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

Location & Dates

University of California, San Diego
August 8-10, 2019
Price Center

On-campus Accommodations

Housing accommodations are located in the Village East Apartments on the UC San Diego Campus at the Village at Torrey Pines neighbourhood, one of the University’s newest communities. The Village at Torrey Pines is located approximately 0.6mile/1km walk from the Price Center, where talks will be held. Located just a few miles from La Jolla’s famous beaches, shopping, and dining, the apartments feature modern amenities, full kitchens, contemporary décor, and are within easy walking distance of everything on campus. Apartments do not have air-conditioning.

We have negotiated the following pricing for AHS19 attendees, which include overnight accommodations and three meals per day.

  • Private Bedroom in a Shared Apartment – $100.09/person/night
  • Private Apartment (Single Occupancy) – $183.09/person/night

An additional non-refundable $20.00 administration fee is added to each reservation.

Private Bedroom in a Shared Apartment will have one occupant per bedroom and you will share one bathroom and living spaces. Shared apartments in on-campus housing are organized with up to four (4) persons of the same gender identity. You will be able to request specific apartment-mates during the registration process.

Private Apartment is for a single occupant in an apartment unit and will have access to all four bedrooms, bathroom, and living spaces (no apartment-mates).

If you are part of a couple who would like to be housed in an apartment with only yourselves as occupants, both must select Private Bedroom and indicate each other’s names in the Apartment Mate/Roommate field. This will ensure that both individuals receive a meal plan.

Included in the nightly housing rate:

  • Three meals per day at the local dining unit. Meals start with lunch on your day of arrival, and finish with breakfast on the day of your departure
  • All tax included
  • Full-size kitchen and appliances
  • Beds made upon arrival with one (1) blanket and one (1) pillow
  • One (1) set of towels that can be refreshed upon request during stay
  • Clothing hangers, portable fan, and toiletries
  • Kitchen sets, TV/limited cable, iron and ironing board
  • Coffeemaker, coffee/tea and beverage amenities
  • Service includes cleaning of common areas and trash removal every other day
  • Wireless internet (wired connection not guaranteed)

Not included in housing rate:

  • Parking (permits are sold separately and will be available to purchase in advance starting May of 2019)
  • Air-conditioning in housing area


The last day to register for on-campus housing is July 22, 2019

Campus Map


More details on nearby food offerings and on-campus dining will be available soon. The above accommodations include three meals per day in campus dining facilities.

Driving Directions to Accommodations from San Diego International Airport

START: San Diego International Airport, 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

  • Get on I-5 N from N Harbor Dr
    9 min (3.5 mi)
  • Follow I-5 N to Genesee Ave. Take exit 29 from I-5 N
    10 min (11.2 mi)
  • Continue on Genesee Ave. Drive to N Torrey Pines Rd
    3 min (1.2 mi)

END: The Village, 2202 Scholars Dr N, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA


Details about parking near the Price Center for day commuters and near the Village for overnight guests will be available in the coming months.

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

AHS18 Archive

July 19-21, 2018
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
  • Ancient Nutrition
  • Biomat Store
  • Epic Provisions
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
  • Mt. Capra
  • Nutritional Therapy Association
  • Roam Free Bison Bites
  • Sauna Space
  • Somnifix
  • Vital Proteins

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