Teacher

‘I was mesmerised by the Director’s ability to clearly explain all relevant rules and chair the conference’ – Teacher


‘No—I love it!’ – Delegate

‘Nah—nailed it’ – Delegate

‘Perfect!’ – Delegate

‘I wanted you to know what a ‘diamond’ of model diplomacy you have in NORMAC. I attend a lot of events, and it is one that my students always look forward to’ – Teacher

‘[My colleague] is now really busy with new roles within the college, but he insists on attending NORMAC. This pretty much reflects how we perceive your conference; no matter how busy or exhausted one is, NORMAC is worth it’ – Teacher

‘We will certainly do this again’ – Teacher