August 17, 2018

Why Choose UCLA for Your Next Conference?

At UCLA, you’re at the intersection of innovation and collaboration, with amazing event spaces, and in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Our facilities are state of the art, UCLA’s stellar reputation in academics and breakthroughs invite interesting discussions and sharing of ideas, and Los Angeles has plenty of art, culture and entertainment to complement your conference.

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Glenn T. Seaborg

A History of Breakthroughs

UCLA is celebrating it’s 100th birthday and a century of breakthroughs. UCLA has been at the center of some of the biggest breakthroughs in science, art and business in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and several of its schools rank in the top 10 of programs throughout the United States. UCLA has had 14 Nobel Prize winners, and is one of the premier research institutions in the world.

Be in the presence of this proud history, and bring together your conference guests to create new, great ideas! We create an environment that fosters innovation and collaboration, at a university that is known for breakthroughs.

Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden

A Winning Tradition

UCLA is in the top echelon of college sports programs in the nation and has a proud winning tradition. It has won over 110 national championships and has the most national championships of any program in several sports, including a leading 10 national championships in men’s basketball under legendary coach John Wooden.

Pauley Pavilion, Drake Stadium, Easton Stadium and now, the new Wasserman Football complex surround our event spaces, as we’re always reminded of the winning tradition at UCLA!

Northwest Campus Auditorium

New Event Spaces for Creating New Ideas

Carnesale Commons, Covel Commons, Northwest Campus Auditorium and the Village View Room are all unique spaces for your events! Carnesale Commons is the newst of the event venues, and has the large Palisades Room, with over 6,700 square feet of meeting spaces, floor-to-ceiling views of the campus and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. If you’re looking to host a speaking event in an amphitheater setting, Northwest Campus Auditorium can seat up to 350 guests. The Village View Room is our event space in Westwood Village, which has beautiful views of Westwood, true to its name.

Nearby Santa Monica, California

A Vibrant City Unlike Any Other

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the nation, but with entertainment, dining, shopping and other fun things to do that some say is second-to-none. And, UCLA is located in one of the most exciting areas of Los Angeles, in West L.A., with close proximity to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood and nearby beach cities like Santa Monica and Malibu. The weather in L.A. is also almost always amazing, with among the most sunny days of any city in the country.


The answer to a great meeting and overall memorable experience is Los Angeles. With sunny weather and a mild climate, enjoyable beaches, and a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options, L.A. is the best place to have a conference that your attendees will never forget. When in this great city that offers the perfect balance of business and pleasure, choose the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, as it’s the ideal venue to host your event, with choice accommodations, versatile meeting spaces and value pricing. Explore why L.A. is the place to be for your next meeting, and learn about how you can plan your next meeting at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.

UCLA Luskin Conference Center Lobby, Photo courtesy of UCLA Luskin Conference Center Website

With nearly 300 days of sunshine a year and average temperatures near 75 degrees, Los Angeles is famous for its fabulous weather. When meeting here in L.A., your guests will love the perfect combination of the beautiful California sunshine and things to do in this vibrant city. It’s hard to stay indoors in Los Angeles, which is why the UCLA Luskin Conference Center was designed to allow the sun to naturally flow into its open-air lobby and many of its versatile meeting spaces.

Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Photo Courtesy of Chris Goldberg, Flick

We can’t think of any other large city that offers so many beautiful beaches! When you’re in L.A. you can work on your tan, feel the sand between your toes and even stroll our world-famous pier in Santa Monica or boardwalk in Venice. With UCLA’s perfect location right next to Malibu and Santa Monica, meeting-goers can take advantage of easy access to Southern California’s famous beaches. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

MAIN PHOTO: UCLA Campus Getty Images

WRITTEN BY: Oshin Aivazian, UCLA