2022 UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium: California's Housing Crossroads2022 UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium: California's Housing Crossroads


What does the registration fee include?2022-07-12T14:51:33-07:00

The UCLA Lake Arrowhead Registration Fee includes much more than the typical conference registration fee.

What’s included?

  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Lodging (in semi-private accommodations)
  • WiFi throughout the facility
  • All meals (Sunday lunch through Tuesday lunch) and beverages (water, tea, wine)
  • Receptions, including snacks and beverages (water, lemonade, beer & wine)
  • Coffee station (coffee & tea)
  • Use of venue facilities (heated pool, fitness center, tennis courts, hiking trails, see more)

What’s excluded?

  • Transportation to and from the venue
  • Equipment rental fees for recreational activities
How do I get to the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge?2022-07-12T14:57:10-07:00

Ground Transportation

The quickest way to access the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge is by automobile. For directions, use Google Maps or see the venue’s site.  There are a few alternatives:

  • Shuttle: We recommend Xpress Shuttles for service to Lake Arrowhead.  We will arrange at least one shuttle from Ontario Airport to the venue.  Participants can reserve space on this shuttle by purchasing ground transportation add-on during their registration.
  • TNC: The conference center is inside the Uber service area but outside the Lyft service area
  • Transit: Mountain Transit’s RIM Off the Mountain offers Monday-Saturday service.  A local taxi connection is required.
  • Taxi


The UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge & Conference Center is about 90 miles east of the main campus, nestled on a lake 1 mile above sea level in the San Bernardino Mountains. There are a variety of airport options, but we encourage invited speakers/attendees traveling from out of town to consider Ontario airport first for the added convenience of easy ground transportation.

We will arrange for shared-ride vans to transport attendees to and from the Ontario airport to the conference center. You may request this shared-ride service during your registration.  For those flying into other airports who would prefer not to rent a car, we recommend Burbank or LAX, which have transit connections to Metrolink’s commuter rail service.  

Airports, in order of distance to the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center:

  1. Ontario (ONT): 45 miles; pre-arranged shuttle or car rental option; limited nonstop routes
  2. Palm Springs (PSP): 76 miles; car rental option; limited nonstop routes
  3. Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA): 80 miles; car rental option; 2nd most nonstop routes
  4. Burbank (BUR): 89 miles; car rental option, connecting Metrolink Service.
  5. Long Beach (LGB): 94 miles; car rental option; JetBlue hub
  6. Los Angeles International (LAX): 98 miles; car rental option, or Flyaway -> Metrolink; most nonstop routes

Traffic on Sunday mornings and Tuesday early afternoons is typically light relative to traffic during peak periods.

Can anyone register to attend?2022-07-12T14:56:30-07:00

This event is invitation-only. Attendees must receive a nomination to attend. Please enter nominees using the form on this page. UCLA reserves the right to cancel attendee registration if they were not nominated to attend.

What is the refund policy?2022-07-12T14:56:50-07:00

Once you register, we pay for you to attend even if you cancel. Thus, in most cases, we cannot offer a refund. Exceptions will be made for individuals who will be under quarantine or isolation orders by their health care provider during the symposium dates. The individual must notify symposium organizers at arrowhead@uclaarrowheadsymposium.org within 24 hours of being placed on the quarantine or isolation order and include a copy of the order from their health care provider. Any refunds will be minus the Eventbrite fees.

Your registration is transferable, and you can change the name on your registration until Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 by logging into Eventbrite and clicking your order on the Tickets page. Note that this doesn’t change payment responsibility from the original registrant.  If you change the name of your registration, please notify us at arrowhead@uclaarrowheadsymposium.org.

What lodging accommodations will be provided?2022-07-12T14:50:20-07:00

Included in the registration is the lodging for two nights and meals (Sunday Lunch – Tuesday Lunch). Lodgings at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge are semi-private chalets (condolets).  Your condolet will be shared with another symposium attendee. You may request a suitemate by indicating so during the registration process. Some condolets have an open-concept bedroom plan and others have a closed-door bedroom plan. Most condolets are two-story units with each level having a queen bed and full bathroom. A downstairs living room parlor with a sleeper sofa, work desk, and fireplace separates the two guest rooms. Due to room availability, we cannot accommodate requests for specific bedroom plans.

