Upcoming Events

Below you will find a list of upcoming events that support the availability and legality of psychedelics in the community. These events are a great way to meet like-minded individuals who are fighting for the acceptance of responsible psychedelic use in mainstream culture.

Join us for a gathering of the Psychedelic Sangha SF, which will be held for now at the innovative SF Dharma Collective. Expect a mix of introductory meditation practice, lecture, and group discussion. The psychedelic dharma is a collective creation! Loose, comfortable clothes are always good for sitting.
Note from the SF Dharma Collective: The SFDC does not allow the use of substances at the collective, nor do we advocate the use of any illicit drugs.

https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Psychedelic-Sangha/events/kgqctqybcgbpb/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Awaken The Medicine Within Retreat April 15–April 19, 2020

During this five-day intimate immersion journey, in the lush vortex of Ibiza, you will experience a journey into the depth of your being, awakening you to the remarkable medicine within. Join us on a journey with Bufo Alvarius 5-MeO-DMT with full remembrance and re-connection with the Source within and internalize this truth to become the master of your mind and director of your life.

http://awakenthemedicinewithin.com/
Philosophy of Psychedelics April 16–April 19, 2020

In recent years a resurgence of studies into psychedelic experience has arisen in the cognitive sciences to such an extent as to become known as The Psychedelic Renaissance. The focus of these scientific studies has been upon the immediate medicinal value that psychedelics may bestow; but the value that the examination of such exceptional experiences may bestow upon the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, ethics, and academic metaphysics is a field yet to be mapped. To end, we are pleased to announce a conference on The Philosophy of Psychedelics: Exploring Frameworks for Exceptional Experience – to take place at the University of Exeter in the UK on April 16–19, 2020. Group discussions will be an important feature of this conference, and we look forward to learning from everyone who comes.

https://philosophyofpsychedelics.com/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

Love is the answer: A bicycle day meditation
With Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D. and Daniel Shankin (Sitaram Das)
A bicycle day mediation! We live in divisive times – so many influences pull us in different direction, polarizing people rather than bringing us together as one human family.

Love and compassionate connection can heal divisions, remind us of our shared humanity, and foster joy. Let’s celebrate bicycle day with love and healing!

https://tamintegration.com/event/love-is-the-answer-a-bicycle-day-meditation/?mc_cid=565083e7e5&mc_eid=0b8064344e
CannaGrow Expo April 17–April 18, 2020

The ultimate event dedicated to the art & science of growing cannabis.
The CannaGrow Expo is open to all, 18+, and is intended for cannabis growers, grow managers, extractors, and grow enthusiasts to explore the latest cannabis cultivation technology, tools, and techniques.

CannaGrow Chicago will feature a selection of 25+ cultivation-focused educational sessions led by world-class growers over two action-packed days, endless networking with cultivators from around the globe, and a 115+ vendor expo hall packed with the latest tools & technology for growing and extracting cannabis.

https://cannagrowexpo.com/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

Bicycle-Day 2020: The psychedelic renaissance
Psychonautical culture is currently arriving in the middle of society, we are witnessing a psychedelic renaissance. Whether in research and medicine, whether for spiritual growth, for recreational use or for everyday optimization: psychedelic substances and states of consciousness are taking on a new status these days, which have little in common with the old clichés. We want to correspond to this development and hold a psychedelic conference on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the discovery of the psychoactive effects of LSD by Albert Hofmann 2020.

The continuation
The symposium will take place in 2018 in the Hotel Hofmatt in Münchenstein near Basel. The number of participants is limited to 350. The program (lectures and panel discussions) is divided into two main strands: first, the practical side of the psychedelic renaissance is examined, further contributions are dedicated to the legal and political aspects of a re-integration of the psychonautical way of life.

The program
The conference opens with an introductory panel on the psychedelic renaissance. Moderated by the ethnologist, art historian and shamanism researcher Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Peter Gasser opens the podium with a keynote speech. The other participants in the panel discussion then had their say: Matthias Liechti (University Hospital Basel, Deputy Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology), Nana Nauwald (Artist and Shamanism Researcher) and Vanja Palmers (Founder and President of the Felsentor Foundation in Vitznau, Switzerland).

https://www.bicycleday.ch/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

This is the fourth edition of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research. ICPR 2020 takes place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April 2020 in the beautiful city of Haarlem, The Netherlands.

ICPR 2020 is an academic conference focused on high quality scientific and scholarly research into psychedelics. Many academic disciplines have important contributions to make within the field of psychedelic studies. ICPR aims to bridge and connect these disciplines, and to facilitate a dialogue between the diverse academic fields and researchers involved in the study of psychedelics.

