Paleo f(x)™ Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is Paleo f(x)™?

Please see our events page.

I would like to be considered for a presentation, cooking demo or workshop at Paleo f(x)™, what do I do?

All the information you need for submission to present at Paleo f(x)™ 2015 is located here. Please direct any questions to Michelle Norris.

What is the paleo diet / paleo lifestyle all about?

Please see our Paleo 101 guide.  

I want to contact a speaker or participant shown on your site, how do I contact them?

Go to their speaker profile page, and contact them through one of their listed sites (e.g. blog or personal website). Due to privacy, we cannot give out any contact details for individual speakers.

I want to contact a sponsor or vendor shown on your site, how do I contact them?

Go to the sponsor page or vendor page and click on their logo or link to contact them through their listed website.

What should I bring to Paleo f(x)™?

Comfortable clothing and shoes, workout clothes (if you want to take a movement workshop), a water bottle to stay hydrated, something to take notes with, a camera and charger, spending cash for the vendor fair (some vendors accept credit card, some don’t), and an open mind. You may also want to bring snacks.

What should I NOT bring to Paleo f(x)™?

Don’t bring bags, valuable items or heavy cases. There are no lockers in the event center so you will have to carry all of your goods for the entire day. Paleo f(x)™ is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Is there parking available onsite?

Yes, there is parking available at the event center. There is a daily fee, please see event center website for current pricing.

Can we bring children to Paleo f(x)™?

Children are definitely welcome at Paleo f(x)™ and we will have children’s tickets to the Expo. However, there is not a discounted children’s Premiere ticket. It is the same price as the Special Premiere Ticket for students. This is due to the capacity limitation of our venue enforced by the City Fire Marshal. Children are not treated as a lap child on a plane. Capacity in a building is determined and counted based on the actual number of people not on age, stature or ability to participate.

Note on Child Expo Tickets:

  • Children 5 or under attend the Expo only for free. No ticket required.
  • Children 6-12 require a special, discounted expo ticket.
  • Those 13 and up are considered regular adults for the purposes of our Expo.

Are there hotels or lodging near the event center?

Yes, please check the specific Event Accommodations page for Paleo f(x)™ special priced hotel blocks.

What is the difference between the Premiere Ticket and an Expo Ticket?

A Premiere ticket is for all three days of Paleo f(x)™. It grants access to all 5 stages:

  • Keynote Stage  (premiere only)
  • Mastermind Stage  (premiere only)
  • Paleo On Ramp Stage  (expo stage)
  • Cooking Demo Stage  (expo stage)

This includes all Premiere Presentations, Mastermind Panels, and Think Tanks for all three days. It also grants access to the entire Expo floor, priority seating on Expo floor stages, priority registration to Strength & Conditioning workshops, access to Paleo Posse (our fun service for making new friends), Paleo f(x)™ networking events, and other Social opportunities. Finally, it includes limited access to Video on Demand after the event, so you can watch some of the sessions you may have missed during the event.

An Expo ticket grants access to both expo stages: the Paleo On Ramp stage and The Cooking Demo Stage.  Plus access to the whole expo floor: the Paleo f(x)™ store, the vendor fair, and observation of the strength & conditioning floor demos. Expo attendees may also participate in paid strength & conditioning workshops, for a separate small fee. Expo tickets may be purchased for a single day on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or for all 3 days.  

If you purchase a Premiere ticket, you don't need an Expo ticket, as the premiere ticket includes it all. A Premiere ticket is our more popular ticket, as it gives you the full Paleo f(x)™ experience. However, we also sell hundreds of expo tickets, and these are great for beginners or people who just want a taste of what our event is al about.

I purchased a ticket and I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to another person, but you will be responsible for making sure that person is registered for your ticket. It is the original ticket purchaser’s responsibility to take care of this, no one else can handle this. Please contact the Registration Coordinator to get information regarding the procedure and make the transfer.

Are there opportunities to network and meet new people at Paleo f(x)™?

Tons!  For starters, you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of intelligent people who, like you, are passionate about health.  But we’ve also specifically designed Paleo f(x)™ to have a variety of built-in opportunities to network and make new friends, including breakout sessions, topical networking events, after parties, and more.

If I’m completely new to paleo, should I go to Paleo f(x)™? If I’m very advanced and knowledgeable about this stuff, should I go to Paleo f(x)™?

Yes, absolutely. We label each session as beginner, intermediate, or advanced.  With five concurrent stages, there are many sessions to choose from.  Whether you’re looking for a true intro to paleo health concepts (“Paleo 101”), a deep and fascinating presentation by a master health practitioner, or something in between, we’ve got it.  Paleo f(x)™ offers something for everyone.  More info here about why should you attend.  

There are a lot of interesting sessions running concurrently, and I’m afraid I’ll miss something. What should I do?

We’ve intentionally created the “high quality problem” of many good sessions to choose among.  But we mitigate this problem in two ways.  First, sessions are ranked by content level as beginner, intermediate, or advanced, and we tend to run sessions of different ranks against each other, when possible.  Second, every Premiere badge holder is entitled to some limited, post-event video-on-demand privileges.  So, you’ll be able to watch some of the sessions you might have missed, on video. 

What is meant by the session ranking of beginner, intermediate and advanced? Are there certain requirements or prerequisites needed to attend any sessions?

Beginner: These sessions assume no prior knowledge of the session topic and are accessible to all.  Please bear in mind that “beginner” does not necessarily mean “only beginners should attend,” since a talk may be of general interest.

Intermediate: These sessions assume at least some knowledge of the topic in order to get maximum value from the session.

Advanced: These sessions assume strong knowledge of the topic in order to get maximum value from the session.  

Regardless of the session or workshop ranking, there are no prerequisites or requirements needed to attend any of them. We have only provided this ranking as a guide to help you choose what you feel will help you maximize your Paleo f(x)™ Experience.

What is the relationship between the Ancestral Health Symposium and Paleo f(x)™?

The presentations that you will see at Paleo f(x)™ differ from those at AHS.  Whereas the AHS focuses on academic research, Paleo f(x)™ focuses on the functional,  practical implementation of knowledge.  We fully support the goals of the Ancestral Health Symposium and it’s Ancestry Foundation Society, and they support us in return. We work together closely to ensure that our respective events are very different but symbiotic. We often say that our organizations form a nice Yin & Yang.  You should not see much at AHS that you would see at Paleo f(x)™.

Are CEU or Professional Development credits available for attending?

Continuing Education and Professional Development credit opportunities can be identified throughout the event. From presentations, panels and workshops to cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions, professionals in the health, fitness and nutrition fields can request endorsement or credits from their institutions by submitting proof of attendance. Review the line-up of topics and workshops to see if any of these could be applied to your profession. Many of our S&C workshops can provide certificates of completion. Your institution may require a written summary of what you did, what you learned, and how you will apply your new knowledge or skill in your profession.