Convening Principles and Protocols

A core approach to fulfilling our mission is to bring people together to exchange ideas and discuss opportunities to advance science for the benefit of humanity. We include people with different backgrounds and experiences to enrich the conversations and contributions to all meetings organized or funded by The Kavli Foundation. We ask that all meeting participants adhere to the following principles and protocols.

Convening Principles

  • Welcome, invite and include all people to participate.
  • Be present.
  • Listen respectfully and actively.
  • Value diverse perspectives.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Act in a professional manner.
  • Be accountable for your interactions.
  • Report any concerns or misconduct.

Health Protocols for In-Person Events

The below outlines requirements for any person attending and/or organizing a meeting or event at The Kavli Foundation Conference Center. The Kavli Foundation follows federal and local requirements (LA County) and encourages any person attending a meeting/event to review these guidelines before arriving onsite. Any questions should be directed to [email protected].

  • Guests may be asked to take a rapid COVID-19 test before an event. Guidance is subject to change and will follow federal and local requirements accordingly. See action steps below if the test result is positive.
  • Wearing a mask is optional. Guidance is subject to change and will follow federal and local requirements accordingly. Masks will be provided on-site as needed.

Inform convening’s primary point of contact immediately if you tested positive for COVID-19 or are feeling ill. Your information will be kept confidential. In-person participation will not be permitted and alternative options for participating remotely will be provided as applicable.

For persons invited to a Kavli-organized meeting, and who traveled to attend, The Kavli Foundation will cover up to two nights lodging and expenses related to a change in airfare. Exceptions are for those persons who are local and are within driving distance of their home.


The Kavli Foundation In-Person Events Terms and Conditions are as follows:

  • Adhere to requirements listed above. On-site participation will not be permitted if a person does not comply with the requirements.
  • If any information has been falsified, the individual(s) will not be invited to future Kavli-organized events.
  • The Kavli Foundation is not responsible for any expenses a person has accrued outside of what the foundation has already agreed to pay.