What to expect?

Featured prominently at ICPR will be the latest findings from clinical research into psychedelics as treatments for mental and other disorders. ICPR also features cutting edge brain imaging research, and the latest findings from psychopharmacology and neurobiology studies. The conference will dedicate ample time for studies from the humanities: anthropological research, ethnographies, social sciences studies, historical research, and philosophical questions. Further, the conference will facilitate in-depth discussions about (psycho)therapeutic frameworks, reflections on therapeutic modalities, and mechanisms of change.

ICPR will host lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, and practically oriented workshops for therapists, researchers and clinicians.

https://icpr2020.net/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Psychedelic Liberty Summit April 25–April 26, 2020

This Summit will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the legal, cultural, and political issues around the emerging psychedelic renaissance. Efforts to decriminalize or legalize psychedelics have picked up steam around the United States, with Denver recently decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms and Oakland decriminalizing all natural psychedelics. In addition, advocates in Oregon are planning a statewide ballot initiative to regulate psilocybin in 2020. The topics addressed will include: the process of applying for religious exemptions with the DEA; psilocybin decriminalization initiatives; the right to ameliorate pain and suffering; cognitive liberty; drug use and human rights; ibogaine bills; the upcoming FDA regulation of MDMA and psilocybin; psychedelic harm reduction; licensed health care providers and psychedelic-assisted therapy; the paradoxes of cannabis regulation and NIDA monopoly for research cannabis; conservation of endangered species; human’s relationship to sacred plants and nature; the continuities and discontinuities between recreational, therapeutic and religious use of drugs; the future legal markets; and the commercialization of psychedelics. The Summit aims to discuss the future of psychedelic practices in the US, including decriminalization, legalization, and medicalization. Finally, Chacruna will officially launch the Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants at the Summit. The Council is an initiative of the Chacruna Institute that advocates for the legality of sacred plant medicines among indigenous peoples and non-indigenous communities, encourages legal harm-reduction practices that protect those who use them, educates about conservation of plant species, documents relevant legal and social issues, and consults on legal cases.

https://chacruna.net/psychedelic-liberty-summit/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Meet Delic May 2–May 3, 2020

Delic is the first-ever psychedelic wellness brand dedicated to public education and to de-stigmatizing the psychedelic conversation for a mainstream audience. Delic builds creative platforms to have civil discourse about psychedelic culture.

Meet Delic is our flagship event and the first of its kind. Never before has there been over 20 hours of psychedelic education all in one place and led by the visionary lineup you see below.

This is your chance to be a part of the psychedelic conversation. No longer are the doors of perception held by a handful of gatekeepers.

Psychedelic wellness is for everyone who wants it. At Meet Delic you will learn about topics like, safety and harm reduction, Hollywood and psychedelics, mental health and psychedelics, the power of integration, human performance, psychedelics and medicine, and more.

Meet Delic is taking place in the state of the art, truly visionary Wisdome.LA, packed with augmented reality, over 15 mind-state technology vendors, two evenings of ‘after-school’ parties, and a dedicated interactive networking space so you can be a part of the community. Delic believes that knowledge is power and that learning can be fun. We’re excited to MEET you!

https://meetdelic.com/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

Join us for a gathering of the Psychedelic Sangha SF, which will be held for now at the innovative SF Dharma Collective. Expect a mix of introductory meditation practice, lecture, and group discussion. The psychedelic dharma is a collective creation! Loose, comfortable clothes are always good for sitting.
Note from the SF Dharma Collective: The SFDC does not allow the use of substances at the collective, nor do we advocate the use of any illicit drugs.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/warrenbobrow/2019/12/11/ten-must-experience-events-for-the-cannabis--psychedelic-community-in-2020/?mc_cid=565083e7e5&mc_eid=0b8064344e#2b75bfc66fc0

How to Create Music for Psychedelic Work
May 21st, 2020
6:30-9:00 pm
Location: Brava Cabaret, 2773 24th Street, San Francisco
Join Matt “River” Baldwin MFT as he discusses his experience with musical playlists for psychedelic work. He will share his insights into the theory and practice of how to create playlists for successful therapeutic experiences with psychedelic medicines. This talk will briefly cover the history of the use of music and psychedelics in a medical context and will then focus more deeply on structural considerations in the process of creating playlists for psychedelic work. It will also address different approaches and types of music for different medicines, playlists of varying lengths and fixed versus flexible approaches to managing the musical experience. He will elaborate on his idea of the thoughtful musical intake and will also discuss aesthetic and technical audio considerations. This talk draws on Rivers’ decades of experience as a musician, psychotherapist and haunter of record stores.

