TERMS AND CONDITIONS

YOUtopia is an official Burning Man regional event, that is modeled on the Ten Principles. Tickets are sold in three tiers, with all three tiers available at the same time. Every participant is encouraged to purchase their ticket at the highest tier they can afford, thus allowing for more participants to attend who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a higher tier.

ENTRY AT THE GATE

Please bring your VALID ID to gain entry to YOUtopia. This means a license, passport or state or military ID card. It MUST show your date of birth. No excuses, no exceptions, no whining.  The name on your ID MUST match the name entered when you registered and purchased your tickets, or you will not be admitted to YOUtopia. If you need to sell or transfer your tickets, follow the instructions below.

YOUtopia is a Leave No Trace and Leave It Better event. We aim to go green and reduce our environmental impact. The name/s you entered with your ticket purchase will be in our database at the gate. Thus, there is no need to print your ticket. However, feel free to do so if you wish. You may also download your ticket to your smart phone which can be scanned at the gate. Please make sure it is saved to your phone, because cell phone signal may be hard to get on-site.

MINORS AND CHILDREN

Kids 12 and under are Free; Anyone born on or before October 16th, 2001 will need to buy a ticket. All children and minors under the age of 18 will be wristbanded accordingly.

If you are a minor, UNDER 18, you and your parent or legal guardian must each have a ticket (unless you are 12 years old or younger). If you are a minor and purchase a ticket and show up without a parent or legal guardian, you will be refunded the price of your ticket and be turned away at the gate.

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

All ticket purchases are non-refundable. If you need to resell your ticket because you find yourself unable to go, please resell it at face value plus fees, in keeping with the 10 principles of Burning Man, in particular the principle of de-commodification. Better yet, consider gifting it so that someone else who might not otherwise have been able to go can participate in the event.

TICKET TRANSFERS
A valid photo ID matching the name on the ticket must be presented at the gate for entry. Thus, all ticket transfers must follow these instructions:

1) Log in to your Eventbrite account by going to www.eventbrite.com/login and enter the email address and password that you used at the time you registered. (Forgot your password or didn’t set one? No worries! Go here to set a new password!)

2) Once you’ve logged in, click on the “My Tickets” tab at the top of the screen.

3) Click on “View Order” below your event name to display the information collected during registration.

4) Click the “Edit” link to update the information and “Save” to save the changes.

For more information on transferring your tickets click here.

If the ticket information does not match the ticket holder, the new ticket holder will need to go to Will Call with the ticket purchaser to update the information before entering the event. If the ticket information is all current and correct, you will not need to stop at Will Call.

5) If you are experiencing any issues with successfully transferring your tickets, please contact 24/7 Eventbrite support at https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-us

SHUTTLES, PARKING, CAR CAMPING, AND RV’s

PARKING PASSES
I haven’t even begun to think about my ride for the playa, and you want me to know about YOUtopia already?!

It’s cool. We often think better after a week in the dust too. Which is why we’re thankful for your patience with us; and for your communicating about what doesn’t make sense or your (often brilliant, keep ‘em coming please) ideas for improving the things we’ve been working hard on in planning meetings, like persnickety parking logistics. Having a better system in place this year for parking means we are able to keep having our event on the beautiful La Jolla Indian Campground and spend all the rest of our time focused on much more important matters at hand when planning YOUtopia. Things like: “Where are we going to fit all this art?” “We need more fire!” and my personal favorite, “Where will all the things I can hang upside-down from be located?”

All parking passes (except for RV and Theme Camp parking passes) will be available for sale online. We’re providing them early online as a convenience and to better serve our Number# 1 overall goal with parking passes: gifting our rockstar Road Warriors and devoted Ticketing Team volunteers and every participant with their best YOUtopia yet by ensuring enough space and smooth entry for all. Amen. Parking passes are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and might be sold out by the time you arrive to the gate. Please plan accordingly.

All vehicles at YOUtopia must have a parking pass. There will be passes for RVs, Car Camping, and lot parking. The pass will help you find your parking spot, and help us find you if we need to. Please leave them visible on the driver-side dashboard/windshield.

We’ve changed the car pool pass from last year to now be a flat $10 global impact fee for ALL cars who do not already have a Car Camping or Theme Camp parking pass to park in the off-site lot.

In order to maximize our fun zones and minimize the amount of space used by vehicles, we strongly encourage you to pack as many people as you can in each vehicle! We will put most of the cars and trucks in a few big parking areas. There will be some RV zones, and there will be limited Car Camping (in a car, truck, SUV, or van).

