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Jul 22, 2020 - 12-1:30pm PST
Women in the History of Psychedelic Plant Medicines w/ Erika Dyck
Online
Chacruna Institute
Explores the past contributions of women in professional and non-professional settings to examine how the history of psychedelics came to privilege male perspectives.
Jul 8, 2020
Black Lives Matter, Psychedelics and Anti-Racism
Online
Chacruna Institute
How is the Black Lives Matter movement impacting the psychedelic landscape, and what effect specifically is this having for black therapists and activists? Dr. Monnica Williams in conversation with Dr. Bia Labate.
Jul 5, 2020 - 11 am- 6:30 pm AEST
Livestream with Dennis McKenna and a selection of Australian Ethnobotanical Minds
Online
Entheogenesis Australis
EGA will also stream selected videos from the Seedlings - Video Project.
Apr 25-26, 2020
Psychedelic Liberty Summit
Online
Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines
Discussing legal, cultural, and political issues around the emerging psychedelic renaissance.
Apr 19, 2020
Sacred Solidarity
Online
SPORE & Supporters
A free online festival supporting COVID-19 Mutual Aid Efforts and celebrating reciprocity and our connection with Earth and each other on Bicycle Day.
Apr 9 to May 21, 2020
Psychedelic Science 2020 Webinar Series
Online
MAPS
Discussing legal, cultural, and political issues around the emerging psychedelic renaissance.
Feb 19, 2020
Diversity, Equity and Access in Psychedelic Medicine
Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA
Chacruna
Launch of the Journal of Psychedelic Studies Special Issue.
Mar 15 to Dec 15, 2019
Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer:
The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances
Berkeley, CA, USA
The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Exhibit and programs considering the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs.
Nov 28-30, 2019
Stadt Nach Acht [Nights Conference Series]
Berlin, Germany
Clubcommission Berlin
Integrates perspectives for a healthy, safe and sustainable nightlife and brings together different stakeholders in the field including researchers, practical experts, and governmental agency representatives. (European focus)
Nov 9-10, 2019
KRIYA Ketamine Conference
Hillsborough, CA, USA
KRIYA institute
A conference devoted to the use of ketamine in psychiatry and psychotherapy. [Sold Out]
Nov 6-9, 2019
Reform Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Drug Policy Alliance
The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. In 2017 it brought together 1,500 attendees representing 50 different countries.
Nov 2-3, 2019
Psychedelic Science Summit
Austin, TX, USA
MAPS
Covering the latest research into psychedelic therapy; the risks and benefits of psychedelics such as MDMA, LSD, psilocybin, ketamine, and ayahuasca for mental health and personal growth, and the powerful role this work is playing in policy, law, and culture.
Nov 1-3, 2019
Spirit Plant Medicine Conference
Vancouver, Canada
UBC Psychedelic Society
Seeks to offer beneficial information and inspiration on the use of and larger context around entheogens. The mission of the SPMC is to help guide this work forward by bringing a world-class international group of leading visionary voices to Vancouver.
Oct 22, 2019
International Symposium on Drug Checking
Lisbon, Portugal
EMCDDA, SICAD, COPOLAD & TEDI
Exploration of drug markets with a comparison of cocaine and MDMA trends, purity and adulteration through European, Colombian and Australian drug checking test results; discussion of the challenges and opportunities of drug checking within national drug policies.
Oct 19, 2019
The Ayahuasca Religions
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Céu do Montréal, Eclectic Centre for the Universal Flowing Light
The Ayahuasca Religions, The Sacrament, the Traditions and the Science is Canada's first conference on the religious and scientific aspects of Ayahuasca.
Oct 10-13, 2019
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY, USA
Horizons Media, Inc.
Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights and dreams for the future.
Sep 5-7, 2019
Insight 2019
Berlin, Germany
MIND Foundation
From science to implementation - psychedelic states in basic research, therapy, and human development.
Aug 16-18, 2019
Breaking Convention
London, England
Breaking Convention is a multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring presenters from around the world.
Jun 14-16, 2019 #
Women's Visionary Congress
Oakland, CA, USA
Women's Visionary Council
Includes presentations by visionary researchers, healers, activists and artists who examine heightened states of awareness and modes of healing that link us to female wisdom keepers and traditional users of plant medicines throughout history.
Jun 1-2, 2019
Queering Psychedelics
San Francisco, CA, USA
Chacruna & MAPS
This event is part of Chacruna's Women, Gender Diversity, and Sexual Minorities speaker series. It highlights the voices of queer visionaries within the psychedelic community as well as examines the history of psychedelics from queer and non-binary perspectives.
May 31 - Jun 2, 2019
World Ayahuasca Conference
Girona, Spain
ICEERS Foundation
A multidisciplinary event that brings together experts on ayahuasca to exchange information. Includes transcultural round-tables, a film festival, and the participation of musicians and artists.
May 15-17, 2019
Club Health
11th International Conference
on Nightlife, Substance Abuse and Related Health Issues
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Multi-organizational hosting and sponsorship
Focusing on the wide range of issues that affect the health of people in nightlife settings including alcohol and drug use; sexual health; violence and anti-social behavior; management and design of nightlife settings; late night transport; staff training; and international nightlife tourism.
Apr 12, 2019
Drug Checking for Saving Lives
Faculty House | Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
DanceSafe
The aim of the conference is to highlight the importance of implementing drug-checking services in the U.S. Conference speakers will primarily be from countries where drug-checking services are available and have been shown to be effective at curtailing contaminated drugs in the illicit market.
Apr 8-9, 2019
VI International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances
Maastricht, the Netherlands
UNODC, EMCDDA, WADA, University of Hertfordshire & Maastricht University
The main aim of the NPS conference series is to increase knowledge and understanding about the nature and the effects of NPS as well as promote innovative strategies to prevent the diffusion of NPS in society. The conference invites contributions in all areas of potential interest, as oral presentations or research posters.
Mar 29-31, 2019
SSDP Conference
Chicago, IL, USA
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Annual event with keynote speakers and panels addressing the timely topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy.
Feb 8-10, 2019
Arizona Psychedelics Conference
Tempe, AZ, USA
Entheogenic Research Awareness
Three-day event on the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture, and spirituality.
Dec 12, 2018 - 6-7pm
A Short, Strange Trip: Psychedelic political, cultural and social history from discovery to criminalization
UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA, USA
Psychedelic and Entheogen Academic Council (PEAC)
Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP will present a lecture on the sociopolitical history of psychedelic therapy and research.
Nov 21-22, 2018
Sacred Plants Forum: Uses and Norms
National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico City, Mexico
Chacruna.net & Drugs, Politics and Culture (DPC)
Current debates related to plants and psychoactive substances, with a multidisciplinary perspective. New reflections from intersectional discussions related to the traditional, contemporary, urban, therapeutic and personal uses of psychoactive plants. (Spanish-language)
Nov 19, 2018 - 2 pm to 9 pm
Women and Psychedelics Forum
San Francisco, CA, USA
Chacruna & CIIS East-West Psychology Program
Topics will include gendered psychedelic spirituality and ways of healing; personal use and professional risk; biomedical and social science research; drug policy reform and activism; intersections of gender, race and class; and sex, seduction, and safety within psychedelic communities. CE credit available.
Nov 15-17, 2018
Nights 2018 [affiliated with Stadt Nach Acht]
Brussels, Belgium
Nightlife Empowerment & Well-Being Network, Modus Vivendi, and Nightlife Platform
Integrates perspectives for a healthy, safe and sustainable nightlife and brings together different stakeholders in the field including researchers, practical experts, and governmental agency representatives. (European focus)
Nov 10, 2018
Big Botanical Beings:
The Roles of Ayahuasca, Peyote & Magic Mushrooms in Times of Change
Occidental, CA, USA
Botanical Dimensions
Workshop with ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison. Considering the roles of these plants and fungi from an animistic point of view, in indigenous history, contemporary culture & global consciousness.
Nov 3-4, 2018
KRIYA Ketamine Conference
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
KRIYA institute
A conference devoted to understanding ketamine as a treatment for various psychiatric disorders, and as a tool for spiritual exploration.
Oct 27, 2018
2018 Portland Psychedelic Conference
Portland, OR, USA
Portland Psychedelic Society
Local and visiting psychedelic science scholars speaking on the therapeutic and medicinal uses of psychedelics.
Oct 18-21, 2018
12th National Harm Reduction Conference
New Orleans, LA, USA
Harm Reduction Coalition
Multidisciplinary conference focused on improving the health of people who use drugs.
Oct 13-14, 2018
Colloquium on Psychedelic Psychiatry
Stockholm, Sweden
Nätverket för psykedelisk vetenskap [Swedish Network for Psychedelic Science]
First ever Swedish conference on the use of psychedelics in psychiatry.
