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. The IASAS board of directors is honored to include a collaborative gathering of scientists, researchers, and artists from various disciplines.

IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium Schedule of Events

Thursday Oct 19th, 2017

5:00PM book signing with Dr. Joel Salinas: Mirror-Touch: Notes from a doctor who can feel your pain, Art|Sci Center California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium, UCLA

6:00PM Keynote Speech, Dr. Joel Salinas, Art|Sci Center California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium, UCLA

7:00PM Reception, Art|Sci Gallery, California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium, UCLA

Friday Oct 20th:

8:30AM symposium registration at UCLA Art|Sci Center California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium, UCLA

9:30AM IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium begins (presenter schedule TBD)

9:50AM IASAS Special Guest Speaker Dr. Richard Cytowic, MD, MFA

5:00PM Keynote Lecture, Michael Banissy, PhD

6:30 PM symposium dinner at Sonoma Wine Garden, Santa Monica CA

Saturday Oct 21st

Group visit to Building Bridges Art Exchange to view IASAS art installation Synaesthesia: what is the taste of the color blue? (time TBD, transportation provided)

Kaitlyn Hova in concert at Building Bridges Art Exchange (time TBD)



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 UCLA Art|Sci on Thursday October 19th 2017 to participate in the Keynote Lecture by Joel Salinas, MD, IASAS will coordinate group transport via Lyft. Return from UCLA is at the participants discretion.

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.