In 2024, ACSHLE will convene its annual conference in Los Angeles on the beautiful campus of the University of Southern California. Join us for an inspiring gathering of university chaplains and spiritual life professionals who are dedicated to transforming the higher education context by serving the needs of undergraduates, graduate and professional students, faculty, staff, administrators, and local communities. 

Through a rich tapestry of dynamic plenary sessions, workshops, discussions, excursions and the joy of informal connections and affinity groups over meals. Gain fresh perspective and practical insights to foster innovation, spiritual growth, and transformation for our campuses and selves. We will delve deep into the power of Rebirth & Renewal as we explore this theme from a variety of religious and philosophical traditions.

This conference is a unique opportunity for chaplains from across the nation, with diverse backgrounds and faith traditions to come together but also to find rejuvenation for themselves under the warmth of the golden California sun and near the calming waves of the Pacific. 

Register now to enjoy a deeply discounted Early Bird Registration Fee:  

$350 for Members

$500 for Non-Members

$250 Students

Early Bird Discount is good through November 30, 2023

Starting on December 1 fee changes to the following:

$500 for members

$600 for Non-Members

$350 for students

If finances will be a barrier please apply for the Larry-Green Scholarship or Hardship Fund. Visit the page on our website here. Applications for funding close on November 15th, 2023. If you have additional funds and want to provide the chance for someone else to attend please consider donating. The link can be found here

Hotel Information

USC Hotel

A block of rooms is reserved with a conference rate of $199/night

Rate is valid until block is filled and will expire on January 1, 2024. We suggest booking as soon as possible. Book your reservation now to insure you're conveniently located in the hotel. Reserve your room at the conference rate

  • Learn more about the hotel here.

  • Parking is available for $40 a night and is self park.

  • Our room rate begins 3 days before and ends 3 days after if you want to extend your trip and maximize your time in California.

Hotels, Airports, and More

The USC Hotel is the ideal location to reserve a room, and also offers the easiest access to the main campus. If you are looking to save money, consider rooming with another ACSLHE member, or locating alternative housing arrangements. Ideally, if you are without a vehicle, you can stay anywhere along the Expo Metro Line (E Line) which has 3 metro stops along campus. You may also consider finding lodgings along Figueroa St, somewhere between USC and Downtown LA, as the Dash Bus is a cheap public transport option that regularly departs campus heading north to Downtown LA along Figueroa St. 

In the event the USC Hotel reaches its capacity, here are three hotels in Downtown LA that we recommend: 

Recommended Airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Burbank Hollywood Airport (BUR aka Bob Hope Airport). Although BUR is much smaller, it is equal in distance to the USC campus, as compared to LAX. It is also easier to navigate, less crowded

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