Conference on World Affairs

Attending the Conference


Parking on campus is always limited and especially difficult during CWA week. Attendees are strongly urged to take advantage of the free parking and HOP bus service provided to the 29th Street Mall (details below).

Information about (limited!) campus parking, including ADA accessible parking, is available from CU's Parking and Transportation Services at or 303.492.7384.


All programs, services and activities sponsored by the Conference on World Affairs are operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a special accommodation as a result of a disability, please contact Michael Roseberry at or 303.492.7748. To assure we can meet your needs, please notify us at least 10 days prior to the scheduled event. All parking questions should be directed to Parking and Transportation Services, as above.

Accessible entrances, power door locations and elevator locations for buildings on the CU campus can be found on CU-Boulder's online access guide.

Public Transportation

Free HOP

Free parking is available on the second level of the Macy's parking structure at Twenty Ninth Street during the week of the Conference. The HOP provides free round-trip service between the 29th Street parking structure and the University Memorial Center during all CWA events.

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Public Transportation

The CU-Boulder campus is served by numerous local and regional RTD bus service, including the SKIP, DASH, 225, 204, BV and BX. Information on schedules and fares can be found on the RTD website.

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Seating at CWA Events

Entry to sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at sessions with fellow attendees, since you will not be able to save seats. CWA volunteers are trained to observe room capacities designated by fire code and will close access to sessions when they are full.

At a few select events, a section of seating may be reserved for participants and committee members in recognition of their service to the CWA.

Student Priority

Students are granted priority entry. At some sessions, two waiting lines will form: the left line for community members and the right line for students, including K-12 and college. The student line will enter the venue first. As arranged prior to our print deadline, seats may be reserved for students who are required by their professor to attend a select session.

Jazz Concert

The Tuesday night Jazz concert is the only CWA event that requires advance ticketing. Due to the enormous popularity of this event, free, seat-specific tickets are distributed to CWA supporters (our international participants, planning committee members, housers, moderators, sponsors and donors).

General audience members are assigned tickets by lottery, as announced and conducted via the CWA Fans e-list. Doors to the jazz concert will open at 7:30 p.m. ONLY to those with assigned seating.

To receive information and news about the CWA as it becomes available--including jazz concert ticketing for the 2015 concert--sign up for our CWA fans e-list.


Printed copies of CWA programs are available as an insert in the Daily Camera on Sunday, March 29. Limited quantities are also available at the Boulder Public Library and at the UMC information desk the week before the Conference.