Summer Conferences

The conference & hospitality services staff is the primary reason why we elect to hold our annual Summer Seminar for Language Teachers at UCSB each year. The staff's devotion to understanding our unique program needs and their level of professionalism is second to none.
- Dr. Duarte M. Silva, California Foreign Language Project, Stanford University

Great planning can be the difference between another ordinary conference and something your guests will talk about for years.

Whether it’s a corporate meeting, academic program, athletic camp, religious retreat, or a California tour, we understand every conference has different needs.  Situated on coastal bluffs with ocean view rooms, UCSB is located just across the water from Channel Islands National Park, and is a versatile and convenient summer conference location. Often called the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is a gem of natural beauty. You'll have the authentic experience of staying in a UCSB residence hall or apartment with a variety of complimentary meeting spaces available to you - perfect for large and small group gatherings, formal meetings, and recreational activities. Our award-winning dining commons and catering operations focus on sustainability and feature innovative cuisines, using an impressive selection of organic and locally grown or produced food.

UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services has been serving a variety of clients for over 40 years – local, national, and international. Part of our commitment to your event means providing an experienced Conference Manager to guide you every step of the way. For those who have never planned a conference before, UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services can help you create a truly memorable experience for your attendees. We have extensive knowledge of the campus and surrounding Santa Barbara area with free and accessible airport shuttle service. Come experience this scenic environment and discover all that our campus and community have to offer. We’d love to host your next summer conference.

Speak with one of our professional meeting planners and find out why our summer conference facilities are top rated in the Santa Barbara area.