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Ancestral Health Symposium-- roomshares, paleohackers meetup, etc

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 07, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I imagine that more than a few paleohackers are planning on going to this on the weekend of August 5th? Sure, it's way early, but let's talk cost and logistics.

As an east-coaster with no Los Angeles friends, or paleo friends for that matter, room-sharing sounds like a great idea to reduce quite extensive trip costs. Anybody else in the same boat?

Also, who would be up for a paleohackers meetup before the conference starts? I haven't requested vacation yet or bought a plane ticket, but it would be nice to know how many people are interested in meeting up for a nice, cold O'Doul's and some soft pretzels. (uh, I mean coconut milk and beef heart slices) Anyone know of a good paleo place to eat around the UCLA campus?

So...who's going, who's interested in a room share, and who's interested in a meet-up? And who's super-pumped?!!?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 16, 2011
at 03:23 AM

...I'm currently being offered to buy someones ticket. I'm from new england though..

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:56 AM

I haven't booked a place to stay (or a flight, for that matter). When I get flights booked and travel plans arranged, I'll email you. Maybe we can get a couple more people to make it cheaper.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on June 08, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Hahaha, nice one, Dave!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:36 PM

I think any potential roomie should be more worried about her! (Having gandered at your Halloween activities...)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on May 06, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Cool...I will look at airbnb in the next week and see what pops up.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 06, 2011
at 03:39 PM

I got a response on facebook from someone saying they most likely will sell their ticket to me. Also the airbnb.com site is good place to look.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2011
at 03:38 PM

I'm looking for someone to room with. I'm from Vermont (east coast usa) and am in process of buying a ticket off someone. Some places off of airbnb.com look so nice and fun. What I'm thinking right now is that I'd like to just stay out in California for longer than this event, maybe a week. Write back if you'd want to room!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 04, 2011
at 07:42 PM

Well, I'm working on buying a ticket because it's sold out. :( but the organizers said if anyone cancels I'll get a ticket, and I'm going to post this on the facebook page. Ill let you know. and taht airbnb page is pretty cool, is that where you're looking?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on May 04, 2011
at 03:09 PM

Hey Charlie-- yes, I'd be interested in a room share. I'll probably buy a plane ticket in a month or so. If and when you buy a symposium ticket, let me know!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 04, 2011
at 03:05 PM

Hey Kamal. I'm from New England as well (Burlington VT). I just checked out the ancestral symposiusm and I really want to go. I share the same excitement because 1. I'm always looking for health advancements paleo can bring, and 2. I'm interested in meeting like minded people because networking and staying in touch with one another can further our goals. So I'd be interested in doing a room share. Hopefully you see this!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 21, 2011
at 09:27 PM

"ladies who are not serial killers". so specific. gah. leave some room for variety.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 16, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I know! I just have to get it together and figure it all out. $$ is an issue, but I know my bday is right before it, so I am hopeful. I need to bite the bullet and get my ticket, then I **have** to go!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 16, 2011
at 03:29 PM

I'm still up for sharing if it makes sense, though as I said, I was going to do two nights.

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on March 16, 2011
at 03:06 AM

Excellent Jule - I've liked!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 15, 2011
at 11:37 PM

I'll add the link up here too- Facebook group to facilitate a PaleoHackers meetup http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Ancestral-Health-Symposium-Meetup/117297748347354

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 15, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Here it is- http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=904#!/pages/Ancestral-Health-Symposium-Meetup/117297748347354?v=wall

98a7ca2621246f4ceee203902fe9685e

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on March 15, 2011
at 11:18 PM

Most definitely!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 15, 2011
at 11:04 PM

That sounds good. Can you put a link to it here?

A81081d9fcb772c226b5e86b7e417c0d

on March 15, 2011
at 06:01 PM

No problem! Happy to have found a travel service that is somewhat helpful!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 08, 2011
at 03:19 PM

Hey, that's a cool website!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 08, 2011
at 01:41 PM

Great idea, thanks!

