UCLA Luskin Conference Center Quarterly Newsletter — February 2016


The innovative Tessitura Network, Inc. has selected the Luskin Conference Center for its annual team summits for both 2017 and 2018

February 2, 2016 — Calling itself a “virtual organization,” the Tessitura Network staff reside all around the world. They meet as an entire team once a year for an in-depth strategic meetings and training. The group has chosen to bring their Global Team Summit to the LCC for the next two years.

Tessitura is a member-owned and governed non-profit organization that advances and supports the business of arts and culture, providing technology solutions such as ticketing and donation-processing software, a 360 CRM (customer relationship management) platform, and secure database sharing. Serving more than 500 organizations in eight countries, Tessitura’s members include museums, galleries, theatres, performing arts centers, operas, symphonies, dance groups, science centers, universities, and more.

“There were several factors that weighed into our decision to choose the UCLA Luskin Conference Center,” says Heidi Pamplin, conference manager for Tessitura Network, Inc.

“We were looking for a hotel or conference center that was large enough to accommodate our sleeping room and meeting room needs, but small enough that we could really take over the property. We also wanted to work with a hotel that met our high quality standards for meeting room design, including large windows and versatile space. Additionally, the LCC is committed to service excellence and offered CMP packages that include all-day beverages, an appealing variety of buffets, high-speed Internet, and audio visual packages at an affordable rate.”

“We wanted a hotel that has easy to access by air, including international flights. In addition, we wanted a hotel that is located in an area with temperate weather in the winter months, with restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We were excited to discover that the brand new UCLA Luskin Conference Center is IACC-certified and we were thrilled to find that all of our needs and wishes are being met.”

The Tessitura group is looking forward to bringing their talented staff together from around the world. Says Pamplin, “The Global Team Summit is a bit like a large family reunion with intense learning, brainstorming, and discussions. The staff will appreciate the beauty and functionality of the space, as well as the delicious food and great service. Our schedule will include general sessions, breakouts, training opportunities, creative activities, a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)/team building activity, as well as time to network and have fun.”

The group will convert one of the larger meeting rooms into a lounge that will primarily be used in the evenings by staff to relax, have discussions, play games or music, do creative activities, and enjoy evening refreshments. Individuals attending the Summit may also spend their personal time exploring UCLA and surrounding area attractions.

“The Center is beautiful and the LCC staff is committed to aligning themselves with organizations like ours that share UCLA’s mission of teaching, research, and service.” Pamplin concludes, “It is a perfect fit!”