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Greetings from the secretary-General


Welcome to ChoMUN XXIII!

Dear Delegates, Faculty Advisers, and Friends,

On behalf of our secretariat and staff, I could not be more honored to welcome you to the windy city as the Secretary-General for the Twenty-Third Session of ChoMUN, to be held from Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago.

Since our first conference in 1998, ChoMUN has grown into the largest and most competitive crisis conference in North America. Our eternal focus on the delegate experience and our commitment to innovation continues to drive us forward, and this year we will run 30 dynamic and fast-paced committees, with more hybrid options for delegates than in past years. This spring, ChoMUN XXIII will host over 1,000 delegates and staff of over 250 students, maintaining our better than 3:1 delegate-to-staff ratio to ensure that our committees offer each delegate a personalized and engaging committee experience.

This year, our innovative approach remains unchanged, and—while consistently running engaging and challenging committees—we continue to push the envelope and formulate new approaches to Model UN. Building on our successful large double-delegate committees at ChoMUN XXI and ChoMUN XXII, we will continue to develop the style of integrated crisis unique to ChoMUN, by allowing for new hybrid simulations during Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution and in 1956 Colombia in addition to our traditional large committee. Those interested in feminist history can help lead the Federation of South African Women, while environmental activists can fight at the Pan-American Oceanic Climate Summit. The business-minded have the opportunity to manage the iconic brands of Netflix and Virgin global, while those with a more political interest can see what it is like to run New Orleans or the entirety of Brazil.

This small snapshot of ChoMUN committees only scratches the surface of our offerings, and our dedicated executives and staff will work tirelessly through April 2020 to ensure that the delegate experience, both substantively and socially, is the best yet. 

Browse through our website to see all of the committees and opportunities offered at ChoMUN XXIII, and please reach out if you have any questions.

I look forward to welcoming you in person at the Twenty-Third Session of ChoMUN!


Madeleine Herne

Secretary-General for ChoMUN XXIII