Frequently Asked Questions

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General

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 1000 students, with a common interest in current affairs, from across North America. A dedicated team of about 100 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. This year, however, WAC will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WAC typically spans two days; the Keynote Address on the first day and the Conference day on the second. This year, WAC will take place all in one jam-packed day on February 6!

If you have registered using the link that can be found in the top-right corner of this webpage, you can attend for free!

SPRINT

Yes, each accepted delegate must pay $50 in order to come to the SPRINT. Special accommodations may however be available if you contact WAC by email (wac@ucc.on.ca).

After completing the type form, we will be sending out acceptances via email on the 30th of January.

All that information is populated in the SPRINT page, click the red button in the top right to view it.

Of course!

All the prizes are under the SPRINT tab! If you have any further questions aboue them feel free to send us an email.

Registration

This year, we are using an online registration system! Visit the link in the navbar to get started.

Registration is due on January the 28th. If you have any concerns, please contact us.

Registration is free this year due to the online nature of the conference.

Absolutely. In the past, when WAC was held in-person, registering your school would have made the process simpler, but this year you can sign up using the button in the navbar.

Keynote address

During the Keynote Address, a prominent member of the community will give an address on current affairs. The Keynote Address will also feature a Q&A session.

The Keynote Address starts at 12:00pm, as seen in the "Schedule" subpage.

Anybody can attend the Keynote Address. We recommend that all delegates that attend the Conference Day also attend the Keynote Address.

Conference day

During the Conference Day, delegates will attend the Opening Address. Then, they will then proceed to attend two out of the four plenaries that they have been assigned to, with a lunch break in between. Finally, delegates will attend the Closing Address. A full schedule can be found on the schedule page.

Head to the schedule page on our website to see the full schedule for the conference.