Get ready for a great experience at the Los Angeles Student Government Training Conference.

1. Raise money for conference

Here are six ways to raise money to pay for this ASGA conference.
Here’s how to save money at the conference.

2. Register for conference

Complete the registration form and e-mail ASGA at to confirm. Register early and save money. ASGA members also save $100 per person.

3. Reserve hotel room(s)

Start at the Hotel page. The official conference hotel, Courtyard Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard, is about 2.2 miles from the conference location, Otis College of Art & Design.

4. Purchase airline ticket(s)

To save money on airfare, you should consider flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). There are several other airports nearby, including Santa Monica, Burbank, and Bob Hope.

5. Reserve a rental car

Remember that you will need transportation to and from the airport, your hotel, and the conference location. Having a rental car will allow you to drive around “Tinsel Town” and easily go to restaurants, your hotel, or nightlife. (See the Travel page)

Uber or Lyft may be less expensive options.

6.  Review and print directions

Here are Directions.

Otis College of Art & Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

The conference is located in the Academic Building.

Attendees can enter the parking lot on La Tijera Blvd., as shown on the right side of the Goldsmith Campus Map. The parking lot is open and accessible to all. Exiting through the parking lot’s ground floor will lead you to the outside of Ahmanson Hall, the campus’ main building with all the rectangular windows. Walking straight along the path after exiting the parking lot, attendees will pass the triangular grass area (called the Commons) and shortly after, attendees will be able to find the Academic Building where the conference is located.

7.  Wear “business casual”

Your attire should be “business casual” at all conference functions.

8. Bring business cards & college paraphernalia

Make sure you bring business cards, brochures, and fliers to exchange with other delegates.

9. Check the local weather

It’s usually pretty warm (60s and 70s) in Southern California in November, but it we recommend you bring an umbrella, as showers can appear unexpectedly.

10.  Review and print the Conference Schedule

Then you can decide on which workshops to attend and be aware of when the conference starts and ends.

11. Read these conference articles

Responsible Student Government leaders and advisors make sure they get as much as possible from the conferences they attend.

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  • Action Plan for When We Return to Campus
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    This worksheet will help you develop a plan on how to take back what you learned at this ASGA conference.
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    Here are 10 suggestions for making your next conference slumber party the awesome kind.