Schedule

Thu Fri Sat

February 23, 2023

2:00 pm

Cultural Walking Tours

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Join your fellow Convening attendees for a cultural walking tour and experience the rich tapestry of neighborhoods that make up Los Angeles—one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world. Stay tuned for an eblast with tour descriptions! Each cultural walking tour will highlight the historical and cultural significance of the featured neighborhood. Hosted by the Levitt Foundation, you will be able to select your tour prior to the Convening or upon your arrival.

6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Connect with your Levitt peers from across the country at our welcome reception, taking place on the Sheraton Grand's outdoor terrace where you'll enjoy delectable bites and libations, while taking in the scenic views of LA's downtown skyline set to the sounds of DJ Ari-4Rari.

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

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.

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

Friday Evening Dine-Arounds

Various Locations

We are thrilled to offer dine-arounds to enhance your time in Los Angeles! Choose from some of the city's most iconic restaurants as well as a few new favorites and have a memorable culinary experience while connecting with your Levitt peers. Hosted by the Levitt Foundation, groups of up to 15 will dine at each restaurant with cuisines reflecting the global diversity of LA—from Mexican, Korean, and French to Chinese, Italian, and standard American fare—among other delicious options. Stay tuned for an eblast with restaurant descriptions! You will be able to select your dine-around experience prior to the Convening or upon your arrival.

February 25, 2023

12:45 pm

Sound Bath

TBD

Ancient cultures have understood the power of sound and vibration for thousands of years. Sound healing is a form of alchemy or transformation that calms our brain waves in safe and gentle ways. This wellness session will help you experience peace, relaxation, and connection to inner wisdom.

Luna

12:45 pm

Guided Meditation

TBD

This "Pause and Presence" session will be a relaxing group meditation held by Jessica Natalia, RYT yoga instructor. Participants will be verbally guided through breathing and mindfulness exercises, accompanied by soothing music, so that they can pause, be present, and feel more balanced and grounded in the midst of their day. Since this will be a seated meditation, participants can choose the option of sitting in a chair or on the floor on a meditation cushion.

Jessica Natalia

6:30 pm

Annual Celebration Dinner

Candela La Brea

Taking place at Candela La Brea, a historic, family-owned property in the city's Miracle Mile district steeped in 1920s Hollywood glamour, this year's Levitt Celebration Dinner will feature authentic Mexican cuisine with an LA flare and live entertainment certain to light up the dance floor! Located approx. 25 minutes from downtown, shuttles to/from Candela La Brea will be provided. Shuttles will leave the hotel at 6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.