Forums & Fireside Chats

DU Grand Challenges Forums & Fireside Chats highlight topics related to the interconnected issues of Improving Daily Living, Increasing Economic Opportunity and Advancing Deliberation and Action for the Public Good.

Fireside Chats

Fireside Chats is a new, four-part series from DU Grand Challenges and Fireside at Five centering on "What Is Community?". This series aims to discuss topics that affect each of us in our community through engaging panels of academic experts, students, alumni, and community leaders. Each Fireside Chat focuses on a different topic with a goal of creating an environment where we listen to each other and share resources, allies, and connections. 

Fireside Chats are made possible by a generous grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

Upcoming Fireside Chats

There are currently no Fireside Chats planned for the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

Previous 2021-2022 Fireside Chats

 

2021-2022 Fireside Chat Recordings

Forums

Campus and community experts share bold and provocative ideas that spark discussion among attendees on how the topic impacts our communities, providing fuel and inspiration for bold actions that help our communities thrive.

Upcoming Forums

 

2022-2023 Forums

  • Education Equity Forum - Oct. 12, 2022

    For our first Forum of the year, campus and community experts shared bold and provocative ideas to spark discussion on how education equity impacts our communities, providing fuel and inspiration for bold actions that help our communities thrive. 

    Couldn't make it? You can view the recording here! Education Equity Forum

     

Forums from Previous Years

2020-2021 Forum Recordings

Check out the lightning talks from our final Forum of AY 20-21, The Role of Higher Education in Movement-Building.

Watch the lightning talks from our April Forum on Community-Engaged Scholarship to End Gender Violence now!

Check out the lightning talks from our January Forum, Centering Antiracism in Community-University Partnerships!

Watch the lightning talks from our November 2020 Forum, Beyond Elections: Deliberation & Action for the Public Good, here.