Welcome to ILMUNC XXXI!

What is ILMUNC?

Hosted by the International Affairs Association at the University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC) is the premier Model United Nations conference for high school students. Each January, we gather students from around the world to participate in a weekend of stimulating debate, hands-on learning, and enjoyable activities in Philadelphia and on Penn’s scenic campus. Please click on the links above to learn more about the conference.

ILMUNC XXXI will be held from Thursday, January 29 to Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, in the heart of the city of Brotherly Love.

Announcement from the Secretary-General

Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

I hope all of you are enjoying the new semester! It is hard to believe how quickly the past several months have flown by. It's even more difficult to comprehend that we are now less than 100 days away from the Opening Ceremonies of ILMUNC XXXI, North America's premier high school Model UN conference.

Thank you to all delegations currently registered for this year's session of ILMUNC. For those schools who have not yet completed the registration process, I recommend you do so quickly. I am proud to announce that we are on pace to host the largest ILMUNC in history. Still, though over 3,000 delegates will arrive at the Sheraton in Center City Philadelphia in January, available spots are running out!

Over the course of the next several weeks, background guides for 23 of ILMUNC's 24 committees will be posted here on our website. We hope delegates will take advantage of the hard work of our entire secretariat and senior staff and use these resources adequately to prepare for their committees. For those seeking to take part in the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General, that background guide will become available exactly two weeks before the beginning of conference.

Several other developments will also be coming to the website between now and January 29th. As you may have noticed, we have posted videos of those senior staffers who are currently studying abroad. Throughout the rest of October and November, we will also be sharing videos of the rest of our chairs, crisis directors, and moderators. Moreover, our secretariat is currently in the process of updating the training resources available to delegates. Soon enough, all those planning to participate at ILMUNC will be able to learn the best tips available directly from those of us working to make ILMUNC the experience of a lifetime.

As we approach the holiday season, the new year, and the beginning of ILMUNC, Allison and I look forward to answering any questions or concerns any of you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us or, if your question stems from a committee standpoint, your lovely Under-Secretaries-General!

Enjoy the rest of the semester and I wish all of you the best of luck in your preparation for ILMUNC XXXI! See you soon!



Riley Steele