Sunday, October 8, 2017

  All Day
Local Area Tours

Acquaint yourself with Denver through a tour of the city.

1:00 pm 4:00 pm
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Meet & Greet

Arriving early for the conference? Join us for a drink and to catch up with old friends and meet new ones for this informal and casual gathering. Feel free to bring guests.

Monday, October 9, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Signature Workshops

10:15 am – 11:45 pm

Concurrent Session

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Opening Lunch—Voices from the Field

The official kick-off of the conference begins with lunch and an engaging series of TED-style talks from leaders and scholars from our institutions. The Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty will also be presented.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Transportation to Welcome Reception Venue
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception, hosted by MSU Denver

Kick-off CUMU by joining MSU Denver at their Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center—an on-campus, full-service learning laboratory—for an evening reception and learn how a public/private partnership is supporting Colorado’s growing hospitality industry.


Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby of the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown with opening remarks from incoming MSU Denver President Janine Davidson. Then head out in small groups for faculty-led tours of the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center that includes the 150-room hotel, a 72-seat student-run restaurant, light sensory analysis lab for wine, and demonstration theater and labs. Along the way, sample food prepared by students, enjoy beer from the on-site brewery, and a wine tasting with faculty.

 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
President's Dinner (invite only)

Hosted by incoming Metropolitan State University of Denver President Janine Davidson, University of Denver Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, and University of Colorado Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:30 am – 9:00 am


Start the first full day of the conference with breakfast with CUMU President Tom George.

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote

10:15 am – 11:45 am

President’s Roundtable (invite only)
During this Presidents and Chancellors only working session participants will hear from experts and institutional leaders that have developed best practices, engage in robust discussion among peers, and develop strategies for returning home in several areas.

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Concurrent Session
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luncheon Plenary

Enjoy lunch and a panel discussion on the role higher education plays in the success of businesses—from workforce development to quality of life for employees and the important role of scholarship and research to a thriving business community. Moderated by Kelly Brough, President & CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the panel will consist of leading CEOs.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Session - Lightning Rounds (45 minutes) + Sessions

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Concurrent Session

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

New Member Meet and Greet

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Reception, Sponsored by the University of Denver

See a bit of Denver and learn how the University of Denver contributes to the growth and vitality of the metropolitan area and beyond.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7:00 am – 11:00 am
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Poster Presentation and Networking Breakfast

The final day of the conference opens with the poster presentation and networking breakfast. Enjoy breakfast, catch up with colleagues, and learn about important work being done at 11 campuses across the country from 20 presenters.

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Prospective Member Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am


Concurrent Session
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session

12:15 pm  1:30 pm


Luncheon Plenary

The 2017 conference wraps up with a final closing luncheon plenary featuring Dr. Jason Purnell, whose work is focused on health equity, poverty, and the power of data and community-wide commitment to address these challenges. Purnell is the creator of the For the Sake of All project, which focuses on improving the health of all people by eliminating racial inequities in the St. Louis region.

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