Matt “River” Baldwin, MFT, is a musician and psychotherapist living in San Francisco. He is a 2017 alumnus of the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapies and Research Program. He has produced 9 albums of music under his own name, collaborated with a variety of artists, and has toured widely as a performer. He specializes in the use of music in psychedelic psychotherapy, having designed playlists for a MAPS Phase 3 MDMA trial and a variety of other applications. River holds a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from The University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He is the Director of the Psychedelic Music Therapy Forum for the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. Most recently he has been collaborating with Nico Georis on plant-generated music.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-create-music-for-psychedelic-work-tickets-97187856495?mc_cid=565083e7e5&mc_eid=0b8064344e
Awaken The Medicine Within Retreat June 3–June 7, 2020

During this five-day intimate immersion journey, in the lush vortex of Ibiza, you will experience a journey into the depth of your being, awakening you to the remarkable medicine within. Join us on a journey with Bufo Alvarius 5-MeO-DMT with full remembrance and re-connection with the Source within and internalize this truth to become the master of your mind and director of your life.

http://awakenthemedicinewithin.com/
Aniwa Gathering of Wisdom Keepers June 3–June 7, 2020

A 4 DAY JOURNEY OF

CULTURAL EXCHANGE
EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE AND TRADITIONS OF OVER 20 DIFFERENT TRIBES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

LISTEN TO THE WISDOM OF SOME OF THE MOST RESPECTED INDIGENOUS ELDERS.

LEARN HOW TO MERGE ANCIENT PHILOSOPHIES AND TRIBAL CONCEPTS WITH WESTERN SOCIETY IN ORDER TO THRIVE IN UNITY AND HARMONY WITH THE EARTH AND ALL OUR RELATIVE.

CONNECTION TO NATURE
BY SHARING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS WILL TAKE US ON A JOURNEY OF DEEP COMMUNION WITH NATURE, INTERACTING WITH THE ELEMENTS, EXPLORING OUR INNER LANDSCAPE AS WELL AS CREATING STRONG LASTING BONDS WITH THE COMMUNITY AROUND US, REMEMBERING THE WAYS OF OUR ANCESTORS AND CONNECTING BACK TO OUR ROOTS.

SACRED CEREMONIES
PARTICIPATE IN SACRED CEREMONIES AND RITUALS WHICH USE ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY TO OPEN OUR CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION TO THE SPIRITUAL WORLD AS WELL OPEN OUR HEARTS TO CONNECT TO OUR TRUE ESSENCE, IN ORDER TO HEAL OUR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.

HEALING
FIND DEEP HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION, GUIDED BY MASTERS FROM UNBROKEN LINEAGES OF TRADITIONAL DOCTORS WHO WORK WITH THE SPIRITS OF PLANTS AND MOTHER NATURE. PRIVATE HEALINGS WITH THE ELDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING.

MUSIC & DANCE
ALLOW YOUR FULL SELF-EXPRESSION TO BE MANIFESTED THROUGH MOVEMENT AND SOUND FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD.

WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
LEARN KNOWLEDGE WHICH HAS BEEN KEPT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
ENGAGE IN DISCUSSIONS ON SPIRITUALITY, MINDFULNESS, SUSTAINABILITY.

INDIGENOUS ART MARKET
FIND THE MOST EXQUISITE TREASURES AND HANDCRAFTS AT OUR INDIGENOUS MARKET

COMMUNITY
INTERACT AND BUILD A GLOBAL CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY

https://www.aniwa.co/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

WORKSHOP DETAILS
Beginning with Aldous Huxley — a major inspiration for the founding of Esalen in 1962 — many influential teachers have elucidated the value of psychedelics, including Alan Watts, Terence McKenna and others. We welcome you to the return of in-depth psychedelic study at Esalen. During this property-wide event, we’ll examine how psychedelic medicine and emerging research are making a difference personally, culturally and in the transformation of human consciousness amidst a global eco-crisis.

Join Buddhist writer Allan Badiner, MAPS founder Rick Doblin, anthropologist/explorer Wade Davis and others (to be added to the Esalen website) as we explore the challenges and opportunities unique to this moment in history. Through lecture, small group discussion and meditation we will examine the remarkable potential of these substances as tools for healing, creativity and self-discovery.

Some sessions will be filmed.