Oct 8, 2018 -- 7pm
Ann Shulgin, Jon Hanna and David Presti:
Psychedelic Stories, Art and Cookbooks
Berkeley, CA, USA
Moe's Books
Honoring the reissue of Pihkal and Tihkal as a special four-volume commemorative edition.
Oct 5-7, 2018
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY, USA
Horizons Media, Inc.
Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights and dreams for the future.
Sep 20, 2018
Global Magic Mushroom Day
Various Locations
920 Coalition
Focused on research and the role that psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms play in our society and health care system.
Aug 18-19, 2018
Cultural and Political Perspectives on Psychedelic Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
CIIS's East-West Psychology Program & Chacruna
Exploring both cutting edge and enduring issues related to psychedelics, culture, and politics. Speakers will offer a meta-reflexive approach to central aspects of the so-called "psychedelic renaissance" that are often not addressed in psychedelic conferences or publications.
Aug 10-12, 2018
Detroit Psychedelic Conference
Detroit, MI, USA
Detroit Psychedelic Community
Exploring new trends and technologies in the psychedelic community, bringing together diverse speakers from around the world to share expertise in the entheogenic world. This year's theme is Entheogenics in Urban Environments.
Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2018
O.Z.O.R.A. Festival
Dádpuszta, Hungary
Multi-stage "psychedelic tribal gathering" with speakers and workshops.
Jul 27-29, 2018
World Bufo Alvarius Congress
Mexico City, Mexico
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)
Three days of lectures, discussions and films covering the Bufo Alvarius toad and its secretions, including toad conservation, ethics, best practices, science and spirituality.
Jul 21, 2018
Big Botanical Beings:
The Roles of Ayahuasca, Peyote & Magic Mushrooms in Times of Change
Occidental, CA, USA
Botanical Dimensions
Workshop with ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison. Considering the roles of these plants and fungi from an animistic point of view, in indigenous history, contemporary culture & global consciousness.
Jun 22-23, 2018
Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium
Los Angeles, CA, USA
UCLA SSDP chapter & MAPS
Experts in the field of psychedelic science educating a diverse audience about current evidence-based research, in addition to medicinal and therapeutic applications.
Jun 21-24, 2018
Beyond Psychedelics
Prague, Czech Republic
Global multidisciplinary forum on psychedelics.
May 24-25, 2018
Exploring Psychedelics
Ashland, OR, USA
Martin Ball, PhD, adjunct professor of religion at Southern Oregon University
Created as an event where diverse perspectives on psychedelics could be explored and discussed openly and with an eye toward challenging the logic of prohibitionist laws against these unique plants and substances.
May 15-17, 2018
Club Health
11th International Conference
on Nightlife, Substance Abuse and Related Health Issues
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Multi-organizational hosting and sponsorship
Focusing on the wide range of issues that affect the health of people in nightlife settings including alcohol and drug use; sexual health; violence and anti-social behavior; management and design of nightlife settings; late night transport; staff training; and international nightlife tourism.
May 4-6, 2018
Museum of Drug Policy
Mexico City, Mexico
Open Society Foundations
a pop-up arts and cultural hub featuring live programming and art from around the world that highlights how drug policies impact and shape our communities.
May 4-6, 2018
science+fiction Festival der Wissenschaft
Basel, Switzerland
University of Basel
2018 theme is "intoxication", exploring "what drives people around the world to get intoxicated - and how was the intoxication culture in antiquity?"
April 21, 2018
Who is Tobacco? Ways of Seeing this Twilight Plant
Occidental, CA, USA
Botanical Dimensions
A look at various tobacco species and their traditional roles, myths and powers, with ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison.
April 17-20, 2018
Semana Psicoactiva 2018
Bogota, Colombia
Ministry of Health, Bogota & Acción Técnica Social
Seven events and 10 plenaries covering a diversity of topics related to psychoactives and Latin America including drug policy reform, cannabis, coca, harm reduction, indigenous uses of sacred plants, new psychoactives substances, and more.
April 15, 2018
Risk Reduction Workshop
Nevada City, CA, USA
Women's Visionary Congress
Demonstration of accurate measuring of liquids and powders, use of reagent testing kits, and training in the use of Naloxone or Narcan.
Mar 31, 2018
International Day of Drug Checking
Global
https://www.drugcheckingday.com/
An initiative by a diverse group of organizations that all play an active part in the delivery of harm reduction initiatives, to celebrate and raise awareness of drug checking.
Mar 2-5, 2018
SSDP Conference
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Annual event with keynote speakers and panels addressing the timely topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy.
Feb 23-25, 2018
Plantas Sagradas en las Américas
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
International congress discussing aspects related to the diversity of uses for psychoactive plants throughout history and in different geographical areas.
Feb 7, 2018
Male Supremacy & The Psychedelic Patriarchy
New York, NY, USA
The Alchemist's Kitchen
Host Katherine MacLean, PhD and panelists share personal and professional experiences to illuminate and critique the current atmosphere of (cis) male domination within psychedelics.
Dec 8-11, 2017
Entheogenesis Australis Conference
rural Victoria, Australia
Entheogenesis Australis (EGA)
Addressing issues relating to drug use from social, cultural and traditional perspectives. The program will draw on the backgrounds of therapy, biology, pharmacology, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, botany, visionary art, culture, politics, law and more, to provide a realistic context of the role drugs and altered states play in the modern world.
Nov 9-11, 2017
Nights 2017 Berlin [Stadt Nach Acht]
Berlin, Germany
Nightlife Empowerment & Well-Being Network, Club Commission Berlin & Stadtnacht
Integrates perspectives for a healthy, safe and sustainable nightlife and brings together different stakeholders in the field including researchers, practical experts, and governmental agency representatives. (European focus)
Nov 4-5, 2017
Spirit Plant Medicine Conference
Vancouver, Canada
Seeks to offer beneficial information and inspiration on the use of and larger context around entheogens. The mission of the SPMC is to help guide this work forward by bringing a world-class international group of leading visionary voices to Vancouver.
Nov 4-5, 2017
KRIYA Ketamine Conference
The Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA, USA
KRIYA institute
A conference devoted to understanding ketamine as a treatment for various psychiatric disorders, and as a tool for spiritual exploration.
Nov 3-4, 2017
Altered Conference
Essentis BioHotel, Berlin, Germany
An international gathering of consciousness explorers from all backgrounds. Over 30 presenters facilitating talks, workshops and rituals on the subject of psychedelics, conscious practices, and social issues. The theme this year is Altered States, Crisis and Opportunity.
Oct 13-15, 2017
Women and Entheogens Conference
Cleveland Heights, OH, USA
Master Ahati Kilindi Iyi
Continuing Kai Wingo's legacy, the 2017 event theme was Psychedelics in Birth and Pregnancy from Conception through Life, exploring the concept of utilizing entheogens for fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Oct 11-14, 2017
Reform Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA
Drug Policy Alliance
The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. It brings together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries.
Oct 6-8, 2017
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY, USA
Horizons Media, Inc.
Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights and dreams for the future.
Sep 29-30, 2017
Cannabinoid Conference 2017
Cologne, Germany
International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine and the European Workshop on Cannabinoid Research
Sep 5 - Dec 16, 2017
Altered States:
Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library
Cambridge, Massachussetts
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Aug 31, 2017
International Overdose Awareness Day
Worldwide
Penington Institute
Aims of IOAD: Raise awareness of overdose, reduce stigma of a drug-related death, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2017
O.Z.O.R.A. Festival
Dádpuszta, Hungary
Multi-stage "psychedelic tribal gathering" with speakers and workshops.
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017
Breaking Convention 2017
London, England
Breaking Convention is a multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring presenters from around the world.
Jun 26, 2017
Support. Don't Punish: 5th Global Day of Action
Worldwide
Support. Don't Punish Campaign
A global advocacy campaign calling for better drug policies that prioritise public health and human rights. The campaign aims to promote drug policy reform, and to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions.
Jun 22-25, 2017
Alcohol and Drugs History Society conference
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Utrecht University
Addressing histories, problems and consequences of substance regulation in their wider contexts, including political, social, and cultural developments, as well as responses by and consequences for civil society, communities, and individuals.
Jun 11-14, 2017
Buddhism and New Technology:
Cyborgs, Artificial Intelligence and Beyond
Shanghai, China
Woodenfish Foundation
An international meeting of the minds to explore Buddhism & Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Virtual Reality, Meditation Apps, and much more.
Jun 8, 2017
Changing Consciousness:
Psychedelic perspectives on society, culture
Tel Aviv, Israel
MAPS
The latest knowledge from psychedelic research and discussion of the potential of these materials for medicine, society and culture.
