Protocol and Special Events


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Welcome to the LLNL Protocol and Special Events Office

The Office of Laboratory Protocol and Special Events at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) serves as the primary point of contact to the Laboratory's director and senior managers for planning and hosting strategic visits, meetings, and ceremonial events for visiting high-level dignitaries of United States and foreign government offices, academia, military, and industry.

Protocol provides effective logistical design and management services to include the following:

  • Serving as the logistical lead and arranging requirements, such as transfer of security and special access clearances, badging, Laboratory tours, hotel-contract negotiation, meeting room management, exhibit and poster display, audio-visual services, parking, transportation, and special events.
  • Preparing and distributing agendas, contacting and coordinating speakers, information sheets and maps, room confirmations, name badges and place cards, briefing-information packets, lunch, reception, and dinner invitations.
  • Escorting visitors/meeting attendees and remaining at the event to provide oversight of planned logistics.

For information regarding community tours, please contact our Public Affairs Office.



Protocol Office Phone: (925) 423-6820
Fax: (925) 422-9507

Dustin Riggs
Dustin W. Riggs
Chief Protocol Officer
(925) 422-5780
(925) 579-4028 cell
riggs4 [at] (Email address)
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Stephanie M. Loredo
Executive Protocol Officer
(925) 422-0830
(925) 724-9070 cell
Email address

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Michele M. Morris
Executive Protocol Officer
(925) 423-3578
(925) 344-9648 cell
morris75 [at] (Email address)

Getting to LLNL

Most visits begin at the Laboratory's Westgate Badge Office, located off South Vasco Road in Livermore. If using GPS, enter: "Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Westgate Drive, Livermore, CA" in lieu of the LLNL mailing address. View detailed directions.


Westgate Badge Office
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone: (925) 422-0717


There is public parking available in the Badge Office parking lot. Your protocol representative will contact you regarding transportation to the various meeting locations and facility tours planned for your visit.


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Download the map to the LLNL Westgate Badge Office.


Entry into the Laboratory is strictly regulated. An approved badge is required for admittance. Visitors will be asked to provide personal information for security processing. you will receive a form from your protocol representative to be completed prior to your arrival. The information provided on the form should match the official photo identification you plan to present at LLNL. Badges can be picked up at the Westgate Badge Office. Be prepared to present one of the following forms of identification at the Badge Office, security checkpoints, and at any time while on site (including HSPD-12 federal credential holders):

U.S. citizens:
  • Valid U.S. driver's license or other government issued
  • photo identification card
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Official U.S. military active duty identification card
  • Naturalization certificate with photograph
Non-U.S. citizens:
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Valid passport PLUS visa documentation and all accompanying original documentation

All NNSA facilities are directed to follow the Department of Homeland Security's REAL ID Act for allowable forms of identification. A secondary form of ID may be required. Learn more.

Badges must be protected at all times from loss or theft and should be worn between your neck and waist with the photo side visible while on site. Return your badge at the security checkpoint or Westgate Badge Office upon departure.


Classified incoming visit procedures apply to those from other sites and agencies who hold active security clearances and are visiting for purposes in which classified discussion will take place or there will be access to classified matter.

Classified incoming visits are processed and approved based on the visitor's originating facility, verification of the visitor's identity and clearance level, and determination of "need-to-know."

Your protocol officer will inform you of the security clearances and special accesses required for your visit, as well as the methods and timeline for passing your clearance to LLNL. The Visitor Control office is the point-of-contact for processing incoming classified visit requests. Should your security office need assistance, please contact:


LLNL Visitor Control/Clearances
Phone: (925) 422-7552
Fax: (925) 422-6313


Electronics & Restricted Items

Visitors should be aware of LLNL's policies on electronics and restricted items.




Rental Car Providers

Transportation Services



Courtyard Marriott
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 243-1000
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Four Points by Sheraton
5115 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 460-8800
Hilton Garden Inn
2801 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 292-2000

Download a detailed listing of additional area hotels.



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Terra Mia Italian Restaurant
4040 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 456-3333
Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard
39 S Livermore Ave #125
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 449-7000
Zephyr Grill and Bar
Zephyr Grill & Bar
1736 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 961-1000


Local Area Information

Situated in the eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, the city of Livermore maintains a home town feel while being part of the vibrant Northern California landscape. Whether you're interested in outdoor activities, sports, shopping, wine tasting, sightseeing, beaches, nightlife, or the arts, Livermore and the surrounding Bay Area offer a wide range of experiences for everyone.