Innovation Week
CMU's first "Innovation Week" runs from April 25-29.


CMU Innovation Week kicked off with MavTalks

Human progress starts with innovation -- new ways to see, think, solve. Colorado Mesa University takes the lead by bringing together the thinkers, researchers, and do-ers behind tomorrow's new ideas. Students, educators and the general public are invited to meet and learn from innovators in technology, energy, manufacturing, entertainment, education and training at CMU's first Innovation Week.

Monday brought MavTalks, which is modeled after the popular TEDTalks. Eight prominent CMU faculty members from diverse fields talked about their work, passions and experiences. The talks were filmed with a live audience and will be posted on CMU's YouTube channel.

Here are some of the highlights to expect this week:

  • Energy Technology Luncheon & Panel Discussion, Tuesday, April 26, from noon to 1:30pm. Sponsored by the CMU Unconventional Energy Center and Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). University Center, Room 213
  • E-Day Entrepreneurship Sessions, Wednesday, April 27, from 8:00am to 11:50am, Sponsored by the CMU Business Department and the CMU Alumni Association, various Locations on campus (See online schedule for details.)
  • E-Day Luncheon, Wednesday, April 27, from noon to 2:00 pm, Meyer Ballroom. Keynote speaker George N. Gillett is an eclectic entrepreneur in the global sports arena and agribusiness, automotive, communications and nuclear fusion industries.
  • Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA) West Manufacturing Summit, Thursday, April 28, from 10:45 am to 5:00 pm, Meyer Ballroom and meeting rooms. CAMA is an innovative business organization created by manufacturers for manufacturers.The summit includes a trade show, luncheon with keynote speaker Tamara Kleinberg, breakout sessions and a panel discussion.
  • Student Showcase, Friday, April 29, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, various venues on campus. Now in its seventh year, the CMU Student Showcase gives undergraduate students the opportunity to share their work with peers, faculty and the community. Don't miss students, faculty, regional and national experts demonstrating and discussing the future -- your future. Join us!

Please go to for details on all events. Most sessions are free!

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