See the Schedule for AHS17!

Hear from leading researchers, clinicians and writers on the latest topics in ancestral health. We are thrilled to bring you the AHS17 lineup, featuring some of your favorite past speakers alongside new contributors.

Conference Information

See below for everything you need to know during AHS.


AHS17 will be held at the the University of Washington in Kane Hall on September 7–9 from 9 AM–5 PM.

Registration and rooms 210, 220, and 225 are on the second floor of Kane Hall. Enter Kane from any door, and either take the elevator or stairs up one floor.

You’ll be able to pick up your badge beginning at 8 AM Thursday. Registration may also be purchased at those times for the full conference or a single day.

Explore the interactive map below for suggested spots to eat and to orient yourself with the layout of UW campus.

Parking – Important!

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, gatehouse permits are sold at a rate of $3.00 per hour ($2.00 for the first 30 minutes) and a maximum of $15.00 per day. Beginning at 4 p.m., permits are sold at a flat rate of $5.00 for night parking. A flat weekend rate of $5.00 is charged for parking on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, September 9 will have temporary rate increases due to the home football game. AHS attendees can still get the regular $5 Saturday rate by visiting the Lander Conference Desk (at Lander Hall) to purchase a permit.

The below map shows:

  • Kane Hall in yellow (where talks will be held)
  • Lander Hall in blue (where you can buy your Saturday parking)
  • Closest parking and gatehouses in red (where you can pay for parking on Thursday and Friday).


  • If you’re staying in the on-campus residences, you will need to pick up your keys at Lander Desk at Lander Hall (pictured on the map below).
    • Overnight guests will reside in Alder Hall, located just east of Lander. Kane Hall is about a 5 minute walk from Alder.
  • AHS has a small room block at the nearby Residence Inn by Marriott. Rooms range from $199-$239/night. Last-minute hotel bookings can be made by contacting



To Seattle: Fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac).

To UW: From Sea-Tac you have several options for traveling to campus.

  • Link Light Rail: $3.25 one way. The best blend of price and convenience direct to UW. Plus, great views along the way! Drivers do not give change. Link Light Rail lets off on the periphery of campus near Husky Stadium and UW Hospital.
  • Shuttle Express: 24-hour service between the airport and any destination. Shuttle takes up to 10 passengers. One-way trip fare of $24.75 or less, depending on the number of passengers travelling together. Reservations not required if departing from airport. More information here:
  • Seattle Downtown Airporter: Departs every 30 minutes from 5:30am-11:00pm. Rate is $10.25 per person each way. Tickets available at the Gray Line of Seattle desk at the south end of the main terminal. Shuttle does not extend to the University District; you would need to take a taxi or transfer to Metro buses #71, #72, or #73 to University District.
  • Public Bus (METRO): Cost of $1.25-$1.50, exact change required. #194 express service to downtown is recommended. Ask driver for two-zone transfer; bus change required downtown. Transfer on 3rd Ave downtown to #71, #72, or #73 buses.
  • Taxi: Average fare of $50+.
  • Rental Car: Available at on-site counters at airport. Not recommended unless you are planning trips out of town. Parking near UW or downtown can be difficult

You may find this UW campus map helpful. Visit this interactive google map to explore the area.



Lunch spots near Kane Hall


*Note* While we’ve tried to source restaurant options that will meet the dietary preferences of many attendees, we cannot guarantee that the options listed above will be suitable for everyone. Please research according to your own needs.


Since we may not have control over the temperature in the lecture rooms, please pack accordingly. Here’s what to expect for Seattle weather this week.


Things to Do

The perfect setting for urban adventure, Seattle offers world-class markets, beautiful green spaces, and an impressive collection of restaurants focusing on healthy, local fare. Plus, the hilly landscape is full of hiking and biking trails to enjoy as you explore the city. Whether you like museums, architecture, arts & music, or natural landscapes, Seattle has a wide array of attractions. Click here for Seattle’s top attractions.

Reasons to Attend


Reenergize your ideas—whether you’re involved with research, healthcare, running a business, or looking to optimize your own health, you’re guaranteed to leave with a fresh perspective


Go beyond diet—learn about the latest research across a wide range of topics, all united by an evolutionary perspective


Welcoming and engaged community—you’ll leave feeling inspired and connected to a fantastic group of people who are working hard toward the common goal of improved health


Seattle! We’re getting excited about all the restaurants and activities we want to fit into our trip.

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AHS16 Archives

Videos, Bios, Abstracts, Schedules from the 2016 Ancestral Health Symposium
AHS16 was held in Boulder, CO, August 11-13, 2016. Below you’ll find links to the videos, schedule, abstracts, and bios.

AHS works because of the efforts of many both on site and in the months leading up to the symposium. We’d like to thank all of our volunteers for all sharing their time and talents to help fulfill our mission of sharing the message of ancestral health with the public.

Organizers and Volunteers (alphabetical order)
  • Aaron Blaisdell, Program Team
  • Jeff Bonczewski
  • Mark Bosick
  • Anne Dann
  • Claire DeLeo
  • Tess Falor, Program Team
  • Susan Guegan
  • Erica Holmes
  • Dani Kartchner
  • Ben Kuo
  • Justine Lam, Program Team
  • Joel Lenorivitz
  • Grace Liu, Program Team
  • Alyssa Luck
  • Steven Luibrand, Volunteer Chair
  • Marisa Moon
  • Katherine Morrison
  • Ryan Nagle
  • Amanda Oakley, Conference Coordinator
  • Angeles Rios, Registration Chair
  • Tim Rottink
  • Ellen Seeley
  • Ben Sima, Tech Lead
  • J. Brett Smith, Program Committee Chair
  • Hamilton M. Stapell, Program Team
  • Clara Wisner