10/19 - Early Registration Open
Early Registration is now open! Sign up for VICS XXI today!
12/15 - Committees Announced
Committee Information is now available! Check out the committees for VICS XXI today!
1/6 - Keynote Speaker
We are excited to announce our keynote speaker! Read more about Charles Blaha here!
2/26 - Charity
We are honored to announce that VICS will be partnering for another year with the International Rescue Committee! Read more about the IRC here!
It is an honor to invite you to the 21st Virginia International Crisis Simulation, the University of Virginia’s annual collegiate Model United Nations conference. VICS XXI will be held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from March 31 to April 3, 2016.
VICS offers twenty innovative and interactive crisis committees, both historical and contemporary. We are committed to expanding the scope of what a crisis committee can do. As I write this letter in early November, our chairs are crafting their committees around topics ranging from the Space Race of the 1950s to a Summit of the American Gun Lobby. We are committed to expanding the scope of what a crisis committee can do, especially in our famous ad-hoc, the Secretary General’s Good Offices, and in our pilot ad-hoc, the Directors General's Good Offices.
I can think of no better setting for the conference than the Grounds of the University of Virginia. VICS provides you with opportunities to interact with the University’s rich history and with the many resources it has to offer. For example, on Friday morning, VICS encourages delegates to explore Charlottesville. VICS offers a series of tours of the city's attractions. These events extend discussion outside of committee and they give you the chance to meet members of the International Relations Organization and of the university community.
We also invite you to explore Charlottesville, one of the country’s most exciting college towns. VICS hosts four social events in the city, which take you beyond a typical Model UN experience and provide opportunities to get to know delegates outside of committee.
I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Virginia and Charlottesville in March. If you have any questions, please reach out to me or the Chargé d’Affaires, Leah Day, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (703) 344-4275.