About the CAVEA

Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis (CAVEA) bridges campus to community with an advanced AV/IT-supported event and meeting venue, enriched with production services available to internal and external clients.

The CAVEA Theater can host up to 87 max. capacity in a theater-style arrangement.  However the CAVEA comes fully equipped with expert staff and student assistants that can help perfect the layout of your event. In addition to the theater, the two adjacent breakout rooms offer the flexibility to expand your event further. Each breakout room varies with capacity depending on the layout of the room.

CAVEA was designed as a feature of MSU Denver’s LEED Certified Jordan Student Success Building which opened in 2013. The center was envisioned as a community resource to facilitate collaborative, complex decision-making.

The CAVEA Theater boasts 270-degree visual projection, immersive surround-sound audio, 500 square feet of whiteboard, and two breakout rooms. Custom event design adapts to meet a diversity of uses from keynote and capstone presentations to livestream and multi-point broadcast, and so much more.

CAVEA Services

  • An immersive multi-screen media theater with broadcast and recording services
  • A flexible venue for convening cross-functional workgroups and conferences
  • Custom-made experiences for collaboration, experiential learning, and performance

Located on the Auraria Campus on the fourth floor of MSU Denver’s Jordan Student Success Building, CAVEA serves clients across all sectors: education, for-profit, not-for-profit, military and government.

The center partners with university faculty and staff in order to determine learning objectives, course support and grants, and initiatives including workforce engagement and strategic planning.

CAVEA Service Support

  • Community Development
  • Transportation Planning
  • Design Charrettes
  • Globally-Networked Presentations
  • Management Analysis
  • Testing and Research
  • Immersive Environments
  • Workshops, Retreats, and Summits
  • Infrastructure Initiatives
  • Collaborative Decision-Making
  • Focus Groups and Investor Pitches
  • Product Development
  • Forensic Accounting

Sustainability Features



Academic Scholarship Support

Chelsie Worth Celebration Endowed Scholarship

The Chelsie Worth Celebration Scholarship is a perpetually endowed scholarship to continue the celebration of the life of team-member Chelsie Marie Worth. In honor of Chelsie and her love of learning, the scholarship is designed to support women in their academic and professional paths through earth sciences.

CAVEA initiated a fundraising campaign in which family, friends, and colleagues gathered donations to celebrate Chelsie’s life rather than memorialize her passing. A generous fund match met the crowd-sourced contributions to endow a permanent $1000 scholarship. Direct distribution of annual fundraising by our generous donors has increased the number of scholarships distributed each year.

Chelsie Worth Scholarship

CAVEA Utilization | Strategic Planning