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CAVEA is open for limited uses in compliance with MSU Denver’s Safe Return Events Protocol. We’re always 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?

CAVEA Event Highlight

President's Welcome Back Address

Sep 17, 2020
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., delivered a State of the University address and answered employee questions at the Fall Welcome Back virtual event. Joined by Faculty Senate President Katia Campbell, Ph.D., and Staff Senate President Rebecca Reid in the Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis, Davidson celebrated Roadrunner spirit and resiliency, answered employee questions on budget, spring 2021 planning, anti-racism efforts, and more.

President's Townhall (Corona Virus) Mar 11 2020

CAVEA Event Spotlight

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 Spotlight

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 Spotlight

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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