The Great Lakes Invitational Conference Association has run several different conferences since its inception in 1973. Throughout GLICA’s history, the Great Lakes Invitational Model United Nations, or GLIMUN, has been GLICA’s flagship conference. GLIMUN is a more “traditional” Model UN conference that takes place in the fall semester, consisting of General Assembly and Economic & Social Council committees that culminate in plenary sessions, along with a specialized, usually Security Council, committee. GLICA also offers a somewhat smaller conference which alongside the standard committees includes a greater focus on specialized bodies, such as the Security Council, International Court of Justice, and Arab League, among others. This conference is known as the Spring Invitational Model United Nations, or SIMUN, and takes place early in the spring rotation each year. Please read on for details about GLICA’s currently available conference offerings.
GLIMUN is a four-day simulation of a single session of the United Nations. Scheduled in late November or early December, GLIMUN is early in the MUN conference year, which makes it ideal to introduce first-time delegates to the MUN experience, or get your experienced delegates into full swing for the busy spring conference months! Our committees are an appropriate mix to get your delegates, both novice and experienced, revved up for the rest of the year.
Future GLIMUN Dates
December 4 – 7, 2024
November 29 – December 2, 2023
Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
SIMUN is a three-day conference with both a smaller scale and a more specialized focus. SIMUN is scheduled in the spring, and a diverse array of committee choices permits delegates to participate in debates about issues not normally covered at other conferences. These committee offerings are carefully tailored to provide the best experience for delegates of all skill levels, including those whose interests go beyond the traditional UN system.
Future SIMUN Dates
February 20 – 22, 2025
February 22 – 24, 2024
Radisson Hotel Lansing in Lansing, Michigan
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 North Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933