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Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, CAVEA suspended in-person events and is following all campus guidelines. While working remotely, we’re available to brainstorm with you ways of continuing service to our mission, bridging campus to community now and in the future.

CAVEA - Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis. Image of a group collaborating in the CAVEA Theater.


CAVEA: Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis

An immersive multimedia theater
A decision-making venue
A partner in co-creating experiences to optimize learning and collaboration

CAVEA is a unique, staffed venue supporting complex decision-making. The CAVEA venue and services are available to clients internal and external of the university.

Located on the fourth floor of MSU Denver’s Jordan Student Success Building on the Auraria Campus, the CAVEA is available to support groups and organizations in business, education, government, community, and not-for-profit sectors in convening complex, multi-perspective conversations.


CAVEA is well-suited for applications including:

Community Development

Transportation Planning

Design Charrettes

Globally-Networked Presentations

Management Analysis

Testing and Research

3D Simulations

Immersive Environments

Workshops, Retreats, and Summits

Infrastructure Initiatives

Collaborative Decision-Making

Focus Groups and Investor Pitches

Product Development

Forensic Accounting

What do you have in mind?

Congratulations Lakpa Sherpa

CAVEA Congratulates MSU Denver Graduate, Lakpa Sherpa!

May 15, 2020
As we celebrate Spring 2020 graduates, CAVEA would like to give a special shout-out to former CAVEA Student Employee, Lakpa Sherpa! Lakpa is a visual storyteller and an aspiring filmmaker. His early work with photography as a Cybersecurity student at MSU Denver led to occasional experimental videos which kindled a new passion. Motivated and determined, he sharpened his focus and fueled his inspiration, earning a bachelor’s degree in Video Production with a minor in Digital Media. Lakpa, thank you for serving as CAVEA’s Digital Content Assistant, we wish you all the best and are excited for your road ahead. 

President's Townhall (Corona Virus) Mar 11 2020

CAVEA Event Highlight

President's Townhall - Coronavirus Updates

Mar 11, 2020 | 9-10am & 3-4pm
President Davidson moderated two townhall sessions with campus groups to discuss the developing coronavirus situation and potential impacts to campus. Joined by Larry Sampler, Vice President of Administration/COO, Ruben Zorilla, M.D., Medical Director of the Health Center at Auraria, and other campus leaders, the panel shared the latest updates, answered questions and presented next steps. Watch

Photo of audience in the CAVEA Theater

CAVEA Event Highlight

Arc of Justice Screening & Panel Discussion

Feb 26, 2020 | 11:00-4:00pm
Elevation Community Land and Trust, co-sponsored by MSU Denver’s Project for Humanistic Inquiry, invited students, faculty, and staff to the CAVEA Theater for a discussion on Denver’s housing history, followed by the screening of the documentary “Arc of Justice: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community.” The engaging conversation continued with a second panel focusing on community land trusts.

Fireside Chat with 2020 Senate Candidates (Jan 2020)

CAVEA Event Highlight

Fireside Chats with 2020 U.S Senate Candidates 

Nov 21, 2019 - Feb 25 2020
The MSU Denver community joined Dr. Davidson in welcoming Colorado 2020 U.S. Senate Candidates to campus for a fireside-style chat. The student-moderated conversations spanned several months and created opportunity for thought-provoking and informative dialogue about the future of Colorado.




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