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 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.

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.


The 3rd Annual Neuropsychiatric Drug Development Summit will return in December 2020 as an interactive, virtual meeting. This definitive industry meeting is focused on helping you develop the next generation of more clinically effective therapeutics.

With an emphasis on depressive disorders, schizophrenia, addiction and PTSD, this timely meeting provides a much-needed platform for industry and academic thought leaders to:

Dive into novel therapeutic approaches for PTSD with Aptinyx, Bionomics, Tonix & MAPS
Uncover the emergence of the next generation of anti-psychotics with Karuna Therapeutics, NeuroRx & Intra-cellular Therapeutics
Explore industry approaches for innovative trial design and new methods to modelling the placebo response with Novartis, Otsuka & Yale University
Hear how pioneering biotechs are spearheading drug development for substance use disorders with Opiant Pharmaceuticals & the NIDA
Learn how to advance neurophysiology and cognition translational biomarkers and be part of the drive towards precision medicine with Takeda & UT Southwestern
Uniting 60+ drug developers from all corners of the world, Neuropsychiatric Drug Development is your opportunity to discuss in depth how to push forward the frontiers of neuropsychiatric drug development to develop the next generation of more clinically effective therapeutics.

Attend the 2020 conference & join your online peers as we battle this unmet need.

For more information, visit the event website.

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…


This conference will examine in depth ethical, clinical, and legal issues related to MDMA-Assisted Therapy, a new form of therapy that combines psychological treatment and a powerful psychoactive MDMA medication. Promising clinical research suggests that this unique therapy might become medically available in Canada and USA for treatment of trauma as early as 2022. Presenters will discuss issues such as safety, training and regulation, equity and access, and broader future healing potential such as relationship healing. The conference will consider MDMA-assisted therapy within the broader context of psychedelic-assisted therapy, and will offer global and historical perspectives on the issue.

For more information, visit the event website.


Over the last several years, a renaissance in psychedelic research has begun to transform the study of human consciousness and its role in mental illness. In randomized clinical trials, psychedelic-assisted therapies have shown promise in the treatment of multiple psychiatric disorders, with both MDMA and psilocybin receiving a “breakthrough therapy” designation from the FDA. This course will provide an overview of contemporary psychedelic research, including naturalistic studies, clinical trials of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and cutting-edge basic science research. The course will be of interest to clinicians and researchers alike, highlighting the need for collaboration across disciplines as this field continues to grow.

For more information, visit the event website.


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.


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.

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.


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