May 24-26, 2017
Club Health Conference
The 10th International Conference
on Nightlife, Substance Abuse and Related Health Issues
Dublin, Ireland
Multi-organizational hosting and sponsorship
Focusing on the wide range of issues that affect the health of people in nightlife settings including alcohol and drug use; sexual health; violence and anti-social behavior; management and design of nightlife settings; late night transport; staff training; and international nightlife tourism.
May 7, 2017
International Harm Reduction Day
Worldwide
numerous advocacy groups
A day for promoting evidence-based drug policies based on public health and human rights.
Apr 25, 2017
International Perspectives on the Challenges and Opportunities in Psychedelic Science Research
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Psychedelic and Entheogen Academic Council (PEAC) at UCSF & MAPS
Symposium focused on advancing the discussions around doing clinical trials in the United States to assess the safety and efficacy of ayahuasca in healthy participants and PTSD patients.
Apr 20-24, 2017
Psychedelic Science 2017
Oakland, CA
MAPS, Heffter Research Institute, Beckley Foundation & Council on Spiritual Practices
Featuring the latest findings in the psychedelic research community.
Mar 31, 2017
International Day of Drug Checking
Global
https://www.internationaldrugcheckingday.com/
An initiative by a diverse group of organizations that all play an active part in the delivery of harm reduction initiatives, to celebrate and raise awareness of drug checking.
Mar 24-27, 2017
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference
Portland, OR, USA
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Annual event with keynote speakers and panels addressing the timely topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy.
Mar 14-17, 2017
25th International Harm Reduction Conference
Montreal, Canada
A key event for those interested in harm reduction around the world. The theme of the 2017 event is 'At the Heart of the Response'.
Mar 11, 2017
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts:
From Heroin to Workaholism
Riverside Church, New York, NY, USA
New York Harm Reduction Educators
Dr. Gabor Maté will present his biopsychosocial theory on addiction and discuss how we can approach the issue of drug addiction with compassion.
Mar 3, 2017
Manipulating the Material:
Transcendence Through Drugs, Art and Religious Experience
Strand Books, New York, NY, USA
ThinkOlio
Class led by Michael Haltenberger and Michael Prettyman.
Feb 12, 2017
Psychedelic Shine
Boulder, CO, USA
Medicinal Mindfulness and Psychedelic Club
"A conference celebrating psychedelic success."
Jan 27-29, 2017
Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium
Viroqua, WI, USA
OmTerra
The Symposium will highlight current research and trends in the legal use of psychedelics and expanded states of consciousness in therapy.
Jan 26, 2017 (7 pm)
Erowid's Psychoactive Encyclopedia
San Francisco, CA
California Institute of Integral Studies
Earth and Fire Erowid in conversation with Matthew Tarnas Segall.
Jan 5-8, 2017
AHA Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
American Historical Association
Multiple sessions related to psychoactive history including Approaching Prohibition's Centennial: Roundtable Discussion; A Vicious Turn in Global History: Fighting Drinks, Drugs, and "Immorality", c. 1850-1950; and What Historians Wish People Knew about the History of Licit and Illicit Drugs.
Nov 24-26, 2016
Nights 2016 Berlin [Stadt Nach Acht]
Berlin, Germany
Nightlife Empowerment & Well-Being Network, Club Commission Berlin & Stadtnacht
Integrates perspectives for a healthy, safe and sustainable nightlife and brings together different stakeholders in the field including researchers, practical experts, and governmental agency representatives. (European focus)
Nov 3-6, 2016
11th National Harm Reduction Conference
San Diego, CA, USA
Harm Reduction Coalition
Multidisciplinary conference focused on improving the health of people who use drugs. Registration, scholarship, and abstract submission opens in November 2015.
October 28-30, 2016
Detroit Entheogenic Conference
Detroit, MI, USA
National and international speakers will share their expertise on psilocybin-containing mushrooms, ayahuasca, ibogaine, DMT, and other entheogens.
Oct 17-22, 2016
II World Ayahuasca Conference
Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
ICEERS Foundation
A multidisciplinary event that brings together more than 100 experts on ayahuasca to exchange information. Includes transcultural round-tables, a film festival, and the participation of musicians and artists.
Oct 22, 2016
Reform Conference
Berlin, Germany
Topics Books
A conference exploring altered states of consciousness.
Oct 14-15, 2016
Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Integral Counselling BC
Covering of MDMA research for alleviating PTSD, ayahuasca therapy to treat eating disorders, psilocybin and its implications for cancer patients and end of life issues, training possibilities for psychedelic psychotherapists, and the discussion of a legal challenge to existing laws impacting the use of psychedelics for healing.
Oct 7-9, 2016
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY, USA
Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights and dreams for the future.
Oct 2-4, 2016
4th Annual Global Addiction Conference
Venice, Italy
Global Addiction Association
The Global Addiction Association is a knowledge-sharing facility for all those involved in the understanding and treatment of addiction.
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
Beyond Psychedelics Global Psychedelic Forum
Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Psychedelic Society & National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic
Sharing knowledge and experience related to psychedelics in a diverse group of people, ranging from traditional experts and scientists to the grassroots.
Sep 20, 2016
2nd Global Annual 9/20 Psilocybin Mushroom Day of Action
Global
920 Coalition
Focused on research and the role that psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms play in our society and health care system.
Sep 12-16, 2016
North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology
Boston, MA, USA
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology & American Assoc. of Poison Control Centers
Forum for the presentation of original research or novel case series/reports in the field of toxicology.
Sep 9, 2016
Psychedelics and Death: A Conversation
The Alchemist's Kitchen - New York, NY, USA
Evolver Learning Lab
"Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction" followed by two presentations: "The Art of Dying (and Living): Awakening to a more conscious view of our own mortality and to post-death possibilities" and "Psilocybin-Generated Mystical Experience Research: Implications for Palliative Care and Religious Studies" and a Q&A session.
Aug 31, 2016
International Overdose Awareness Day
Worldwide
Penington Institute
Aims of IOAD: Raise awareness of overdose, reduce stigma of a drug-related death, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
Aug 18-21, 2016
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Telluride, CO, USA
Telluride Institute
Celebrating all things fungi. A festival with a long long history.
Aug 7, 2016
Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction, with Dr. Neal Goldsmith Ph.D
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Morbid Anatomy Museum
This lecture will provide a brief overview of the many ways in which death influences the psychedelic experience.
Jul 16, 2016
Drug Safety For Psychonauts
The Internet Archive - San Francisco, CA, USA
Women's Visionary Congress
Fire & Earth Erowid will demonstrate accurate measuring of liquids and powders, and how to use reagent testing kits. Dr. Gantt Galloway, Pharm.D., will provide training in the use of Naloxone or Narcan. Others presenters: Michelle Krasowski, Annie Oak and Mariavittoria Mangini.
Jun 26, 2016
Support. Don't Punish: 4th Global Day of Action
Worldwide
Support. Don't Punish Campaign
A global advocacy campaign calling for better drug policies that prioritise public health and human rights. The campaign aims to promote drug policy reform, and to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions.
Jun 24, 2016 (in five-lecture series Apr 9 - Jun 24)
The State of Psychedelics
San Francisco, CA, USA
California Institute of Integral Studies
series of talks that explores the forefront of thought and research into psychedelic-assisted therapies. Speakers: Jeffrey Guss (4/9), Dave Nichols (4/30), Dennis McKenna (5/19), Richard Yensen & Donna Dryer (6/14), Bill Richards (6/24).
Jun 17-19, 2016
Women's Visionary Congress
Petaluma, CA, USA
The Women's Visionary Congress is a community of adventurers from all generations and traditions, united in a time-honored quest to explore a more vivid and profound awareness of inner and outer worlds
Jun 3-5, 2016
2016 Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
OPEN Foundation
will feature current research into a wide array of psychotropic substances, such as psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, ibogaine, DMT, ketamine, and MDMA.
May 30-31, 2016
IV International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances
Budapest, Hungary
University of Hertfordshire, Sapienza University of Rome, EMCDDA, World Anti-Doping Agency
The main aim of the NPS conference series is to increase knowledge and understanding about the nature and the effects of NPS as well as promote innovative strategies to prevent the diffusion of NPS in society. The conference invites contributions in all areas of potential interest, as oral presentations or research posters.
May 17, 2016
Exploring Erowid: A data driven anthropological research on drugs
Heidelberg, Germany
University of Heidelberg
Presenters from University of Amsterdam "Chemical Youth" project.
