We can’t wait to see you in February!

We’re thrilled to welcome you to the 2023 Levitt National Convening. Bringing together our Levitt family from across the country, we’ll share, learn, and be inspired by our collective commitment to build community through music and foster more equitable, thriving, and healthy communities.

Taking place Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25, 2023, in downtown Los Angeles at the Sheraton Grand, the Levitt National Convening will feature 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, highlighting different culinary experiences and historic neighborhoods. We’ll conclude our gathering with a festive Saturday evening celebration with dinner, dancing, and live entertainment!

Dynamic Plenary Speakers
Engaging Panel Discussions
Affinity Group Sessions
Inspiring Artist Performances
Can’t-miss Social Activities

Reconnect with old friends and make new ones as we welcome you to the City of Angels. See you soon!

Registration and Hotel Information

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

With on-site restaurants and bars, plus an outdoor deck and 24-hour fitness center, the hotel is surrounded by dining, shopping, sports, and entertainment! Click here for details and to reserve your hotel room at Levitt’s discounted rate of $214 + tax.

Nina Simon

 

New speaker added

The Art of Relevance

Many cultural organizations have used the past two+ years to explore new program models, anti-racist commitments, and community partnerships. How can we use the lessons learned–and the crises confronted–to build a more joyful, inclusive, sustainable future?

Nina Simon, best-selling author of The Art of Relevance, will share inspiring examples and concrete models for lasting change.

Read more on the Speaker’s Bio page.

Relive our favorite moments!

Levitt National Convening 2022

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!

 

Schedule-at-a-Glance

For session descriptions and event details, please visit the Schedule page.

Thu Fri Sat

February 23, 2023

2:00 pm

Cultural Walking Tours

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

February 24, 2023

8:30 am

Breakfast

California Ballroom

9:00 am

Welcome

California Ballroom

9:15 am

State of Levitt

California Ballroom

Sharon Yazowski

10:00 am

The Art of Relevance

California Ballroom

Nina Simon

10:45 am

BREAK

California Ballroom

11:00 am

Equity-Centered Community Design: Centering Community Members as Experts

California Ballroom

Stephen Rayfield

12:30 pm

LUNCH

California Ballroom

1:30 pm

The String Queens

California Ballroom

The String Queens

2:00 pm

BREAK

California Ballroom

2:15 pm

Advancing Ecosystem-level Change through Partnerships & Co-creation

California Ballroom

3:00 pm

BREAK

California Ballroom

3:15 pm

Situational Awareness in Public Spaces

California Ballroom

Mark Herrera

4:45 pm

Closing

California Ballroom

6:30 pm

February 25, 2023

12:45 pm

Sound Bath

TBD

Luna

12:45 pm

Guided Meditation

TBD

Jessica Natalia

6:30 pm