David Crosby and Graham Nash are scheduled to deliver the closing plenary address, entitled “Life Matters,” at this year’s Conference on World Affairs at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 in the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Macky Auditorium. Popular local radio personality Bret Saunders of KBCO will introduce the two speakers. This event, along with all of several hundred sessions at the Sixty-third Annual CWA, is free and open to the public.
Crosby and Nash have been performing and recording together for over 40 years, most often as part of the iconic folk/rock super group CSNY, featuring Crosby, Nash, Stephen Stills and Neil Young.
“Our students are thrilled about Crosby and Nash speaking at the Conference on World Affairs,” says CWA media liaison Bryan New. “Boulder is identified with social awareness and activism, and these two have inspired so many in that realm, alongside their enduring influence on music and culture.”
The CWA was originally founded in 1948 as a forum on international affairs but rapidly expanded to become, as veteran participant Roger Ebert has dubbed it, “the conference on everything conceivable.” Conference sessions encompass everything from music and literature to the environment and science, journalism, visual arts, diplomacy, technology, film, politics, business, medicine, human rights and so on.
The conference hosts 100 speakers and performers representing a wide range of backgrounds and interests from all over the country and globe for five days of what The New York Times calls “a week long-extravaganza of discussion and debate” on approximately 200 non-academic, cross-disciplinary panels, plenary sessions and performances. All events are free and open to the public, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.