May 16-18, 2016
10th Annual Conference of the
International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
Sydney, Australia
ISSDP
Presentations on scientific research on drug policy and opportunities for vigorous discussion and debate about findings and methods. Will include analysis of the April 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs.
May 7, 2016
International Harm Reduction Day
Worldwide
numerous advocacy groups
A day for promoting evidence-based drug policies based on public health and human rights.
May 5-6, 2016
Awakened Consciousness and the Evolution of Business
Madison, WI, USA
Promega Corporation & BioPharmaceutical Technology Institute Center
Exploring what it mean to awaken to the potential for workplace and broader business practices to transform our view of self, others and society.
Apr 25-30, 2016
The Science of Consciousness
Tucson, AZ, USA
Centers for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona and The University of Michigan
Promoting open, rigorous discussion of all phenomena related to conscious experience. Formerly called "Toward a Science of Consciousness", this series of biennial conferences has been held in Tucson since 1994.
Apr 25, 2016
Psilocybin Study Panel & Film Screening
Union South, Marquee Theater, UW - Madison, WI, USA
Society & Politics Committee - WI Union Directorate - University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison psilocybin study guides and volunteers panel, followed by the film, "A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin".
Apr 19-21, 2016
Special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the world drug problem (UNGASS)
New York, NY, USA
UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
Special Session convening to further goals set in the policy document of 2009 "Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem".
Apr 17-18, 2016
Cannabis Science and Policy Summit
New York City, NY, USA
BOTEC Analysis & NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management
"[Bringing] scientists and policy-makers together for a thoughtful consideration of the likely gains and losses from pursuing one option rather than another."
Apr 15-17, 2016
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference
Washington, DC, USA
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Formerly biennial and newly annual event with keynote speakers and panels addressing the timely topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy.
Apr 12, 2016
Mushrooms and Entheogenic Transhumanism
Oakland, CA, USA
ERIE
Mushrooms and Entheogenic Transhumanism with Kilindi Iyi, will be held at Warehouse 416, doors open at 6:15pm.
Apr 7-8, 2016
Exploring Psychedelics
Ashland, OR, USA
Southern Oregon University
The goal of this event is the presentation of diverse and accurate information about psychedelics concerning their roles in art, music, culture, spirituality, religion, science, medicine, and health and healing.
Mar 31, 2016
Peyote Panel and Double Book Launch
San Francisco, CA, USA
California Institute of Integral Studies
Peyote panel discussion and book signing with guests Bia Labate, Clancy Cavnar, Stacy B. Schaefer, Diana Negrín, and Kevin Feeney, and sneak preview and discussion of the film The Peyote Chronicles.
Mar 22-23, 2016
Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit
Bethesda, MD, USA
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This event will focus on the neurological and psychiatric effects of marijuana, other cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system. Both the adverse and the potential therapeutic effects of the cannabinoid system will be discussed.
Mar 14-16, 2016
5th Global Ibogaine Conference
Tepoztlan, Mexico
Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance, ICEERS & Espolea
Event convening experts from around the world to discuss ibogaine therapy, the climate of global drug policy, and the sustainability and traditional uses of Tabernanthe iboga.
Feb 5-7, 2016
The Occult Humanities Conference 2016
34 Stuyvesant St. New York, NY, USA
Phantasmaphile and the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions
Conference subtitle: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions. Sunday Feb 7 Erik Davis will present "Swallowing the Stone with the Brothers McKenna: Psychedelics, Alchemy, and Media at La Chorrera".
Jan 29-31, 2016
Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium
Viroqua, WI, USA
OmTerra
The Symposium will highlight current research and trends in the legal use of psychedelics and expanded states of consciousness in therapy.
Jan 21-23, 2016
The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Various Locations, San Francisco, CA, USA
California Historical Society
A three-day arts festival featuring renowned scholars in conversation regarding the monumental cultural impact of several 1966 happenings in particular The Trips Festival.
Dec 5, 2015
People: on Drugs
University of Pennsylvania, USA
SSDP & Psychedemia
Conversations on psychoactives.
Nov 18-21, 2015
Reform Conference
Washington DC, USA
Drug Policy Alliance
The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. It brings together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries.
Nov 14, 2015 - begins noon
Ethnobotany Library Opening Event
Occidental CA, USA (3230 Doris Murphy Court)
Botanical Dimensions's library of 1000+ volumes encompasses a global ethnobotanical worldview, including titles on botany, mycology, cultural anthropology, plant uses, history, mythology, herbalism, ritual, shamanism, healing, psychedelics, and art.
Oct 9-11, 2015
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY, USA
Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights and dreams for the future.
Oct 2-3, 2015
Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum
Victoria BC, Canada
Converse and connect about the therapeutic and healing properties of psychedelic substances.
Sep 25-27, 2015
Visionary Convergence
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gathering in community to illuminate the intersection of entheogenic plants and people, honor traditions, and explore and reveal new meanings and mechanisms for healing, medicine, growth, integration and visionary experience in the 21st Century.
September 18-20, 2015
Women & Entheogens Conference
Cleveland, OH, USA
National and international speakers will share their expertise on psilocybin-containing mushrooms, ayahuasca, ibogaine, DMT, and other entheogens.
Jul 10-12, 2015
Breaking Convention 2015
London, England
Breaking Convention is a multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 130 presenters from around the world.

Talks by Michael Heinrich, Martina Hoffmann, Lumir Hanus, Andrew Feldmar, Luke Brown, Tom Lloyd, Chiara Baldini, MAria Papaspyrou, Dale Pendell, Friederike Meckel, Matthew Johnson, Torsten Passie, Amanda Feilding, Daniela Peluso, Ann Shulgin, David Nichols, David Luke, Rupert McShane, Teri Krebs, Alicia Danforth, Rick Doblin, David Nutt, Amiee Tollan, Cameron Adams, Ben Sessa, Roland Griffiths, and Dave King
Jun 19-20, 2015
VapExpo 2015
Moscow, Russia
1st International Vapor Industry Conference and Exhibition
Jun 19-21, 2015
Women's Visionary Congress
Petaluma, CA, USA
The Women's Visionary Congress is a community of adventurers from all generations and traditions. They are united in a time-honored quest to explore a more vivid and profound awareness of inner and outer worlds
Jun 5, 2015
Mazatec Culture, Shamanism and Sacred Plants
Apr 17-19, 2015
Psymposia: Envisioning a Post Prohibition World
Amherst, MA, USA
What happens when a group of scientists, activists, and educators are asked to envision a world without a drug war? Let's find out. Features talks by Earth & Fire Erowid, Chris Kilham, Dimitri Bugianis, Katherine MacLean, Dorion Sagan, Nese Devenot, Frank Gerratana, Jeremy Wolff, Kilindi Lyi, Oliver Williams, Jonathan Thompson, Twig Harper, Ryan LeCompte, Britta Love, David Nickles, and Gabby Agin-Liebes.
Apr 17-19, 2015
Generation PsYchedelic
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, USA
The Greener's Association for Psychedelic Studies presents a conference for the up and coming voices of the psychedelic movement. Features talks by Glynn Rosenburg, Elena Roemer, Brian Wallace, Dr. Natalie, Allison Wilens, Shannon Clare, Christopher Pezza, Terry Gotham, Katie Tomlinson & Jae StarFox, Rick Doblin, La Laurrien, Maia Shmueli, Anne Tara Szostek & Irina Alexander, Brad Burge, and Amber Catron.
Apr 17, 2015
5th Annual Forum on Drug Policy
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA
Come listen to insightful information on drug policy and celebrate Illinois Consortium for Drug Policy's 10th birthday
Nov 14-15, 2014
Shaman Women, Plant Medicine and Psychedelics Salon
Vancouver, Canada
The 3rd Annual Shaman Woman, Plant Medicine and Psychedelics Salon features talks by researchers Connie Carter PhD, Dr. Donna Dryer, Carolyn Garcia, Elena Andrade, Eleonora Molnar MA, Annie Oak MS, Lily Kay Ross MDiv, and Dr. Richard Yensen PhD. Presentations will examine ceremonies that use psychoactive plants and practical steps that participants can take to help support safe practices during these gatherings.
October 31 - November 2, 2014
Detroit Entheogenic Conference
Detroit, MI, USA
National and international speakers will share their expertise on psilocybin-containing mushrooms, ayahuasca, ibogaine, DMT, and other entheogens.
Sep 25-27, 2014
World Ayahuasca Conference
Ibiza, Spain
The Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and IREFREA
A multidisciplinary event that brings together scientific, legal and professional experts on ayahuasca to exchange information.
