See the Schedule for AHS17!

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

Conference Information

#AHS17 is coming to the Pacific Northwest! 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.


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

You’ll be able to pick up your badge at Kane Hall from 12–5 PM, Wednesday or beginning at 8 AM Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Registration may also be purchased at those times for the full conference or a single day.


  • Single and double room dorm accommodations on campus are available. UW has beautiful, new, bright dorms within walking distance of Kane Hall. Costs start at $256 for a three-night stay, including a $75 food debit card. Book a RESIDENCE ROOM here.
    • For double dorm rooms, there is a space on the registration form to specify a roommate. To coordinate with a roommate, please visit our Facebook group here.
  • A very small hotel block has been reserved at the nearby Residence Inn. Costs are $199-$239 USD/night. Book a HOTEL ROOM here.


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.


​We’re in the midst of putting together a list of restaurant recommendations. Restaurants in Seattle showcase locally-caught produce, freshly-caught seafood, and the flavours of the Pacific Northwest. Food tours are a great way to experience the culinary hot spots. Learn more here.

Thing to Do

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