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Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

Matt It is my distinct honor and privilege to invite you to the thirty-fourth session of the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference. This year's conference will feature stimulating debate, invigorating discussion, and another opportunity for the world’s future leaders to engage with one another and solve a myriad of pertinent global issues. The ILMUNC XXXIV Secretariat has worked tirelessly to afford delegates the most intriguing and competitive committee experience on the circuit; we are confident that the committees’ collective diversity in topic and size will both fascinate and challenge each and every delegate. ILMUNC’s substantive excellence, its unique slate of social events and its home in the heart of historic Philadelphia poise the conference’s thirty-fourth iteration to be one of the foremost Model United Nations simulations in the world.

This year's conference will take place from January 25th through January 28th, 2018 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, located in the center of the city. 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 district. The conference is also a quick taxi or subway ride from the campus of the University of Pennsylvania; delegates will have the opportunity to customize their itineraries to make the most of everything the diverse city has to offer.

Additionally, part of what makes the 28 committees of ILMUNC so incredible is the dedication of the conference’s Secretariat, the superb quality of its 300+ Penn student staffers, and the immense amount of preparation that goes into the conference. Our Under-Secretaries-General, Operations team, and Upper Secretariat are prepared to make ILMUNC XXXIV a conference of collegiate quality for high school delegates. Furthermore, the diverse interests and qualifications of our staff allow them to provide an academically unparalleled experience, and we cannot wait for you to interact with them, and with other delegations from across the world, over the course of the weekend.

I encourage all interested delegates, faculty advisors, and friends to peruse our website for more information. The ILMUNC XXXIV Secretariat and I could not be more excited to host you in Philadelphia in January: we cannot wait to welcome you to the next chapter of a conference defined by engagement, tradition and excellence!


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Matthew Simon,
Secretary-General, ILMUNC XXXIV

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