Have a question about WAC?
General
What is WAC?
Do students attend both days?
Media information
Registration
How can I register my school?
What is the cost per student?
Who can attend WAC?
Conference Day
What can I expect on the day of WAC?
Are students provided lunch?
How do I notify WAC of allergies?
Contact
Contact info








General

What is WAC?
The World Affairs Conference (WAC) is Canada's oldest annual student-run current affairs conference. Annually held at Upper Canada College in Toronto, Canada, the World Affairs Conference connects over 800 students, with a common interest in current affairs, from across North America. A dedicated team of about 50 high school students from Upper Canada College, in coordination with Branksome Hall, voluntarily contribute their time for many months leading up to the day of WAC to ensure the success and positive experience for each delegate that attends the conference.
2016 dates
We haven't quite decided the exact date of WAC. More information will be known as registration packages get sent out.
Do students attend both days?
The first day of the conference consists just of the Lionel Gelber Keynote Address which is hosted in the evening. This event is open to the Toronto community, and anyone is welcome to attend. The second day of the conference begins at 8AM and is attended by only registered student delegates and their faculty supervisors. We do encourage students to attend the Keynote Address if it is of interest to them. It tends to feature a well know speaker of great importance to current affairs.

Media information
For any information regarding media coverage please contact the Head of the Department of Registration and Media: Emmaneul Wong (emmanuel.wong@ucc.on.ca). If you require any WAC branding for your work please feel free to use the following provided logos: download here.


Registration

Registration for WAC 2016 is being organized right now. Updates will be sent out shortly.

How can I register my school?
To attend the world affairs conference you must submit your registration form and means of payment by the registration deadline.

Who can attend WAC?
WAC is open to anyone is currently in grades 9 to 12 with an interest in politics or current affairs.
When is the registration due?
This, along with other information, will be sent out as we finish the registration package.


Conference Day

What can I expect on the day of WAC?
School supervisors and their students are encouraged to arrive at or before 8AM for the registration check in process. Each student will receive their personal package with their name tag. The conference will then be kicked off with our morning panel. The closing ceremonies typically end at around 4:40PM

Are students provided lunch?
Yes students are provided lunch free of charge on the day of the conference.

How do I notify WAC of allergies?
If you would like to notify us of a food allergy that we should be aware of, please include any details we will need on a separate piece of paper within your return envelope.




Contact

Emmanuel Wong
Registration Correspondent
Upper Canada College
emmanuel.wong@ucc.on.ca
Gregory McDonald
Faculty Advisor
Upper Canada College
416-488-1125 ext. 3330
gmcdonald@ucc.on.ca
Jarrod Baker
Faculty Advisor
Branksome Hall School
416-920-6625 ext. 267
jbaker1@branksome.on.ca
 
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