Described by The New York Times as “a week-long extravaganza of discussion and debate,” the CWA brings together an eclectic mix of intellectuals, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, activists, journalists, philosophers, and policy makers to engage in lively dialogue on the central issues of our time. 

Today, CWA strives to be the preeminent venue for open, multi-faceted, and balanced discussion of today’s challenging issues, characterized by cross-disciplinary synergy among top-tier speakers, in events collaboratively planned by CU Boulder and Boulder community members for audiences both academic and non-academic.

CWA has a distinguished tradition; you would be joining an impressive list of speakers, including 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner Beatrice Fihn, President Joe Biden, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, writer Arthur Miller, television host Rachel Maddow, and poet Amanda Gorman.