Backdrop to the Los Angeles Meeting

We have had a great start to 2019 as we strive to accelerate development and worldwide adoption of MEF 3.0. Members are progressing dozens of projects and other key initiatives to drive industry transformation to dynamic services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

This year, MEF is sharply focused on enabling service providers to (1) transform their businesses, services, and networks, (2) federate on a global basis, and (3) certify that their service offerings comply with MEF 3.0 standards.

The Los Angeles meeting presents a timely opportunity for MEF members to join this exciting journey and take advantage of a variety of engagement opportunities.

Why Attend

LEARN - Get the most out of your membership with the orientation & MEF 3.0 Workshops
UPDATE - Keep up with major developments discussed by MEF/industry leaders in the Plenary
CONNECT - Make contacts, share learnings with customers, peers, and suppliers
DISCUSS - Explore hot tech topics in the Birds-of-a-Feather session
COLLABORATE - Lead or join MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept and other team initiatives
PARTICIPATE - Listen, learn, and influence working projects pertinent to your role

Meeting Highlights

  • Committee Tracks
    • Applications Committee
    • Certification Committee
    • LSO Committee
    • Marketing & Education Committee
    • Services Committee

Meeting Registration  


Note that while attending in person is most effective, we provide Members Meeting Remote Access. Registration is required to participate remotely. 

Hotel Information    

JW Marriott LA Live
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

+1 213.765.8600
Hotel website

The Special MEF discounted rate deadline ended 25 October. Rooms are based on very limited availability

Click here to book your room at the JW Marriott. 

Recommended Nearby Hotels:
Residence Inn LA Live 
Courtyard Marriott LA Live 
Luxe City Center Hotel 
Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

Please contact Cathleen Coneghen at with any questions.

The Hotel is approximately 40 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Starting on 29 October, all Uber pickups at LAX, except for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV, will occur at LAX-it.

If not requesting Uber Black or Uber Black SUV:
Take an LAX-it Shuttle on the arrivals (lower) level curbside. They are expected to come every 5 minutes, and travel time to LAX-it is typically 15 minutes or less. You can also walk from Terminals 1, 2, 7, and 8. For more information, click here.

How pickups work for riders
UberX pickups between 8am and midnight will use the new PIN system:

  1. Request an UberX trip to receive a 6-digit personal identification number (PIN).
  2. Once in LAX-it, walk to the UberX PIN pickup zone on either curb 3 or 4, and join the line.
  3. Share your unique PIN with the first available driver.
  4. Verify vehicle and driver details before you get into the vehicle.

Pickups for other ways to ride with Uber, or for UberX from midnight to 8am, may be requested normally.

Reminder about Curbside Pickups
If you prefer a more convenient curbside pickup, simply request an Uber Black or Uber Black SUV trip. Then head to your selected pickup point on the outer island curb on the downstairs arrivals level for your pickup.

Other Los Angeles Meeting Information  

Accessing agendas and meeting materials: Members will need a Wiki account – signup here or contact Tom Dickson

Interested in sponsoring?  Members Meeting Sponsorships contact Lori Vachon.

Non-member companies MEF invites companies considering MEF membership to audit. Contact Alysia Bennett for more information.

General questions?: Contact Cathleen Coneghen

Upcoming Quarterly Member Meetings

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 10-13 February 2020
  • EMEA Location TBD, 27-30 April 2020
  • Montreal, Quebec, 27-30 July 2020
  • MEF20, Dates and Location TBD