Oct 21–25, 2020
  • Hayes Mansion, San Jose California
  • 200 Edenvale Ave
  • San Jose, CA
  • 95136

October 21–25, 2020

Two days of pre-conference workshops on Oct 21-22, followed by 3 days of conference from Thursday Oct 22, 7 pm to Sunday Oct 25, 6 pm, filled with talks, panels, meditations, performances, music and dance.

SAND Supporters: click here to get a 15% discount

Ticket Rates
Early Bird: until March 1 $449 (includes 3 Lunches, all fees included)
Perfect Timing: Mar 2–Aug 1 $549 (includes 3 Lunches, all fees included)
Just in Time: Aug 2–Oct 20 $649 (includes 3 Lunches, all fees included)
On site $699 (includes 3 Lunches, all fees included)

Pre-Conference Workshops
Advanced (until Oct 20)

$65 per workshop (Does not include meals, all fees included)
Available in May

Pre-Conference Workshops
On site

$75 per workshop (Does not include meals, all fees included)
Day Pass - Advanced $TBA per day (Includes lunch, all fees included)
Day Pass - On site $TBA per day (Does NOT include any meal, all fees included)
Livestream before Sep 20 $TBA
Livestream after Sep 20 $TBA

Hotel Registration
All room reservations should be made through the portal reserved for SAND.

The main conference registration ticket includes 3 lunches. All other meals need to be purchased separately (see Venue page for rates). 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 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.
  • Students (with a valid student ID), seniors (above the age of 65) and veterans are eligible for 15% discounts (not available on the Early Bird rate). See FAQ for details.
  • Wish to volunteer? Fill out the online volunteer application form (Coming soon).
  • If you qualify for a reduced rate, please fill out a scholarship application form will be available soon.
  • Can’t attend in person, no worries, Livestream is available (free to SAND supporters).

Refund policy

  • A $55 admin fee is charged for cancellations before Sep 1.
  • 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.