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CU Hosts 63rd Annual Conference on World Affairs
The CU Boulder campus opens its doors to the greatest
international affairs conference on the western slope, the Conference of World
Affairs. The past 63 years, panelists from across the globe have come every April
to participate in a wide discussion that involves both the students and
"It's a great time of sharing ideas. We have 100 participants from across the US
and the globe just to have a discussion that will engage students and the
community," said Max Bohning, the student volunteer coordinator.
The panelists will take part in more than 200 discussions ranging
from arts, technology and even diplomacy. And while some names usually
stand out more than others, organizers insist that they are all well renowned in
their respective fields.
"They're all renowned in their own way. So if you want journalism, we've got
journalism. We've got film, we've got scientists. We've got so many names it's
hard to pinpoint just one," Bohning said.
Attendees also praise the wide array of speakers.
"What I've liked so far is the diversity in the panels and the conversations," said
Daved Portillo, who came up from Denver in order to attend the
This year, the CWA organizers are expecting a crowd of more than 100,000
attendees compared to last year's 93,000, making it the biggest conference the
CU campus has seen thus far.