About the Ancestral Health Symposium

AHS is a scientific conference which provides a forum for learning and discussion on all areas of human health. With evolutionary mismatch as a unifying theory, speakers present on topics including diet, movement, sleep, stress, epigenetics, and more. Founded on principles of collaboration across professions, our audience and speaker lineup include researchers, clinicians, health enthusiasts, fitness professionals, entrepreneurs, and more.

Conference Information

AHS18 is coming to Montana! With endless outdoor activities offered by its amazing mountain location and a thriving arts and culture community, Bozeman is the perfect place to spend a few days in July. The picturesque college town sits is only 1.5hr from Yellowstone National Park.

Dates & Location

Thursday July 19-Saturday July 21, 2018

Strand Union Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT


MSU Residences

Pricing is $23/night for a double room and $28/night for a single room. Rooms include linens (two sheets, mattress pad, pillow case, pillow and blanket), towels and bath soap. Click the link below, and search for “Ancestral Health Symposium” to locate the block for our conference.

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There are plenty of hotel accommodations within 2-3 miles of MSU. Explore on the map below.


Historic and Alternative Accommodations

Check out Lindley House, Lehrkind Bed & Breakfast, or Airbnb.

Transportation to MSU—READ THIS!

Transfers between Bozeman Airport (BZN) and MSU

BZN is Montana’s largest airport, and offers direct flights from 15 US cities.

BZN is a small airport compared to major centres, so your transportation to Montana State University may require some planning. Taxis are typically not waiting outside, however Uber does operate at the airport.

If you prefer a more predictable (or less tech-dependent) ride, you have a few options:

  • Vexiride: clean, well-maintained, reliable van rides. BZN to MSU costs approximately $30. Call to book: (406) 633-1685
  • Hotel shuttle: Many of the hotels (major chains only) offer free airport shuttle. Verify with your hotel in advance whether they have a shuttle service, and when it runs. Very few, if any, of the less-expensive motels offer shuttle service.
  • Rental cars: Eight major car rental companies have offices within the airport.

For full details on ground transportation, visit the Bozeman Airport Website.


There is a charge for parking on campus Monday – Friday from 6am- 8pm. Parking is available in the parking garage at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Grant Street for $9 per day until 8:00pm or a $5.00 hang-tag may be purchased at the the residence hall, assigned to the group, that will allow the visitor to park in any lot marked “S/B” or “E”.

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

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AHS17 Archive

September 7-9, 2017
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
60+ presenters came together to share their work in ancestral health.
The AHS17 lineup included:
  • Enviromedica
  • Kresser Institute
  • Kettle & Fire
  • Epic Provisions
  • Vital Proteins
  • Seeking Health
  • Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Dr. Ben Lynch
  • Dry Farm Wines
  • The BioMat Store
  • Allergy Research Group
  • Just Thrive Probiotic
  • Bio-Botanical Research Inc.
  • HEALcare
  • Roam Free Bison Bites
  • Ancient Nutrition

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