The area around Staples Center and just north of the L.A. Convention Center, where TechEd will be hosted, has undergone a major renovation. The area is called L.A. LIVE and contains a "campus" of hotels, entertainment and restaurants. Here's what the promoters have to say:
Located in the center of the entertainment capital of the world, the 5.6
million square foot L.A. LIVE mixed-used development on 27 acres will be the
primary "content campus" and event center for southern California where people
seeking entertainment offerings intersect with the sports and entertainment
industries at work in an energetic, unique, urban environment covering more than
6 city blocks.
Leveraging the tremendous success of STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE will
expand the entertainment content in downtown Los Angeles' South Park district
with complimenting venues, fully functioning broadcast studios, restaurants,
cafes, cinemas, bowling lanes, music clubs and an innovative music museum.
In addition, L.A. LIVE will serve as the catalyst to enhance the
economic performance of the adjacent Los Angeles Convention Center by adding two
luxury hotels, creating a convention headquarters destination with substantial
meeting and hospitality space, once again making Los Angeles competitive with
other regional convention markets. L.A. LIVE will also invigorate an emerging
high-density urban residential neighborhood and pedestrian district.
L.A. LIVE will serve as the leading entertainment destination for all
of Los Angeles and as the event capital of the world. L.A. LIVE was created to
put its audiences in the moment. "Live" is the driving force - you cannot get
any more "live" than when you are in the moment.
Sounds like a great venue for TechEd 2009! See you there.