It's Not Just Model UN,
It's Politics.

Most conferences try to teach delegates
how the world ought to be. We want to show them how the world is. Model UN is not just about diplomacy — it’s about politics.

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. 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

Conference Highlights

    A fully integrated, dynamic simulation across all committees - from the General Assembly to the Soviet Politburo

    Historical and present day committees with an emphasis on political realism

    Lowest staff to delegate ratio of any conference in the world: no overcrowded committees!

    Innovative technology and conference media – from mobile apps to the CIMUN News Network

    Diverse programming: meal plans, international panels, and notable speakers

    Learn more...

Important Dates

April 1, 2014
Staff Application Opens

May 1, 2014
Priority Registration Opens

September 30, 2014
Priority Registration Deadline

October 30, 2014
Late Registration Deadline

More Than Just Model UN

Instead of spending a weekend musing about how the world "should be," CIMUN's unique take on Model UN exposes students to the real-life challenges, triumphs, and intrigues of complex global diplomacy, empowering them to tackle world-shaping issues in a realistic context.

 
 

Immersive

 

From the start of opening ceremonies, students are immediately introduced to a 24/7, fully integrated simulation. Delegates will be challenged to work across committees and find dynamic ways to confront the complex issues facing 21st century states.

Realistic

 

CIMUN encourages delegates to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of both their positions, as well as the international system as a whole. The CIMUN philosophy is rooted in realism - awards are not given for passing empty resolutions or compromising national policy.

Professional

 

CIMUN is not affiliated with any university – we are a diverse and talented team of students, post-graduates, and professionals from around the world. Our team draws from the worlds of academics, finance, politics, business, and more to deliver a higher-caliber educational experience to our delegates.



Media and Technology

Media and technology are an integral part of the CIMUN experience, allowing delegates across the conference to be fully immersed in the events of the Simulation. Features include a live news ticker in all committees, a student-run press corps, and even our own cable network broadcast throughout the hotel. Below are some highlights from past conferences.


CIMUN News Network - 2

Historical (1971) Broadcast from the CIMUN News Network

Interactive World Maps

Interactive World Map of the Crisis in North Korea

Testimonials

This is the "Apple" of MUN conferences--always a step ahead and far and away the best experience we have all year. It's a memorable weekend for my students, and anybody I bring here gets hooked on Model UN.


Dave Kush, Homewood Flossmoor High School

From speaking with delegates and advisors all weekend, I've never heard such rave reviews about a conference before, and I really admired the passion and dedication of your staff. You really have something special going on with CIMUN and I'm glad I got a chance to see it.


Ryan Villanueva, Best Delegate

This is the premier conference in the country. CIMUN has set a standard that all other conferences should be measured by. Opening ceremonies sets an outstanding tone for the weekend, committee topics are current and engaging, and role play is stimulating. CIMUN outdoes all the competition.


Adam Osmanski, Carl Sandburg High School

This year we found ourselves looking for something new and exciting, and we found CIMUN.


Colombian Montessori School - Medillion, Colombia

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