2019 Simulations Week WEST Attendee Packet

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 The Clash of the Cultures

June 11-14, 2019

 

SIMULATIONS WEEK WEST ATTENDEE PACKET

SCENARIO

Your people are in trouble. Ridiculously gigantic trouble. Powerful scientists have meddled in something they shouldn’t have, and now you are not only in a completely foreign place, but you’re stuck. Potentially for forever. Suddenly it’s your job to rebuild a society out of…what? And you’ve got four days to do it.

In addition, you have to deal with…others. These others are annoying. They’re different. Worst of all, they’re wrong. How you put up with “Them” is up to you. Whether it’s conquering them, joining them, or making peace with them, something has to be done. How will you keep everyone from destroying each other, or is that necessarily a bad thing?

Either way, you’ve got to tighten your kilts and adjust your togas, because no matter what happens, you won’t come out of this the same as when you went in…if you come out at all.

Select Your Culture

Which role will you play? Use this Simulations Week West Culture Sign-up Sheet to select your culture. Sign up soon to get the culture of your choice.

Event Dates and Locations

Simulations Week WEST: June 11-14, 2019

Location: Wasatch Academy, 120 South 100 West, Mt. Pleasant, Utah

Schedule

Monday, June 10th

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Check-in for Early Arrivals

10:00 pm Lights Out

Tuesday, June 11th

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Check-in (Breakfast for Early Arrivals Only)

9:00 am – 9:30 am      Welcome

9:30 am – 12:00 pm    Simulation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Simulation

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm       Dinner & Games

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm     Free Time in Dorms

10:00 pm                       Lights Out

Wednesday, June 12th

8:00 am – 9:00 am        Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm      Simulation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm        Dinner, Fireside & Testimony Meeting

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm      Free Time in Dorms

10:00 pm                        Lights Out

Thursday, June 13th

8:00 am – 9:00 am         Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm       Simulation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm        Simulation

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Etiquette presentations

5:00 pm – 5:40 pm        Dinner

5:40 pm – 9:00 pm        Improv Night

Come prepared to do a skit, tell a great joke, perform a musical number, or recite your favorite selection from a play, a poem or a piece of literature. The program will be invented as we go. Prepare to have fun, with this outrageous program filled with talent, drama and great humor!

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm      Free Time in Dorms

10:00 pm                        Lights Out

Friday, June 14th

8:00 am – 9:00 am         Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm        Simulation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm        Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm          Simulation

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm          Scientists Address the Citizens

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm           Evaluations and Debrief in Culture Groups

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm           Clean-up

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm            Individual Preparation for Banquet, in Dorms

5:15 pm                              Seating begins for Banquet

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm            Banquet and Program

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm           Family Ball

9:30 pm                            Parent Pick up

10:00 pm                          Late-stays Retire to Dorms

11:00 pm                          Lights Out for Late-stays

Saturday, June 15th

8:00 am – 9:00 am            Breakfast, Clean-up and Check-out for Late-stays

9:00 am Parents               Pick-up Late-stays

                       

GENERAL INFORMATION

 What to Bring (Label all belongings):

  • Notebook and pens
  • A laptop and flashdrive (optional)
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Pajamas and clothing for the whole event
  • Best dress or formal for banquet and dance
  • Toiletries, including brush, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and body soap
  • Board game, puzzle or book

Note: towel and linens provided by Wasatch Academy

 Dress Policy 

  • Girls should wear a costume representing the traditional clothing of their culture, or dress slacks, a dress or a skirt and blouse, or a business suit, with dress shoes.  Please select a modest costume or professional attire for the simulation portion of the event.  No denim.
  • Boys should wear a costume representing the traditional clothing of their culture, or a suit, dress shirt and tie, with dress shoes. Suit jacket is optional. Please select a modest costume or professional attire for the simulation portion of the event. No denim.
  • Casual attire is best for the evening activities, such as jeans and t-shirts. Please bring your casual attire in a bag, so that you can change at event facility. Modesty is required.
  • Formal gowns or best dress and suits are all appropriate for the Formal Banquet.  Selection of these attire options is a matter of personal preference.
  • No distracting clothing is permitted: Immodest apparel, inappropriately casual attire, and any attire or hair styles that are excessively distracting are not permitted. Cross dressing is not permitted. The Simulations Week producer reserves the right to determine whether or not attire is excessively distracting. 
  • Attendees who are not dressed according to this Dress Policy will be asked to return to their lodgings to change clothing before they may participate in the simulation.

Parent Observation 

Parents are welcome to observe any of the proceedings.  We ask that they refrain from interacting with the Simulation participants, wherever possible, and that they maintain an unobtrusive presence in the simulation by refraining from side conversations.  Parents should converse with students outside of the simulation rooms, when needed.     

We recommend Horseshoe Mountain Lodge, if parents need lodging. We are not able to provide meals for parents, but there are several local restaurants in Mount Pleasant, Utah.