MPI Southern California Chapter’s Meeting Planning Basics & Beyond series is a great way to learn the fundamentals of meeting planning from hospitality industry professionals. While this is a three-part series, participation in any session is not dependent on having attended a prior session; unique topics are addressed at each meeting. You will receive a… Read More MPISCC’s “Meeting Planning Basics & Beyond”
Whether your event is taking place indoors or outdoors, it’s crucial to select an appropriate set-up style. Here are some common set-up types that meeting planners choose: Banquet Can also be referred to as rounds. Round tables with chairs spaced evenly around the entire table. This is a common choice for a meal, as it… Read More Room Set-up Styles
It may not look like much now… …but in 2013, UCLA will have a new ballroom immediately adjacent to Sproul Hall. The Palisades Ballroom will be 6,700 square feet, and can be divided into six smaller rooms. The room features floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as state of the art audio/visual equipment. While the Palisades Ballroom will be… Read More Coming Soon: Sproul Presidio!
From Friday, July 15 to Monday, July 18, the southern half of the Mulholland Bridge which crosses over the 405 freeway will be demolished (with reconstruction taking place over the next 11 months). The 405 freeway will be closed during this time, and anyone living in or visiting the Los Angeles area can expect severe,… Read More Everything You Need to Know About the 405 Closure July 15-18 (UPDATED)
Hosting an event this holiday season? Here are a few tips to keep you sane… Not enough money in your budget for floral centerpieces? Work with your caterer to create a dessert centerpiece as an alternative. Don’t get too tipsy at your own party. It’s hard to be a gracious host if you get too… Read More Holiday Survival Tips from the UCLA Catering Team
Have you ever found a great venue for an event, but had a hard time determining if the seating capacity would meet your needs? UCLA Conference Services is pleased to offer you a free meeting space calculator that you can use through your iPhone. This valuable tool allows you to enter information about a venue… Read More Meeting Space Calculator for iPhone
Panel discussions are a great way for experts and featured guests to share their knowledge both with your audience and each other. But what if the standard straight line of seminar tables and tabletop microphones just seems a bit too formal for the occasion? Try using some couches or soft chairs instead. Place them on… Read More Create a More Intimate Panel Discussion