The Venue

2ndstreetharborWelcome to Long Beach!

Located in the heart of Southern California, Long Beach blends the urban sophistication of a big city with the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, with miles of sandy beach front and inland waterways, Long Beach basks in the warm glow from our year-round California sun. August daytime temperatures will be 70-85°F/ 20-30°C. Discover diverse hotels, cutting-edge museums, award-winning restaurants and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene. Visit museums, tour a 1930s ocean liner and watch sea lions at Long Beach’s aquarium. Enjoy live performances and cruise Naples canals. Spot dolphins at play on your way to Catalina Island. Or take a short jaunt to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, lots of libraries and museums, and other Southern California attractions. See details at and video:


CSULBlibraryWelcome to California State University Long Beach!

 California State University Long Beach is a diverse, globally-engaged public university committed to providing highly-valued educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity and service for the people of California and the world. Known nationally as “The Beach,” CSULB overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Outstanding venues on its 322-acre campus include the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Martha Knoebel Dance Center, Walter Sports Pyramid, Japanese Garden, and Art Museum. Enjoy our dorms, various dining services, and swimming! ( and video:

Shopping is available on campus and in the neighborhood. Using public transportation or private vehicles, visitors can stay at other hotels within 10 minutes, and take advantage of more shopping and eating options. For more details, go to:


PresidentConoleyPresident Jane Conoley says: “CSULB is committed to serving the people of California and endeavors to provide academic programs and campus services for both traditional and non–traditional students.” “We do create environments, conditions, incentives, experiences, and expectations that push us all to build on our strengths and do better for our city, state, country, world, and for ourselves.”