Conference on World Affairs

Attending the Conference

Keynote Address

The CU Cultural Events Board and the CWA Student Volunteer Group welcome Apple Inc. co-founder, Steve Wozniak as the keynote speaker of the University of Colorado’s 68th Conference on World Affairs to be held April 4-8.

The keynote will be a student-moderated discussion titled “An Evening with Steve Wozniak,” held April 4, at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. As with all Conference on World Affairs panels, the event is free and open to the public, tickets are required for entry.

There will be a livestream of the event for those that do not have tickets and wish to view it live in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center.

Student Tickets

Student tickets will be available beginning March 28th in the UMC. A Buff One card is required to redeem a ticket- one per student. Seats are assigned, if students want to sit together they must be present together when redeeming tickets.

Community Tickets

Community, Faculty and Staff tickets are also assigned via lottery. A confirmation page will appear after entering the lottery and ticket notifications will be sent in mid March. Only community, staff and faculty who are not students are able to enter the lottery. One entry per person, each entry is good for 2 conjoining seats. Entries must be received by March 4, 2016. Winners and regrets will be delivered in mid-March.

The 2016 CWA Keynote Lottery is now closed

Questions? Email or call 303.492.2525.

Jazz Concert

The Tuesday night Jazz Concert will take place April 5th at 7:30 pm in Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus. The event is free and open to the public but due to the enormous popularity of this event, seat-specific tickets are distributed to CWA supporters (our participants, planning committee members, housers, moderators, sponsors and donors).

General audience members are assigned tickets by lottery. Each lottery winner will be offered two (2) tickets to the event. Entries must be received by March 4, 2016. Lottery winners and regrets will be notified in the middle of March.

The 2016 CWA Jazz Concert Lottery is now closed

Supporters that have made a donation of $100-$249 earn two reserved seats for the concert, donations of $250 or more gain preferred, premium, or box reserved seats. To make a donation to the CWA, visit our website at Supporters that have made a donation of less than $100 will still need to enter the ticket lottery.

Please note: Donations must be made by March 4th for the 2016 conference to earn any ticket benefits.

Questions? Email or call 303.492.2525.


During the day, parking on campus is limited, especially during CWA week. Attendees are strongly urged to take advantage of the free parking and HOP bus service provided to and from the 29th Street Mall.

If you're attending CWA@Night, there is plenty of free parking after 5 PM in lots 254, 256, 258, 260, 269, 282, 284, and 296 (east of Broadway and north of University Ave.), and lots 420, 436, 456, 491, and 494 (south of Colorado Ave. and east of Regent Dr.). Information about 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.


Printed copies of CWA programs are available as an insert in the Daily Camera on Sunday, March 27. Limited quantities are also available at the Boulder Public Library and at the UMC information desk the week before the Conference.