I am both honored and humbled to invite you to the thirty-third session of the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference. This year's conference will feature another year of stimulating debate, invigorating discussion, and the opportunity for the world’s future leaders to engage with and solve a myriad of pressiong issues. The ILMUNC XXXIII Secretariat will do everything in its power to offer the most intriguing and competitive committees on the circuit to its delegates. Additionally, we will provide a jam-packed slate of academic, recreational and social events to improve the delegate experience throughout ILMUNC.
This year's conference will take place from January 26th through January 29th, 2017 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.
Part of what makes the twenty-eight committees of 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. Our Under-Secretaries-General, Operations team, and stellar Upper Secretariat are prepared to make ILMUNC XXXIII a conference of collegiate quality for high school delegates. The diverse interests and qualifications of our staff allow ILMUNC's staffers to provide an experience of collegiate quality unparalleled at any other conference.
I encourage all interested delegates, faculty advisors, and friends to peruse through our website for more information. The ILMUNC XXXIII 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!