The delegate leader is the primary contact for delegates about USI Congress, and the person with primary responsibility for the conduct and safety of your delegates.
Getting your delegates ready for Congress
Delegates who approach Congress with more information tend to perform the best at the event and get the most out of it. Here’s how.
As the Delegation Leader, you’ll be required to attend meetings at the start of Congress and at least once each day throughout the event.
In the event of anything requiring a delegate to leave the Congress (e.g. injury needing a hospital visit), you or your designated deputy will be reponsible to arrange that and accompany the delegate.
In the event of the hotel or Congress Director needing assistance to deal with your delegates, you’ll be required to support that effort.
Give them the information
We will publish all the congress motions, rules and standing orders on this website in advance of the Congress. They’re available on the Congress Hub
Inform them in advance of this website and they’ll have all the information they need.
Discuss Congress Protocol
Their safety is vital
- We have the authority to send delegates out of Congress (and out of the hotel) if in our (read: Congress Director or President) view they pose a risk to anyone. You have the right to replace them
- We won’t tolerate abusive or anti-social behaviour and we will call it out if it happens
- In the case of sexual or violent misconduct, expect that USI will fully comply with the requests of the authorities. We expect you to, also.
Congress is an event which takes place in a licenced hotel and is therefore for adults only.
We appreciate that this may be disappointing, however, the responsibility of policing non-adults on the premises is too onerous for us or you to bear.
We don’t know yet which MOs will be allocated to which rooms – but we do know that pretty much everyone is sharing. There will be no option for single rooms at Congress.
Everyone has the right to three nights’ sleep at Congress.
As you may recall from last year, many of the rooms at the hotel are family rooms with lots of beds. We recommend that when the moment comes, you select the people who won’t sleep anyway for these rooms.
And one last thing on this: we can’t accommodate everyone’s desire to be in a bed shaped like a car, a bus or a train, so stop asking.