Published: April 6, 2023

Make your plan to drop in on the 75th Conference on World Affairs April 12–14, where this year worldwide experts, including CU Boulder faculty, will offer a range of opinions and solutions to the global climate crisis. All events are free and open to the public.

Choose from more than 25 panels that explore the climate’s impact on urban planning, employment, food production and other aspects of daily life. Panelists will also consider how journalism and the arts affect public perception of a changing climate, ways people can help and much more. 

The full schedule of sessions is available, but see below for five sessions you definitely don’t want to miss.

April 12: James Balog keynote

 3–4:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium
Keynote address by James Balog, a global environment photographer, mountaineer and CU Boulder alumnus. Includes a Q&A session monitored by Jennifer Balch, director of CU Boulder’s Environmental Data Science Innovation & Inclusion Lab. 

 Register to attend

April 13: Rose Marcario keynote

 5:30–6:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium
Keynote address with Chancellor Phil DiStefano and former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario, Marcariowill join Chancellor DiStefano to discuss the global impact large corporations have on the planet. 

 Register to attend  |   Watch live 

April 14: Right Here, Right Now Boulder Impact Forum

 3–4:30 p.m.  UMC Center Ballroom
This forum will bring together distinguished panelists from the United Nations, state of Colorado, city of Boulder and CU Boulder to discuss the obligations and actions states, local governments, education, businesses and individuals must take to address climate change.

 Watch live 

April 14: More high-impact panels 

  • Colorado River Crisis: How Did We Get Here? 9–10:10 a.m. UMC Center Ballroom
  • Democracy in Hotter Times 10:30–11:40 a.m. UMC Center Ballroom