The International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists is hosting its first  synaesthesia symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles on October 19th and 20th, 2017, in conjunction with the Art|Sci Center, and  in collaboration with Building Bridges Art Exchange. The IASAS board of directors is honored to include an international gathering of scientists, researchers, and artists from various disciplines.


Thursday Oct 19th, 2017 Author Appearance: Dr. Joel Salinas MD

This event is FREE and open to the general public 

6:00PM reception, reading, and book signing at Building Bridges Art Exchange with     Dr. Joel Salinas, author of Mirror-Touch: Notes from a doctor who can feel your pain

Location: Building Bridges Art Exchange 2525 Michigan Ave #F2 Santa Monica    

Our Partners: UCLA Art|Sci Center, Building Bridges Art Exchange, Diesel Bookstore 


Friday Oct 20th: IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium

California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium, UCLA

Saturday Oct 21st

Group visit to to view IASAS art installation Synaesthesia: what is the taste of the color blue? at Building Bridges Art Exchange. BBAX is a short journey on the LA Metro Rail “Expo” line.

Kaitlyn Hova in concert at Building Bridges Art Exchange 5:00PM



The IASAS has secured a block of rooms at The Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier, a lovely beachfront hotel just short drive from the UCLA campus at the Art|Sci Center.  Group transportation will be provided from this hotel to the symposium at the UCLA Art|Sci Center.

Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier

120 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone – 310-451-0676 | Fax – 310-393-7145

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Additional Accommodations:

Hilgard House Hotel

927 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles Ca 90024



Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles

11250 California State Route 2

Los Angeles, CA, 90025




Transportation from LAX to Santa Monica via taxi cab, Lyft, or Uber is readily available, and costs approximately $25-$40 USD.

For those individuals staying at the Wyndham Santa Monica Pier and traveling to BBAX on Thursday October 19th 2017 to participate in the reading by Joel Salinas, MD, IASAS will coordinate group transport via the LA Metro Rail “Expo” line. Building Bridges Art Exchange is located at 2525 Michigan Avenue Unit F2, which is a 15 minute journey from the conference hotel via the LA Metro Rail “Expo” line. We’ll meet in the lobby of the Wyndham at 5:30PM for the short walk to the LA Metro Station.

A shuttle bus will transport guests who stay at the Wyndham Santa Monica Pier to the UCLA Art|Sci Center on Friday October 20th 2017 in the morning in time for symposium registration. Additionally, a shuttle bus will return guests from UCLA Art|Sci on Friday October 20th, 2017 to the site of the symposium dinner, Sonoma Wine Garden on the Third Street Promenade. From there, it’s an easy walk back to the Wyndham.

Questions: please contact CC Hart voxsyn [at] gmail dot com.