CMB Thematic Issue Workshop / LOGISTICS

  • Meals

    The Plateia restaurant, on the first floor of Luskin, serves breakfast daily. Continuous AM and PM refreshments (SEE BELOW) will also be available during the morning and afternoon sessions. A buffet lunch has been arranged for Friday and Saturday. Dinners are on your own Weds.–Fri.

    DAILY OFFERINGS (Boardroom Refreshments) 
    Whole Fresh Fruit (V, Veg, GF)
    Kind Bars & Kashi Bars
    Freshly Brewed Organic Fair Trade Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee & Assorted Hot Teas
    Filtered Flat and Sparkling Water on tap
    Daily Infused Water

    THURSDAY, 1 – 5 PM
    Also includes Snickerdoodle Cookies (Veg), Biscotti (Veg), and Ras el Hanout Potato Chips (V, Veg, GF)

    FRIDAY,  9 – 12 PM; 1 – 5 PM
    Also includes Chocolate Chip Scone (AM);  Lemon Bars (Veg), White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies (Veg), and Sumac Pita Chips (V, Veg) (PM)

    SATURDAY, 9 – 12 PM; 1 – 5 PM
    Banana Nut Bread (AM); Chocolate Chip Cookies (Veg), House made Granola Bars (Veg), AND Salted Pretzels & Nutella (Veg)


    Connie Cummings will distribute vouchers to the participants. Each individual must present their voucher to Plateia host to access the Plateia Servery for the buffet. All food & beverage must be consumed in Plateia and cannot be brought back to the meeting room.

  • Saturday Night

    We have arranged for a group dinner on Saturday, March 26. Details TBD.

  • Flight Information and Changes

    Please contact Constance Cummings (email hidden; JavaScript is required / 301-488-1829) for assistance with flights.

  • Local Transportation

    The FPR will reimburse you for local transportation expenses between the airport and the workshop hotel. After the meeting takes place, please send your receipts to: Dr. Mamie Wong, Program Officer, P.O. Box 826, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Mamie can also be reached by email at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

  • Driving Direction and Parking at Luskin


    From Los Angeles International Airport: Take the San Diego Freeway (I-405) North and exit at Wilshire Boulevard East. Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard and proceed a half mile to Westwood Boulevard. Turn left and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center is located one mile ahead at end of the turnaround.

    Get Directions from LAX


    Self-parking is available underneath the Luskin Conference Center and in UCLA Parking Structure 8, Level 4, directly across the street from the center. There is a convenient pedestrian walkway/bridge connecting Parking Structure 8 (on Level 3) to the Luskin Conference Center property. There is a daily fee to park in either location. If you are here for just one or two hours, we offer great rates of $4 to $6 dollars.

    • To locate Parking Structure 8, enter the campus by heading north on Westwood Boulevard and make a left onto the Structure 8 Driveway (located just before the parking information kiosk on Westwood Boulevard). Proceed up the ramp to Level 4 and park in any of the “Pay-by-Space” parking spots. You will need to purchase parking at a nearby parking kiosk.
    • To access the UCLA Luskin Conference Center via the pedestrian walkway/bridge from Lot 8, take the east stairs down one level (from Level 4 to Level 3) and cross over Strathmore Place. Elevator access (located in the northeast corner of Level 3) allows access to the conference center via the pedestrian crosswalk at the traffic light at the intersection of Strathmore Place and Westwood Plaza.
  • Further Assistance

    For further logicical assistance, please feel free to text or email Connie Cummings at 310-488-1829 / email hidden; JavaScript is required 


  1. Greg Downey, Macquarie University (via Zoom)
  2. John Dunne, University of Wisconson at Madison
  3. Laurence Kirmayer, McGill University
  4. Robert Lemelson, FPR & UCLA
  5. Daniel Lende, University of Southern Florida
  6. Chikako Ozawa-de Silva, Emory University (via Zoom)
  7. Michael Sheehy, University of Virginia
  8. Seinenu Thein-Lemelson, UCLA
  9. Tawni Tidwell, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  10. Samuel Veissière, McGill University
  11. Carol Worthman, Emory University
  12. Constance Cummings, FPR & CMB (Logistics)