February 23, 2023
Sheraton Grand Los AngelesJoin 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.
Sheraton Grand Los AngelesConnect 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
State of Levitt
The Art of Relevance
California BallroomMany 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.
Equity-Centered Community Design: Centering Community Members as Experts
The String Queens
The String Queens
Advancing Ecosystem-level Change through Partnerships & Co-creation
Situational Awareness in Public Spaces
Various LocationsWe 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
TBDAncient 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.
TBDThis "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.
Candela La BreaTaking 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.