WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

This opportunity has been created for YOU to explore your most meaningful pathway to social impact during your time on campus and post-graduation. Alumni of the MCN community have gone on to start their own organizations, work at the United Nations, and become major millennial leaders in the global development sector. Apply now.

WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE?

The 8th Annual Millennium Campus Conference - MCC16 - is a launchpad for undergraduate university student leaders to learn, grow, and connect to their next professional steps in the global development sector. MCC16 is a program of theMillennium Campus Network (MCN).

MCC Delegates meet like-minded peer university student leaders through team-based discussions, get concrete skills, join campaign working teams, and launch their ideas. Check out our agenda page for more information about conference sessions.

Who is this conference for?

The 8th Annual Millennium Campus Conference is an exciting and engaging opportunity primarily for undergraduate university students from around the world to come together to connect, challenge, learn, and discover next steps towards a career in social impact. We are specifically looking for young adults who are leaders on their campuses. If you have a question about whether you meet our requirements please be in touch with us at applications@mcnpartners.org. 

For talent recruiters, graduate schools, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and governmental organizations, this is your opportunity to engage the most motivated leaders on university campuses around the world, network with other organizations, and showcase your opportunities. More on how to reach our top talent here.

Will i be able to speak or lead a session?

Professional Delegate and Senior Delegate registration includes session leadership. Please submit your proposals in your application here. Get excited to lead a workshop, participate in a debate, or lead a Career Cluster to discuss your work! If you are an undergraduate student, you can take a leadership role in the Networking Nodes, and will be called upon to actively participate in all sessions. Read more about the distinctions between roles here.

I want to launch a campaign! How do I do this?

The campaign submission is embedded in the Millennium Delegate application. Campaign finalists must be Accepted and Registered Delegates. As a student movement, the campaigns we support come from YOU.  Take a look at our current campaigns here and sign up to receive updates on the 2016 campaign categories. We can't wait to review your ideas! 

Will our campaigns be funded?

There may be prize money awarded for finalists' campaigns, and the real incentive is the opportunity to galvanize your peers towards making a meaningful and important difference. REMINDER: Campaign finalists must be Accepted and Registered Delegates.

If our campaign is selected, what's next?

Great question!  After the conference, your campaign will become a key component of our student movement for the full academic year. We will continue to push for change, adding support, and communicating throughout our network.  We will convene through a global interactive online platform once a month to support each other as a community and manage our collective impact. Through this global interactive online platform, we will connect with each other, the MCC16 Delegates, and the 2016-2017 Millennium Fellows to ensure we take consistent action towards our campaign goals.  Imagine the entire Millennium Campus Network supporting your campaign.

Are there scholarship funds available?

MCC16 is an incredible opportunity and an investment in yourself, the community you will develop here, and the communities your current and future work will impact. Many attendees secure funding from their universities, various civic organizations, and fundraising activities. You can find out more about scholarship opportunities here

What are ways I can fundraise to cover the registration and conference fees?

We do realize the financial constraints these fees may pose on students, and wish to do our best in ensuring access to the conference for all applicants and selected delegates. Please visit the fundraising section of our website for more information here.

What is the dress code for the conference?

Delegates should be dressed in business professional attire.

Where can I find accommodations?

We are delighted to offer newly renovated dorm accommodation packages at Howard University, just a few minutes walk from all conference activities. Please review the lodging package here. There are also hotels and hostels in Washington D.C.  

How can I get in touch with the Millennium Campus Network?

If you can't find an answer to your question on this website, you can reach us at applications@mcnpartners.org. 

International Delegate Visa Application Process:

For our MCC16 international delegates, you need to apply for U.S. Visa at your local Embassy/  Consulate General.  

Step 1. Visit travel.state.gov and find out your Visa type by "Try Our Visa Wizard".  (If you are not sure about the visa type, please contact your local U.S. Embassy/ Consulate.)

Step 2. There are several steps to apply for a visa.  The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. Please consult instructions available on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply.

Step 3. Apply for your visa.

Step 4. Schedule your Visa Interview appointment.

Step 5.  Attend the interview.

Step 6. Keep all your supporting document ready.

What is SEVIS?

SEVIS is a web-based information system that tracks and monitors F, M, and J nonimmigrants and dependents throughout the duration of approved participation within the U.S. education system or designated exchange visitor program. SEVIS maintains records on these nonimmigrants and receives updated information from schools and sponsors, such as changes of domestic address and in program study. SEVIS also maintains information on the schools, exchange visitor program sponsors, and their representatives (i.e., designated school officials, responsible officers, and alternate responsible officers).

More about SEVIS: www.ice.gov/sevis/overview

Apply SEVIS: www.ustraveldocs.com

Is my ticket re-fundable? 

Refund/Cancellation Policy. Please review the options carefully before completing your registration.

Registration by Credit Card:

  • Your registration is 100% refundable if you submit your request before midnight, May 1, 2016 AND the request is within 60 days of the original payment (If this is requested before May 1 but after 60 days from the original payment, a $35 administrative fee will be charged).

  • Your registration is 50% refundable if you submit your request before midnight, June 14, 2016 AND the request is within 60 days of the original payment (If this is requested before June 14 but after 60 days from the original payment, a $35 administrative fee will be charged in addition).

  • Your registration is 25% refundable if you submit your request before midnight, July 14, 2016 AND the request is within 60 days of the original payment (If this is requested before July 14 but after 60 days from the original payment, a $35 administrative fee will be charged in addition).

Special Case Registration by wire: Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds at any time for payments received by wire transfer from any country. In these cases, a credit will be provided for complimentary admission to next year's conference, MCC17, which will expire if the Delegate does not register for MCC17 by May 30, 2017. This applies to next year's full registration fee, but not lodging. If you pay by wire, will need a visa, and are choosing our lodging package, please do not pay for this until you have secured your visa, if applicable, as this cannot be refunded from wire payment. 

 No refunds are allowed after July 15, 2016 for any reason. 

All refund requests should be submitted to Abigail Kelble, MCN's Managing Director, at akelble@mcnpartners.org

I can't come anymore, can I give my registration to a friend?

No. Unfortunately, we cannot transfer registrations. If your friend wishes to apply, they must do so independently and register independently. In addition, for security purposes IDs are checked at registration.

I did not get accepted. Can I apply again?

Yes. You are welcome to re-apply. If you are an undergraduate university student, the most common reason for a denial is not fully answering the questions nor demonstrating a connection to campus activities advancing the UN SDGs.