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 psymposia.com

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.

 

SCHEDULE

 
 

Friday, April 21

10:00 am
Talk: Cognitive liberty, neurodiversity, & non-pathologizing approaches to mental health
Adam Andros

10:30 am
Talk: Beyond Entheogenic Mind: Repurposing our evolutionarily obsolete self/other consciousness
James Guy

11:00 am
Stories: Open Mic

 

11:30 am
Stories: Open Mic
 

12:00 pm
Talk: Treating cluster headaches, migraines, & inflammation with psychedelics
Brendan Burns, ClusterBusters

12:30 pm
 In the Beginning - Psychedelic Art 1965 & Onward
Isaac Abrams

1:00pm
Story
Allan Badiner
 

1:30 pm
Talk: Ecstasis for the Masses: Cognitive Liberty in an Age of Unreason
Jamie Wheal

2:00 pm
Talk: Tools for Navigating Inner Space and the Ayahuasca Experience
Meriana Dinkova

2:30 pm
Conversation: Subjective Experiences in Psychedelic Studies

Thomas Brown
Tehseen Noorani
Gabby Agin-Liebes
Neşe Lisa Şenol
Rosalind Watts

3:30 pm
Conversation: Dr. Stephen Ross, Rodrigo Niño, & Federico Rao
 

4:00 pm
Talk: Holistic Support for the Voyage: Journeyers, Guides, and Beyond
Dr. Natalie Metz

4:30 pm
Talk: Spirituality & psychoactive substances: A perspective from the 21st century
Martin Diaz

5:00 pm
Live Psychedelic Salon Podcast: Interview w/ Emanuel Sferios

 

8:00 pm
Story: Dr. Bruce Damer & Terence McKenna's VR Journey of 1999

8:30pm
Performance: Microdose VR Experience
With Duncan Trussell, Android Jones, & Dr. Bruce Damer

 

Saturday, April 22

10:00 am
Talk: Honoring Huston Smith
Austin Hill Shaw
 

10:30 am
Talk: The History & Future of Set & Setting
Ido Hartogsohn, PhD

 

11:00 am
Story: My Life Reset: A Journey with Ibogaine
Kevin Franciotti

11:30 am
Stories: Open Mic
 

12:00 pm
Stories: Open Mic

 

12:30 pm
Talk: The God Molecule, My Journey to 5-MeO-DMT
Dr. Gerardo R. Sandoval Isaac

1:00 pm
Talk: Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy
Don Lattin

1:30 pm
Story: My Psychedelic-Induced Shamanic Initiatory Crisis
David Lukoff

2:00 pm
Conversation: Esalen's Legacy and the History of Psychedelics

Jim Fadiman
John Harrison


 

3:00 pm
Talk: The (Living) Psychedelic Pioneers: Transpersonal Portraiture - 1988
Marc Franklin, narrated by Jesse Jarnow

3:30 pm
Talk: WAMM & The Biogenesis of The Medicines
Marc Franklin, narrated by Valerie Corral

4:00 pm
Interview: Stephen Gray, author of Cannabis & Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally

4:30 pm
Talk: Grace and Self-Effort in A Psychedelic Life
Robert J. Barnhart

5:00 pm
Conversation: MAPS artists
Moderated by Liana Gillooly

 

8:00 pm
Films: Psychedelic animation

Sunday, April 23

10:00 am
Conversation: DrugStory: Changing the way we consume drug information
Mikayla Hellwich & Lauren Padgett

10:30 am
Film: "The Faerie Rings"
Zina Brown

 

11:00 am
Talk: The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity
Jerry Brown

11:30 am
Conversation: Rethinking the Drug War
Rhana Hashemi

12:00 pm
Stories: Open Mic
Drug War Stories
 

12:30 pm
Stories: Open Mic

 

1:00 pm
Conversation: The Divine Arts authors

 

1:30 pm
Stories: Open Mic
Activism & the Work
 

2:00 pm
Conversation: The Past & Future of Psychedelics
Mike Crowley & Ben Sessa

2:30 pm
Talk: Beyond Acid-Free: A Day in the Life of a Psychoactive Substances Archivist
Stephanie Schmitz

3:00 pm
Conversation: Heart Medicine: Iboga for Addiction, PTSD, Art, & Love
Chor Boogie & Elizabeth Bast

3:30 pm
Talk: Making Sunshine
Connie Littlefield
 

4:00 pm
Conversation: Cosmic Sister’s Psychedelic Feminism Grant Recipients

Nese Devenot, PhD
Selma Holden, M.D.
Katie Bain
Faye Sakellaridis
Moderated by Leia Friedman

5:00 pm
Live MAPS Podcast
Zach Leary