Note: Participation in this program is by invitation only, and invitations are issued through program partners and faculty. Please do not contact Esalen for invitation information. Any remaining spaces in the workshop will be open to the public December 1st, 2019. To be considered, please register on the waiting list. You will be contacted after December 1st, 2019 based on availability.

https://www.esalen.org/learn/workshop/psychedelic-integration-2020-telling-a-new-story/4168?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Southern Hemp Expo August 14–August 15, 2020

The Southern Hemp Expo is the sister-show to the NoCo Hemp Expo, and is the most expansive hemp-centric event in the United States south of the Mississippi river.
Join us for our 3rd straight year in the great hemp state of Tennessee where The Hemp Revolution continues to evolve as the most exciting crop to hit American Agriculture in the last 50 years takes root. #SHE3 will host a trade show, business conference and farm symposium not to be missed just prior to the 2020 harvest season.

https://southernhempexpo.com/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Awaken The Medicine Within Retreat September 9–September 13, 2020

During this five-day intimate immersion journey, in the lush vortex of Ibiza, you will experience a journey into the depth of your being, awakening you to the remarkable medicine within. Join us on a journey with Bufo Alvarius 5-MeO-DMT with full remembrance and re-connection with the Source within and internalize this truth to become the master of your mind and director of your life.

http://awakenthemedicinewithin.com/

This workshop will encompass:

Discussion of the personal/professional qualities that appear to enhance safety and efficacy in treatments that employ psychedelic substances;

Exploration of basic principles that have been found to expedite the beneficial exploration of consciousness;

Facilitation of comprehension of the potential therapeutic potency of visionary and unitive forms of consciousness and how their occurrence and integration may contribute to changes in attitudes and behavior;

Survey of practical procedures in structuring set and setting in psychedelic therapy, including the use of music;

Consideration of potential therapeutic applications in the near future, notably in the treatment of depression, addictions and end-of-life issues. Implications of the varieties of alternative states of awareness occasioned by psychedelics for education and religion, as well as medical treatment, will also be considered. Dr. Rosalind Watts from Imperial College in London will contribute to the presentation.

https://horizons.nyc/classes-2020-psilocybin?mc_cid=565083e7e5&mc_eid=0b8064344e
Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum October 14–October 18, 2020

Currently held biennially, the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum — Canada’s premiere conference on the subject — facilitates dialogues and shared learnings about psychedelic-assisted therapies and research, as well as the ethical, cultural, and spiritual use of plant medicines and psychedelic substances for personal and collective healing and transformation. Training/continuing education credits are also offered to health providers (including clinical counsellors and psychotherapists, psychologists, and family doctors) for relevant presentations, panels, and workshops.

Similar to the last two Forums, in 2016 and 2018, the Forum days will be held on the ancestral, unceded Coast Salish territories, in the area traditionally referred to in the Salishan language as SPAET (“spa-eth”) or “Bear” Mountain in the English language.

This year, we’ve expanded our steering committee and together have been feeling into and integrating our intentions behind the upcoming 2020 Forum. To read more about this committee, click here.

>> NEWS FLASH! Our first line up of confirmed presenters/panelists include Monnica Williams, Duncan Grady, Françoise Bourzat, Stephen Reid, Anja Loizaga-Velder, Nese Devenot, Torsten Passie, Amanda MacEachern, and Devon Christie. Look out for additions to this list after the deadline of Jan 31 for our call for abstracts. Confirmed presenter photos and bios will be uploaded shortly, and more program and workshop information will be relayed once the 2020 Forum registration opens in March, so stay tuned…

https://www.psychedelicpsychotherapy.ca/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

Mind Medicine Australia is holding a two-day International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness. This global event will bring together clinicians, scientists, academics, mental and public health professionals, philanthropists, Government, law and policy makers, business, industry and other interested stakeholders.

The summit is also featuring a two-day introductory training workshop program for therapists and health professionals who are eager to gain a detailed understanding of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental illness.

The summit program is targeted specifically to medical, scientific, research, allied health, legal, philanthropic and Government leaders and emerging talent.

https://summit.mindmedicineaustralia.org/?mc_cid=d939b2c854&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Awaken The Medicine Within Retreat November 18–November 22, 2020

During this five-day intimate immersion journey, in the lush vortex of Ibiza, you will experience a journey into the depth of your being, awakening you to the remarkable medicine within. Join us on a journey with Bufo Alvarius 5-MeO-DMT with full remembrance and re-connection with the Source within and internalize this truth to become the master of your mind and director of your life.

http://awakenthemedicinewithin.com/

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