A Georgetown University International Relations Association, Inc. Conference

The North American Invitational Model United Nations, or NAIMUN, is one of the largest and oldest UN simulations for high school students in North America and the world. Hosted by Georgetown University, the conference has been a forum in which a dynamic range of young students come from around the world to seek, through discussion, negotiation and debate, solutions to the various problems of the world. NAIMUN LV will be held February 15-18th, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in stunning Washington, DC.

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A Message from the Executives

Dear Moderators, Delegates, and Friends of NAIMUN,

Greetings from Washington, D.C.! As the Secretary-General and Executive Director of NAIMUN LV, we cannot wait to welcome you to the 55th iteration of the North American Invitational Model United Nations, held at the Washington Hilton from February 15th - February 18th, 2018. We hope to innovate and expand on the premier Model United Nations conference that you have all come to know very well. NAIMUN is well known for its substantive excellence, academic rigor, and educational programming, all things we hope to continue and build on in its 55th year. NAIMUN will host delegates from across the US and the world in 39 innovative and rewarding committees.

Our entire staff is incredibly passionate about making this the best NAIMUN possible for all of you. Through participating in high level debate, starting engaging dialogues through speakers and panels, and exploring the nation’s capital, we hope that delegates will find this conference instrumental in igniting their curiosity for international affairs. All of our 250+Georgetown University undergraduate staffers share in our dedication to educate the next generation of global leaders, and we will work as hard as we can to equip the 3,300+ high school delegates with a robust educational experience.

After every year, we review all of the feedback we received from moderators and delegates and adjust next year’s conference in order to make quality improvements. This year, we are focusing on two main goals of improvement for NAIMUN LV:

  • Connectivity: This year, the NAIMUN staff is making strides to foster connections throughout the weekend. We will create a space where delegates from around the world may freely engage with one another, which we hope will bring a fresh energy and revitalized international understanding to the conference. The staff will embody their passion for each committee’s content so as to encourage the delegates to connect with and develop a curiosity for the global issues they are debating. We will also be enhancing technological connectivity throughout the weekend to take advantage of all that can be achieved with our fingertips. Overall, we hope these connections will leave a lasting impression on the moderators and delegates to commemorate an unforgettable weekend.
  • Educational Integration: NAIMUN has always prided itself on being more than just a Model United Nations conference, as at its core, it is a comprehensive learning experience for delegates. This year, we are taking a new approach to connect delegates’ substantive debate with their out-of-committee experience. From committee speakers to off-site programming, NAIMUN LV will be taking advantage of the resources that Washington, DC has to offer in order to enhance the understanding of each committee’s focus area. Through this commitment to an integrated weekend, delegates will realize that the voices they build in committee can and will make a difference in the international community as they grow into global leaders. We believe that this innovation will create the most well-rounded education for the delegates to maximize their weekend using the learning goals upon which NAIMUN prides itself.

NAIMUN was the highlight of both of our high school experiences, and we are looking to recreate that for the next generation of young leaders. We appreciate your continued dedication to the conference and for putting your trust in us. Our passion and love for NAIMUN knows no bounds, and we could not be more excited to create the best experience possible.

We are excited to announce that Early Registration will be opening on May 15th, 2017. If you are not already on our email list and would like to be added prior to registering, please do not hesitate to send your contact information to [email protected].

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding the upcoming conference, please do not hesitate to contact us. Christian can be reached at [email protected], and Carley can be reached at [email protected]. We look forward to getting to know you all and creating an unforgettable NAIMUN LV!

Best wishes,

Christian Mesa

Secretary-General

Carley Mambuca

Executive Director        

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