Published: April 3, 2021

KeynotesMicrosoft Corporate Vice President of Commercial Partner Gavriella Schuster and Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts will deliver the keynote addresses at the 73rd University of Colorado Boulder Conference on World Affairs, which will be presented virtually next month.

Schuster will present the opening keynote on Monday, April 5, at 11 a.m. MST titled, “A Conversation with Microsoft’s Gavriella Schuster: Social Consciousness in High Tech.” 

As a C-Suite executive and thought leader, Schuster has over 20 years of leadership experience in the tech industry. Her talk will address inclusiveness in the tech industry, women in business, and Microsoft’s social consciousness work. CU Boulder Leeds School of Business student Maria Nenova will facilitate the question-and-answer portion of Schuster’s address.

Watts will be joined by Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse for a keynote presentation titled, "One Town at a Time: Shannon Watts and Representative Neguse Discuss Ending Gun Violence” on Friday, April 9, at 2 p.m. MST. Denver high school student and member of Students Demand Action, Jayla Hemphill, will moderate the discussion.

Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots organization of Americans fighting for public safety measures to prevent gun violence. The organization has more than 6 million supporters and a chapter in every state.

Both keynote sessions will be livestreamed to the CWA YouTube channel. Like all events at CWA, the keynotes are free and open to the public.

In an effort to expand accessibility to campus and community audiences, the 2021 CWA will offer a Monday through Sunday schedule, April 5 to 11.

The complete schedule of events for CWA 2021 is now available via the CWA website, along with a complete list of the 2021 speakers and performers.

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