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


At the University

Miller Dining Hall (Open Saturday 7am – 7pm)
Meal hours and prices are listed below, and here is a link to the interactive online menu. All menu items are labeled identifying whether they’re gluten-free, vegetarian, and/or vegan.

Breakfast: $8
7am – 9:30am
Lunch: $10
11am – 2pm
Dinner: $11
4:30pm – 7pm

Around Bozeman

Below are a few restaurant options in the area that look to have good options for Paleo/gluten-free eating. Of course, there are many more than listed here – but these are a good place to start! Those with an asterisk have gluten-free options marked on the menu.

Main Street Restaurants

Each of these restaurants is along W Main St, about a 30 minute walk or 10 minute drive from the venue.

Sola Cafe*

1205 E Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

15 min walk from the venue

Sola serves breakfast, brunch, weekday dinner, and anytime baked goods with many GF and allergy-friendly options.

Open Range

241 E Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Serves dinner every night starting at 5pm with an emphasis on locally-sourced meats and produce.

Squire House

25 E Mendenhall, Ste C
Bozeman, MT 59715

Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill*

101 E Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Montana Fish Company

119 E Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

14 North Gastropub*

14 North Church Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Saffron Table

1511 W Babcock St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Montana Ale Works

611 E Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Other Restaurants

Feast Bistro*

270 West Kagy, Ste C
Bozeman, MT 59715

15 min walk

Feast offers a delicious-looking menu inspired by seasonal organic ingredients and sustainably-raised meats. They have generously provided $5 off coupons for AHS attendees, which you can grab at registration when you check in.

Dean’s Zesty Booch

111 E Oak St #1F
Bozeman, MT 59715

50 min walk, 9 min drive

Kombucha brewery and bar serving a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic kombuchas. Open daily from 12pm – 8pm. Just mention AHS, and you’ll receive $1 off pours!

Midtown Tavern*

726 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

30 min walk, 9 min drive

7 Sushi*

113 East Oak St, Ste 1A
Bozeman, MT 59715

1 hour walk, 15 min drive

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