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.

This 2-day training offered by psychologists Ingmar Gorman and Elizabeth Nielson is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed an interest in using psychedelics. This interactive training includes role plays, demonstrations, case examples, and experiential learning opportunities.

This workshop has an enrollment limited to 60 participants. Lead trainers Drs Gorman & Nielson as well as 2 assisting trainers will be present. This workshop has been offered nationally and internationally over 10 times in the last 2 years and has routinely sold out and generated a waiting list. Upon completion, participants will be offered the opportunity to join the presenters’ google group with over 500 past program participants for networking and continued collaboration.

Psychedelics 101: Your patients are curious and so are you: What is all this about psychedelics being used for treatment of addiction and trauma? This session gives an overview of psychedelic drugs, their history, and current research with MDMA and Psilocybin-assisted therapy. This program includes an overview of recent and current clinical trials, outcomes, legal status, and what it all means for the future of addiction and trauma treatment.

https://maps.org/event-calendar/8205-psychedelics-101-102-for-clinicians-online

in Patients, Doctors, Dispensaries, and many others, as the Premiere Medical Cannabis Event in the United States, comes to Maryland. The Baltimore Cannabis Relief Festival is the first Cannabis Competition to take place in Maryland. The objective of the event is to help patients, determine which products and strains provide the greatest amount of relief to pain related to their condition or ailment. The event is a patient Judged Medical Cannabis Competition, that will feature all of the local Dispensaries, of Baltimore. Patients will be recommended to try and evaluate specific strains, and then provide feedback. Those products chosen as the patient preferred items will then be awarded and celebrated at the Festival taking place on July 24, 2020. The event which was highly successful and well attended in Florida has quickly gained recognition as the premier Medical Cannabis Event in the country. Limited Vendor spots are available. Anyone with a Medical Cannabis Card in MD is eligible to be a Judge for the Competition. There are (100) Judge’s spots available. They will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. At the end of the festival, awards will be presented to those products chosen as the preferred choice of Maryland Cannabis Patients. The event is family-friendly and sure to be both fun and insightful.

https://baltimore.eventful.com/events/baltimore-cannabis-relief-festival-patient-jud-/E0-001-131092337-4?mc_cid=4ed9d0918f&mc_eid=0b8064344e
Understanding Ketamine (Online) August 1–August 2, 2020

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic also classified as a psychedelic. In the last decade it has become frequently sought as a treatment for depression and mood disorders. This training is designed for therapists, psychologists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals who want to better understand the basics of ketamine and how they can ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients.

While ketamine is a powerful and at promising treatment, effective and safe treatment involves far more than administering the drug itself. This course will teach medical professionals and mental health care providers how they can help their patients safely and legally access ketamine treatment, as well as prepare for and integrate those treatments using a psychedelic-assisted therapy framework.

Participants in this course will learn principles for screening and preparing patients for ketamine treatment, and integrating the insights generated from their experiences into follow up psychotherapy. We introduce a variety of care models including ketamine-assisted therapy, ketamine infusions paired with preparation and integration provided by a separate therapist.

The presenters of this course will present case examples and opportunities to practice real-world discussions role-play exercises. While an overview of infusion session procedures and ketamine effects is provided, complete ketamine administration instructions for medical professionals is beyond the scope of this course.

https://maps.org/event-calendar/8192-understanding-ketamine-online

More than a conference – NoCo Hemp Expo is an experience. As the world’s most comprehensive hemp exposition and trade show, we are pleased to announce our expansion to the famed National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. This is the perfect agriculture-inspired setting designed specifically for manufacturers, producers, retail and wholesale buyers, sellers, farmers and others involved in sales and marketing of hemp-related products. With up to 20,000 attendees, 200,000 square feet of event space and 400 exhibitors, it’s at NoCo7 where we’ll come together to positively impact our future.

https://nocohempexpo.com/?mc_cid=4ed9d0918f&mc_eid=0b8064344e
Meet Delic (Los Angeles, CA, USA) August 8–August 9, 2020

lic 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=4ed9d0918f&mc_eid=0b8064344e

The ICR Conference 2020 is the fourth annual edition of this event. The ICR at Colorado State University-Pueblo is pleased to host researchers and attendees from every field of cannabis expertise. The conference is an ideal forum for researchers from universities, representatives from government agencies, and a host of industry experts to share the most recent advancements in the rapidly expanding arena of cannabis research. Presentations, panels, and posters will cover the scientific, medical, industrial, legal, economic, and social elements of cannabis research. Please join other presenters and attendees from around the globe at the ICR Conference 2020 at Colorado State University-Pueblo August 11-13, 2020.

https://www.csupueblo.edu/institute-of-cannabis-research/2020-conference/index.html?mc_cid=4ed9d0918f&mc_eid=0b8064344e
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/

Experience the profound healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness through Holotropic Breathwork in the desert at Joshua Tree, CA. Holotropic Breathwork was developed by Dr. Stan Grof using principles based on insights from modern consciousness research, his personal experience with LSD psychotherapy back in the 60’s, and historical spiritual practices.

