MACMUN 2018 Archive
MACMUN's third annual conference took place over the course of 4 days, from February 1st to 4th, at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's. It featured 9 committees and included a social held at Twelveighty, as well as a club night at Absinthe.
This year marked a big expansion for the conference. It was also the first year in which the conference accepted outside delegations and students from other schools.
Most notably, however, 2018 was the first year in which MACMUN featured the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as a committee, tying in with this conference's overarching theme of "cultural reconciliation" and with great support from McMaster's Indigenous Student Services. MACMUN was the first university conference in Ontario to include this committee in their conference; since then, we have been thrilled to see other conferences include UNPFII, and it returns as a popular committee here every year.
Delegates played significant historical figures and stepped back in time to 1965 Vietnam as Lyndon B. Johnson’s cabinet, facing a costly war, mounting public pressure, and a myriad of unfinished plans.