Published: March 14, 2018

Aly RaismanAly Raisman, US Olympian and author, will serve as the student keynote speaker of the 2018 Conference on World Affairs on Thursday, April 12 in Macky Auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. The event is presented by the CU Boulder Cultural Events Board and the Conference on World Affairs Student Committee.

Ticket sales for students, faculty and staff will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Apr. 3, at the first-floor event table in the University Memorial Center. CU Boulder student ($2) and faculty/staff ($10) tickets (maximum of two tickets per person) will be cash-only and require a valid Buff OneCard at time of purchase. UPDATE: A select number of community, student, faculty and staff tickets have been made available via a lottery: Details on free ticket lottery.

Aly Raisman is the two-time team captain of the gold medal winning U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams in 2012 and 2016. A leader on and off the floor, Raisman uses her platform to promote positive body image and encourage everyone to be comfortable and confident in their own skin. In her New York Times best-selling memoir – Fierce – she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse. Raisman continues to share her story to help advocate for sexual abuse survivors and push for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics.

Details on additional CWA keynotes and major addresses that are open to the public April 9-13 can be found via the Conference on World Affairs website.

The Cultural Events Board’s mission is to provide programming that brings culture, diversity and social awareness to the CU Boulder campus. Visit the Cultural Events Board website for more information, or look for the group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at Cultural Events Board.

The Conference on World Affairs student committee works in collaboration with the Boulder community to create the annual CWA program of events, with a mission to bring different perspectives to bear on the most important issues of our time to the Boulder campus and community.