Lake Erie College Conference

November 10-13, 2016
Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio


It is my great honor and privilege to be the first to welcome you to the 2016 LEIMUN Lake Erie College Conference. As Secretary General, I would like to thank the numerous returning colleges and universities for continuing the strong tradition of international debate and conflict resolution we promote at the Lake Erie College Conference. And to the first time institutions; I hope you will find our LEIMUN staff resourceful and our conference a tremendous learning experience for your students.

The current, globalized nature of our world is extremely profound. As our world 'shrinks' and our countries become more interdependent, skills such as conflict resolution, mediation, and effective communication are becoming much more vital resources to hone. Our conference provides the professional environment and experienced staff to assist your students in becoming more knowledgeable and capable of promoting and negotiating effective solutions to our world's most dire issues.

The United Nations is an organization which according to the Preamble of the Charter is meant to, "practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours." It is my firm belief that LEIMUN helps promote this notion with every student that participates in our Lake Erie College Conference. Your students will engage their peers diplomatically and in ways that reflect the actual United Nations; a notion we believe leads to stronger student leaders that will in turn promote peace, equality and tolerance outside the classroom as well.

Again, thank you for choosing the LEIMUN Lake Erie College Conference. I look forward to seeing you in beautiful Huron, OH on the shores of Lake Erie this fall.

Max Schaefer – Secretary General