The Conference on World Affairs is an annual event that brings together thought leaders from across the globe to diversify the student experience and share with the community a range of perspectives on the pressing issues of the day. The event reaches viewers throughout Colorado (with a traditional cumulative in-person attendence of 70,000), the nation and internationally through livestreaming and recordings (17,000 viewers annually), archived over many decades. All events are free and open to the public.

The 75th CU Boulder Conference on World Affairs will feature many in-person events with speakers and performers from around the world on the CU Boulder campus April 12-14, 2023.