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on March 08, 2011
at 07:20 AM

For those of you thinking of attending -- I recommend http://www.airbnb.com/ for sharing rooms or renting from locals.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 08, 2011
at 03:26 AM

Thanks for the tip, lovers.

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on March 08, 2011
at 03:14 AM

I didn't quite realise how long the flights were until I'd booked them! America seems to be the place to go - I can't imagine ever seeing something like this symposium in Australia.

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on March 08, 2011
at 03:04 AM

sigh. cant go. have fun y'all.

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on March 08, 2011
at 02:56 AM

Wow. It would be really neat to go to this.

A81081d9fcb772c226b5e86b7e417c0d

on March 08, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Wow. That's a long way to travel for the symposium! Impressive!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on March 08, 2011
at 01:34 AM

All the way from Australia? Here's to you, Mrs. R.

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A81081d9fcb772c226b5e86b7e417c0d

on March 08, 2011
at 01:54 AM

Just for everyone else's knowledge here: we set up a fare alert on Kayak which worked beautifully for getting VERY inexpensive flight tickets to LAX. Two weeks ago, flights were $450-600 round trip from Pittsburgh to LA. This morning, we woke up to $165 round trip tickets. Hopefully, everyone else attending can benefit from Kayak's fare alert too. Saved the two of us some serious dough.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 08, 2011
at 01:41 PM

Great idea, thanks!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 08, 2011
at 03:26 AM

Thanks for the tip, lovers.

A81081d9fcb772c226b5e86b7e417c0d

on March 15, 2011
at 06:01 PM

No problem! Happy to have found a travel service that is somewhat helpful!

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 15, 2011
at 11:01 PM

Hey everybody- would it be helpful if I started a page on Facebook to give us a forum for working out logistics? Could call it "Meeting up at the Ancestral Health Symposium" or something like that.

98a7ca2621246f4ceee203902fe9685e

(100)

on March 15, 2011
at 11:18 PM

Most definitely!

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on March 16, 2011
at 03:06 AM

Excellent Jule - I've liked!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 15, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Here it is- http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=904#!/pages/Ancestral-Health-Symposium-Meetup/117297748347354?v=wall

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 15, 2011
at 11:04 PM

That sounds good. Can you put a link to it here?

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F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on March 08, 2011
at 01:07 AM

YES YES YES! I've booked my flights from Australia already! Not sorted out accomodation or getting there from LAX yet...

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on March 08, 2011
at 03:14 AM

I didn't quite realise how long the flights were until I'd booked them! America seems to be the place to go - I can't imagine ever seeing something like this symposium in Australia.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on March 08, 2011
at 01:34 AM

All the way from Australia? Here's to you, Mrs. R.

A81081d9fcb772c226b5e86b7e417c0d

on March 08, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Wow. That's a long way to travel for the symposium! Impressive!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 06, 2011
at 03:38 PM

I'm looking for someone to room with. I'm from Vermont (east coast usa) and am in process of buying a ticket off someone. Some places off of airbnb.com look so nice and fun. What I'm thinking right now is that I'd like to just stay out in California for longer than this event, maybe a week. Write back if you'd want to room!

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on March 08, 2011
at 12:56 AM

I'm in for a meetup! I'd like to do something on the 2nd night though, because the first day I plan on getting there in the morning. I can't afford to spend too many nights.

I've emailed off the board with a couple of the girls to try and get a roomshare together. I haven't bought plane tickets yet either, but I hope to do so soon.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 16, 2011
at 03:29 PM

I'm still up for sharing if it makes sense, though as I said, I was going to do two nights.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 16, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I know! I just have to get it together and figure it all out. $$ is an issue, but I know my bday is right before it, so I am hopeful. I need to bite the bullet and get my ticket, then I **have** to go!

