UPMUNC XLIX University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference | November 12th - 15th, 2015

Welcome to UPMUNC

A Letter from the Secretary-General

Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisors, and Friends,

Taylor Lewis

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome you to the forty-ninth annual University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference! Hosted in the beautiful city of Brotherly Love by the University of Pennsylvania, UPMUNC will take place in the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel from November 12th to November 15th, 2015. We could not be more excited to have you!

With so many collegiate conferences to pick from, we are delighted that you picked UPMUNC and cannot wait to distinguish ourselves as the best. Year after year UPMUNC is known as the world's most enjoyable conference, and we pride ourselves in professionalism and excellence. Our committees during the day have demonstrated substantive merit year after year, and our social events during the evenings are unforgettable. With more than 1,400 delegates from eighty universities worldwide, UPMUNC is one of the largest Model UN symposiums. Despite the large size, our conference maintains a personal experience for delegates through our trained 300+ staff members, accessible 16-member secretariat, and popular committee speakers program.

Delegates attending UPMUNC will address a host of controversial and contemporary issues in forums of debate with great structural, historical, and geographic diversity. Our conference will cover an eclectic range of topics in each of its three organs: the General Assembly (GA), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) & Specialized Agencies, and Crisis Committees. Always known for a wide array of topics, delegates can be sure to find a committee that suites their interests and will be met with the highest level professionalism and quality from our chairs, moderators, and crisis directors. UPMUNC XLIX has set the bar high to ensure that the livelihood of debate and caliber of staffers is exceptional.

Outside of the committee, delegates can look forward to an experience that will complement their time spent debating the world's most pressing issues. At UPMUNC, you will find yourself in the heart of America's first capital and within walking distance of some of the best-known historical sights in the country. For the past 48 years, delegates have continued to enjoy Philadelphia's nightlight, in addition to our famous DelegateFest to cap off the weekend. Our secretariat also hosts a Summer & Opportunities Fair and UPMUNC social events every night of conference to provide delegates with the out-of-committee experience that sets UPMUNC apart from other conferences on the circuit.

From the bottom of my heart, I could not be more thrilled to see you at UPMUNC this November. Regardless of how much Model UN experience you have had, UPMUNC will cater to your every need to provide you with a hospitality driven and professionally run conference. On behalf of the entire UPMUNC secretariat, I welcome you to our forty-ninth year for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable weekend. For more information on committees, special events, and other conference details, visit www.upmunc.org, which will be frequently updated to keep you informed about our event. I look forward to meeting you all in November!

Here's to an incredible weekend from start to finish! Cheers to UPMUNC XLIX!

Taylor Lewis
Secretary-General, UPMUNC XLIX

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