Published: Feb. 24, 2022

KeynoteThe University of Colorado Boulder Conference on World Affairs returns in person with most sessions livestreamed online April 6-9, 2022. One hundred diverse speakers and performers will participate in 125 panel discussions, performances and keynote events on the CU Boulder campus. All events are free and open to the public; schedule will be available in mid-March. 

The event will feature dialogue on a variety of topics including this year’s conference themes: art as activism; stories from the real world; the Constitution; racism in the United States; regenerative agriculture; and the entrepreneurial journey.

Notable events include keynote presentations by:

  • Victoria Garrick, mental health advocate, podcast host, and former Division I athlete
  • Steven Olikara, founder & president of Millennial Action Project and candidate for United States Senate in Wisconsin
  • Thomas Chatterton Williams, author, contributing writer at New York Times Magazine, and visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Akhil Amar, Author and Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University

All speakers and performers are selected by the CWA program committee, comprised of student and community volunteers. See all of this year's attendees on the 2022 Speakers & Performers page

View the complete list of 2022 speakers & performers

To provide a safe, high-quality event experience and anticipate venue capacity needs, CWA attendees are asked to register in advance via the CWA website. Conference registration is not required, but encouraged. CU students are not required to register in advance and will receive priority seating. On-site registration will be available at the University Memorial Center (UMC) between 8-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 through Saturday, April 9.

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