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Conference Details

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

AHS will be returning to UCLA from August 18 through 20, 2022. 

While the future remains uncertain with the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are optimistic that we will be able to gather together safely in the summer with appropriate precautions, as they may be determined by the public health authorities and UCLA.  As usual, tickets will not be refundable on an individual basis.  But we are committed to a safe, in-person symposium, and if circumstances do not permit us to gather safely, we will cancel the symposium and refund all ticket sales in full. See full refund policy for more.


General registration for all three days is $349, and $219 for students. Early bird tickets are $299 ($179 for students) until May 31, 2022.

Students – Proof of student status will be required at registration area.


AHS22 will be held at the Northwest Auditorium at the University of California, Los Angeles.


There will be a welcome dinner on Thursday night, available for purchase for $60.


We have three-night room packages (plus an optional fourth night) available in two locations.

Rooms are available at Luskin Conference Center for $259/night, and guests can choose 1 King Bed or 2 Queens.

We also have rooms available in the dorms for $140/night. These are private rooms with AC, a private bathroom, and two twin beds. Dorm rooms are near the auditorium.

Call for Proposals

The deadline has passed for talks, workshops, and movement sessions. We are still accepting proposals for posters, though.

AHS is a scientific conference which provides a forum for studying human health from an evolutionary perspective. Founded on principles of interdisciplinary collaboration, our audience and speakers include researchers, clinicians, health enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs.

We welcome submissions from scientists, healthcare professionals, and knowledgeable laypeople, addressing any area of health or disease, from an evolutionary perspective.  Posters may explore how evolution has shaped and constrained human and other animal biology, develop insights into genetic or environmental factors affecting health, and/or translate those insights into practical methods for improving health and avoiding diseases of civilization. Presentations should be grounded in scientific evidence supporting the ideas put forward. This can include N=1 self experimentation.

The following are required:

  1. Title of session
  2. Abstract (150-word maximum)
  3. Longer summary if desired (with references, links to previous talks or publications, etc.)
  4. Headshot
  5. Short bio (100-word maximum)

Submit your proposal

Conference Cancellation & Refund Policy

We understand that there will be many questions about what would happen in the event that the conference cannot proceed. If we have to cancel for any reason, we do not have plans to hold a virtual conference; we feel that being in person is the key element in achieving our goals of bringing people together to build new connections, meet up with old friends, and cross-pollinate ideas.

The Ancestral Health Society reserves the right to make changes to the program and, if necessary, cancel the conference at its sole discretion. In the event of a cancellation, the Ancestral Health Society will refund the full value paid to us for registration and/or accommodation at UCLA. The Ancestral Health Society will not be liable for any direct or indirect losses arising as a result of conference cancellation and will not, for example, be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. In the event of cancellation, the Ancestral Health Society will publicize the cancellation and details will be posted on the websites associated with the conference. Attendees are responsible for checking this information prior to the event.

As in past years, tickets are otherwise non-refundable, but can be transferred to another individual if required.

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AHS21 Archive

August 12-14, 2021
University of California
Los Angeles
  • US Wellness Meats
  • Dry Farm Wines
  • Pluck
  • Kona Restoration Farm

AHS19 Archive

August 8-10, 2019
University of California
San Diego
  • Ancestral Supplements
  • Bonafide Provisions
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
  • Further Food
  • Price Pottenger
  • Primal Flow
  • The Weston A. Price Foundation

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