Conference & Learning Center

 Interested in learning when the Conference & Learning Center (C&LC) will open to the public? Provide your information below and we’ll contact you with C&LC information ONLY.

 

HFL prioritizes the health and safety of our staff and C&LC guests. HFL’s C&LC is currently closed. Operating the C&LC during a pandemic would not only pose a community health risk, it would also violate guidance provided by Indiana’s Governor.  As a result, the C&LC will not be operational until La Porte County’s color metric score is blue.

When we’re able to welcome event activity into the building, we will be fully prepared to do so, with enhanced policies and procedures in place for the safety of guests, staff, and other partners.

 

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 breathtaking 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.

Our construction is complete! Check out the whole process here: