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.

Recreational shoots are permitted and are considered to be photographers who use one hand-held camera without the use of any additional photo/video equipment. While taking photos, please respect other visitors and Salk staff. Any other type of photo or video shoot must be arranged with our Communications department (858) 453-4100 x1371.
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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.