Thank you for visiting Los Angeles!

We were thrilled to welcome you to the 2023 Levitt National Convening, which took place Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25, 2023. Bringing together our Levitt family from across the country (check out the attendee list), we shared, learned, and were inspired by our collective commitment to build community through music and foster more equitable, thriving, and healthy communities.

The Levitt National Convening featured two full days of speakers, panels, and sessions for a robust exchange of ideas and insights, plus exciting social events designed to explore the city through food and culture. We concluded our gathering with a festive Saturday evening celebration with dinner, dancing, and live entertainment!


Registration and Hotel Information

Glittering in golden hues with an homage to Downtown LA’s art deco heritage, the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles was our home base for all Convening sessions and accommodations.

Relive our favorite moments!

2022 Levitt National Convening

Last year’s Levitt National Convening was extra celebratory as we gathered together in person after nearly two years of virtual meetings.

Click to watch some of our favorite moments from 2022—you’re going to love what’s planned for 2023!



Click on a day of the week to view the schedule-at-a-glance! For session descriptions and event details, please visit the Schedule page.

Thu Fri Sat Fri

Thursday, February 23, 2023

2:00 pm

Cultural Walking Tours

Various Locations

6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Friday, February 24, 2023

2:15 pm

Levitt Network Panel | Inspiring a chain of change through partnerships and co-creation

Dr. Dwanette Jackson-Dilworth

Leslie Nottingham

Gillian Sewake

Molly Stone

Vanessa Silberman

3:00 pm


4:45 pm


6:30 pm

Group Dine-Arounds

Various Locations

Saturday, February 25, 2023

8:30 am


9:00 am


9:10 am

Collective Musicmaking

9:30 am

Plenary | The Hidden Bias of Good People: Implications for Outdoor Music Venues and the Communities They Serve

11:30 am

Break & Box Lunch

12:15 pm

Optional Guided Meditation or Sound Bath

Jessica Natalia


1:00 pm

Affinity Peer Group Breakouts

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Performance + Conversation | Frank Waln

3:45 pm

Levitt Network Panel | Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Fostering Authentic Relationships with Indigenous Communities

Helen Gover

Jessi Whitten

Nancy Halverson

Sarah Bad Warrior-Vrooman

Victoria Bridenstine

4:30 pm


6:00 pm

Shuttles Depart for Candela La Brea

Friday, January 26, 2024

8:30 am


9:30 am


9:45 am

Plenary Speaker

10:30 am


11:00 am


12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Affinity Breakouts

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Plenary Speaker

4:30 pm

Artist Performance