The 74th CU Boulder Conference on World Affairs takes place April 6-9 on the CU Boulder campus. This in-person event is free and open to everyone. If you can’t make it or don’t yet feel comfortable in crowds, most sessions will be live-streamed and available to watch from your office, your living room, or in your lounge wear.
What is this Conference About?
The Conference on World Affairs is an annual gathering that unites thought leaders from all over the world to speak about and share various perspectives on global issues. It features 120 live events and 80 speakers and performers. It even includes a jazz concert!
More than 70,000 people are expected to attend in person over the course of the event with thousands more watching online. Themes for this year’s conference include pop culture, art as activism, racism in the US, regenerative agriculture, the US Constitution, and how things really work (such as Congress).
How to Register
Registration for the Conference on World Affairs is optional but encouraged so event planners can anticipate venue requirements and facilitate an enjoyable conference experience for everyone. You can register online or onsite at the UMC once the event begins.
Ways to Give
The Conference on World Affairs relies on the support and generosity of people like you! Donations go toward stipends for student leaders, group expenses, production costs, marketing and advertising fees, speaker-related costs, and accessibility expenses (including closed captioning).
Whether you’re planning to attend or simply interested in making a difference, any donation helps!
Call for Volunteers
Of course, an event of this magnitude can’t work without volunteers. There are several ways to get involved. The CWA program committee is made up of CU students, faculty, professors, administrators, and community members who work together to research speaker candidates, weigh the importance of various issues, and create panels that will stimulate the minds of attendees and challenge them to examine other viewpoints and discover alternative ways to make a difference.
You can also join a subcommittee that focuses on multiple areas, including the arts, businesses, politics, media, science, and technology.
Stop by on your lunch break or attend the full event. Either way, the Conference on World Affairs is a once-a-year chance to truly think outside the box and help people everywhere thrive.