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Who We Are

Who We Are

WorldDenver is a non-profit community organization dedicated to understanding world affairs and cultures. Since its founding in 2012, WorldDenver's impact on the Colorado community has grown along with our reputation for unique programs that connect Coloradans with experts, leaders and ideas from all over the world. WorldDenver's reach is driven locally by 1300 supporting members and more than 2,500 community members associated with the organization. On a global scale, WorldDenver brings about 600 international visitors to Denver annually through a partnership with the U.S. State Department.  WorldDenver also hosts about 20 expert speaker events a year, including Reza Aslan, Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Ambassador Dennis Ross, to name a few. WorldDenver Young Professionals host regular networking events and WorldDenver Travel Programs visit unique destinations each year for citizen diplomat meetings and cultural tours.


To strengthen and expand the community of engaged global citizens and organizations in Colorado through education, cross-cultural exchange, and personal interaction with international leaders, professionals, and students.


To be the leading international forum in a more globalized and thriving city.


We seek to be Globally-Focused. Through our programs, we encourage our participants to be curious and open-minded, while respectful of different perspectives and experiences.

We seek to be Member-Focused. Our membership is the core of our organization, providing the financial and volunteer support that makes WorldDenver effective. Providing value for our membership and high quality in our programming is crucial to sustaining our commitment to our members. We will work to remain innovative and creative in how we engage our members in the work of citizen diplomacy.

We seek to be Community-Focused. Through the interactions with our speakers and visitors, our work provides Denver with accessible and inclusive opportunities to participate in a network of globally-minded Denver residents and people from all corners of the world.  Balance and breadth in program design ensures that WorldDenver meets a variety of community needs.

Founders Circle