"This is pretty interesting. Not our day-to-day routine, let me tell you," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.
TV actress Dana Delaney said the star-studded event is not far from Hollywood.
"It's very similar," Delaney said. "It's no different than going to the Hilton in Beverly Hills."
ABC News' Devin Dwyer, Cullen Dirner and Gregory Simmons contributed to this report.