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Pioneer Symposium

Return to campus to learn, reflect and discover

Pioneer Symposium 2014 - October 31-November 1

Experience the joy of discovering a new idea, especially when guided by an inspiring teacher or leader. For this sesquicentennial year, the University of Denver has gathered an expert assembly of accomplished alumni and distinguished professors to engage your mind around critical current issues and delight you with new knowledge. With numerous lectures, panels and keynote luncheon speakers over two days during Homecoming & Family Weekend, you’re sure to find something to ignite your intellectual passion.

Although online registration is now closed, YOU CAN REGISTER IN PERSON at Leo Block Alumni Center anytime from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.

Alumni Symposium 2013

Thank you to all who attended University of Denver's Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013! From Alumni Symposium to PioneerFest and Taste of DU to the exciting athletic events – it was an action-packed weekend.

Here are some videos of our Alumni Symposium keynote speakers, Matt Bond (BSBA '83) and Ellie Schafer (BA '90). We've also included the Chancellor's update to alumni in case you missed it.

View highlights from previous Alumni Symposiums

Past alumni speakers have included:

  • Eric Alexander (BA '92), skier, climber and mountaineer who founded the nonprofit Higher Summits. View keynote
  • Peter Funt (BA '69), actor, host and producer for Candid Camera. View keynote
  • Andrew Rosenthal (BA '78), editorial page editor for the New York Times. View keynote