Greetings from the secretary-General


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-Second Session of ChoMUN, held from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21, 2019, 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—more committees than ever before. This spring, ChoMUN XXII 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 crisis 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 unprecedented and successful large double-delegate committee at ChoMUN XXI, we will continue to develop the style of integrated crisis unique to ChoMUN, by amending the US Constitution at its most volatile point before the great Depression. Those interested in female-driven history can dive into The National Congress of Mothers or the battles of Britannia's Boudicca, while history buffs can experience England after the Napoleonic Wars or Alexander the Great’s empire at its height. The business-minded have the opportunity to manage the iconic brands of Hearst’s and Pulitzer’s iconic newspapers, while those with a more scientific interest can see what it is like to run Bell Labs at its peak.

This small snapshot of ChoMUN committees only scratches the surface of our offerings, and our dedicated executives and staff will work tirelessly through April 2019 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 XXII, and please reach out if you have any questions.

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



Ryan Thornton

Secretary-General for ChoMUN XXII