Virginia International Crisis Simulation - March 26 to 29, 2020

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A Letter from the Secretary-General:

Dear delegates,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the twenty-fifth iteration of the Virginia International Crisis Simulation, the University of Virginia’s annual collegiate Model United Nations conference, sponsored by the International Relations Organization at UVA. VICS XXV will be held from March 26 to March 29, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia on UVA’s historic grounds.

For a quarter of a century, VICS has offered historical, contemporary, and fantasy crisis committees which have spurred delegates to pursue intricate crisis arcs in consistently well-executed committees. Among these committees are two flagship ad-hoc crisis committees and two joint-crisis committees. While committees are still being decided for VICS XXV, we are carefully considering how to cater to the diversity of delegates’ talents and interests. Committee creation is an intensive, all-staff effort, and we are excited to announce the topics later this year.

VICS operates under the understanding that those who participate in the circuit are not only competitors, but also colleagues and valuable connections. We offer a balanced experience that emphasizes both productive performance in the committee room and the opportunity to make connections with fellow delegates at social events. The University of Virginia prioritizes a “work-hard, play-hard” balance, which will be embodied in the execution of VICS XXV.

We look forward to welcoming you to our quaint, historic town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you have any questions, please reach out to me via email at or through the “contact” button next to this letter. My Secretariat and I are looking forward to hosting you in March.

Warm regards,
Katya Sankow
Secretary-General | VICS XXV