About CALS.

The Colorado Adult Learning Symposium (CALS) brings together thought leaders focused on adult education from across the Front Range to discuss ways to address adult learner needs and how institutions and organizations can meet those needs.


Hosted by University College, the University of Denver’s college of continuing and professional studies, CALS is part of an ongoing strategic effort to lead and engage in critical discussions about serving the adult learner population.


Geared for members of the higher education and corporate communities who serve adult learners, CALS will provide attendees with practical, applicable strategies for addressing adult learners’ needs. Faculty, administrative staff, corporate trainers, and industry leaders are welcome to join.


The University of Denver is committed to delivering enduring professional growth and personal development by providing adult learners access to high-quality education through alternative educational pathways. Through CALS, we hope to foster active discussion, interactivity, and—most of all—practical strategies that symposium attendees can take back with them and put to use in their own institutions and organizations.

Planning Committee

The CALS planning committee has representatives from the following institutions and organizations:

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Volunteer on the day of CALS! It takes a large number of volunteers to coordinate any conference, virtual or in-person. Please complete this form to express your interest and preferences in serving as a volunteer for CALS. Volunteers will receive a special discount code via volunteer confirmation email to register for CALS at no cost. You can utilize this discount code in the conference registration page on the CALS website.