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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. 


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 for-profit, not-for-profit, government, military, and education sectors.

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

CAVEA's suite of applications includes:

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?


 Public Engagement

Photo of HLC Interview in CAVEA Theater

CAVEA Spotlight

School of Hospitality Video Recording Series

Feb 26, 2021
The School of Hospitality took advantage of CAVEA's flexibility, customizable speaker lighting, and audio/video support to host a recorded series of interviews with industry leaders. The Theater layout accommodated Roadrunner Safe Return campus health and safety guidelines while meeting the client's production needs.

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.



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