Convene - Our Longest Standing Program

Most of you are probably familiar with the Institute at the Golden Gate’s programmatic work, including our Health, Climate Education, and Urban Programs, but you may not be as aware of our Convene Program, our longest standing program.

When the Institute first began in 2008, the mission was to welcome environmental organizations and government groups to host environmentally-focused gatherings at Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate at a discounted rate. We ensured that groups working to protect beautiful lands like Fort Baker had the opportunity to utilize this inspiring park setting. The Institute also played a convening role and hosted several large-scale conferences at Cavallo Point Lodge that focused on collaboration and finding innovative solutions to environmental challenges. These Turning the Tide Conferences inspired some of our programs, such as our Food and Health Programs.

In recent years, our Convene Program has focused on the Institute’s role as a connector for other organizations to host their own meetings, conferences, and retreats at Cavallo Point Lodge. There’s a wide spectrum of groups that host their events at Cavallo, ranging from board meetings to internationally recognized conferences of more than 200 attendees. We welcome nonprofits and government groups to host overnight environment and/or sustainability focused meetings from November through April of each year. To learn more about how to qualify for the discounted rate, visit our website.

If you’re not too familiar with Cavallo Point Lodge, let me paint a picture for you. Imagine sitting in a conference room, and feeling the warmth of natural sunlight shining through the window. Imagine being able to sit outside on a porch during a break in the schedule, enjoying the fresh air, and gazing out at the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Imagine stepping out of your room or meeting onto an expansive Parade Ground, fit for walking, picnicking, playing a game, or just relaxing. Imagine wanting to stretch your legs, and being able to take a stroll on the hill behind the hotel to seeing views of Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the skyline of San Francisco.

The stunning vistas and outdoor opportunities are just some of the benefits of staying at Cavallo Point Lodge. The one of a kind venue also has outstanding customer service, eco-friendly indoor facilities, and delectable food options from an award-winning restaurant.

The priority period for 2015 – 2016 has already begun, but there’s still time! Apply here to qualify for the discounted rate, which extends through April 2016.

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