Events will include Holotropic Breathwork, optional Yoga, Mandala Collage, integrative dance and much more. Joshua Tree Retreat Center is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on a 384 acre sacred site with a large Pool, Hot Tub, Meditation Paths, a Labyrinth and a Medicine Wheel.

The land has been called a “magnetic anomaly” and has been tested with sensitive electromagnetic equipment that confirms that it is a unique energetic “vortex”. There are only two places in the world classified as such…a place in Bryce Canyon, Utah, and the land at Joshua Tree Retreat Center.

Due to its profound healing effects, Dr. Grof and Jack Kornfield have jointly led numerous combination breathwork/meditation retreats at this center over the years.

The retreat will start on Saturday Sept 12th at 10:30 am and end after breakfast on Monday the 14th. However, participants that need to get to work on Monday will be able to depart after dinner on Sunday. The early bird registration cost for the event is $549 which includes gourmet catered meals from Saturday lunch to Monday breakfast, two night’s lodging in spacious rooms, breathwork sessions, optional yoga, mandala drawing, integrative dance and access to all venue facilities including pool and hot tub.

In addition, we will be organizing an optional private sound bath for our group at the world famous Integratron on Monday at noon for those of you who can stay over. The Integratron is a historical structure — a resonant tabernacle dome sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex near Joshua Tree. You will be resting comfortably in the deeply resonant, multi-wave sound chamber while a sequence of quartz crystal singing bowls are played, each one keyed to the energy centers or chakras of the body, where sound is nutrition for the nervous system. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of the mind and body.

https://maps.org/event-calendar/8062-holotropic-breathwork-weekend-retreat-in-the-desert-joshua-tree-ca-sept2020
The Psilocybin Summit (Online) September 17–September 20, 2020

Discover the potential for spiritual Growth and Healing with Psilocybin from your own home.

The potential for emotional healing and spiritual growth using psychedelics and plant medicine is enormous. Countless studies show huge benefits. Personal anecdotes reveal radically changed lives. After being underground for so long, this ancient wisdom is finally becoming available to everyone.

In this four day online conference, we will explore the many fascinating facets of psilocybin mushrooms. We will discover methods for creating ceremony and holding a safe space. We’ll look at the work of top researchers in the field. We’ll explore history, learning about traditional and indigenous use. We’ll learn about efforts to change policy around the world so that all of us can have access to this safe, life affirming medicine.

https://psilocybinsummit.com/?mc_cid=5b6ecb3811&mc_eid=0b8064344e

The past decade has seen a huge resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs, both in the scientific community and in the culture at large. Researchers spanning multiple disciplines at a variety of well-known institutions are now taking a closer look at these compounds and their potential application to a variety of domains.

In this ‘psychedelic renaissance’, it is not hard to find researchers in the US or Europe who are researching these compounds. However, there are few initiatives that put the spotlight on Canadian researchers. With this graduate student-organized conference, we would like to showcase the great work that is being done in the realm of psychedelic research across Canada.

This conference is therefore aimed at creating an interdisciplinary space for Canadian academics who are interested in research relating to psychedelic compounds. Our primary goal is to foster dialogue between distinct disciplinary and methodological approaches to psychedelic research, and to help facilitate a greater Canada-wide psychedelic research community.

https://maps.org/event-calendar/8183-canada-and-psychedelics-conference-2020-montreal,-quebec,-canada
Psychedelics 101 & 102 (Portland, Oregon) September 21–September 22, 2020

This 2-day training offered by psychologists Ingmar Gorman and Elizabeth Nielson is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed an interest in using psychedelics. This interactive training includes role plays, demonstrations, case examples, and experiential learning opportunities.

This workshop has an enrollment limited to 60 participants. Lead trainers Drs Gorman & Nielson as well as 2 assisting trainers will be present. This workshop has been offered nationally and internationally over 10 times in the last 2 years and has routinely sold out and generated a waiting list. Upon completion, participants will be offered the opportunity to join the presenters’ google group with over 500 past program participants for networking and continued collaboration.

https://maps.org/event-calendar/8222-psychedelics-101-102-portland,-oregon

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

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.

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://maps.org/event-calendar/7925-interdisciplinary-conference-on-psychedelic-research-2020-haarlem,-the-netherlands

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
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics October 8–October 12, 2020

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics examines the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture, and spirituality.

Horizons is the largest and longest-running annual gathering of the psychedelic community in the world. Horizons Media, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational charity.

https://horizons.nyc/?mc_cid=934c079e56&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

This 5-day experiential retreat is designed for therapists who practice psychedelic integration or psychedelic-assisted therapy, or are training to do so. Experiential training is a component of training in which therapists experience the transformative process of the given modality themselves, and apply their insights to their own lives and to their professional work with others. Experiential training is a key training experience for therapists who wish to engage with clients who have used psychedelics or facilitate psychedelic experiences. At this retreat, contemplative practices will be used to practice accessing and integrating non-ordinary states of consciousness in the same way one would approach psychedelic experiences.

https://maps.org/event-calendar/8188-psychedelic-integration-experiential-training-retreat-for-clinicians-phoenicia,-ny
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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