As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is home to more than 40,000 faculty and students, all situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of only 34 universities belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), CU-Boulder has a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
COCE’s events will take place in the building known as the campus “living room”—the University Memorial Center (UMC). Located at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Euclid Street, the UMC is a primary venue of campus meetings. In addition to the free Internet access, the UMC’s meeting rooms feature dynamic AV enhancements ideal for lectures, technical presentations, videostreaming, and teleconferences. It’s also worth noting that the UMC is fully accessible for all disabled patrons, and was awarded CU Boulder’s first LEED Silver Certification.
The conference dinner, lunches, and coffee breaks will all be catered by the Alferd Packer Restaurant and Grill (named after the man considered “Colorado's most famous cannibal”). Buffet items, salads and drinks—including vegetarian options—will be provided on all the lunch and dinner menus.
Keynote encounters and dinners will take place in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Glenn Miller was a CU-Boulder student who left to pursue his musical talents, becoming a premier big band musician, composer and bandleader in the “swing era” of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. Since its dedication in 1953, the ballroom has hosted dances, weddings, conferences, speakers, and performers, including B.B. King, Del Shannon, Zephyr, and even the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
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