Welcome from the Co-Secretaries-General

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Dear Teachers, Parents, and Prospective Delegates,

It is our honour to cordially invite you to join us at the Vancouver Model United Nations 2020 conference. Vancouver Model United Nations (VMUN) is the largest high-school-student-run Model UN conference in the world and one of the most prestigious conferences on the continent, having hosted over 1600 delegates, staff, teachers, and distinguished guests in 2019. This year, the conference will be held from February 14th to 16th, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

Since its inception in 2002, VMUN has striven to provide a realistic, engaging, and exciting simulation of the United Nations and its associated agencies for passionate youth who are interested in global issues. Long-acknowledged as one of Canada’s preeminent Model UN conferences, VMUN has, over the years, garnered a reputation as a professional, vibrant, and affordable experience for all delegates. We are proud to once again offer the top-notch debate quality, staff, and keynote speakers that have become synonymous with VMUN.

Over the past few months, our Secretariat team has worked hard to prepare the best conference to date and we are excited to share some of our work with you. We are committed to expanding the diversity of our delegate pool, optimizing our committees and technical systems in order to provide the best possible delegate experience, and providing the same high quality conference we have become known for throughout North America and beyond. We are thrilled to announce that we have already garnered considerable interest from delegations all over the world. In the past, we have hosted delegations from as far as Colombia, Japan, Germany, and Korea.

In addition to offering a diverse and educational experience, VMUN also offers considerable financial aid for delegates who could not otherwise afford to attend. We firmly believe that no willing delegate should be prevented from attending VMUN because of financial concerns. In addition, we have arranged special provisions for out-of-town and international delegates, including extending our reduced rooming rate for accommodation nights before and after the conference. For more information about our payment structure or how to register, please refer to our registration page.

The conference will be hosted at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The hotel offers newly renovated guest rooms and magnificent conference space for delegates. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located near numerous restaurants and coffee shops.

It is our sincere hope that you will join us at VMUN 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact sg@vmun.com or delegates@vmun.com, or peruse our website.

On behalf of the VMUN Secretariat and staff, thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to seeing you this upcoming February!

Best regards,

Steven Long & Alex Shojania
Vancouver Model United Nations 2020

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