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YOUtopia or DYStopia 2017: Spectrum of Reality

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

YOUtopia or DYStopia 2017: Spectrum of Reality

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YOUtopia 2018

ON SALE June 1, 2018 at noon



YOUtopia or DYStopia: Spectrum of Reality - 2017

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YOUtopia is an official Burning Man Regional Event, that is modeled on the Ten Principles sponsored by the San Diego Collaborative Arts Project (“SDCAP”). Tickets are sold in three tiers, with all three tiers available at the same time. We encourage everyone to purchase their ticket at the highest tier they can afford, which will allow for more participants to attend who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a higher tier. Plus, it all goes back to Art Grants!



  • PRINT YOUR TICKET & BRING THE SIGNED WAIVER to be admitted at the gate.  

  • BRING A VALID ID with DATE OF BIRTH (license, passport or state or military ID, etc.). If you do not have a valid ID, we suggest getting one before the event.

  • MINORS - under 18 years of age on Oct. 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and registered at gate for a picture and matching wristband.

  • All people and vehicles entering YOUtopia are subject to search. Please do not bring any glass, mirrors, weapons, and furry non-humanoid friends.

  • YOUtopia is a LEAVE NO TRACE event, so plan to pack out what you pack in.

  • All ticket sales are final and there are no refunds. You may sell your ticket at face value. Make sure you change the name and email address on the ticket. All tickets must be in the name of the participant using that ticket.


  1. Log in to your Eventbrite account ( with the email address and password you used at the time you registered. No worries if you forgot your password - just select "Forgot your password."

  2. Click on your “Profile" at the TOP RIGHT of the screen, and use the dropdown menu to select "tickets" to view, print of change the ticket information. Select "Upcoming Events" and then your YOUtopia order.

  3. To change the name on the ticket (transfer to another person's name) select "EDIT" on the RIGHT side. Change the name and email of the new participant on the ticket being edited and don't forget to "Save” the changes at the BOTTOM of the page! SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM TO SAVE!

ALL tickets MUST be in the name of the person holding that ticket! YES, we check against a valid ID that has your picture on it. If the ticket information is not changed prior to the event, it makes it a big hassle at the gate. Don't be that guy - change the name on the ticket.


NOTE: There are few common problem with editing the ticket information - for one - it is a ticket EDIT, not a transfer. Transfers cost a fee; an edit does not.

“So why is it not working?” you ask:

1) Did you change the name on the ticket, but not the email of the new participant?

2) Did you forgot to save at the bottom of the page?

3) Is this the 2nd edit from the original ticket buyer? If this is the case - contact the original ticket buyer to make the changes.  If you have no idea who that is - contact and include the Order number.


If you are experiencing any issues, please contact 24/7 Eventbrite support at



NO GLASS: Our contract with the La Jolla Indian Reservation states that there can be no glass of any kind on site. You will be searched for glass at the gate, and will not be permitted to enter with glass. NO EXCEPTIONS.


NO PETS or CRITTERS of ANY kind: Due to the sensitive nature of the environment at the La Jolla Indian Reservation Campgrounds and campground rules as a Sovereign Nation, we ask that you leave your non-humanoids at home. Please do not try to sneak them in. It is not safe for your pet or our participants.


NO VENDING:  YOUtopia does not allow vending on site, with the exception of event-directed ice and coffee sales. You need to provide your own food and shelter.


FIRE: YOUtopia happens during a in the mountains when fire danger is high!.  As Burners, we like to burn - but there are ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN CAMPFIRES ALLOWED. Only areas that are specifically created and tended by the YOUtopia production team may have fire. This means you cannot start any kind of fire in your campsite, ever.


If you are planning to bring any kind of fire, fire spinning tools, or fire art, it MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO THE EVENT BY CITY PLANNING AND FIRE SAFETY. IYour contained propane camping stove is allowed. Please supervise it carefully at all times.


This is a “Bring Your Own Cup” event! Many Theme Camps will be offering food or beverages (including alcohol if you’re over 21), but you will need to provide your own cup or dishware in order to be served!


LEAVE NO TRACE: This is a Leave No Trace event. That means pack it in, pack it out. There will be no dumpsters on-site.  Any trash receptacles found on YOUtopia grounds are for the staff and tribal use only - please do not use them.




If you want to learn more about getting involved, in the San Diego Burning Man Community, check out or Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering with YOUtopia, go to the volunteer and participation page or email our . 

Keep an eye on - there is loads of information including how to apply for art grants or theme camp placement, and additional details about the event.


Please email for problems with purchasing a ticket or for all other inquiries.

Have questions about YOUtopia or DYStopia 2017: Spectrum of Reality ? Contact San Diego Collaborative Arts Project

When & Where

La Jolla Indian Campground
22000 California 76
Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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San Diego Collaborative Arts Project



The San Diego Collaborative Arts Project (SDCAP) supports individuals, groups and communities in the San Diego, California region in producing and demonstrating collaborative arts and projects, particularly those that model the principles of: (1) Radical Inclusion; (2) Gifting; (3) Decommodification; (4) Radical Self-reliance; (5) Radical Self- expression; (6) Communal Effort; (7) Civic Responsibility; (8) Leave No Trace; (9) Participation; and (10) Immediacy.


SDCAP’s two main projects are Youtopia, the San Diego Regional Burning Man event and Colab, a meeting and art build warehouse in Mission Valley.


We offer year-round funding opportunities for collaborative art and civic engagement projects including past support for Maker Faire, San Diego Burning Man Community Pride Parade float, Art Around Adams (Music & Art Walk), Figment San Diego (one day art festival) and more.


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