Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It is my distinct honor and privilege to invite you to the thirty-fifth session of the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference.
ILMUNC will continue to uphold its reputation as one of the most elite and engaging Model United Nations conferences available to high school students around the world by offering another year of stimulating debate, invigorating discussion, and - most importantly- a platform from which the world's next generation of young leaders can come together to solve the globe's most pressing issues.
This year’s conference will take place from January 31st through February 3rd, 2018 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in the center of Philadelphia. The Marriott is just a short trip from many of Philadelphia's iconic cultural and historical stops, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Reading Terminal Market, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the historic Old City. The conference is also a quick taxi or subway ride from the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
The ILMUNC XXXV Secretariat will be working tirelessly to offer the most intriguing and competitive committees on the circuit for all of you. I'm excited to take conference further - to elevate our substantive work while also fostering a sense of community between our delegations, both domestic and international, and our staff of undergraduate students from the University of Pennsylvania.
What makes the twenty-eight committees at ILMUNC so incredible is the dedication of its Secretariat, the superb quality of its 300+ Penn student staffers, as well as the amount of immense preparation that goes into the conference. The diverse interests and qualifications of our staff allow them to provide an experience of collegiate quality unparalleled at any other conference. Chairs at ILMUNC are meticulously assigned to their committees based on their studies and personal passions. We have highly engaged Political Science and International Relations majors leading crisis committees that address some of the most recent updates in global politics, we have students studying Finance and Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business heading our committees focused on international economic development, and we have undergraduates from Penn's School of Nursing, ranked the best in the world, to help guide delegates in their discussions about getting healthcare solutions to developing countries in need. Delegates, your chairs will be armed with ample knowledge on your committees, and will be personally invested in the points you offer, because they've all chosen to study these topics for four years at university. I challenge you to come to ILMUNC and be highly engaged and ready to address an array of global issues - your staffers will be.
I encourage all interested delegates, faculty advisors, and friends to peruse through our website for more information. The entire ILMUNC XXXV Secretariat and I could not be more excited to host you in Philadelphia in January, and cannot wait to welcome you to the next chapter of a conference defined by tradition and excellence!
Secretary-General, ILMUNC XXXV