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January 30th – February 2nd, 2020


Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

I am absolutely honored to invite you all to the thirty-sixth iteration of the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference!

As one of the premier Model United Nations Conferences in the world, ILMUNC will uphold its high standard of invigorating debate and enriching cultural exchanges. Above all, however, ILMUNC will continue to be a launchpad for the future thinkers, leaders and change makers, preparing them to resolve the most exigent global issues. This year, amidst teaching the intricacies of economic sanctions and global political history, we will be demonstrating a skill that transcends the silos of any classroom: diplomacy. Eloquently put by America’s 44th President, Barack Obama, “In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy.”

This year’s conference will take place from January 30th through February 2nd, 2020 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in the center of Philadelphia. The Marriott stands among 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 members of the ILMUNC XXXVI Secretariat are working diligently to bring to life riveting committees, plan dynamic delegate events and improve the conference from years past to be both competitive and educational. This year, I am excited to expand conference initiatives to offer an enhanced experience to the delegates through increased staffer participation and greater technological involvements.

The core of ILMUNC continues to be its people; the dedication of the secretariat and the knowledge of 200+ Penn students who work meticulously to perfect your committees serve as the building blocks of this 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 assigned to their committees based on their academic pursuits and personal passions. We have highly engaged Political Science and International Relations majors leading crisis committees that address the most recent updates in global politics, students studying Finance and Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business head our committees focused on international economic development and undergraduates from Penn's School of Nursing, ranked best in the world, help guide delegates in their discussions about getting healthcare solutions to developing countries in need. As experts on your committee topics, your chairs are eagerly awaiting your solutions and will be personally invested in the points you offer. I challenge you to match the fervor of your dias at ILMUNC and be highly engaged and ready to learn from their expertise on an array of global issues.  

I encourage all interested delegates and faculty advisors to peruse through our website for more information. The entire ILMUNC XXXVI 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!

Best Wishes,

Ashley Shah

Secretary-General, ILMUNC XXXVI


Important Dates

Regular Registration is open!

October 14th, 2019: Deposits due for Optional Transportation Package

November 8th, 2019: Regular Registration Closes

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