Supporters

“A state-of-the-art conference and guest center meets a longstanding need at UCLA for additional meeting space where our faculty can host important academic conferences and give colleagues from all over the world a place to stay on our campus.”

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs
Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

“Los Angeles is an expensive venue for academic conferences. The addition of this new conference center would help UCLA Health Sciences enormously by providing adequate space and affordable overnight accommodations for multi-day meetings.”

Dr. Eugene Washington
Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences
Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine

“We’re excited at the prospect of having a first-class center like this on campus. It goes to the very heart of what the university does in terms of intellectual inquiry and giving us the opportunity to interact with our colleagues at other universities. I think it’s a terrific thing.”

Christopher Waterman
Dean, UCLA School of Arts and Architecture

“I think this is a great project for visitors to campus, combining a conference and guest center. It gives us a full-service venue to host academic events.”

Ann E. Carlson
Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law
Faculty Director, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment

“UCLA has long needed a modern conference center that reflects its status as a world-class research university. The Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference and Guest Center will help to draw scholars from all over the world to present new ideas, feeding directly into the research programs of UCLA faculty and advancing our mission as a place for discovery and debate. Quite simply, the UCLA community deserves this project.”

Norman Abrams
Acting Chancellor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus

“UCLA faculty and students need a place where we can share our important research and ideas with the rest of the world, particularly the new advances we’ve made in stem cell research at UCLA. Until now, meeting space on campus has been at a premium. The Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference and Guest Center satisfies that need and is an important project for UCLA and it’s many scientists.”

Dr. Owen Witte
Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator