Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment

Scripps Seaside Forum

Redefine a Day at the Beach

The Scripps Seaside Forum offers a tasteful blend of function and style that celebrates Southern California's unrivaled coastal environment. With an unparalleled waterfront location, modern facilities, and award-winning architecture, this stunning venue offers the ideal setting for corporate events such as meetings and conferences as well as social events such as weddings and galas.

  • Corporate Events
  • Meetings
  • Symposiums
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Dinners
  • Galas
  • Private Parties

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Award-winning Architecture

The multifunctional and beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum oceanfront venue won an "orchid" for its architecture from the San Diego Architectural Foundation at the 2009 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony as well as a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects-San Diego at their 50th anniversary design awards in June 2010.

Cutting-edge Meets the Water's Edge

The Scripps Seaside Forum pairs warm, inviting interiors with powerful state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment ranging from high definition, 3-D projection systems, multiple computer connections, audio surround sound, user-friendly touch-screen controls, and full teleconferencing capabilities. Consisting of a multi-purpose auditorium with balcony, four separate ocean view conference rooms, breakout areas, and an outdoor garden plaza to enjoy the fresh ocean air, the Scripps Seaside Forum will meet your every event need..

Rates and Capacities

Venue Area Sq. Ft. Capacity Rental Fee
Classroom Banquet Hollow
Square
Lecture
Entire Complex 16,500 - - - - $7,500
Samuel H. Scripps Auditorium (A/V specs) 3,244 80 200 60 334

$4,500 (Monday-Thursday)

$4,750* (Friday-Sunday)

*prices effective July 2014

Edward W. "Ted" Scripps II Room (A/V specs) 1,086 - - 38 - $1,200
Robert P. Scripps II Room (A/V specs) 734 28 40 24 70 $ 950
Margaret Scripps Buzelli and Nackey Scripps Loeb Room (A/V specs) 493 20 30 16 50 $ 850
Charles E. Scripps Room (A/V specs) 312 12 20 12 25 $ 750

 

Audio/Visual Specifications

Samuel H. Scripps Auditorium

  • HD Projector with 3D capabilities
  • 5.1 Surround Sound System
  • 6 Wireless Handheld Microphones
  • 6 Wireless Lavalier Microphones
  • Bluray player
  • iPod Dock
  • Music in Lobby, Auditorium and Restrooms
  • Satellite TV

Microphone and Computer connectivity at Podium including:

  • VGA connection
  • DVI connection
  • LAN connection
  • 1/8" stereo audio
  • 4" touchpanel with convenience functions for presenter

2 Mac Pros with the following specs:

  • Dual 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors
  • 8 GB RAM
  • iLife Software Suite
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Edward W. "Ted" Scripps II Room

  • 2 55" LCD Displays
  • VGA, DVI-D, 1/8" Stereo Audio, and LAN connection at counter
  • 12 Fliptops with VGA, 1/8" Stereo Audio, LAN connections, and keypads
  • 12 Fliptops with DVI-D and LAN connections
  • Bluray Player
  • 150 Watt sound system with 4 speakers
  • 10" Touchpanel with intuitive interface
  • High Definition Video Conference capabilities
  • Satellite TV

Robert P. Scripps II Room

  • 52" LCD Display
  • VGA, DVI-D, 1/8" Stereo Audio, and LAN connection at counter and one at table via fliptop
  • Bluray Player
  • 150 Watt sound system with 2 speakers
  • 4" Touchpanel with convenient 'One Touch Setup'

Margaret Scripps Buzzelli and Nackey Scripps Loeb Room

  • 52" LCD Display
  • VGA, DVI-D, 1/8" Stereo Audio, and LAN connection at counter and one at table via fliptop
  • Bluray Player
  • 150 Watt sound system with 2 speakers
  • 4" Touchpanel with convenient 'One Touch Setup'

Charles E. Scripps Room

  • 52" LCD Display
  • VGA, DVI-D, 1/8Ó Stereo Audio, and LAN connection at counter and one at table via fliptop
  • Bluray Player
  • 150 Watt sound system with 2 speakers
  • 4" Touchpanel with convenient 'One Touch Setup'

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Who is Robert Paine Scripps?

The son of Scripps Oceanography founder E.W. Scripps and nephew of patroness Ellen Browning Scripps, Robert Paine Scripps (1895-1938) was born and spent his life in the San Diego area. As a youth, he frequently visited the Scripps campus and sailed on its research vessels. Scripps Oceanography survived the depression thanks to Robert Paine Scripps. Not only did he more than double his family's support during this period, but Robert Paine Scripps also made these gifts strategically, arranging for the state of California to match the family's contributions.

Nearby Hotels

The following hotels are located within 5 miles of the Scripps Seaside Forum. Please call the hotel to check rates and availability.

Hotel La Jolla
7955 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel. 858-459-0261

La Jolla Shores Hotel
2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel. 866-392-8762

Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa
9700 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel. 858-550-1000

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla, CA 92008
Tel. 858-453-5500

 

For More Information

We encourage you to tour the Scripps Seaside Forum with a representative from Scripps Venue Rentals and explore the many options available to you.

Contact:
Scripps Venue Rentals
Telephone: 858-534-5604
Inquiry form
Email: scrippsvenues@ucsd.edu