Delegates share their proposals with other attendees for the first time during Proposal Sharing Groups the first night of CONA. The next day, they take part in First Committee Hearings. During each of three rounds of Committee Hearings, delegates engage in debate and discuss the pros and cons of their own and other delegates’ proposals, suggesting amendments as appropriate and following parliamentary procedure. They score one another’s proposals, and a specified number of the highest-scoring proposals from each Committee Hearing advance to the next round. All delegates gather on the final day of CONA to discuss the ten highest-ranked proposals in a Plenary Session. Proposals are scored on originality, evidence of research, national/international importance, feasibility, and presentation. This system allows participants to experience a uniquely substantive debate that develops their argumentation and discussion skills. CONA also offers delegates a chance to engage with YG students from other US states and make lifelong, cross-country friends!