IRO attends four to six Model United Nations conferences each school year in the US and Canada, where members participate in committees with students from around the globe. Generally, IRO participates in two to three conferences during the Fall semester and an additional two to three conferences during the spring semester.
Each conference costs around $200 per delegate, made in two equal payments, with minor variations in cost between conferences. Conferences fees include hotel accommodations, admission to the conference, conference materials and transportation. Prior to the conference, IRO members will have the opportunity to participate in committee simulations, research workshops, as well as speaking and writing practices in order to prepare for the conference.
You can learn more about these conferences below.
The Boston Area Model United Nations Conference (BarMUN) is a crisis-based conference held at Boston University. It is the first conference of the year geared towards returners, and hosts a wide range of exciting crisis committees each year. Visit the BarMUN webpage to learn more about the conference.
The National Collegiate Secuirty Council (NCSC) is a conference hosted every Fall by Georgetown University. It hosts an extensive amount of crisis committees, as well as a few general assemblies that have unique topics. This conference is also directed towards returners, however in the past this has been the first chance for stand out new comers to be able to attend a conference. Visit the NCSC webpage to learn more about the conference.
The University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC), held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, offers General Assembly, crisis, and specialized committees. UPMUNC’s committees vary enough in their complexity that this conference can introduce beginner delegates to the process while simultaneously keeping veterans engaged. Visit the UPMUNC webpage to learn more about the conference.
The McGill Model United Nations Conference (McMUN) was IRO’s first Canadian conference. Commonly known for its nightlife, Montreal offers a variety of activities for delegates of all ages. McMUN’s committees are unique and exciting each year, and requests for this conference are often very high. McMUN hosts a wide variety of committees–including GA, crisis and specialized committees–for both beginners and experienced delegates. Visit the McMUN webpage to learn more about the conference.
VICS is hosted by The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia . It is a smaller crisis conference, however is known to be expanding rapidly each year. 2019 will be the first time IRO attends this conference. Visit the VICS webpage to learn more about the conference.
ChoMUN is hosted by The University of Chicago. It is the premier spring crisis conference, and is known for its tough level of competition. ChoMUN hosts small crisis committees, large crisis committees, and even a crisis oriented GA every year. Visit the ChoMUN webpage to learn more about the conference.
In the past IRO has attended a number of other conferences and will consider others for next year. Past conferences include, CMUNNY, MUNE, HNMUN, and CANIMUN.