Published: Feb. 24, 2022

Art as Activism

The committee’s focus will be to invite speakers and performers who have a demonstrated record of Artistic Activism, the dynamic practice combining the creative power of the arts emotional impact with the strategic planning of activism necessary to create social change. Is the U.S. Constitution Ready for the 21st Century? This theme will explore current challenges associated with the Electoral College, Voting Rights, Privacy, Senate Malapportionment, Presidential Power, and the US Supreme Court, among others.


How Things Work: Stories from the Real World

How does cryptocurrency really work? Is “being an influencer” really a career path? The How Things Work series provides a behind the scenes look into some of the biggest issues, questions and career opportunities we face today. Practitioners will share their stories and insights into how policies, businesses, inventions, and social movements unfold in the real world.  We’ll examine a range of topics from how you broker a peace deal between countries to making an independent film to what it means to fight cyberterrorism or how to write for a comedy series. Join us as we explore the topics we read about every day and find out how things really work.


Is the U.S. Constitution Ready for the 21st Century?

This theme will explore current challenges associated with the Electoral College, Voting Rights, Privacy, Senate Malapportionment, Presidential Power, and the US Supreme Court, among others.


Racism in the U.S.

Understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists, and how it can be undone.


Regenerative Agriculture

Focusing on the entire ecosystem and a rehabilitation approach to food, farming, and the lives it impacts. Reg Ag gives attention on topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, enhancing ecosystem services, supporting bio sequestration, increasing resilience to climate change, sea-based farming and strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil.


Start it Up! The Entrepreneurial Journey

Inspired by CU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship cross-campus initiatives, including the New Venture Challenge and in partnership with leading global accelerator Watson Institute, this CWA theme will explore how we are building and empowering entrepreneurs.