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

The Weather is Practically Perfect

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, Flickr


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!

Echo Park in Los Angeles, Photo courtesy of Asim Bharwani, Flickr


Los Angeles encompasses several cities and neighborhoods, each with their own sub-culture, cuisine and attractions. Visit Downtown L.A. for its urban feel, go to Santa Monica to get a taste of Southern California’s famous beaches, or tour around Hollywood and Beverly Hills for unforgettable entertainment and shopping. And did we mention the food? You can find culturally rich and diverse cuisine to fit any palate and budget anywhere in Los Angeles. Whether you are here for business or fun, or maybe even a little bit of both, L.A.’s neighborhoods can provide you with a plethora of unique and unforgettable experiences.

Los Angeles International Airport, Photo courtesy of brendangates, Flickr


L.A. has a number of airports that are near where you want to be, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) near the coast, Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) to the north, and Ontario International Airport (ONT) to the east. LAX is closest to UCLA — just 10 miles away — and you can even take an affordable shuttle to and from campus. As the largest and busiest international airport on the west coast, LAX services direct flights from destinations all over the world, including — very likely — one near you. With a major upgrade recently completed, LAX boasts a modern vibe with luxury dining and retail stores in many of its terminals, providing an amazing gateway to the city.

Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Photo courtesy of Loren Javier, Flickr


L.A. is known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” for great reason. Home to Hollywood studios and movie stars, and endless live entertainment like concerts, theater and sporting events, there’s more to do in Los Angeles than most other cities. Add some fun to your meeting in a city where there’s always something happening. Want to visit Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, see a play or even a T.V. show taping when there’s some downtime? The best entertainment you can imagine is conveniently close to UCLA.

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Photo courtesy of silvereye, Flickr


Los Angeles is on par with New York, Tokyo and even Paris, with its very own art scene with distinct museums and other cultural institutions. The Getty Center, just minutes from UCLA, sits high atop the Santa Monica Mountains and houses the incredible collection of billionaire J. Paul Getty. Take a scenic drive along the coast into Malibu to easily visit The Getty Villa with an equally impressive collection. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Broad, the Norton Simon Museum and many more make L.A. a cultural paradise. Want theater or music? The world-famous Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Downtown L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Los Angeles Music Center, as well as the world-famous Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theater, are nearby. The UCLA Luskin Conference Center is a perfect home base when it comes to art and culture, plus it boasts UCLA’s Fowler Museum and Hammer Museum just steps away from its very own doorstep.

Plateia, UCLA Luskin Conference Center


Several publications, including Food & Wine, call L.A. one of the “Best Food Cities in the World.” We’re a city with numerous celebrity chefs, like Roy Choi, Gordon Ramsay, Suzanne Goin, and Wolfgang Puck, who showcase their skills in amazing restaurants. Want views of the city? Head downtown to 71Above, perched atop the U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Want ocean views and spectacular seafood? Visit Mastro’s Ocean Prime in nearby Malibu. Steak? There’s perhaps no place better than BOA Steakhouse or Cut in Beverly Hills. Visiting UCLA? Then you’ll find the absolute best dining at our on-site restaurant, Plateia, serving Mediterranean-inspired and California-fresh cuisine.

Alumni Suite, Photo courtesy of UCLA Luskin Conference Center Website

The Accommodations Are Superb

Hotels, hotels, hotels! Everyone is familiar with L.A. having some of the top luxury hotels in the nation. The city of L.A. also has hotels for any budget. At the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, we have room accommodations designed with comfort, convenience and luxury in mind. And even better, we offer a complete meeting package with pricing suitable for any meeting planner’s budget.

Centennial Terrace at UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Photo Courtesy of UCLA Luskin Conference Center Website


From the Los Angeles Convention Center to unique event spaces around town, you can find an amazing venue just right for your conference or event. Here at UCLA, we have the most beautiful and modern university conference center in the world — the UCLA Luskin Conference Center — providing guests with a world-class meeting experience and top-notch accommodations on par with any luxury hotel.

Los Angeles Beaches, Photo courtesy of Chris Goldberg, Flickr

The L.A. Experience is All You Need

With its location, versatility, and diversity, Los Angeles really is in a league of its own. With its uniqueness, there’s something for everyone and every budget in L.A. Plan your unforgettable Southern California experience now at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center – our flexible event spaces, relaxing and modern accommodations, prime location and sunshine await you!

MAIN PHOTO: Santa Monica, California, Photo courtesy of Geraint Rowland, Flickr

WRITTEN BY: Oshin Aivazian, UCLA