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Volunteer at The Conference on World Affairs!


The Conference on World Affairs is the largest event on campus, drawing nearly 60,000 people to campus for a week every April. Over 100 participants from all over the world come to Boulder for a week of panels that are all free and open to the public. 

Past participants have included:  

-Joe Biden 

-Patch Adams 

-Jello Biafra (singer for the Dead Kennedy’s) 

-Michael Elliot (CEO of ONE.org)

-Roger Ebert 

-Tim Long (writer of the Simpsons) 

-Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) 

-Paul Krugman (Nobel prize winning economist)   

….just to name a few.


Experts from all areas including writers, singers, poets, athletes, musicians, economists, business execs, politicians, artists, ambassadors, scientists, and astronauts flock to Boulder for one of the most unique conferences in the nation.  The Conference would not be able to take place if it were not for the team of students who volunteer every year and work to make it a success. Students have the opportunity to help in both the planning and execution of the Conference, influencing everything from invitations to panel creation. Of course the week of is where the bulk of work takes place, and there are tremendous opportunities to meet these extraordinary people one on one. Right now is the BEST time for everyone to become involved in the Conference.  Freshmen, it’s the perfect opportunity to become part of something that will shape your college experience and help you to make important, influential connections. Seniors, it’s a great time to get involved and network with very successful people before you graduate this coming year.

 Our next student meeting will be Tuesday the 28th at 6:30pm in Hellems 199. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at  cwastud@colorado.edu  Lex Cummings and Mary Rochelle, Conference on World Affairs 2012  Student Volunteer Coordinators

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