The 34th Annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium

Mega Events: Major Opportunities


In hosting mega-events such as the Olympics or World Cup, cities face the challenge of balancing the immediate needs of these global exhibitions with their local, long-term planning goals related to sustainability, housing, vibrancy, and equity. The 2024 UCLA Arrowhead Symposium, Mega Events: Major Opportunities will probe this critical issue, bringing together policymakers, urban planners, past host city representatives, community leaders, and academic experts to learn in collaboration and conversation. Attendees will gain valuable insights from case studies, experts, and learn strategies for maximizing positive legacies to create lasting benefits for host cities and people living in them.