Resources of a storied university enable UCLA’s Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center to fulfill its mission of scholarship, collaboration, service

Technical, academic, cultural assets bring new dimensions, vision, support to meetings

Los Angeles, CA, May 19, 2016 …  The new Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, set to open in August 2016, is not only a facility capable of hosting groups of up to 1,000, it’s also a source of opportunities, experiences and amenities that can only be found at UCLA.

Now rising in the heart of the nearly 100-year-old campus, in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, the Luskin Conference Center will command the limitless technical, academic and cultural advantages of UCLA in an inspired learning environment.

“The vision driving the Luskin Conference Center is raising the meeting experience to a new and powerful level of knowledge advancement and intellectual sharing,” said Les Utley, general manager of the Luskin Conference Center and a veteran of the conference industry. “UCLA is a location like no other and there’s no better place to be.  It’s a privilege to be part of something so significant, innovative and important.”

UCLA consistently ranks among the best universities in the nation and in the world, as determined by U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education, Kiplinger Report and Washington Monthly, among others.

The campus currently boasts 4,700 active research projects, involving 4,000 faculty, students and staff. In addition, UCLA has received more than $1 billion in competitively-awarded research grants in each of the past two fiscal years and is on pace to do it again this year.

The Luskin Conference Center is designed to be a venue for brilliance, where leading academic minds, innovators, researchers, thought leaders and social visionaries meet to inspire, educate and bring great ideas to life.

UCLA’s faculty and selected alumni will be able to share their expertise with meeting groups at The Luskin through a participation in seminars, book and research discussions.

With 25,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space, the Luskin Conference Center is designed to accommodate a wide range of groups and configurations for indoor or outdoor functions. The center boasts its own in-house restaurant and catering operation that will serve fresh, local and inspiring menu options, patio venues and some of the best views of the area.

However, the Luskin Conference Center’s assets stretch beyond its walls to encompass the architectural gems and natural landscape that is the entire UCLA campus.  Guests will also have access to UCLA’s world-class museums, theaters, dining, sports venues and more on campus.

And, the cultural, commercial and leisure attractions of Los Angeles are just minutes away.

The Luskin Conference Center’s ambitious vision will be facilitated by a talented technical support system.  Designed for optimum, global connectivity, UCLA’s advanced audiovisual and teleconference facilities are supported by a highly trained technical staff.  The conference center’s wireless service, available throughout the property, is so powerful that it can support the meeting requirements for any group in-house and all mobile devices brought by meeting attendees and guests.  This ultra-high-speed service attaches straight to the UCLA campus backbone Internet service.

Thanks to the vision and generosity of UCLA alumni Meyer and Renee Luskin and the expertise of committed members of the UCLA community, the Luskin Conference Center will soon emerge as a state-of-the-art learning environment that welcomes scholars, innovators and thought leaders to debate and shape ideas that lead to world-changing breakthroughs.

About the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, currently under construction in the heart of UCLA’s vibrant campus, offers an inspirational learning environment in a thoughtfully designed space that fosters excellence, engagement, inspiration and breakthroughs. Scheduled to open in August 2016, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center is set amid iconic and historic campus buildings and the exhilarating backdrop of daily student life. The Luskin Conference Center is a place where the best academic minds, medical innovators, researchers, political leaders, and societal visionaries will meet to exchange ideas that will help shape the world.

Upon opening, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center will feature 254 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, many with sweeping views of the stunning campus architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds. With more than 25,000 square feet of versatile and thoughtfully-planned event space, the Luskin Conference Center will offer some of the most technologically advanced facilities available within the United States and globally. The gracious guest experience at the Luskin Conference Center will be further enhanced by a full-service restaurant and lounge, room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on-site professional catering services, well-equipped fitness center, concierge service, business center, valet parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. The conference center project is self-sustaining and does not utilize state funding or revenues from student tuition. For more information, please visit


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