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Westin Bonaventure: Official Site of 2014 Conference

Frequently featured in movies and TV, this iconic Westin Bonaventure is located in heart of downtown Los Angeles and is within walking distance of the theatre district, Mark Taper Forum, The Music Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Other nearby places of interest include: the Garment District, Jewelry District, Chinatown, and Little Tokyo. If a star sighting is on your agenda, you can jump on the Metro and be in Hollywood in less than 15 minutes. You can also take Metro right to the gates of Universal Studios Theme Park.


Make Your Room Reservation

Due to high demand, the Westin Bonaventure is now sold out.
However, you may reserve a room at the Sheraton Los Angeles (711 Hope Street, just a ten minute walk to the Westin Bonaventure) at the special conference rate of $199 per night. Click here for details, but act fast as availability is limited. Please note this special conference rate is only available November 20-25.

There are also number of other lodging options close to the Westin Bonaventure (404 S. Figueroa), the site of the 2014 Conference. We recommend searching for the best rates on hotels in downtown Los Angeles.

Or if you're feeling adventurous, check out options on airbnb  and "experience Los Angeles like a local." 

Some available hotels near the Westin Bonaventure include: 

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact James Horton, program director, at 212-268-3337 x12 or

Airport Information

The closest airport to the Westin Bonaventure is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The airport is 14 miles southwest of the hotel, approximaitely a 25 minute drive. Click here for directions.

Public Transportation

Metro Accessibility: The Westin Bonaventure is located within close proximity to several Metro stops. Please click here for more information.

DASH Bus: The DASH Bus conveniently connects USC and the Westin Bonaventure, in addition to going around downtown L.A. Please click here for more information


Overnight Valet Parking is available to guests at a nightly rate of $42.

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