Aug 2, 2014 - 1 pm to 6 pm
Shulgin Memorial Service
Berkeley, CA, USA
The Shulgin Family and Team Shulgin
A memorial service to honor the life and work of Dr. Alexander T. "Sasha" Shulgin (1925-2014)
May 7-10, 2014
4th International Ibogaine Providers Conference
Durban, South Africa
Apr 3-5, 2014
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Public Health
Toluca, Mexico
Covering the history and ethnohistory of sacred plants, human rights, legal aspects, art, and world views of sacred plants.
Mar 27, 2014
Clinical Applications of Cutting-Edge Research
Phoenix, AZ
This one-day conference will focus on the evidence and experienced-based perspectives by experts in the field with respect to plant toxins, anti-venoms, and overall economic concerns associated with antidotal therapy. Earth and Fire Erowid will be presenting "Psychoactive Plants 2014: Herbal Products and Extracts Used as Recreational Drugs".
Mar 1, 2014
2014 Western Regional SSDP Conference
San Francisco, CA
A weekend of training, expert presentations, workshops, and networking with students, alumni, and supporters from around the Western Region.
December 12-13, 2013
Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Network
New Orleans, LA, USA
North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
Covering harm reduction topics related to drug use, sex work, law enforcement, and more.
October 26-27, 2013
Spirit Plant Medicine
Vancouver, Canada
Our intention with this third Spirit Plant Medicine Conference is to offer accurate, respectful, and most of all beneficial information and inspiration on the use of and larger context around such plants. It's an intention arising from a vision and a prayer carried in the hearts of many. To that end we have assembled an exceptional group of knowledgeable, engaging, and heartfelt speakers to share their wisdom.
October 26-27, 2013
Khanyisa: Psychoactive Plant Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa
Alpine Events
The vision of this conference is to encourage the research into and bring forth the knowledge of psychoactive plant use in the entire continent of Africa, as well as sharing cutting edge and innovative use of these plants in the global scene, helping us all to understand the potentials and uses of these most fascinating plant medicines.
October 23-26, 2013
2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference
Denver, CO
Drug Policy Alliance
International Drug Policy Reform Conference. Premier gathering of people who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.
Oct 11-13, 2013
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY
Horizons Media
Horizons is a conference about psychedelics that is held annually in New York City at Judson Memorial Church. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. 2013 will be its seventh year.
August 27-30, 2013
Palenque Norte
Returning Vision to the Human Enterprise
BurningMan, NV
Palenque Norte
Since 2002, Palenque Norte has hosted visionaries, scientists, artists and great thinkers from across the globe.
August 15-18, 2013
Telluride Mushroom Festival
A Celebration of All Things Fungal & Entheogenic.
Telluride, Colorado
The Telluride Institute
This annual gathering occurs in Telluride, Colorado every summer and celebrates and explores all aspects of the fungal world! From gourmet wild edibles to medicinal 'shrooms, from toxins to entheogens!
July 12-14, 2013
Breaking Convention
2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness
London, England
Breaking Convention
Breaking Convention is a biennial conference on psychedelic consciousness which will feature ten symposia of invited speakers and a track dedicated to talks from submitted abstracts, as well as galleries, exhibitions, films and evening entertainments.
June 14-16, 2013
Women's Visionary Congress
Petaluma, CA
Women's Visionary Council
A gathering of healers, scholars, activists, artists, and botanists who study consciousness and altered states.
June 9-12, 2013
Harm Reduction International 2013
Vilnius, Lithuania
A key event for those interested in harm reduction around the world. The theme of the 2013 event is 'The Value/s of Harm Reduction'.
Jun 3-9, 2013
4th Annual Hemp History Week
Hemp History Week is a nation-wide education campaign that seeks to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S., with grassroots celebrations in numerous cities.
May 28 - 30, 2013
Club Health Conference
The 8th International Conference
on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues
San Francisco, CA
Dancesafe, Drug Policy Alliance & Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University
Focusing on the wide range of issues that affect the health of people in nightlife settings including alcohol and drug use; sexual health; violence and anti-social behavior; management and design of nightlife settings; late night transport; staff training; and international nightlife tourism.
April 19 - 21, 2013 (pre- and post-event workshops Apr 18 & 22)
Psychedelic Science
Oakland Marriott City Center - Oakland, CA
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Three full days of programming with concurrent tracks exploring clinical applications, issues relevant to healthcare professionals, and social and cultural issues surrounding the therapeutic and recreational uses of psychedelics. Offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
December 7 & 8, 2012
Dennis McKenna Lectures & Discussions
Dec 7 at 7:30 pm. At The Ark, 401 East Jefferson Street, Viroqua, WI

Dec 8 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm. At The Quarry Arts, room 170, 715 Hill St, Madison, WI.

DEC 7: "Consciousness and Spirituality: Neuroscience, the Mind/Brain, and Parallel Universes", followed by a discussion based on The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss, Dennis's new book about his explorations with his brother Terence.

DEC 8: "Transformation of Consciousness through Sacred Plants: DMT, Ayahuasca & Psilocybin", followed by a discussion based on The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss.
Nov 15 - 18, 2012
9th National Harm Reduction Conference
Portland, Oregon
Harm Reduction Coalition
Drug users, ex-drug users, researchers, sex workers, social workers, physicians, politicians and community organizers from around the country and abroad come together to share perspectives on Harm Reduction, with a focus on the health of individuals and communities impacted by drug use.
Nov 17 - 18, 2012
Regeneration
An interactive weekend of exploring altered states of experience
London, UK
Regeneration
The component of the event devoted to talks and discussions will be convened by writer, researcher and academic Dr. David Luke under the banner, "What do psychedelics mean?" Talks will be given by Dr. Luke and a host of eminent academics and researchers, including Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris (as seen on Channel 4's Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial), clinical psychiatrist Dr. Ben Sessa, medical & ecological anthropologists Dr. Cameron Adams and Dr. Anna Waldstein, and senior law lecturer Charlotte Walsh. The talks will explore the possible benefits psychedelics offer contemporary medical, psychological and sociological research and will explain their effects.
Nov 16, 2012
ReDUse_12
New Aspects and Developments in Recreational Drug Use
Vienna, Austria
ChEckiT!
"What are the recent trends in consumption and how can we respond appropriately?" Open to anyone who encounters recreational drug use in their field of work e.g. teachers, youth workers, health promoters, drugs educators, social workers, drugs counsellors, psychotherapists, general practitioners, psychologists, and sociologists. Interested public welcome.
Oct 26 - 28, 2012
Spirit Plant Medicine Conference
Roots of Light: Ancient Wisdom for a New Humanity
Vancouver, Canada
Spirit Plant Medicines
Ethnobotanists, shamans and researchers in the field of psychedelics from around the globe will meet to speak, hold forums and panels, and share their wisdom.
Oct 25 - 26, 2012
4èmes Rencontres Nationales de la Réduction des Risques
Liés à l'Usage de Drogues
Paris, France
L'Association Française pour la Réduction des risques
(AFR; French Association for Risk Reduction)
Plenaries, panels, posters and exhibitions on harm reduction projects and policies in francophone Europe esp. France.
October 25 - November 1, 2012
October 14 - 21, 2012
Psychoactivity IX
Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, Nepal
Dr. Claudia Mueller-Ebeling, Arno Adelaars and Hans van den Hurk
Shamans from Nepal meet shamans from Colombia, in Psychoactivity's second intercultural exchange of shamanic traditions between the Himalaya and the Amazon.
Oct 12 - 14, 2012
Horizons
Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY
Horizons Media, Inc
A conference to open a fresh dialogue on the role of psychedelics in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity.
October 6 - 7, 2012
Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR)
Amsterdam - the Netherlands
StichtingOPEN
Researchers and therapists from a wide variety of academic disciplines will discuss addiction treatment, psychedelic psychotherapy, ayahuasca, human psychopharmacology research and new views on the legalization of psychedelic substances.
Oct 4 - 6, 2012
The Final Days of Prohibition
2012 NORML Conference
Los Angeles, CA
NORML
NORML's annual conference is the premiere gathering in America of cannabis law reform activists and organizations working for public policy alternatives to the country's failed cannabis prohibition laws.
Sep 24 - 30, 2012
Psychedemia
2012 East Coast Psychedelic Culture Conference
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
MAPS Graduate Student Association
An academic conference on visionary art and psychedelic culture.
Sep 22, 2012
Shaman Women, Plant Medicine and Psychedelics
a Women's Visionary Congress Salon
Fletcher Challenge Theatre, SFU Harbour Centre - Vancouver BC
Women's Visionary Council
Presentations and dialog with Cynthia Palmer, Michael Horowitz, Dr. Donna Dryer MD, Richard Yensen PhD, Diana Reed Slattery PhD, Mariavittoria Mangini PhD FNP, Annie Oak. Supported by Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Banyen Books, and VANDU.
