Award-winning designer Leyla Acaroglu, once described as a "sustainability provocateur" will travel from Santarém, Portugal to give the opening keynote address at 71st Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Joining her are a diverse group of accomplished individuals presenting major addresses during the week of April 9-13, 2019.
2019 keynotes and major addresses schedule:
TUESDAY APRIL 9
CWA Opening Keynote Address: Disrupting the Status Quo... By Design
Leyla Acaroglu, award-winning designer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Champion of the Earth, sociologist and entrepreneur
11:30 a.m. in Macky Auditorium
Future of Life Institutue Award Presentation
Future of Life Institute is a non-profit organization working to ensure that tomorrow's most powerful technologies are beneficial for humanity. This prestigious award will be presented as part of the opening keynote events.
11:30 a.m. in Macky Auditorium (immediately before the opening keynote address)
"The Light Shines On" Public Premier, a film celebrating CU Boulder
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Macky Auditorium (immediately following the opening keynote address)
WEDNESDAY APRIL 10
Women and Girls Changing the World Keynote Address: Our Voices, Our Time
Teresa Younger, president and CEO at Ms. Foundation for Women, former executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, and former executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 in CASE Chancellor's Audtorium
FRIDAY APRIL 12
Disruptive Technology Keynote Address: The Internet and Humanity
Berit Anderson, CEO and editor-in-chief of Scout.ai, a media company exploring the future of technology through analysis, science fiction, and scenario planning games
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 12 in UMC Center Ballrrom
Athlete Activism: Sports as a Force for Empowerment, Social Activism and Gender Equality
Hope Solo, World Cup and Olympic soccer champion and women's equality advocate
3:00 p.m. Friday, April 12 in UMC Center Ballroom
SATURDAY APRIL 13
- Springfield Confidential: A funny and insightful insider's look at a lifetime of writing for The Simpsons
Mike Reiss, Emmy award-winning writer & producer, "The Simpsons"
10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13 in Macky Audtorium
Closing Molly Ivins Memorial Plenary "A Conversation with Senator Amy Klobuchar”
Amy Klobuchar, U.S. senator from Minnesota and 2020 presidential candidate
4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13 in Macky Audtorium
*This event is free but tickets are required. See information on where and when to pick up tickets
The Conference on World Affairs is open to all without charge. Students and community members comprise the volunteer program committee that selected each of the speakers and performers.
Printed programs are available for pick-up at the following Boulder locations.
Printed programs will also be available on campus during CWA week for all attendees.
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