What does semi-private accommodations mean?2022-07-12T14:49:08-07:00

Most guest rooms at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge are semi-private chalets (condolets), which will be shared with another symposium attendee.  These are two-story accommodations with a loft-style bedroom and private bathroom upstairs and another bedroom and private bath downstairs plus a shared parlor.

There are two floorplans.  One has a private bedroom downstairs with an upstairs loft.  Another has an open bedroom downstairs.  Both have two private bathrooms.  See more information.

May I request a suitemate?2022-07-12T14:50:29-07:00

Yes. You can request a suitemate (that we hope is mutually agreed on) during the registration process. Our policy is to pair suitemates of the same gender unless otherwise requested. We will do our best to pair attendees from the same organization but this is not guaranteed.

May I request a specific room at the conference center?2022-07-07T16:41:06-07:00

Please let us know during the registration process if you have a mobility issue and need to be housed in a room close to the main conference. The conference center will do its best to accommodate requests based on availability and medical needs; however, these accommodations are not guaranteed.

Can I invite an additional person to attend and stay in my room?2022-07-12T14:46:05-07:00

No. All attendees and guests must be registered to attend the conference and stay as a guest at the conference center. UCLA reserves the right to cancel attendee registration if they were not nominated to attend and to ask non-registered guests to leave the premises.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?2022-07-12T14:46:38-07:00

No. We support paperless activities when we can get away with them. No need to print out your ticket.

Is smoking allowed?2022-07-12T14:59:04-07:00

No. The UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge – Conference Center is a smoke-free property. Due to this, we will be required to bill a smoking fee during the symposium or post-check-out to guests who will be participating in smoking activities in the rooms during the symposium or post-check-out.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?2022-07-07T16:38:49-07:00

No. All attendees must match the registered conference guest names. If you need to transfer your registration, you may do so by clicking your order on the Tickets page until Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.

Can I update my registration information?2022-07-07T16:33:37-07:00

You can update the information on your order (such as name, email address, or answers to the organizer’s questions) by clicking your order on the Tickets page until Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Please contact us at arrowhead@uclaarrowheadsymposium.org if you have already completed your registration and still want to purchase an add-on item (e.g., Ground Transportation).

What are my transportation/parking options?2022-07-12T14:47:50-07:00

We will arrange for a shared shuttle service to and from Ontario Airport. If you are interested in this service, please purchase the ground transportation add-on during registration. We will confirm shuttle logistics, one week prior to the event. Parking is located directly in front of the conference center.

What health & safety protocols will be in place for the symposium?2022-07-12T14:58:57-07:00

Event attendees will be required to show proof of their full vaccination status or negative PCR COVID test taken within 48 hours (a negative antigen test taken within 1 day is also acceptable) of the first day of the event along with a photo ID in order to gain entrance to the venue. Surgical Masks or KN95 or N95 masks will also be required indoors unless eating or drinking. These protocols are subject to changes in the UCLA policy.

When should I arrive for check-in?2022-07-12T14:58:12-07:00

We encourage Symposium attendees to arrive on Sunday, Oct. 16 by 1 p.m. to register for the event and be ready for the kickoff session at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on the outdoor dining patio.

Registration opens at 11 a.m. in the main lodge. Those arriving after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, please check in in the upstairs library.

Lodging check-in does not open until 5:30 p.m. Ask our student volunteers at registration if you need assistance with storing luggage. Please be advised that, generally, all lodging accommodations are 2-bedroom, 2-bath shared condolets. The bottom room of the condolets has a door; whereas the top room is an open loft. You will share a unit with another Symposium attendee. Attendees cannot bring non-registered guests to the conference center. Feel free to check with the front desk regarding the name of your cabinmate upon check-in.

Can I pay by check?2022-07-07T17:04:24-07:00

If you’d like to pay by check, contact event organizers at arrowhead@uclaarrowheadsymposium.org to obtain an invoice. The invoice will be billed at the Regular Registration rate ($1195). All invoice payments must be received no less than 30 days before the event.

Can I request dietary restrictions and meal preferences?2022-07-12T14:57:39-07:00

Yes, you may indicate your dietary preferences during the registration process. The conference center will do its best to accommodate most meal preferences (e.g., vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, etc).