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ILMUNC was founded as the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Ever since, we have been striving to make an impact on students and teachers’ lives by providing a truly unique educational experience. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by undergraduates of the University of Pennsylvania and our annual conference located in Philadelphia is host to high school students from across the United States and the world.

Our mission is to organize and run model United Nations conferences serving high school students and to promote international affairs and model United Nations among students at the University of Pennsylvania by providing opportunities to be involved in international affairs related activities on-campus, regionally, and abroad.


April 2nd, 2018

  • >> Registration Opens for ILMUNC XXXV

May 31st, 2018

  • >> Priority Registration Deadline I

August 3rd, 2018

  • >> Priority Registration Deadline II

September 28th, 2018

  • >> Deposits due for Priority Registration ($35 per Delegate)

October 15th, 2018

  • >> Deposits due for Optional Transportation Package

November 2nd, 2018

  • >> Regular Registration Closes
  • >> Participant Package Deposit of per Delegate Due
  • >> Country Assignment Preferences Due

November 16th, 2018

  • >> Delegate Information Due
  • >> Final Day for Delegation Changes

December 3rd, 2018

  • >> All conference fees and participant package payments due

December 17th, 2018

  • >> Final day for full refunds of conference fees (School, FA, and Delegate fees)

January 18th, 2019

  • >> Position Papers due

January 31th - February 3rd, 2019



Priority 1 and 2 Fees

School Fee Waived

75 US Dollars Per Delegate

40 US Dollars Per Advisor

Regular Registration

70 US Dollars Per School

75 US Dollars Per Delegate

40 US Dollars Per Advisor

Conference Schedule


Conference Registration: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Hotel Check-In and Registration: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Pre-Conference Training Workshops: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Opening Ceremonies: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Committee Session I: 9:00pm – 11:30pm

Faculty Advisor Reception: 9:30pm – 10:30pm


Optional Campus Tours/Ice Skating: 9:00am – 12:30pm

College and Summer Opportunities Fair: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Committee Session II: 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Dinner Break: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Committee Session III: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Delegate Fest: 11:00pm – 12:00am


Committee Session IV: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Lunch Break: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Committee Session V: 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Dinner Break: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Delegate Dance: 10:00pm – 12:00am


Committee Session VI: 9:00am – 10:00am

Closing Ceremonies : 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Participant Package

We’re pleased to have all ILMUNC delegations reside at the official ILMUNC conference hotel, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, located right in the heart of Center City and all it has to offer. Hotel arrangements are included as part of the Participation Package are required to be purchased by all delegates and Faculty Advisors. Exceptions must be approved by ILMUNC in cases where delegations will not be utilizing overnight accommodations (if so, please contact Owen Abaatu, the Director-General at

Each Participation Package includes:

  • Accommodations for 3 nights (in quadruple occupancy) at the beautiful Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel
  • Hotel porterage charges for all participants Conference space expenses
  • Professional planning and onsite support at the conference, including:
    • Onsite Coordinators to address any hotel concerns
    • Night Chaperones to ensure restful nights for everyone
  • Access to Doctors-on-call and comprehensive medical insurance while attending
  • 24 Hour emergency travel support while attending and during arranged travel
  • Opportunity for delegates to earn academic credit transcripts for your college application
  • Opportunity for faculty advisors to earn free Professional Development

After completing our online registration, you’ll work with a representative from our event partners, WorldStrides, to detail your delegation’s specific rooming and transportation needs, as well as to learn details about the included academic credit.

Participation Packages begin at 233 USD/Participant in quadruple rooms (additional expense incurred for triple, double, and single rooms).

Travel and Sightseeing

Once registered, your delegation will have the opportunity to take advantage of specially-arranged transportation and sightseeing rates available only to ILMUNC participants.


Our WorldStrides partners can arrange flights, motor coaches and trains for your delegation at special rates. We can also combine you with other nearby delegations for shared transportation to save money. Further, WorldStrides-arranged travel comes with added benefits such as included airport shuttles, the ability to delay deposits and payments, and more.


Philadelphia is already known for its world-class attractions like the Museum of Art, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. You have the option to book tours for either before or after conference. For delegations coming from afar, tours to other nearby cities like New York City or Washington DC are also available.

One Stop Planning

ILMUNC is known for its unparalleled committee, learning, and networking experience—and we want you to be able to focus on that rather than event and travel logistics. That’s why we’re pleased to be supported by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization, in arranging accommodations, travel and other event logistics. Here's why:

One-Stop Full-Service Support for Ease of Planning

  • All group accommodation arrangements, plus optional transportation and sightseeing arrangements through one point of contact—and all payable all with one check!
  • The kind of expertise you’d expect from a 50-year-old youth travel organization.

Academic Credit

Academic Credit and Professional Development – Now Included Free with Your Participant Package


ILMUNC delegates deserve credit for what they contribute to the conference. And we give it to you. Our partnership with WorldStrides, an educational travel school accredited by the same regional bodies that accredit high schools, allows you to earn a full semester credit through ILMUNC participation. Upon completing ILMUNC and some supplemental requirements, you’ll receive an official transcript granting your semester credit. Include the credit transcript with your college application materials to demonstrate your extra achievement.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors dedicate a lot of their time preparing their delegates for ILMUNC. You should get credit for that effort, too. Faculty Advisors have the opportunity to earn an official transcript of Professional Development that may be applied toward your district’s annual Professional Development requirements. Learn more by talking with your ILMUNC WorldStrides representative.

Hotel Information

This year, ILMUNC is proud to announce its continued installment at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, the city’s premier conference hotel. As a result of the Marriott’s expansive, well-furnished conference space, the superb level of service that its staff affords to delegates, staffers, and faculty advisors, and its unparalled centrality in Philadelphia, the Secretariat of ILMUNC XXXV is excited to announce our continuned partnership with the the hotel for coming years.

Advanced conference technology

The Marriott Hotel offers not only improved in-person service, but also a conference application that will enable the ILMUNC Secretariat to better coordinate with the hotel staff and more efficiently respond to questions asked by any delegate, staffer, or faculty advisor that might arise over the course of conference.

A new, lower price

Through our academic and travel partner WorldStrides, we are proud to advertise a new, lower price for hotel rooms at the Marriott for our delegates and faculty advisors, ensuring that ILMUNC continues to make strides to be more affordable for all delegations.