July 27 - 29, 2012
6th Annual Women's Visionary Congress
Petaluma, CA - IONS Earthrise Retreat Center
Women's Visionary Council
Featuring the work of visionary women healers, scholars, activists and artists who explore the leading edge of consciousness and sustainable social change.
July 20 - 21, 2012
Regeneration
An interactive weekend of exploring altered states of experience
Near Dorking, Surrey, UK
Including Speakers: Cameron Adams, Krystle Cole, David Luke, Ben Sessa, Anna Waldstein.
May 18, 2012
Chicago Screening of Dirty Pictures
and Fundraiser for Sasha Shulgin
Portage Theater - Chicago, IL
URL TBA
Screening of Dirty Pictures, the documentary about Alexander and Ann Shulgin, begins at 8pm. There will be psychedelic art for sale and a silent auction of Shulgin artifacts, including autographed books. Suggested donation: $20.
April 16, 2012 - 10:35am to 12:05pm
The Wonder of Plant Teachers: Entheogens as Cognitive Tools
Dwelling and the More-Than-Human in Education
Vancouver, Canada
American Educational Research Association
[Paper presented at a session of the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting] Abstract - The traditional ritual uses of entheogens-psychoactive plants and fungi, such as peyote, ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms-have been an important part of some indigenous cultures. Yet modern political, religious and educational authorities have cast these as diabolical savage practices or archaic magical customs incompatible with Western values and epistemologies. This paper suggests that indigenous peoples may not have been misguided in revering entheogenic substances as "plant teachers", but rather that the circumspect uses of entheogens as primordial cognitive tools may offer valuable forms of learning for the early 21st century. It deploys some current educational theories and critiques of modern schooling to account for the concept of psychoactive "plant teachers" and the phenomenal wonders they can inspire.
April 14, 2012
Enhancing Consciousness, Enhancing Conscience: Research, Methods, Tools
Chelsea Studios / Theatreworks US - New York, NY
Neal Goldsmith and Danielle Bohmer
A Panel discussion and four workshops featuring Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Alex and Allyson Grey, Julie Holland, M.D., and Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. (moderator), on the research, methods, and tools necessary to develop enhanced consciousness in individuals and in society as a whole.
April 10, 2012
An Intimate Conversation about Plants, Fungi, and Animals
with Ralph Metzner and Kat Harrison
EarthRise Retreat Center at IONS, Petaluma CA
Institute of Noetic Science
a spontaneous, creative conversation about their field of study, what is currently of greatest interest to them and why, and what has fascinated them over the years.
April 9 - 14, 2012
Toward a Science of Consciousness
Tucson, Arizona
Center for Consciousness Studies, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
Toward a Science of Consciousness is a biennial conference held since 1994 in Tucson, Arizona, and known for rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to essential questions of how the brain produces conscious experience, the nature of reality and our place in the universe.
Mar 23 - 25, 2012
International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference
Denver, Colorado
SSDP
Hundreds of SSDP chapter members, leaders, alumni, and other supporters gather together for this annual conference for a weekend of expert speakers, activist training sessions, student organizing workshops, an alumni reunion, an awards ceremony, SSDP Congress, etc.
Mar 4, 2012
Ayahuasca in a Global Context
Controversies, Public Debate and Regulation
San Francisco, CA
Psychedelic Society of San Francisco
A lecture by author, speaker and researcher Beatriz Caiuby Labate, and book release and signing for The Internationalization of Ayahuasca.
Mar 10, 2012
Psychedelic Love:
A New Talk and Social with Dr. Neal Goldsmith
New York, NY
Psychedelic and Entheogenic Society of New York City
The focus for this event with Dr. Goldsmith is the focus of his recent work on subjects involving notions of "Psychedelic Love".
Jan 28, 2012
Terence McKenna: Beyond 2012
Sierra Madre, California
Join Bruce Damer and Lorenzo Hagerty in this one-day seminar celebrating the life and ideas of Terence McKenna and taking the next steps beyond 2012. This is the kickoff event in a series of similar seminars to be held throughout the United States in 2012.
Dec 12-14, 2011
Club Health 2011:
The 7th International Conference
on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues
Prague, Czech Republic
Focusing on the wide range of issues that affect the health of people in nightlife settings. This includes: alcohol and drug use; sexual health; violence and anti-social behaviour; management and design of nightlife settings; late night transport; staff training; and international nightlife tourism.
Dec 8-12, 2011
MAPS 25th Anniversary Conference, Workshops, and Benefit Celebration
Oakland Marriott City Center
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Dec 2-5, 2011
Entheogenesis Australis Conference
rural Victoria, Australia
Entheogenesis Australis (EGA)
Addressing issues relating to drug use from social, cultural and traditional perspectives. The program will draw on the backgrounds of therapy, biology, pharmacology, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, botany, visionary art, culture, politics, law and more, to provide a realistic context of the role drugs and altered states play in the modern world. Earth and Fire Erowid will be speaking at this year's event.
Nov 2-5, 2011
2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference
Los Angeles, CA
Drug Policy Alliance
Fire and Earth Erowid will be speaking on the Salvia, Synthetic Marijuana, and Emerging Drug Criminalization Trends panel on Friday, Nov 4, 2011.
Oct 14-16, 2011
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY
Horizons Media
Fresh dialogue on the role of psychedelics in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and art.
Oct 14-18, 2011
"Dirty Pictures", Docfest 2011
Cell Space, San Francisco CA
San Francisco Documentary Festival
Dirty Pictures, a documentary about Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin and his wife and co-author Ann Shulgin, explores the world of the Shulgins, their history, motivations, ideas and relationship. It is being featured at opening night of Docfest 2011.
Sep 30, 2011
Book Event with ITP Co-Founder, James Fadiman, Ph.D.,
author of The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide
Palo Alto, CA
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Dr. Fadiman speaks about his book and answers questions. Meet the author and enjoy refreshments.
Sep 23-25, 2011
Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2011
Expanded States of Consciousness,
Psychotherapy and Human Development
near Barcelona, Spain
Societat d'Etnopsicologia Aplicada i Estudis Cognitius (Sd'EA)
Theoretical-practical workshop aimed at training specialists in the use of expanded states of consciousness (ECE) applied to human development, psychotherapy and knowledge generation.
Sep 16-17, 2011
After the 'war on drugs':
envisioning a post prohibition world
London, UK
Open Democracy, Know Drugs and The Exile Nation Project
A two-day conference on drug and criminal justice policy featuring some of the US & UK's most active policy analysts, activists, film-maker, academics and an MP come together, for an exploration of what a post-prohibition society could look like, and how we might get there in our lifetime.
September 13-21, 2011
MAPS Pacific Northwest U.S. Fundraising Tour
Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Seattle WA, Portland OR
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
July 29 - 31, 2011
5th Annual Women's Visionary Congress
Women's Visionary Council
Featuring the work of visionary women healers, scholars, activists and artists who explore the leading edge of consciousness and sustainable social change.
June 18, 2011 (2-4 pm)
The Shulgin Index - Book Signing
UC Berkeley Campus Bookstore
Transform Press
Get your copy of The Shulgin Index signed by the authors!
June 17-19, 2011
Roots of Light: Ancient Wisdom for a New Humanity
Vancouver Canada
Spirit Plant Medicines
Indigenous leaders, ethnobotanists, shamans and medical researchers in the field of psychedelics from around the globe will meet to speak, hold forums, panels and share their wisdom.
June 17, 2011 (5-10 pm)
European Ayahuasca Research Symposium
UvA, Oude Manhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam. Room D0.08
Stichting OPEN and MAPS
A multidisciplinary series of lectures that focuses on current research being done in Europe. Experts from different disciplines will present their studies on ayahuasca's effects on health, neural functioning and consciousness.
April 28-29, 2011
Manifesting the Mind
Further Explorations of Human Consciousness
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, WI
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute and Promega Corporation
The over-arching theme of this forum is exploration of the mind-brain phenomenon and how it relates to human consciousness. Manifesting the Mind will cover a wide range of topics--from ethnobotany to neurotransmitters to recent clinical reports on the use of entheogens.
April 17-22, 2011
The Gathering
Pissouri, Cyprus
Caelestis Ltd.
Some talks touch on psychoactives and shamanism. Speakers: Paola Ambrosi, Stanley Krippner, Ervin Laszlo, Luis Eduardo Luna, James W. Prescott, Peter Russell, Christopher Ryan, Michael Winkelman and Tony Wright.
