About the Conference & Learning Center
With almost 13,000 square feet of space, HFL’s new 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, 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, video recording, 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.
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 new HFL 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 a serene open space that incorporates seating areas, high ceilings, ample natural lighting, 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 nonprofits. Providing a space to work and connect with mentors, colleagues, and service providers, this space has the potential to remove barriers that 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.
HFL Grantees, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government entities, and health-related activities/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.
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
Reservations may be requested up to 6 months in advance and are considered in the order received. Reservation approval is contingent upon completion of the Conference & Learning Center Facilities Orientation. HFL reserves the right to cancel or modify reservations.
If your request is outside hours of operation, please contact HFL to discuss at email@example.com
or call 219.326.2471.
HFL may require a visiting organization to provide a Certificate of Insurance for general comprehensive liability insurance. Please contact HFL for additional information.
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. Precautions include requiring masks for unvaccinated individuals, social distancing, and enhanced cleaning procedures before and after meetings.
Clear Lake, Pine Lake & Stone Lake
Wired and Wireless Presentation through Projector Teleconferencing
Outdoor Patio Speakers
Lily Lake Conference Room
Wired and Wireless Presentation to TV
Easels are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (bring your own markers and paper).
A facilities orientation is provided and mandatory for first-time C&LC users (including Audio Visual Systems).
Internet access is limited to standard websites (not permitted: custom ports, custom services, or VPN's.
Only laptops, tablets, and phones may be connected to our wireless network. Wired or wireless hubs, switches, routers, etc., may not be connected.
Organizations are required to bring a laptop and any office supplies.
Information is forthcoming.