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Conference & Learning Center (C&LC)

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Click on the C&LC brochure to learn more about our facility.

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HFL Grantees, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, local government entities, and health-related activities and programs are all eligible to use the C&LC free of charge.


The C&LC is not available for fundraising, political events, social events, religious ceremonies, media conferences, or parties. For-profit businesses are not eligible to use the C&LC to conduct meetings, seminars, or any other activity, unless the activity is related to a HFL grant.


Organizations are not permitted to charge attendees to participate in meetings or events; however, organizations can recoup their out-of-pocket expenses (such as catering fees) for a meeting/event.

Reserve a Meeting Space

Rooms may be reserved between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Meeting space at the HFL Conference & Learning Center may be requested through our online reservation system. If you have an account, you may request a meeting space here. If you are new to the HFL Conference & Learning Center, please contact us at 219.326.2471 or to learn more.  

For a brief tutorial on how to navigate the system and request a meeting space: Skedda Training | HFL Conference & Learning Center 

Please note:  

  • Reservations may be requested up to six months in advance and are considered in the order received.  

  • Reservation approval is contingent upon HFL’s terms of use (see Eligibility); HFL may require organizations to provide a Certificate of Insurance for general comprehensive liability insurance. 

  • HFL reserves the right to modify or cancel reservations in case of emergency or unforeseen issues and will contact you by phone. 

HFL prioritizes the health and safety of our staff and C&LC guests. We continue to maintain enhanced policies and procedures for the safety of guests, staff, and other partners, including enhanced cleaning procedures before and after meetings.

About the C&LC

About the Conference & Learning Center

With almost 13,000 square feet of space, HFL’s building is home to HFL’s offices, Conference & Learning Center (C&LC), and nonprofit incubator space.

HFL’s C&LC provides state-of-the-art facilities for La Porte County nonprofits and HFL partners to meet, learn, retreat, and plan. Space is offered free of charge to HFL partners, local government entities, and health and wellness related activities and programs. HFL envisions the C&LC to be a hub for nonprofit and community partners to collaborate, learn, and grow. This hub plays a crucial part in accomplishing HFL’s vision for La Porte County to be one of the top ten healthiest communities in Indiana by 2030.

The C&LC offers flexible space with three separate conference rooms divided by operable partitions that when combined can hold 223 occupants. Each of the single conference rooms is just over 1,000 square feet and features state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, Wi-Fi, video conferencing, and more. All of the conference rooms lead out to an outdoor patio. In addition, a conference room that seats 10, warming kitchen, and coat room are available.

Seating Setup Options

The room capacities below represent the maximum number of chairs for each seating setup. The capacities are for two chairs per table, except for Theater setup, which does not include tables. If you prefer to have one chair per table or more space between chairs for Theater setup, the maximum capacity for the room will be half of what is presented below.

Please note that HFL may reduce the room capacities for health and safety concerns.



HFL's C&LC Details

Located at 140 East Shore Parkway in La Porte, the natural, tranquil setting by the La Porte Chessie Trail provides the perfect backdrop for the C&LC. Natural wood, limestone, and brick are featured throughout the interior and exterior structure. Upon entering the building through the main entrance, you are welcomed by an open space that incorporates seating areas, high ceilings, ample natural light, and a tall fireplace that invites you to sit down and take in the view of Fishtrap Lake.

HFL’s building also features an incubator space that is dedicated to the development and growth of La Porte County nonprofits. Providing a space to work and connect with mentors, colleagues, and service providers, this space has the potential to remove barriers that many nonprofits face.

Situated on HFL’s property, a trail rest area was created for community members to use while enjoying the Chessie Trail. The trail rest area features a bike repair station, fresh water available for people and pets, picnic shelter, and a plaque recognizing the leadership and vision of HFL’s first Board of Directors.



Clear Lake, Pine Lake
& Stone Lake

  • Wired and Wireless Presentation

  • Videoconferencing 

  • Teleconferencing

  • Podium

  • Lapel Microphones

  • Tabletop Microphones

  • Recording Capabilities (Pine Lake)

  • Music Capabilities

  • Outdoor Patio Speakers

  • Coffee makers, hot water dispensers, thermal carafes, and coffee mugs

  • Filtered water dispensers and water glasses

Lily Lake Conference Room

  • Wired Presentation

  • Videoconferencing

  • Teleconferencing

Important Information and Additional Amenities

  • A facilities orientation is provided and mandatory for first-time C&LC users.

  • Organizations planning to use wired or wireless presentation and/or videoconferencing must bring their own laptop. HFL does not provide laptops for guests' use in the conference rooms.

  • Easels are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (bring your own markers and paper).

  • Internet access is limited to standard websites (not permitted: custom ports, custom services, or VPNs.)

  • Only laptops, tablets, and phones may be connected to our wireless network. Wired or wireless hubs, switches, routers, etc., may not be connected.

  • Organizations must bring any office supplies they plan to use.

  • Warming Kitchen equipped with full size refrigerator, two microwaves, ice maker, and two dishwashers.



Health Foundation of La Porte (HFL) maintains a list of approved caterers. Organizations requiring catering services are responsible for making all catering arrangements. This includes initiating contact with approved caterers, selecting menu items, confirming services, payments, accepting delivery on site, and ensuring caterer has picked up all catering items from the C&LC in a timely fashion.

HFL provides filtered water, ice, and coffeemakers and thermoses at the CL&C. Water glasses and coffee mugs are available for use. Please be aware that organizations must bring their own ground coffee and condiments (creamer, sugar, stirrers, etc.) and that HFL does not provide serveware, except water glasses and coffee mugs. Please note that alcoholic beverages and homemade food are not allowed at the CL&C. 

Please click here for a list of approved caterers.

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