Democracy in the Dark

April 6, 2017

One of the great pleasures of living in Boulder is once again upon us with the 69th iteration of the Conference on World Affairs (CWA). For the uninitiated, the conference is a weeklong discussion of “all things conceivable” as the late, great Roger Ebert put it. Free and open to... Read more »

7 Reasons Why You Want to Visit the Conference on World Affairs

April 3, 2017

You’ve heard the hypothetical question: If you could sit down and chat with one influential person, who would it be and what would you ask? In a way, that’s the heart of a unique, annual event in Boulder. It’s called the Conference on World Affairs.Read more »

Transportation Partners Help Make CWA Week Possible

March 31, 2017

Transportation is one of the most complicated logisitc pieces of the Conference on World Affairs week . Our student volunteers shuttle all 100 participants to and from the Denver International Airport , around the town of Boulder, and on the CU campus, while attendees of the CWA have to locate... Read more »
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Reviving A Vision

March 31, 2017

The Conference on World Affairs Places its finger on the pulse of its own community as it aims to bring new life to a long-held tradition.Read more »

CWA Thanks Our Community Partners

March 30, 2017

Many of the Conference on World Affairs resources come from the generous support of our partners and sponsors . There are fixed costs associated with hosting 100 speakers and providing 200 sessions free of charge over the course of CWA Week , (this year April 10-14) and operational expenses are... Read more »

So Much More Than Lectures- CWA Releases 2017 Program & Schedule of Events

March 22, 2017

The 2017 Conference on World Affairs offers a new variety of session formats, performances, and interactive features. The conference will be held April 10-14 on the CU Boulder campus and is free and open to all. The 69th CWA program and schedule is now available and in it, audiences will... Read more »
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Coloradan calls CWA "The Great Mind Meld of 2017"

March 3, 2017

Smart conversation about the stimulating, complex world we live in is the hallmark of CU Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs (CWA), scheduled this year for April 10-14. Dava Newman, NASA’s deputy administrator, will serve as keynote speaker.Read more »
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Big names from NASA, the NFL and the screen join 2017 Conference on World Affairs

Feb. 10, 2017

Former NASA Deputy Administrator and 2017 CWA Speaker, Dava Newman For its 69th season, the iconic Conference on World Affairs (CWA) at the University of Colorado Boulder will bring speakers from across the nation and 19 countries to campus to discuss issues ranging from space exploration and nuclear policy to... Read more »
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2017 Spring Speaker Series Announced

Jan. 18, 2017

Journalist, Lee Fang comes to campus as part of the CWA Speaker Series in FebruaryRead more »

CWA 2017 Fundraising Campaign

The CWA 2017 fundraising campaign has a goal of making substantial strides toward ensuring that the CWA remains financially self-sustaining. We look forward to sharing greater insight into the financial model of the CWA, showcasing our areas of need, and providing clarity on how funds are allocated. See the CWA... Read more »