Center for Healthy Communities — Los Angeles
Welcome to the Los Angeles Conference Center
The conference center has rooms of varying size and purpose to accommodate everything from board meetings and retreats to presentations, conferences, and receptions. Equipped with advanced technology, most rooms can be configured to meet the individual needs of participants and, depending on seating arrangements, can accommodate up to 375 people. Conference Center staff will assist you in identifying the best room for your event.
The Center is located on the bottom floor of The California Endowment's administrative offices:
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Closed Saturday, Sunday and alternating Fridays.
Request a conference room reservation by filling out a reservation request form. If you are a first-time user, you must create a user name and password.
Conference Center staff will respond to your request as quickly as possible. If your request is approved, a Center staff member will facilitate all necessary arrangements for your meeting.
- Events for more than 100 people may be reserved 12 months in advance, subject to availability.
- Events for fewer than 100 people may be reserved up to six months in advance, subject to availability.
- Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis by the Events Manager.
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SERVICES AND FEATURES
The Conference Center has rooms of varying size and purpose to accommodate everything from board meetings and retreats to presentations, conferences and receptions. In most cases, rooms can be set up to meet individual needs of participants. Depending on seating arrangements, room capacity is up to 350 persons.
Conference Center staff will assist you in identifying the best room for your event. Click on the rooms below to see a description of each room, including photos, diagrams, and available resources, or download a PDF version (click on the room below for updated information on Tahoe) of the complete floorplan.
Download PDF of Floor Plan >>
Catering service is available through the Conference Center Café, which offers a diverse and healthy menu at affordable prices.
- Conference Center Café
Whether your event brings together hundreds of people for a large conference or convenes a small group, food service is available from the Conference Center Café. A versatile array of catering styles is available from buffet setups to formal, sit-down affairs. The café's fully equipped kitchen and staff offer lean and nutritious entrées, breakfasts either continental or hot, and snacks for break-out sessions. The chefs are adept at accommodating vegetarian, vegan, and other special dietary requirements. A large selection of beverages, as well as beer and wine, is available. (Please see Alcohol under General Use Policies on page 12 for restrictions.)
Menus will be forwarded to you as soon as your meeting is reserved. Be sure to e-mail Conference Center staff with any questions or concerns you have while deciding on the best fare to accomplish the goals you've set for your function.
Download a sample catering menu >>
Please note the following when planning the food service for your event:
- It is recommended that orders be submitted to the Events Coordinator one month prior to the function.
- Payment in the form of check or credit card is required three days prior to the event.
NOTE: All catered events at the Conference Center must be serviced by the on-site café.
- The Courtyard Café
If you opt not to make use of the Conference Center's catering service, your group is welcome to purchase individual items at the Courtyard Café from 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The café offers a hot breakfast from 7:30 - 10:00, hot entrées for lunch from 11:00 - 2:00, and grab-and-go items throughout the day, all at a reasonable price.
Download a sample catering menu >>
The Conference Center offers an array of the latest technology and A/V capabilities. Some meeting rooms are equipped with built-in technology, such as audio and videoconferencing, video and digital projection screens or flat screens, VCR/DVD, speakers and PC inputs. Other portable equipment, including cameras, videoconferencing monitors and projectors, is available on a firstcome, first-served basis. The Center's team will be available to assist you with your technology needs.
Once on site, the Center staff is available for setup and initial guidance in using A/V equipment. Users are responsible for proper handling of equipment and will be held responsible for any damage caused by negligent use. The Center’s A/V technician is available to provide some assistance. If more than one A/V technician is needed to support your event, the Center can arrange contracted assistance at your expense.
If Internet access is required as part of a workshop or presentation, Center staff will arrange access either using a Center computer or by ensuring system compatibility with your computer for software, security, and virus protection. Wireless Internet access is available; however, the Center cannot offer support to outside laptops and other wireless devices.
If in-house technology is not available to meet your event requirements, the Center will coordinate external technological support to meet your needs. Users are responsible for all associated costs of equipment, delivery, setup, and labor.
- How To Reserve Audio/Visual Equipment
Audio/Visual equipment for your meetings is available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved in advance by completing the reservation request form. A Center staff representative will contact you about technology needs for your meeting. If you have any questions related to technology needs, please call (866) 833-3533 or (213) 928-8900.
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GENERAL USE POLICIES
Accessibility. Conference Center facilities are designed to include the full participation and enjoyment of people with physical disabilities as well as those who are not fluent in English. Meeting rooms and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Assisted listening devices are available for the deaf and hearing impaired. Simultaneous interpretation equipment is available in some rooms. A list of recommended interpreters for most commonly used languages in California is available upon request.
Alcohol. Wine and beer (no spirits) may be served with a meal or catered reception as long as there are no events taking place within the Conference Center involving youth under the legal drinking age. Organizations wanting to serve alcohol at events must obtain permission from the Events Manager at the time of booking.
Animal access. Guide dogs and assistance animals for people with disabilities are permitted in the Center but must be on leash at all times and muzzled, if necessary. No other animals are permitted.
Cancellations. Organizations must notify the Center Events Manager about a cancellation a minimum of three (3) business days before the scheduled date of an event or they will forfeit their deposit. Repeated cancellations may result in loss of all future access to the Center's services. Cellular phones. Use of cell phones is restricted to the Atrium and outdoor areas to minimize disruption to meetings and working staff.
Deposit. A security deposit is required. Deposits will be returned within a reasonable time following your event, provided no equipment or facility damage was incurred. Deposits may be submitted and kept on file for frequent requesters.
Event restrictions. Eligible organizations include:
- Nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are classified as "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a)
- Independent, sponsored projects of a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization acting as a fiscal sponsor
- Government and public agencies
The Center is not available for commercial, political, religious, private or family events.
Conference Center facilities may not be used for proselytizing or for events whose primary focus is religious worship and instruction. Faith-based organizations whose efforts fit within The Endowment's goals are welcome to use the Center for Healthy Communities.
Fees for event admission. Organizations using the Center may only charge an admission or meeting fee to cover such direct meeting costs as materials, speaker fees or catering.
Financial sponsorship of events. Organizations using the Center may solicit additional outside philanthropic sponsorship solely to cover direct expenses of events. The Center for Healthy Communities prohibits sponsorship by alcohol or tobacco-related companies. Corporate sponsorship requires special permission by the Events Manager.
Media. Any media presence at the Conference Center requires approval of The California Endowment's Communications and Public Affairs Department. Users must notify the Conference Center staff if they are inviting or expect news media.
Parking. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If valet services are needed, the Center can provide a list of approved providers. Users will contract directly with the Center-approved valet service.
Porters. Porters are available to help unload and set up items. Porters may be reserved at an hourly rate if their services are required for an extended period.
Public transportation. Users are strongly encouraged to distribute information about available modes of public transportation to their guests and to arrange carpools.
Smoking. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Conference Center, including the outdoor courtyard.
Business support services. Conference Center staff can only assist with limited photocopying, sending of faxes and access to telephones. Because Center staff may not always be available, users should bring adequate materials and staff to support their events.
Technical support. Staff is also available to help with initial guidance and setup of audiovisual equipment. (See Center Technology) The business center is intended for the use of CHC guests.
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Rate: $199 single room
Client ID N9870044
SRP Code M0
Sabre Code CDWBooking Information
Director of Sales and Marketing
$159 classic room
$209 club level room
Cindy Law Tang
Director of Business Travel Sales
Director of Business Travel Sale
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