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 07, 2011
at 11:57 PM

I am SUPER pumped, and I think a meetup would be great! Luckily I have a hotel hookup, so I won't need a roomie, and I don't know anywhere good to eat near UCLA :(

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2ecc80ae7725b243b35e80b43eec4a9b

on June 16, 2011
at 02:48 AM

Hey guys,

I'm an MD from Arizona who just got his ticket and booked his flight to the Ancestral Health Symposium! I'm pumped beyond words, this is my passion in life. Alas, I'm a poor resident physician and am looking for a roomshare....any offers??? Can't wait to meet you all and have a blast at this conference.

John Rosell MD University of Arizona Family and Community Medicine Email: johnfrosell@gmail.com

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:56 AM

I haven't booked a place to stay (or a flight, for that matter). When I get flights booked and travel plans arranged, I'll email you. Maybe we can get a couple more people to make it cheaper.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on April 21, 2011
at 08:50 PM

I just bought my ticket (system indicated there were only 44 tickets left so you might want to get on this if you haven't reserved a place at the symposium yet.) I'd love to meet up and maybe do a room share or something too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 16, 2011
at 03:23 AM

...I'm currently being offered to buy someones ticket. I'm from new england though..

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on March 16, 2011
at 03:31 PM

As I've mentioned, I'll be there. I'm going to get a room for the two nights and then head off to stay with friends for the rest of the week; I plan to spend the weekend in full-on paleofriends mode. I'd also love to roomshare with ladies who are not serial killers.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on April 21, 2011
at 09:27 PM

"ladies who are not serial killers". so specific. gah. leave some room for variety.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on June 08, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Hahaha, nice one, Dave!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on June 08, 2011
at 03:36 PM

I think any potential roomie should be more worried about her! (Having gandered at your Halloween activities...)

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3d00abef23d12a766e3d2c886eebc30e

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on March 15, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Hello everybody. My name is N??lio and I'm from Brazil. I got my flight tickets today so I'm definitely going to this symposium!!

I am on my own so I am really in for a meetup especially because we don??t have a strong paleo/primal community here, so would be nice to get to know you guys!

I still have no idea where to stay or where to look for.. but anyway I'll soon set myself somewhere!

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on March 08, 2011
at 01:44 AM

I have my ticked but I'm interning at Cressey Performance in Massachusetts all summer, so I'm not sure if I'll have the time or money to fly back to the west coast for a few days in August.

I would love to do a meet up though, and room share is a great idea.

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on March 08, 2011
at 12:41 AM

PUMPED! I need to make a few phone calls and see if I can find a free place to stay / car to drive. Also, I need to check in with school and see if taking a day or two extra off will be okay. Let's do a meet-up for sure. I'm excited to be a around people who know more about this stuff than I do!

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:37 PM

I bought my ticket in January and have been forward to this for sooo long. I'm such a Paleo nerd, plus I live an hour's drive away and can crash at my uncles about the 20 minutes away from UCLA. I was also looking forward to meeting other Paleo-eaters. Unfortunately, money is tight! I'm considering selling it, but would only want to if someone is willing to pay around $300. That's how much it's worth to me. I understand its a non-profit thing, but I would rather take out a high-interest loan until my I get back to work in August than to sell my ticket for the price everyone paid for their $100 (except those lucky enough students that got their hands on the student tickets).

I'm a bit torn, ethically speaking. What do you think? Would anyone be interested?

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on June 16, 2011
at 03:52 AM

I'm lucky to be able to take the train down from Sacramento. I won't fly anymore with all the b.s. about flying. There is a restaurant called Animal that sounds Paleo friendly.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 04, 2011
at 03:53 AM

Uh yeah. What is this symposium? And I'm always looking to find serious paleo people. I'll go with you Kamal!

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on April 21, 2011
at 10:24 PM

This sounds like fun! I live in SoCal already, so I would be interested in a meetup.

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on March 08, 2011
at 03:07 AM

My sister and I are probably going! Seeing if we can drag my brother and/or hubby along as well. And of course the boobie monster (aka baby). So I already have roommates. Would love some extracurriculars though. :)

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on March 08, 2011
at 01:25 AM

I'm thinking about it. My sister lives in LA and it's definitely slow around work that time of year.

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