Do stories in the Coloradan ever make you think differently, inspire you to want to learn more or even take action? Have you ever brought up the topic around the dinner table or shared a story with a fellow CU Boulder alum? That kind of community-led discussion is the impetus for the dialogue series Coloradan Conversations. 

Each Coloradan Conversation will bring Forever Buffs and the CU Boulder community together to discuss a singular topic or theme relevant not only on campus, but around the world. Rather than listening to a lecture, this series invites alumni to engage and connect with thought leaders and fellow Forever Buffs about topics presented in the Coloradan alumni magazine.

Transforming Treatment for Mental Health

During this hybrid event, learn from CU experts about new ways to diagnose and treat mental illness using brain imaging, genetics, telemedicine and community-based intervention — then join fellow Buffs in conversation about this important topic. Our featured exhibit for this event is InsideU, a collaborative project with Pixar Animation Studios that takes inspiration from the film Inside Out to build an educational tool seeking to improve mental health among children.

Another featured exhibit will showcase mood:sync, a project led by researchers in the CU Boulder Department of Information Science to create a smartphone app that allows individuals managing mental illness to track mood changes, monitor symptom trends, and identify potential triggers in collaboration with members of their close support networks.

This event is free and open to all, including a reception following the conversation with heavy appetizers, beverages and an opportunity to interact with exhibitors doing cutting-edge research in mental health treatment and wellness. Reserve your spot today!


Exhibit Partners:

On-campus partners include: ​Coloradan alumni magazineThe HerdCollege of Arts and SciencesAlumni Career Services.