Psymposia Stage at Psychedelic Science 2017

  • Oakland Convention Center 550 10th Street Oakland, CA, 94607 United States

Psychedelic Science 2017 is a six-day global gathering featuring three days of conference programming, full-day workshops, a sunset cruise on the San Francisco Bay, a comedy banquet, a free marketplace of goods and ideas, and much more.

The Psymposia Stage will feature talks, stories, and conversations about the future of psychedelic science, medicine, policy, and culture that you won’t find anywhere else.

You'll hear fresh perspectives from researchers, activists, artists, educators, indigenous voices, and people around the world. And of course, we’ll explore beyond the science.

We'll even have a live podcast with your favorite comedians. So stay tuned!

The Psymposia Stage is located in the Marketplace in the West Hall (Oakland Convention Center), immediately adjacent to the Oakland Marriott City Center.

The Marketplace is free and open to the public.

Can’t make it all the way to Oakland? We got you.
We’ll be livestreaming on Facebook and

Need to share your story with the world? Come share it. We’ll have spots reserved for open mic storytelling and would love to hear from you.



Friday, April 21: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM / 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday, April 22: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM / 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday, April 23: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Microdosing with Jim Fadiman, Ph.D., & John Harrison, Psy.D.
The State of Psychedelics Around the World with international scholarship recipients
People and Plants from the wisdom of our indigenous brothers and sisters
Subjective Experiences in Psychedelic Studies with scientists sharing their personal views and observations
The Art of Psychedelics

David Lukoff, PhD., of Sofia University on psychedelic competency
Brendan Burns on Clusterbusters and psychedelic brewing

Authors & Book Signings
Marc Franklin - "The Psychedelic Pioneers, Photographs, 1988-2015" as narrated by Valerie Corral of the Wo/Mens Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM)
Stephen Gray - Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally
Don Lattin - Changing Our Minds
Jerry Brown - The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity
James Guy - Beyond Entheogenic Mind

Academic Perspectives
Stephanie Schmitz - "Beyond Acid-Free: A Day in the Life of a Psychoactive Substances Archivist"
Ido Hartogsohn - "The History & Future of Set & Setting"

Panel: "The Sunshine Makers" featuring Amanda Feilding of The Beckley Foundation and writer Connie Littlefield
Zina Brown’s "Faery Rings"

Duncan Trussell
Shane Mauss

...and much more...