YMUN aims to provide delegates with an unforgettable experience, both inside and outside the committee room. Through our programming, delegates will engage deeply with Yale’s professors, students and resources.
conference schedule: January 18-21, 2018
All times are subject to change. A more detailed, final schedule will be published in the Delegate Guide distributed at the start of the conference.
Friday, january 19
Thursday, january 18
3:30pm – 7:00pm
4:30pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 7:00pm
7:30pm – 8:30pm
8:45pm – 11:30pm
Registration at Omni Hotel York Room
Int'l Delegation Reception at Omni Ballroom
New Delegate Training at Omni College Room
Opening Ceremony at Woolsey Hall
Committee Session I
9:00am – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:00pm
4:30pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 8:00pm
8:00pm – 11:15pm
Yale Day & Global Exchange
Yale Showcase at Battell Chapel
Committee Session II
Committee Session III
Saturday, january 20
Sunday, January 21
9:00am – 12:45pm
12:45pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 6:15pm
6:15pm – 8:00pm
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Committee Session IV
Committee Session V
Delegate Dance at Omni Ballroom
9:00am – 12:00pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Committee Session VI
Closing at Omni Ballroom
This year, along with introducing the Global Citizen of the Arts competition, YMUN XLIV will be utilizing live-streaming to provide an even more immersive conference experience for advisors, delegates and their families. YMUN staffers will travel throughout campus during the conference, filming each committee's proceedings. Through a unique Facebook live link, families and advisors can observe the performance of their delegates and the other delegates in their committee. The link will be released during the conference. The full committee-streaming schedule with dates and times will be released soon.
keynote speaker: Blair Miller
Blair Miller has spent her career supporting and building socially responsible business models around the world. Blair is currently focused on companies addressing the opportunities and challenges related to the “future of work”. Most recently Blair co-founded BlueOrange Sustainable Capital, a investment fund that seeks to invest in emerging market companies that deliver strong risk adjusted returns and social impact aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Previously Blair was Vice President at the office of philanthropist and Founder of Wesray Capital Corporation, Ray Chambers, where she helped develop the Global Health Alliance and led the offices efforts in innovative financing. Blair spent her early career at Acumen, an impact investment fund. At Acumen, Blair spearheaded the leadership platform, conceptualizing, capitalizing, and launching programs in East Africa, Pakistan, and India as well as leveraging the curriculum to develop online courses. The programs have trained over 400 people and the online courses have been taken by over 150,000 people around the world.
Blair is a sought-out advisor on talent and impact investing and has worked with firms such Andela, a venture-backed start-up training technology developers in Africa, Learn Capital, an education technology venture fund, McKinsey’s Generation Initiative, Reservoir Capital, a $7B private equity fund, and Roundtable Investment Partners, a multi-family office. Blair serves on numerous boards including AfricaInvest, a forum based in New York City focused on increasing US investments in Africa, The Africa Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary institution, provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa, and Venture for America, committed to developing the next generation of American entrepreneurs. Blair is a senior fellow at Yale University lecturing on “Aligning Profit and Purpose” and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Blair holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia where she was a varsity volleyball player.
As YMUN is hosted in the heart of Yale’s campus, delegates can experience life at Yale through Yale Day on Friday, January 19th, 2018. Attend Master Lectures with Yale professors, explore Yale’s campus with a guided tour, or try a new activity with Yale’s student extracurricular organizations. Delegates can also have lunch with Yale professors and students and attend our College Admissions Panel.
Global Exchange Program
The Global Exchange Program is a challenging, international relations program for highly motivated and exceptional delegates during Yale Day on the morning of Friday January 19th, 2018. This program aims to help delegates grapple with major issues and fundamental leadership questions that they will face as the next generation of leaders.
Delegates will have a chance to work very closely with some of Yale’s most impressive professors in lectures, seminars, and a town hall style debate. Delegates selected for the Global Exchange program will also be invited to a lunch with the program’s professors.
Please view this page for details about the application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until December 13, 2017. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.