October 23–27, 2019 
Dolce Hayes MansionSan Jose, CA

“For small creatures such as we,
the vastness is bearable only through love.”
~ Carl Sagan

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For scientists, bonds and connections are essential to the working of the universe; for mystics, love is the ultimate principle. From the depths of physics to the delights of being human, relationships make life possible.

The mechanistic view of reality which sees the world as separate objects, separate individuals, communities and nations, has led to fragmentation in every aspect of life. We are now realizing that, from quarks to people, from gut bacteria to galaxies, it’s all about interconnectedness, cooperation, and symbiosis.

This year, SAND will be bringing together some of the brightest minds in science, along with spiritual teachers from various traditions and artists, in a quest to expand and deepen our understanding and experience of our relational nature through the two lenses of science and spirituality. We will explore and integrate our human knowledge and experience around the theme of relationships. We will inquire into the many scales of relationship we are part of, from microbes and bacteria to mushrooms and trees, to people and families, to galaxies and black holes.

At the end of the day, no matter how complex the field of study becomes, the innate intelligence and reflective nature of the universe shines through. Love is what breathes life into the equations; Love is the field in which the quarks and human beings relate.

We will meet you there.

Room Reservations

Room reservations should be made through the Dolce Hayes Mansion’s website for discounted room rates.

To make reservation by phone: please do not call the hotel local number – Instead call the main reservations line +1 866-981-3300 –  Press Option 2 (attending a meeting or event) – Tell them that you want to book a room for The Science and Nonduality conference (not SAND).

Adjustments to your reservation can be made through the website of the hotel. Please contact directly Dolce Hayes Mansion for any room or hotel related questions.

Rooms sell out quickly at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, please book your accommodations early. There is a 3 day minimum stay.

Contact the hotel for any room or hotel related questions.

Download the free SAND app

We're excited to announce that Science & Nonduality Conference 2019 has a free, official app which you can Download and be able to:

- View the event agenda and plan your schedule
- Find someone to share a ride or a room
- Plan some social activities such as a morning run, city tour, or meet-ups with your fellow attendees. 
- Receive updates such as last minute room change from the organizers
- Get presentation documents and slides 
- Share photos and essential takeaway 

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Already used the Whova app in the past? Double-check that it is installed on your phone, and log in using your existing account email and password.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Science & Nonduality Conference 2019 !


Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
  • Hayes Mansion, San Jose California
  • 200 Edenvale Ave
  • San Jose, CA
  • 95136

Program Schedule coming soon ...

October 23–27, 2019

Join us for two days of pre-conference workshops on Oct 23-24, followed by 3 days of conference from Thursday, Oct 24 7:00 pm to Sunday, Oct 27 6:00 pm, filled with talks, panels, meditations, performances, music and dance.

Ticket Rates
Prime Registration Tickets $499 (Mar 16 – Jul 15)
(Rate includes 3 Lunches, processing fees will apply)
Standard Registration Tickets $599 (Jul 16 – Oct 22)
(Rate includes 3 Lunches, processing fees will apply)
Main Conference
Thu Oct 24, 7:00pm to
Sun Oct 27, 6:00pm
Tickets $649 (Oct 23 - Onsite)
(Rate includes 3 Lunches, processing fees will apply)
Pre-Conference Workshops
(Available in June)
Oct. 23, 4:007:00pm 
Oct. 24, 9:00am12:00pm and 2:005:00pm
Early Rate (TBA)

On Site Rate (TBA)
Day Passes
Fri, Sat & Sun
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Hotel Registration
There are still rooms available at the Dolce Hayes Mansion for the SAND event dates. 
To book your hotel room please click here or see the Venue page for alternative accommodations in the area.

If you are interested in sharing a room at the conference, you can check our Share a Room/Ride forum (Coming soon).

The main conference registration ticket includes 3 lunches. All other meals need to be purchased separately. We invite you to purchase additional meals when you register to keep the momentum and camaraderie going by staying onsite. Lunches are served outside, in the hotel’s lovely patio area. The hotel can accommodate any food restrictions. Come enjoy one another’s company while satisfying your taste buds. If you are not staying at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, and wish to have breakfast when you arrive at the conference, breakfast is available 6:30 – 10:00am. Breakfast packages and all meals can be purchased on the registration site.


  • Become a SAND Supporter to receive a 15% discount on the main conference registration, free livestream and, much more.
  • Student (with a valid student ID) and Senior (above the age of 65) are eligible for 15% discounts. (not available on the Early Bird rate).
  • Wish to volunteer? Fill out the online volunteer application form (Coming soon). If you have a valid reason to qualify for a reduced rate scholarship application form will be available beginning Jul 15.
  • Can’t attend in person, no worries, Livestream will be available closer to the event (free to SAND supporters).

Refund policy

  • A $55 admin fee is charged for cancellations between Mar 16 and Aug 31.
  • A $100 admin fee is charged for cancellations between Sep 1 and Oct 12.
  • No refund after Oct 12.
  • If you cannot attend, you can switch your registration to another person at no charge until Oct 12.

SAND Presenter Cancellation Policy
If your talk has been accepted and you have registered at the discounted rate, the registration fee is non-refundable after Sep 1, cancellation before that date is subject to a $100 cancellation fee.