The Conference will be held at the University of Southern California’s University Park Campus in Los Angeles. The 229-acre University Park campus is adjacent to Exposition Park with its world-class museums and recreational facilities. USC neighbors include world-renowned cultural institutions and sports and entertainment venues. Explore the Arts and Education Corridor of Downtown Los Angeles and Exposition Park.
Some of the many attractions include:
Exposition Park is adjacent to the University of Southern California. Enjoy the splendor of a 7.5 acre rose garden featuring more than 15,000 rose bushes. Within the Exposition Park Campus is the California African American Museum, California Science Center and the Natural History Museum.
The recently renovated California African American Museum occupies a 44,000 square feet facility that includes 3 full-size exhibition galleries, a theater gallery, and a 14,000 square foot glass ceiling Courtyard. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and admission is free.
The California Science Center, located next to Exposition Park, was opened in February 1998. Its more than 400,000 square feet let you explore through four major exhibit areas. In October of 2012 the Space Shuttle Endeavor was opened to the public; guests are able to see the Endeavor up close and explore the science of space exploration. The California Science Center is open daily from 10-5 and admission to the permanent exhibit galleries is free.
The Natural History Museum is also located next to the University of Southern California. It protects over 35 million specimens dating back 4.5 billion years. In June visitors have the chance to experience the seasonal Butterfly Pavilion! The museum also features interactive exhibits with topics ranging from the Age of Mammals to California History.
LA Live, the STAPLES Center and Downtown Los Angeles are a short metro ride from USC. LA Live features exciting entertainment venues including Nokia Theatre, restaurants, nightclubs, an open-air plaza with giant LED broadcast screens, a gleaming two-hotel tower, the GRAMMY Museum and the Lucky Strike bowling alley.
STAPLES Center is home to world-class sporting events and entertainment. It is home to sports team, hosts figure-skating and boxing championships, major political events, and concerts by the biggest names in popular music.
Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness in the United States. It offers numerous family attractions including the LA Zoo, Greek Theater and Griffith Observatory. Miles of hiking and horseback riding trails offer endless options for exploration while taking in breathtaking views.