Conference on World Affairs

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

The Conference on World Affairs, originally founded in 1948 as a forum on international affairs, expanded rapidly in its early years to encompass the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and so on. Roger Ebert, who has participated in the CWA for four decades, refers to the CWA as "the Conference on Everything Conceivable." Each April 100 participants representing a wide range of backgrounds gather in Boulder for what The New York Times calls "a week-long extravaganza of discussion and debate" on approximately 200 panels, plenaries and performances. Conference participants discuss issues on an impromptu basis-a refreshing alternative to the specialized gatherings of academia and the business world. Molly Ivins, a frequent participant over 25 years, wrote that CWA offers "whole new ways of looking at old questions and information that can transform the way you look at things." All events are free and open to the public-and attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni, townsfolk, journalists and visitors from around the nation. Audiences range in size from an intimate 75 to well over 2,000 at individual sessions, with a combined total of about 92,000 over the course of five days.
Period8 Apr 201312 Apr 2013
Event typeConference
LocationBoulder, Colorado, United States