IDEA Conference: Information for Participants

The Idea of the Catholic University in the 21st Century

March 15-16, 2018

 

Expand the tabs below to view information for conference participants. For questions, contact us at acti@lmu.edu or 310.338.7759.

 

 

  • Directions and Parking

     

    DIRECTIONS

     

    From the 405

    Exit at Howard Hughes Parkway. Turn left to head south on Sepulveda Blvd. and turn right to head west on Manchester Blvd. Turn right to head north on Lincoln Blvd. and then turn right on LMU Drive to enter campus.

    From the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Travel north on Sepulveda Blvd. Remain in either of the left two lanes and merge onto Lincoln Blvd. Follow Lincoln Blvd. north past Manchester Blvd. Turn right onto LMU Drive.

    From the East (105 Freeway)

    Travel on 105 West, exit on Sepulveda Blvd., and go north. Remain in either of the left two lanes and merge onto Lincoln Blvd. Follow Lincoln Blvd. north past Manchester Blvd. Turn right onto LMU Drive.

    From the East (10 Freeway)

    Travel on 10 West to 405 South, exit at Howard Hughes Parkway. Turn left to head south on Sepulveda Blvd. and turn right to head west on Manchester Blvd. Turn right to head north on Lincoln Blvd. and then turn right on LMU Drive to enter campus. 

     

     

    PARKING

     

    Conference parking is available on levels P2/P3 of the University Hall parking structure, accessible immediately to your right after you enter campus from Lincoln Boulevard. 

    All visitors must register and pay for parking Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 8 pm. Parking is free on weekends and University Holidays. Short-term visitor parking is purchased by the day or in increments of 20 minutes. Pay stations are located on levels P2 and P3 of the University Hall parking garage. Visitors may also register for parking with the Parkmobile app (LMU location code: 961) or online via LMU Park

     

    Short-Term Parking Rates
    MinutesRate
    0-40 $2.50
    40-60 $5.00
    60-80 $7.50
    80-100 $10.00
    100-More $12.50

     

     

     

    For more information about parking once you're on campus, please visit our Visitor's Parking website

     

     

  • Campus Map and Conference Locations

     

    All conference sessions will take place on the third floor of University Hall.  Registration is located at McIntosh Center, University Hall 3999.  A map of campus is available here; University Hall is located at A10 on the map.

    Signage will direct you from the elevator banks on the first floor of University Hall to McIntosh on the third floor near the north end of the building. 

    Additionally, ECC 1857 on the first floor of University Hall will be available as a lounge space for participants throughout the conference. Located on the north side of University Hall near the Crimson Lion Restaurant, follow signs from the first floor atrium to locate this room.

     

     

  • WIFI and tech access

    LMU Wireless Network Access

    Please visit the ITS "Quick Guide for Guests" for wifi access instructions. If you encounter difficulties, you may contact ITS at 310-338-7777.

     

     

    Computers and printers

    The William H. Hannon Library is open to the public Monday - Friday, 8am - 10pm and Saturday - Sunday, 11am - 10 pm. Computers and printers are available for public use subject to library policies and procedures. Please visit the library's Visitor Services page for more information.

     

     

    AV Requirements

    Conference session locations are equipped with an in-house computer and projector. All AV requirements should be communicated to ACTI's Senior Administrative Coordinator, Emilou Reyes, at emilou.reyes@lmu.edu.

     

  • Local accommodations

     

    ROOM BLOCK

     

    ACTI has arranged for a room block and special rate at the Custom Hotel, located within walking distance of campus.

    Custom Hotel
    8639 Lincoln Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Phone: (310) 645-0400
    Website: https://www.customhotel.com/
    Direct Reservation Link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=79283&Chain=17719&group=ACTI-LMU

    Group Code:
    ACTI-LMU

    A group rate of $119.00 net rate is based on single/double occupancy per night. The special rate will expire on Thursday, March 1. Please make your hotel reservation before the deadline to secure a room at this hotel for the above rates. Individual reservations can be made within this group block by each guest. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card at the time of booking accommodations.

    How to Reserve a Room online

    1. Go to: http://www.customhotel.com/
    2. Click RESERVE
    3. Click in the GROUP CODE field
    4. Enter Promo Code: ACTI-LMU
    5. Click APPLY PROMO
    6. Select your ARRIVAL date from the calendar on the left
    7. Select your DEPARTURE date from the calendar on the left
    8. Click CHECK AVAILABILITY
    9. Click VIEW OFFERS to view offers by room type
    10. Click RESERVE when you find the offer you want
    11. Follow instructions from there.

     

     

    OTHER HOTELS

     

    Other local hotels offer special rates for LMU visitors.  View a list of local hotels and rates here.

     

     

     

  • Dining

     

    CAMPUS DINING

     

    Several campus dining options are available in University Hall.  A map of campus dining options is available here

    Roski Dining at University Hall is known for its "Fresh & Light" menu. Roski features a custom salad bar, savory wraps, sandwiches, fresh fruit and yogurt bar and Food on Demand (FoD) digital ordering system. The Food on Demand system takes you on an international taste journey, and features a variety of Italian, Mexican, Asian and American entrees, appetizers and desserts. Located on the first floor of University Hall.

    Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     

    Einstein and Caribou Café: Enjoy some Caribou signature lattes, teas, and coffee as well as some stacked bagels from Einstein Bagels. Located on the first floor of University Hall.

    Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

     

    Crimson Lion is located inside University Hall on the first floor (Room 1767), next to Roski Dining. Enjoy a full service dining experience complete with patio seating and wine list. When entering Crimson Lion, follow the hallway and enter through the left french doors. 

    Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     

     

    LOCAL DINING

     

    A number of local restaurants and cafes are located within walking distance or a short distance from campus.  A few recommendations are below.

     

    Walking distance:

     

    Humble Potato - Fast casual, Japanese/Hawaiian twist on burgers, hot dogs, and more

    8321 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

    Taj India Palace - Indian with daily all you can eat lunch buffet

    8320 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

    Kanpai - Authentic Japanese sushi and grill

    8325 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045 

     

    Tower Pizza - Family owned pizzeria

    8351 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045

     

    Thai Talay - Traditional Thai offerings

    8411 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

    Cinco - Oaxacan fare as well as craft cocktails and beer. Try their happy hour!

    7241 Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

     

    Farther afield:

     

    Playa Provisions - Four options in one, including a cafe, ice cream shop, whisky bar, and seafood restaurant

    119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293

     

    Hopdoddy - Quality burgers and beer

    12746 Jefferson Blvd #1120, Playa Vista, CA 90094 

     

    Cafe del Rey - Upscale seafood restaurant overlooking Marina del Rey

    4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

     

    C&O Cucina and Trattoria - Family style Italian food with a lively ambiance

    Cucina: 3016 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Trattoria: 31 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292