The conference was held in Los Angeles, California, and aimed to address "what has been done, is now being done, and will be done" to address California air pollution. Arnold O. Beckman, the chair of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce's Air Pollution Committee, was also a member of the conference committee.
California State Chamber of Commerce. “Program for Southern California Conference on Elimination of Air Pollution,” November 10, 1955. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 1, Folder 14. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/4b29b690d.