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International Symposium 2017 – Queenstown, NZ

October 20 - October 22

$225 - $375

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There is much from our ancestral past, both distal (our hunter-gatherer ancestry), and more proximal (our mothers, fathers, grandparents) that we need to apply in the present if we are to head off some of the issues we are likely to face as we move forward in time. 

A core aim of The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand | Te Kauwhata Tūhauora o Aotearoa is to promote research and disseminate knowledge relevant to the health, environmental, and economic benefits of an ancestral lifestyle, where human evolutionary biology forms a starting point for such inquiries.

With the above aim in mind, we are proud to announce its second biennial international symposium, to be held once again on the shores of the picturesque Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand.

#AHSNZ17 will be held at the Heritage Queenstown, in the award-winning Icon Room, on October 20-22, from 8:30am to 5:30pm.


The Icon Room Conference Facility

For more information on everything Queenstown has to offer, including getting there, accommodation, dining, and activities, see the official Queenstown website here.

With speakers coming from Europe, UK, USA, Canada, and Australia, as well as plenty of home-grown New Zealand talent, this a truly international event.  Our presenters will cover a range of topics, including nutrition, medicine, psychology, movement and physical activity, including theory, and in some cases, practical application, discussing the evolutionary origins of disease, modern biological mismatches, and how the knowledge of the past might inform us on both the problems of present, and those of the future.

We are pleased to welcome the return of a few 2015 favourites, Professor Felice Jacka (AUS), Dallas Hartwig (CAN), Steph Gaudreau (USA), and Darryl Edwards (UK), as well as some exciting new speakers for 2017, including Katy Bowman (USA), Pilar Gerasimo (USA), Dr Rangan Chatterjee (UK), and Dr Tim Gerstmar (USA).

For speaker profiles and presentation abstracts, click here

The TSS Earnslaw cruising Lake Wakatipu

There are only 175 tickets to be released for this event!

The Icon Room conference facility offers an intimate setting, full of natural light, and with mind-blowing views across Lake Wakatipu.  We offer a single stream to ensure that all attendees are able to see every speaker live.

General Admission – Early (First 75 tickets) – $375

General Admission – Late (Last 75 tickets) – $450

Full-Time Student Admission (25 tickets) – $225

Ticket prices include access to all symposium presentations & workshops, plus light food & beverage refreshments.

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.

In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the symposium we have chosen to forgo printed programmes for 2017.


October 20
October 22
$225 - $375




Icon Room, Heritage Hotel
91 Fernhill Road
Queenstown , 9300 New Zealand
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General Admission - Early$375.00Each ticket includes entry across all 3 days of the symposium.

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Full-Time Student Admission$225.00If purchasing this ticket you need to be a full-time student at a registered tertiary institute. Photo student ID will be required upon event check in. If no ID, entry may be refused unless late entry admission is paid.

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