Published: April 7, 2017
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The Conference on World Affairs kicks off on Monday, April 10. The one-of-a-kind conference brings 100 speakers and performers to campus for five days of free panels, discussions and performances. As a CU Boulder student you are granted priority seating at the time the doors open at each CWA event.

This year's themes are Democracy Now, Future of Food and Space Exploration. A sampling of conference events are listed below.

    Monday, April 10

    Keynote address: Humanity's Exploration: From Earth to Mars and Beyond – 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Macky Auditorium.

    Facing the 6th Extinction: Biodiversity and Conservation – 1 to 2:20 p.m., UMC East Ballroom.

    Tuesday, April 11

    Oh Heck, I'm up to my Neck...In Student Debt – 9:30 to 10:45 p.m., Museum Collections W100.

    Laughing Matters: Humor in an Unfunny World – 2 to 3:15 p.m., UMX 235.

    Wednesday, April 12

    The Future of Music: Its Rock and its Role in Society – 9 to 10:20 a.m., UMC 235.

    Food Series Keynote Address: Why Food Matters; Nourishing our Bodies and the Land – 11 to 11:50 a.m., UMC Center Ballroom.

    Thursday, April 13

    The Economic Impacts of Immigration – 9:30 to 10:45 p.m., UMC 235.

    Sex with Robots: What's not to Like? – 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Friday, April 14

    Young and Bored of Being Young and Bored – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Old Main Chapel.

    Deregulation: Good for Business, What about Consumers? – 2 to 3 p.m., UMC West Ballroom.


    CWA Schedule