Support Symposia

We invite you to join us as we explore and explain the origins of the human phenomenon! Each symposium draws from world experts (both our distinguished CARTA members and candidates) who share their diverse backgrounds and perspectives with audience members like you whether you join us in the audience at The Salk, or online!

CARTA symposia draw live audiences of up to 800 and each talk is simulcast on the web and accessible across the globe. Archived CARTA lectures have been viewed more than 40 million times, with 100,000+ views occurring each month at multiple websites, including CARTA, UCSD-TV, iTunes, and YouTube. Your support of these symposia has the potential to reach and forever impact a highly intelligent national and international audience.

Symposium Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

To keep these exciting and engaging symposia FREE to attend both in-person and online, we invite you to reach out to CARTA Public Engagement & Advancement Director Lindsay Hunter at 858-246-0846 or to discuss sponsorship of Virtual CARTA Public Symposia.

[Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CARTA has paused in-person events since March 2020. We will update this page once we are satisfied that these are safe to resume]

In-person CARTA Public Symposium sponsorship levels, which provide additional tangible benefits in addition to promoting knowledge of our common human origins and heritage, are listed below:

* Every gift over $100 is eligible to receive a full-color, annual CARTA calendar in the year of your gift. If you like to receive this gift by mail, please indicate your preference by emailing Lindsay Hunter at

For more information, or to discuss other ways to make your gift to CARTA really stand out, please contact CARTA Community Engagement & Advancement Director Lindsay Hunter at (858) 246-0846 or