April 2-3, 2011
Breaking Convention
A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness
University of Kent - Canterbury, UK
UKC Psychedelics Society
Organized in four symposia (Current research on consciousness and psychedelics at the University of Kent; Ecstasy - Its place in medicine, society and politics; What Does Psychedelic Mean?; Bold Visions: The Future of Psychedelic Research) plus parallel tracks, symposia and workshops.
March 25-27, 2011
Another Bloody Birthday
European Student Drug Policy Reform Conference
University of Manchester, UK
Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK
SSDP UK's second annual conference will bring students and activists from across Europe and beyond to share experiences as activists and learn about the failed global war on drugs, as well as mark the many drug war anniversaries that will take place this year. The event is open to the public and all people interested in becoming better activists.
Mar 11-12, 2011
Psychedelics in the Culture and Healing of the 21th Century
The MTPK Conference
Budapest, Hungary
Multidiszciplináris Társaság a Pszichedelikumok Kutatásáért
[Multidisciplinary Society for Psychedelic Studies]
The conference language will be Hungarian with some presentations in simultaneous translation (English).
Feb 19, 2011 -- 7-11 pm
Women's Visionary Council Valentine Love Party
An Evening With Visionary Women
Berkeley City Club -- 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley CA
Women's Visionary Council
The event will include presentations from medical cannabis pioneer Debby Goldsberry, co-founder of the pioneering Berkeley Patient's Group medical cannabis dispensary, and xenolinguistic novelist, psychonaut and video performance artist Diana Reed Slattery. Light refreshments, open bar, cocktail party attire encouraged, all genders welcome. Tickets $25. The WVC is a nonprofit educational organization that supports the work of women healers, scholars, activists and artists who study consciousness and altered states. It hosts the annual Women's Visionary Congress in Northern California.
December 11-12, 2010
Catalysts
The Impact of Psychedelics from Consciousness to the Clinic
Los Angeles, CA
MAPS
Presentations and panel discussions on psychedelic science, the current state of psychedelic research, and clinical applications for the their therapeutic use.
December 4-5, 2010
Entheogenesis Australis 2010
Melbourne University - Melbourne, Australia
Entheogenesis Australis
Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) is a not-for-profit association that exists to create a supportive environment that fosters mature, open discussion about psychoactive plants and chemicals. We seek to explore ways to assess societal impacts and examine the positive applications of plant-based psychoactives and empathogens.
Nov 18-21, 2010
8th National Harm Reduction Conference
Harm Reduction Beyond Borders
Austin, TX
Harm Reduction Coalition
Drug users, ex-drug users, researchers, sex workers, social workers, physicians, politicians and community organizers from around the country and abroad come together to share perspectives on Harm Reduction, with a focus on the health of individuals and communities impacted by drug use.
October 28-29, 2010
Pratiques Contemporaines des Plantes Psychotropes
[Contemporary Practices with Psychotropic Plants]
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Institute of Ethnology
This event will feature eight presenters from France, Switzerland, Spain and Peru, and a documentary exhibition.
October 23-24, 2010
Mind Altering Science
An OPEN Conference on Psychedelic Research
University of Amsterdam - the Netherlands
StichtingOPEN
Offers a multidisciplinary perspective on recent developments in the field of psychedelic research. Academics, therapists and medical professionals from various countries will discuss the use of psychedelics from their own disciplinary perspective.
October 22-25, 2010
4th Annual Women's Visionary Congress
Institute of Noetic Sciences - Petaluma, CA
Women's Visionary Council
Featuring the work of visionary women healers, scholars, activists and artists who explore the leading edge of consciousness and sustainable social change.
October 20-25, 2010
Science and Nonduality Conference
San Rafael, CA
Neti Neti Media
Scientists, philosophers, psychologists and researchers from the US and around the world will be speaking on a variety of diverse but related topics, including neuroscience, quantum physics, art, Buddhism, and cosmology.
October 13-14, 2010
Media Influence on Nightlife
Kuregem cellars, Brussels
Club Health
This conference delivers European key figures on media, nightlife, and public health. Research, inside views, testimonies and policy reviews provide data to promote the debate at European level.
September 24-26, 2010
Horizons
Perspectives on Psychedelics
Judson Memorial Church, New York City
Horizons Media
Fresh dialogue on the role of psychedelics in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and art.
September 10, 2010
The Medicine: Science & Psychedelics
free film screening of new documentary with panel discussion
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
CIIS; film produced by MAPS
Documentary about contemporary psychedelic research. Panelists include Robert J. Barnhart, Executive Producer; Roslyn Dauber, Film Director; Frank Echenhofer, Professor of Clinical Psychology, CIIS; Janis Phelps, Associate Professor, East-West Psychology and Clinical Psychology, CIIS.
August 18-25, 2010
Boom Festival
Idanha-A-Nova Lake, Portugal
Come visit the Erowid Center information booth at this music and alternative culture festival, which is held every other year.
July 10-17, 2010
6th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference:
Grace and Madness
Iquitos, Peru
Soga Del Alma
Shamans from the Upper Amazon will be speaking of their healing modalities, including the ceremonial and healing and healing use of "Sacred Power Plants" including ayahuasca and San Pedro cactus.
June 23-27, 2010
17th International Transpersonal Conference
Moscow, Russia
International Transpersonal Association
The mission of "Consciousness Revolution: Transpersonal Discoveries That Are Changing the World" is to present the fundamental role of consciousness in all human affairs and the value for humanity of our growing insights into the nature of consciousness and of the world.
June 11-13, 2010
Harmony Festival
Santa Rosa, CA
Come visit the Erowid Center information booth at this music and alternative culture festival.
Jun 10-13, 2010
Alchemeyz Visionary Art Congress:
A Tribute to Visionary Art & Music Consciousness
Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii!
An intentional gathering and meeting of the minds, uniting the most influential visionaries in a celebration of the expansion of consciousness.
Jun 7-9, 2010
Club Health 2010: The 6th International Conference
on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues
Zürich, Switzerland
This conference will appeal to those working in the fields of public health; substance use; sexual health; violence prevention; policing and criminal justice; tourism; nightlife industries; transport; environmental health; general practice and therapy. Call for abstracts and registration now open; early bird registration cost applicable until Feb 28 2010.
April 22-23, 2010
Taking the Measure of the Magic Mirror:
Toward a Science of Consciousness
Madison, WI
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
Join leaders in their fields in exploring many dimensions of consciousness at the 9th Annual International Bioethics Forum. Conference includes discussion of perception/reality, brain chemistry, entheogens, meditation, and the impact of altered mind states.
April 16-18, 2010 (pre- and post-event workshops Apr 15 & 19)
Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century
Holiday Inn, San Jose, California
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Three full days of programming with concurrent tracks exploring clinical applications, issues relevant to healthcare professionals, and social and cultural issues surrounding the therapeutic and recreational uses of psychedelics. Offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
April 13-17, 2010
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2010
Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona
Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona
April 12, 2010 - All Day
Research on Psychedelics Moves into the Mainstream
The Lancet
Tucson, Arizona
James Fadiman, Thomas B. Roberts
Pre-conference workshop, Toward a Science of Consciousness 2010
Review of the psychotherapeutic; creative problem solving, enhanced cognition, and boosting intelligence; and entheogenic uses of psychedelics. Special attention will be paid to the significantly different skill sets that guides should have for each kind of experience with individuals or with groups.
March 17-21, 2010
Curing Minds: Consciousness in Sickness and Health
Berkeley, California
Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness
March 13, 2010 - 9:30pm
World Premiere of "Dirty Pictures"
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
SXSW Films
Dirty Pictures is a documentary about Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin and his wife and co-author Ann Shulgin. It has been named an official selection at SXSW Films. Dirty Pictures explores the world of the Shulgins, their history, motivations, ideas and relationship.
February 12-14, 2010
Bringing Transpersonal Psychology to a World in Crisis
Atherton, California
Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
February 10-11, 2010
Estados Modificados de Conciencia
Cuernavaca, Morelos
Coloquio Internacional Transdisciplinar
November 29 - December 5, 2009
December 8-14, 2009
Psychoactivity VI: The Tiger Meets the Jaguar
Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, Nepal
December 5-6
Mycological Society of San Francisco Annual Fungus Fair
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, California
Mycological Society of San Francisco
As usual, Erowid Center will be running the Psychoactive Mushrooms information table at this fair. Stop by to see us and learn more about local mushrooms of all types.
