Soularize 2018 with Bill Plotkin

Soul Purpose:
Inhabiting Our Unique Psycho-Ecological Niche

Thursday, October 18–Sunday, October 21, 2018

About Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., is a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural evolution. As founder of western Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute in 1981, he has guided thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision quest.  Bill is the author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche (an experiential guidebook), Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World (a nature-based stage model of human development through the entire lifespan), and Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche (an ecocentric map of the psyche — for healing, growing whole, and cultural transformation). He has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Event Registration

Soularize 2018 registration opens Thursday afternoon, October 18th
and the first session starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.  Soularize 2018
will end by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21.

Event registration for Soularize 2018 is SOLD OUT. Please make plans to join us from October 24-27, 2019 for Soularize 2019. Registration will open in Summer 2019.


The hotel room block at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is CLOSED.  Additional lodging is also available within short driving distance of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya; however, you will need to arrange for your own transportation and no reduced rates have been negotiated.

Additional lodging opportunities include:

Holiday Inn Express

119 Bell Lane Bernalillo, NM
(505) 867-1600
(within five miles of the event venue)

Hilton Garden Inn
1771 Rio Rancho Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 896-1111
(within eight miles of the event venue)

Comfort Inn
4081 High Resort Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-5998
(within eight miles of the event venue)

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration(s) for Soularize 2018, and you notify Illuman of your cancellation, a $100 cancellation fee will be assessed. The remaining value of your registration fee(s) will be refunded to you.

If you choose to transfer your registration to another person, please contact us with that information no later than October 11th. No substitutions or transfers will be accepted after October 11th.


The following meals will be provided by Illuman as part of the registration fee. We will make our best efforts to accommodate a variety of dietary needs, but please let us know if you have any specific needs. Please note that provided meals are only open to registrants and guests cannot join attendees for meals.  All other meals, snacks, and beverages are at your own expense.

Travel From Airport To Event

Rental car services are available at the Albuquerque International Sunport (airport), and shuttle transportation to the Hyatt can be arranged through Southwest Carriage for a reduced fee of $38/one-way ($76 round-trip). To book the shuttle, please contact Southwest Carriage directly at (505) 766-5466 or and provide them with your arrival/departure times. Shuttle service only available between 6am and 6pm.