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Who We Are

Who We Are

WorldDenver is a nonprofit community organization that promotes a greater understanding of world affairs and cultures throughout the Denver Metro area, creating and implementing unique programs that connect Coloradans with experts, leaders, and ideas from all over the world. The organization's reach is driven locally by approximately 1,000 members and more than 5,000 supporting community members. Our exchange programs bring about 600 international visitors from 120+ countries to Denver annually in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State through the International Visitor Leadership Program. As the World Affairs Council of Denver, WorldDenver also hosts 30-35 community engagement events annually, featuring distinguished  experts on current global issues. These events provide a unique opportunity for globally-minded Coloradans to network and hear directly from diplomats, authors, policy experts, and government officials.


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