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Important Dates

April 1, 2014
Staff Applications Open

May 1, 2014
Priority Registration Opens

September 30, 2014
Priority Registration Deadline

October 31, 2014
Regular Registration Deadline

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We are pleased to announce that American Airlines is the official air carrier of CIMUN XI. Groups and individuals traveling to the conference are eligible for discounted airfare using promo code 65D2BL . If you have any questions regarding travel, please feel free to contact us.

Welcome to CIMUN!

Dear Visitor,

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to the eleventh annual Chicago International Model United Nations, to be held December 11-14, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago. CIMUN is a groundbreaking educational political simulation for high school students organized by the Model United Nations Development Organization (MUNDO).

At the core of the CIMUN philosophy is a strong focus on realism and innovation, with our primary goal being the accurate portrayal of the challenges faced by real-life diplomats and politicians. All committees at CIMUN feature a fully-integrated crisis simulation, forcing delegates to think on their feet and work as a team between multiple committees to solve demanding international problems. The result is an unconventional conference that immerses students in a global context, and makes CIMUN a truly one of a kind Model UN experience.

As one of the nation's largest independent conferences, CIMUN is staffed by a diverse and talented team of students, post-graduates, and professionals from over 50 colleges and universities, selected through a highly-competitive application process. As of our last conference, 20% of our staff are either current or former Secretaries-General or hold leadership positions in prestigious university-level Model UN programs. CIMUN also offers one of the lowest staff-to-delegate ratios of any major conference, with 1 staff member for every seven delegates.

This year, our conference will feature 25 innovative committees, most with 15 delegates or less, and a historical simulation set in 1983 that will place students in key decision-making roles during the formative days of the Cold War. Our unique simulation-driven model gives delegates in all committees the opportunity to make world-shaping decisions in real time, and requires them to think critically beyond the bounds of any one topic to best represent their national interests.

We hope that you take the time to review this website, and contact us for further information. We appreciate your time and attention, and look forward to seeing you in December!

Sincerely,  
Greg Young
Secretary-General
secgen@cimun.org

Katie Duthaler
Deputy Secretary-General
dsg@cimun.org

 

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