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Diplomacy Begins Here: Global Ties Regional Summit

  • 23 Jul 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • University of Colorado Denver Lawrence St. Center AND Oxford Hotel






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Spring Institute

CU Denver Business School

Posner Center

Chamber of the Americas

World Trade Center Denver

Partners of the Americas - Greeley

Korbel Latin American Studies Program

Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Denver Sister Cities

Denver Regional Council of Governments

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Join Global Ties U.S.WorldDenver and Colorado Springs World Affairs Council in partnership with the U.S. Department of State in Denver on Thursday, July 23rd.

The Diplomacy Begins Here summit in Colorado is designed to engage globally-minded people from diverse backgrounds to explore the innovations and impacts that stem from international relationships in the realm of Western Hemisphere Sustainability. 

Summit Overview

8:30 AM- 6:00 pm, MT

University of Colorado Denver Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

8:30 am - Summit Opening

9:15 am - 12:30 pm Morning Professional Training sessions on: Volunteer Management, Multicultural Awareness, Strategic Partnerships, or International Experiences.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Job-Alike Lunch Outing

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sustainability & The Western Hemisphere Panel & Roundtable Discussions

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wait, Wait, WorldDenver: Happy Hour

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Dinner Program at The Oxford Hotel

Oxford Hotel

1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Attend and you will:

  • Dive into skill building and developing more effective volunteer training programs, multicultural awareness, and strategic partnerships.  
  • Engage with experts about the Rocky Mountain Region’s role in global sustainability.
  • Understand modern initiatives and impacts surrounding sustainability in Colorado and the rest of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Celebrate the role of people to people exchange programs in creating peace and prosperity around the world.
  • Experience exciting new formats for communicating the impact of exchanges including a gameshow and TED-style talks
  • Exchange ideas and best practices with leaders of other organizations involved in citizen diplomacy


Summit Lodging- Downtown Denver

As of June 19th the CURTIS a DoubleTree by Hilton, offering a special group rate of $163/night plus tax, is sold out. We are working on finding more rooms!

Optional Extended Stay Vacation Lodging- Breckenridge

WorldDenver has secured discounted lodging rates in the mountain town Breckenridge for Thursday, July 23rd - Sunday 26th if you are interested in extending your stay in Colorado!

Register Here!

Registration for this event is through the Diplomacy Begins Here website.

Registration Fees

  • Full day Participation: $75 (includes lunch, dinner, and all sessions)    
  • Morning Training Session (8:30am-12:30pm): $35
  • Afternoon Panelist Session (2:00am-6:00pm): FREE
  • Celebration of Citizen Diplomacy Dinner Reception: $40

More About the Global Ties U.S. 2014/15 Regional Summits

Global Ties U.S. and our members, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, are hosting a series of Diplomacy Begins Here summits across the United States that will bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit world.

Together, we will foster connections and growth in the international exchange community and celebrate the critical role that public and citizen diplomacy programs play in building a more peaceful, prosperous world at home and abroad.

To view a list of all scheduled summits, click here.

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