In early April, over 650 students from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin will gather at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis for a three day, two night Model United Nations(MUN) session. All participants are required to stay at the hotel for the entirety of the event.

Local Delegation

All delegates are connected to MUN through their local delegations or our Statewide group. Each group has a delegation director who facilitates meetings with youth leaders, handles parent communication, relays announcements from the state office and facilitates conference transportation, shirts, meals, etc. Local delegations typically have additional fees to cover these costs. At the conference, delegation directors and advisors are responsible for their delegates, room checks, and an advisor assignment. 

Minneapolis Marriott City Center

For the event, we are proud to gather at the Minneapolis Marriott located in City Center downtown! The Marriott City Center is home to all of our Model UN program areas. We also have an advisor zone for adults to work from and network when not on a shift and our Hotel Directors are on-call 24/7 for any delegate/advisor needs. Our CYV State Office & Swag store are also located in the hotel. 

Sleeping rooms are assigned four delegates to a room. Rooms are submitted by delegation. All sleeping rooms have their own mini fridges but no microwaves. Delegates are encouraged to bring breakfast items along with limited restaurant access in the morning.

Evening Activities run at the Hotel Thursday and Friday night of the conference. 


All conference meals are considered "on your own." The YAPP holds up to date restaurant lists for all meal sites. 

All delegates and advisors will utilize the skyway restaurants for meals throughout the conference. We set up a logistics team to indicate boundaries for delegates during all lunch and dinner mealtimes.  

Breakfast items should be brought to the conference with limited skyway access and restaurants. The CYV State Office recommends $60-70 to cover meals for Model UN. 

***Meal plans may be subject to change***


Our conference schedule will be posted in the YAPP by SUMMIT. Times may vary slightly by program area for meals. Work with your local delegation director for more information!

Thursday, March 3rd:

9:30 - 10:45AM - Registration (Marriott City Center)

11:00AM - Opening Session

Saturday, March 5th:

*Between 12:00 - 1:00PM - Conference Adjourns


Transportation to and from the conference is organized by delegation directors. Delegates are not allowed to drive their own vehicles to the conference.

Busses need to load and unload in front of the Marriott City Center on 7th Street.

All parent pick-up/drop-off during conference arrival and dismissal times must be done on Hennepin Ave or South 6th Street.

Dress Code

During the conference, students and advisors must follow our dress code. During program time, business professional & business casual dress is strongly encouraged. During evening activities, casual wear is permitted.

Evening Activities

Evening activities take place Thursday and Friday night during the conference. Delegates are permitted to wear casual clothing during this time. Some activities you may see include:

  • MUN Fest: inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, caricature artists, and more!
  • Karaoke
  • Trivia
  • Just Dance
  • Quiet Space
  • Craft Corner
  • Photo booth
  • Giant games 
  • ...and more!

SWAG & Merchandise

Show off your love for Youth in Government with some of our MUN merch! Items range from $1-$50. A detailed list will be available in the YAPP in the weeks prior to the conference. Swag will be available for purchase from Thursday registration to check-out on Saturday. Cash and card are accepted. Items you can expect to see in our store include:

  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Padfolios
  • Water bottles
  • Lapel Pins
  • Stickers
  • Hats
  • & more!


Model United Nations is focused on the Youth but we could not do this work without the committed adults that support delegates, lead program areas, and are passionate about MUN. 

  • Delegation Directors: Our local delegation leaders. Delegation Directors are responsible for their delegates while at the conference, conference communications with parent/guardians, transportation to and from the conference, hosting local meetings, and more!
  • Program Specialists: We have nearly 30 adult volunteers that lead our program areas. Many of these individuals are CYV alum, teachers, delegation directors, and YMCA team members that have continued to stay involved with the program.  
  • Advisors: Advisors (21+) that come attached with a delegation or as a MUN volunteer. These adults pick up shifts in program areas and keep our delegates safe!
  • Secretariat: Secretariat help support our program areas throughout the conference. These are all college students that either have been alumni of the programs or are interested in Model UN!
  • CYV Staff Team: Our staff team is always present at conferences and there to support all the delegate and volunteer needs throughout the season.