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Pioneer Symposium is back! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program, we've decided to expand the event into a series over the course of the school year to give you more opportunities to deeper your understanding and explore important topics of our day. Return to the classroom and learn how DU faculty are addressing important issues concerning our students, our community and our world.

Each of the four programs will begin with a welcome luncheon featuring a keynote speaker. Following the faculty-led classroom sessions, join fellow Symposium attendees over drinks and share ideas, insights and more following an afternoon of academic stimulation.

Please join us for the first of our series:

Friday, September 16, 2016 - Health & Aging

Featuring Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimerʼs Association along with faculty from a wide range of disciplines, weʼll delve into innovative healthcare initiatives, groundbreaking research, the challenges associated with aging and the opportunities to improve quality of life in older individuals.


Click here to register for the September 16th event!


Additional information will be made available as the remaining sessions draw near. Please make sure to check back often. We you will join us!

Friday, November 11, 2016 - History & Service

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Social Justice & Community Building

Friday, May 5, 2017 - Inclusive Excellence & Empowerment



Pioneer Symposium 2015 photos

Click here to view all photos from last year’s event.

Pioneer Symposium,2015