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CAVEA program and venue are operating under the guidance of state, city, and university guidelines. And we’re always available to brainstorm 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.


Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (CAVEA)

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?

2020 Virtual Honors Thesis Symposium

CAVEA Event Spotlight

2020 Virtual Honors Thesis Symposium

Nov 30, 2020
Although winter 2020 pandemic conditions prevented Honors Program from holding its thesis event in CAVEA, two of the eleven graduating Honors students chose to record their thesis presentations in the CAVEA Theater for inclusion in the virtual Honors Thesis Symposium. Honors livestreamed the event through YouTube. CAVEA wishes hearty congratulations to the Honors graduates! We hope to see the program back in CAVEA for Spring 2021.

MSU Denver Center for Professional Selling - Rocky Mtn. Invitational

CAVEA Event Spotlight

Rocky Mountain Invitational 2

Oct 19-23, 2020
The Center for Professional Selling hosted the second Rocky Mountain Invitational, virtually officiating the award ceremonies in the CAVEA Theater. The national sales event followed a bracket-style competition similar to the NCAA’s March Madness, where thirty-two students represented universities from across the nation. Congratulations goes out to all winners, including MSU Denver's champion in Role Play, Nicole Mirich!

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



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