Holding an event at Salk

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Holding an Event at Salk

The Salk Institute’s historic campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla provides a professional and convivial environment for nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to gather and engage in the exchange of ideas.

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations may reserve meeting space for a fee tailored to expenses incurred by the Institute. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is strongly recommended they be made at least 12 months in advance.

Salk Institute Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium
Salk Institute Foyer

Please note: The Salk Institute is not available for events by a for-profit company, or for weddings, receptions, reunions, bar mitvahs and other personal social occasions.

For more information, or to inquire about availability, please contact Inger K. Johnson, Meetings and Special Events Manager, at or (858) 453-4100 x1658.

The Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium seats 295 and has a small stage. It is equipped with a projector, A/V screen, audio ceiling speakers, DVD, microphones, conference phone, Internet access and controlled lighting.

The Salk Foyer can accommodate 160 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 250 for a reception-style event. It is equipped with a projection screen, overhead projector, Internet access and controlled lighting.