Note: This is the web archive for VICS XVIII. The website for VICS XIX, which will be held in April 2014, can be found at http://virginia-iro.org/vics.
On behalf of the International Relations Organization, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us for the eighteenth session of the Virginia International Crisis Simulation (VICS). VICS XVIII will take place from March 28-31, 2013 on the beautiful and historic grounds of the University of Virginia.
Yet again, VICS promises to be an exhilarating conference unique to the college Model United Nations circuit. The first of its kind when it started in 1996, VICS has continuously strived to provide delegates with small, crisis-based committees that tackle unique and challenging topics over three days of engaging debate. In addition to our renowned crisis simulations, UVa's unofficial motto "Work hard, play hard" extends beyond the committee rooms into the variety of social events over the weekend. From friendly conversation at the Head Delegate soirée to our infamous "Fraternity Simulation," conference-goers can expect ample time to meet and socialize with their fellow delegates and staff over the course of the weekend.
As Secretary-General of the Eighteenth Annual Virginia International Crisis Simulation, it is with warmest regards and great excitement that I welcome you to our conference and our university. My goal, along with the rest of VICS Secretariat and staff, is to make this conference as rewarding and memorable an experience as possible for every delegate in attendance.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of Secretariat if you have any questions regarding the conference. As we progress towards March, please periodically check back on the website for updates regarding registration, hotel information, committees, and so on.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to meeting you at VICS XVIII this spring!