The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference is highly regarded as a vibrant platform to explore and share new ideas. The conference is focused on CUMU member institutions, their community partners, and their work addressing contemporary challenges through dialogue and presentations delivered in a variety of formats that allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps.


  • October 24–26, 2022: San Diego, CA
  • October 16–18, 2023: Washington, DC

Thought-provoking and action-oriented events tackling economic inclusion and recovery, systemic and structural racism, and transformation through crisis.

Recordings are available to paid conference registrants. Email us at to gain access to the recordings.

Thank you to our 2020 conference sponsors.

annie casey foundation