The Center of the American West takes as its mission the creation of forums for the respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives in the pursuit of solutions to the region's difficulties. We at the Center believe that an understanding of the historical origins of the West's problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.

Events

Upcoming Events

The Center of the American West, as part of its mission to increase awareness and knowledge about a variety of issues we face as Westerners, hosts a number of public events every year. We offer film screenings, panel discussions, public readings, and much more. We also host two annual events, our Stegner Award, which honors a prominent Westerner, and our Modern Indian Identity series, which features notable Native Americans talking about their experiences when balancing traditional culture with the demands of modern society. Come join us; we have something to offer everyone!

The Return of FrackingSENSE with Dr. Matthew Cotton
Tue
28
Apr
2015
The Return of FrackingSENSE with Dr. Matthew Cotton

The Politics of Shale Gas in the United Kingdom

The Return of FrackingSENSE: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Hope to Learn about Oil & Gas Development. With the help of community members like you, the Center of the American West’s FrackingSENSE series returns. These Spring 2015 events bring speakers who offer a unique range of perspectives on Hydraulic Fracturing…

Fri
01
May
2015
AWRA Colorado

2015 Annual Symposium: Colorado 20/20…Clearly seeing our future

The American Water Resources Association exists for the advancement of water resources research, planning, development, management, and education. Colorado faces important questions in the near future regarding its water supplies, and critical decisions will be made by the year 2020. With one of the fastest growing economies in the country, Colorado’s population is forecasted to add…

Thu
28
May
2015

The Western Roundup is a joint conference of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), Northwest Archivists (NWA), Society of California Archivists (SCA), and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA). It will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center in Denver, CO from May 27-30, 2015. In her talk,”The Holdings of a Pack Rat:…