SHUTTLES
We have rented more campground this year, (almost all of it in fact for more art and upside-down hanging places). Our goals are:

  • to allow as many people as possible to share in the magic of YOUtopia
  • make an easy job for our entirely volunteer-run production crew
  • adhere to the Leave No Trace principle and go the extra step to Leave It Better by reducing our event’s environmental footprint
  • aaaaand keep YOUtopia: All. About. YOU!

All vehicles who do not have approved Early Arrival passes for arrival prior to the gate opening on Thursday at 10am will enter YOUtopia via the Amago Sports Park road (please see venue map). You’ll be directed by the Road Warriors crew to a specially designated parking spot reserved just for you, greeted, high-fived, and hugged by the lovely Greeters crew, and assisted by the TeleportUs crew onto the party shuttle to cruise you into the event in style. YOUtopia volunteers will be assisting you in getting yourself and your 27 hula hoops onto the shuttle and off of the shuttle once at your campsite. Please come prepared!

Two; count ‘em, One. TWO! shuttles will be running throughout the duration of the event within the campground to help you get around our large YOUtopian city.

RV’s
An RV is defined as any vehicle, independently or when towing another vehicle or trailer, that is bigger than a van. Since RVs and trailers take up a huge amount of space we request that you fit as many campers into them as they are designed to hold. All RV’s will be in our designated RV areas. If you need to park your RV with your registered camp, you will need to contact your Theme Camp/Placement Liaison for clearance. If there are no RV passes available, your RV or trailer may be turned away at the gate. There are no hookups for RVs. There will be a flat fee of $80 (on-line advance purchase only) charged for placing your RV or trailer. There are a limited number of passes available for RV’s or trailers and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. NO RV PASSES WILL BE SOLD AT THE GATE. If you arrive without an RV pass for your RV, YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY. Please purchase your RV or trailer pass as early as possible in advance of the event to ensure that your RV or trailer won’t be turned away at the gate.

IN-CAMP/THEME CAMP PARKING PASSES
Theme camps are issued in-camp parking passes on a case-by-case basis by the City Planning team. You must have an approved and issued pass by City Planning in order to park in your camp.

All vehicles staying in the camping areas need to park away from the road, with the interactive areas toward the front of the camp. This is not YOUhide-ee-aa behind your truck-ee-aa, YOUtopia is a highly interactive event, please support YOUtopia on this. Also, the Road Warriors will be in force to help you remember. You have been warned.

CAR CAMPING
If you really, reaaaalllly have to have your car inside of the event, you can purchase a Car Camping pass. Unlike last year, Car Camping now gives you an approximately 10×20 space for your vehicle, your tent, and and your 27 hula hoops. **These are NOT In-Camp/Theme Camp passes. Please read above for details on those.**

Car Camping passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are for designated Car Camping areas only. 

If you were not issued a Theme Camp parking pass or you did not purchase a Car Camping or RV camping pass, you will be parking in the offsite lot. Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.

Parking passes pre-sale:
Parking Pass – RV (while supplies last): $80
Parking Pass – Car Camping (while supplies last): $60
Parking Pass – General: $10

Parking passes at the gate:
Parking Pass – RV (not sold at the gate)
Parking Pass – Car Camping (if available): $80
Parking Pass – General: $20

VENUE RULES

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 by security. Persons trying to enter with glass of any kind will have the glass confiscated. No exceptions.

NO PETS OR ANIMALS
Due to the sensitive nature of the environment at the La Jolla Indian Reservation Campgrounds, we ask that you leave your pets at home. Please do not try to sneak them in. – You will be turned away at the gate if you bring them.

FIRE
YOUtopia happens during a high fire danger part of the year, when water is not flowing in the river. This year, we are also in a major drought.

As burners, we like to burn – but there are ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN CAMPFIRES ALLOWED. Only campfires specifically created and tended by the YOUtopia production team in designated open areas are allowed. This means you cannot start any kind of fire in your campsite, ever.

If you are planning on bringing any kind of fire, fire spinning tools, or fire art, it MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO THE EVENT BY CITY PLANNING AND FIRE SAFETY. In order to preserve the diverse flora and fauna at the campground, NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD is allowed into the venue. Your contained propane camping stove is allowed. Please supervise it carefully at all times.

LEAVE NO TRACE

BRING YOUR OWN CUP
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! Bring your favorite cup and a few reusable ones to share with your friends!

PACK IT OUT
This is a Leave No Trace event. That means packing in and out everything you bring, make, and acquire while at YOUtopia. 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.

QUESTIONS?
Please email tickets@sdyoutopia.com if there are any problems with purchasing a ticket or info@sdyoutopia.com for all other inquiries.

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