Dear Delegates and Staff Advisors,
On behalf of the SOMA Secretariat, I am incredibly excited to extend a warm invitation to you to attend the forty-seventh annual Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly on April 24 to April 26th. SOMA is traditionally hosted at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus, and since its inception in 1972, has become one of North America’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious secondary-school level Model United Nations conferences.
With more than 600 delegates in attendance annually, SOMA strives to embody the values and mandates of the United Nations: diplomacy, cooperation, and peaceful problem solving, achieved through rich discussion. In addition to the General Assembly, SOMA will feature a variety of regional gatherings, small councils, and special committees, selected to provide delegates with a wide range of topics to debate. SOMA XLVII will also see an expansion of its crisis committees, introducing a second ad-hoc crisis in addition to the existing joint historical crisis.
This year, SOMA is dedicated providing you the best delegate experience, with additions including a pre-committee training sessions for new delegates, and an after committee dance organized on the second day of the conference. Each of our chairs carry with them several years of previous experience at SOMA and undergo thorough training in rules and procedure to prepare for the event. Each of our staff share an enthusiasm and belief for the educational experiences to carry beyond the committee room.
In order to ensure SOMA is as accessible as possible for all delegates, the Secretariat is proud to announce the introduction of an Early Bird Registration discount, as well as the continuation of our fully paid scholarship program. Further details on these programs can be found on the ‘Registration’ page of our website.
With all this in mind, I am thrilled to invite you to SOMA XLVII.