Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

Update about our events due to the coronavirus

In response to an official announcement from CU Denver regarding changes to the campus events policy, the School of Public Affairs will be holding all of our events virtually, unless otherwise indicated, until we are permitted to resume our in-person programming. This affects events such as our First Friday Breakfast and Criminal Justice Series, as well as our co-hosted events. Those not already on our events mailing list can subscribe to receive updates and invitations to our events.

First Friday Breakfast: Municipal Broadband in Colorado – What Comes Next?

| 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Room Number : Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO
Contact :
Kathryn Werner
Email :
kathryn.werner@ucdenver.edu

Many Colorado communities, especially rural towns, are frustrated by inadequate broadband communications in their area, arguing lack of service limits their ability to grow and support new economic development. Despite these concerns, local governments in our more urban communities are investing and partnering in broadband to compete regionally and globally.

From the perspective of private telecom firms, it is not clear there is enough demand and funding to financially support the type of broadband many communities are asking for. Although Colorado law allows municipalities to vote to provide an option for public provision of broadband services, actually moving forward to implement broadband has been challenging. More than 100 Colorado communities have voted, and state funds have now been allocated for broadband projects.

A panel of experts will discuss the current state of municipal broadband in Colorado – the policy, political, economic and social issues to be addressed in 2019 and beyond.

Moderator:

Randy Harrison
Senior Fellow, SPA Institute for Governance

Panelists:

Jordan Beezley
Broadband Deployment Director, Department of Regulatory Affairs, State of Colorado

Dave Zelenok
Vice President/Manager, Local Government Services, HR Green, Inc.

Others to be announced!

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First Friday Breakfast: Municipal Broadband in Colorado – What Comes Next?

| 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO
Contact:
Kathryn Werner
Email:
kathryn.werner@ucdenver.edu

Many Colorado communities, especially rural towns, are frustrated by inadequate broadband communications in their area, arguing lack of service limits their ability to grow and support new economic development. Despite these concerns, local governments in our more urban communities are investing and partnering in broadband to compete regionally and globally.

From the perspective of private telecom firms, it is not clear there is enough demand and funding to financially support the type of broadband many communities are asking for. Although Colorado law allows municipalities to vote to provide an option for public provision of broadband services, actually moving forward to implement broadband has been challenging. More than 100 Colorado communities have voted, and state funds have now been allocated for broadband projects.

A panel of experts will discuss the current state of municipal broadband in Colorado – the policy, political, economic and social issues to be addressed in 2019 and beyond.

Moderator:

Randy Harrison
Senior Fellow, SPA Institute for Governance

Panelists:

Jordan Beezley
Broadband Deployment Director, Department of Regulatory Affairs, State of Colorado

Dave Zelenok
Vice President/Manager, Local Government Services, HR Green, Inc.

Others to be announced!

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