2017 CUMU Annual Conference – The Urban Advantage

October 9, 2017 – October 11, 2017 all-day America/Indiana/Indianapolis Timezone
Denver Marriott City Center

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference is the largest nationwide meeting of leaders from urban and metropolitan universities and colleges. We are a diverse community filled with people who are focused on working in partnership to create vibrant, safe, thriving, and equitable neighborhoods, communities, and cities to work, live, and learn.

Conference Program

The 2017 CUMU Annual Conference provides attendees numerous opportunities to engage in dialogue about hot-button issues, learn from experts in their field, and explore the Urban Advantage in Denver. Explore the program and plan your conference experience using our customizable scheduling tool.

The Urban Advantage

Just as urban and metropolitan universities and colleges serve an important role in their communities, cities serve important roles in students’ academic and personal growth. Urban institutions provide them with the resources to grow and thrive in a fast-paced environment. With better opportunities for experiential learning, research and development, creative activity, and partnerships that create immediate and substantive impact on communities, this urban advantage is on display in Denver, the setting of the 23rd Annual CUMU conference. From a mile above sea level, learn about the ways administrators and scholars are changing the face of urban institutions, and the way these colleges and universities are contributing to the city they call home.

A Robust Exchange of Ideas

We know that CUMU members and stakeholders value the conference’s ability to serve as a platform to both engage in dialogue and learn proven practical applications for meeting our collective challenges and opportunities. To enhance this, the CUMU Annual Conference format this year includes new formats to meet the needs of both the presenters and audiences. This blend of short presentations and longer deep-dive discussions will provide more options to present, network, and discuss on a variety of topics of interest.

What does this mean for you? You now have more options to present, network, and discuss. What do we need from you? We need you and your campuses to commit to present, facilitate, listen and moderate.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver. Learn about registration pricing, team rate, discounts, and policies.

Registration Pricing

CUMU Member Rates* CUMU Non-Member Rates
Before 8/16/2017 $460.00 $560.00
After 8/16/2017 $495.00 $595.00

Register Here

*CUMU members include all faculty, staff, students, and community partners associated with a CUMU institutional member. All CUMU institutional members are listed here. Faculty and staff members of Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver should contact info@cumuonline.org to receive your local partner discount code.

CUMU Member Team Rate

Members can register as a team (4+) and save 15% off current registration rates. Enter code: CUMUTeam2017. Learn the benefits of bringing a team and how to register your team members by reading the FAQ page.

Discounted Rates

Discounted rates are available for Local Partners, Graduate Students, and Community Partners. BEFORE you register, contact CUMU Headquarters for the appropriate promotion code.  Use “Registration Discount” as your email subject line.


  • Cancellation/Refund Policy: All registration cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by September 8, 2017. A $100.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Submit all requests to CUMU via email at info@cumuonline.org.  CUMU regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. If the conference is cancelled by CUMU, paid registrants will receive a full refund.
  • Substitution Policy: Substitution of registrations is permitted prior to the conference, by notifying CUMU via email at info@cumuonline.org.
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