Nov 11-14, 2009
Reform 2009: The International Drug Policy Reform Conference
Albuquerque Convention Center
Drug Policy Alliance
November 8-13, 2009
Sixth Solanaceae Genome Workshop
New Delhi, India
International Solanaceae Genome Project
November 6-9, 2009
Entheogenesis Australis 2009
Swanpool, Victoria - Australia
Entheogenesis Australis
Speakers included: Robert Jesse, Mulga, Julian Palmer, Rak Razam, Bear Stanley, Ray Thorpe
October 31, 2009
1st Conference of Dialogs between Medicines. Treatment of addictions with traditional medicines
Barcelona, Spain
Grup Associat pels Serveis de Salut
October 2-4, 2009
2009 Women's Visionary Congress
Black Oak Ranch - Mendocino County, CA
Women's Visionary Council
September 25-27, 2009
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY
September 25-27, 2009
Seminario Estados Modificados de Consciencia,
Desarrollo Humano y Conocimiento
Can Benet Vives - Tordera, Spain
Dr. Josep Ma Fericgla
July 11-18, 2009
5th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference: the Art and the Heart of Healing
Iquitos, Peru
Soga Del Alma
May 5-8, 2009
31st Annual SALIS Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
April 20-23, 2009
International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm:
Hard Reduction and Human Rights
Bangkok, Thailand
International Harm Reduction Association
February 20, 2009 (Deadline) & March 5, 2009 (Deadline)
Unintended Consequences Global - Drug War Poster & Video Contest - Call for Submissions
Online
December 6, 2008
Entheogenesis Australis Symposium
Melbourne University, Copland Theatre
September 20 - December 7, 2008
Consciousness: The Web Course
Online through University of Arizona, Tucson
Instructor: Bernard J. Baars, PhD
November 26, 2008 -- 7-9pm
Psychedelics As Medicine: Chemical Input, Therapeutic Output
644 Congress St., Portland, ME
Bruce Sewick, LCPC, RDDP, CADC
November 13-16, 2008
7th National Harm Reduction Conference
Miami, Florida
October 10-13, 2008
Women's Visionary Congress
Wilbur Hot Springs, California
Ann & Sasha Shulgin, other speakers TBA
September 30, 2008 - 7pm
Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of Spirituality
First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway, Honolulu HI
Dr. Michael Kelley and Rev. Mike Young
September 19-21, 2008
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York, NY
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., John Halpern, M.D., Sean Helfritsch & Isaiah Saxon, Alan Hunt-Badiner, Dan Merkur, Dimitri Mugianis, David Nichols, Ph.D., Daniel Pinchbeck, Sasha and Ann Shulgin, and others...
September 14-19, 2008
European Conference on Research
and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries
July 19-27, 2008
4th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference:
Magic, Myths & Miracles
Iquitos, Peru
Dr. Dennis McKenna, Pablo Amaringo, Dr. Eduardo Luna, Benny Shanon, Peter Gorman, Alan Shoemaker, Jan Kounen, and others...
July 10-18, 2008
Convergence
Iquitos, Peru
Dr. Dennis McKenna, Pablo Amaringo, Jeremy Narby, and others...
June 26-July 2, 2008
American Library Association Annual Conference
Anaheim, California
April 17, 2008
Ayahuasca Monologues
Cosm, 542 W. 27th St. 4th Floor, New York
April 8-12, 2008
Toward a Science of Consciousness
Tucson, Arizona
April 4-5, 2008
5th National Clinical Conference on Medical Cannabis
Asilomar Conference Center, California
March 26-29, 2008
Symposium on Hallucinations in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Paris, France
March 21-24, 2008
World Psychedelic Forum
Basel, Switzerland
Jan 28, 2008
LSD & MDMA as Therapeutic Tools
Basel, Switzerland
Jan 23-24, 2008
Demand Reduction Conference: What Works to Reduce Drug Use
Budapest, Hungary
website unknown
January 5-8, 2008
World Congress on Spirituality and Psychology
Delhi, India
December 5-8, 2007
Biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference
New Orleans, LA
November 3-11, 2007
Exploring the Megalithic Mind
The Caraffa Stores, Birgu, Island of Malta
Benny Shanon, Paul Devereux, L. Caruana and others
October 27, 2007
Horizons: Contemporary Perspectives on Psychedelics
New York City
Rick Doblin, Alex & Allyson Grey, Julie Holland, Howard Lotsof, and more...
October 19-24, 2007
North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology
New Orleans, LA
October 12-14, 2007
Weltkonferenz der Ethnotherapien
[World Conference on Ethnotherapies]
Münich, Germany
Stanley Krippner, Wolf Dieter Storl, Fabio Ramirez and others
October 11-16, 2007
5th Solanaceae Genome Conference
Cologne, Germany
October 5-7, 2007
International Alchemy Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
July 27-29, 2007
Women's Visionary Congress
Wilbur Hot Springs, Northern California
Fire Erowid, Earth Erowid, Kat Harrison, Annie Sprinkle... See full list
July 7-14, 2007
3rd Amazonian Shamanism Conference:
Healing Plants and Navigational Tools
Iquitos, Peru
June 21-27, 2007
American Library Association Annual Conference
Washington, DC
June 13-17, 2007
Mind States VII
Costa Rica
Fire Erowid, Earth Erowid, Ann Shulgin, Sasha Shulgin... See full list
May 18-20, 2007
SheShamans
Geyserville, California
Cynthia Palmer, Patricia Winter, Mariela de la Paz, Val Corral...See full list
May 13-18, 2007
International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm
Warsaw, Poland
April 14, 2007
Psychedelics Reconsidered (Lecture)
New York Open Center
James Fadiman
March 14-16, 2007
Annual Conference on Neuroprotection & Neuroregeneration
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
December 14, 2006
Increasing Spiritual Intelligence: Chemical Input, Religious Output
Wheaton, IL
Tom Roberts, PhD & Bruce Sewick, MA
November 9-12, 2006
Drug User Health: The Politics and the Personal
Oakland, CA
November 4 - 8, 2006
APHA Annual Meeting (Public Health and Human Rights)
Boston, MA
October 25, 2006
Beyond Zero Tolerance:
New Directions in Drug Education and School Discipline
San Francisco, CA
October 4 - 9, 2006
North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology
San Francisco, CA
Fire & Earth Erowid presenting October 5, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Symposium
September 7 - 9, 2006
ATP-ITP Transpersonal Psychology Conference
Palo Alto, California
August 28 - September 24, 2006
Burning Man Festival
Black Rock City, Nevada
August 24 - 27, 2006
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Telluride, CO
August 3 - 9, 2006
Boom Festival
Portugal
August 1 - 6, 2006
Metzner Alchemical Divination
Northern California
Ralph Metzner
July 23 - 27, 2006
Solanaceae - Genomics Meets Biodiversity
Madison, Wisconsin
July 15 - 17, 2006
First Annual Clusterbusters Convention
Lisle, IL
Dr Andrew Sewell, Dr John Halpern, James Joseph, and others TBA.
June 30 - July 8, 2006
2nd International Amazonian Shamanism Conference
Iquitos, Peru
June 23 - 25, 2006
SheShamans and Magic Mamas
Geyserville, CA
June 8, 2006
A Vigil for Lost Promise
DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA
June 2 - 5, 2006
Entheogenesis Australis
Opeia Eco Arts Retreat, Victoria, Australia
April 30 - May 4, 2006
17th Intn'l Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm
Vancouver, BC Canada
April 21 - 23, 2006
Croatan
Erwin, TN
April 19 - 21, 2006
Unhooked Thinking
Bath, Somerset, UK
April 4 - 8, 2006
Towards a Science of Consciousness
Tucson, AZ
January 27, 2006
Drugs University V
Criminal Justice and the Future of Drug Treatment in the UK
London, England
January 13-15, 2006
LSD: Problem Child and Wonder Drug
An International Symposium on the occasion of the 100th Birthday of Albert Hofmann.
Presented by the Gaia Media Foundation
Convention Center Basel, Switzerland
November 10-12, 2005
International Drug Policy Reform Conference
Long Beach, California
November 9-12, 2005
National Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference
Long Beach, California
Oct 22-23, 2005
Sacred Elixirs
A conference on the role of drug plants in the history of religion.
Montgomery Theater, San Jose, CA
Oct 16, 2005 - Jan 2, 2005
SAFE: Design Takes On Risk
MoMA, New York
Includes designs created by Jason Justice and Vibrata Chromodoris for DanceSafe
Oct 9, 2005 - Feb 20, 2006
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Oct 7-12, 2005
Mushroom Growing International Week
Moscow, Russia
Oct 8, 2005
Synergenesis II
Project Artaud Theater and CELLspace, San Francisco
Works by 30 visionary artists
Sept 24 - Nov 29, 2005
Minds Wide Open
Light Space Gallery, Venice CA
Works by 13 visionary artists
Sep 20-24, 2005
Aging with Dignity: New Challenges, New Possibilities, New Solutions
Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 20-21, 2005
National Criminal Justice Drug Workers Forum
Moat House Hotel, York, UK
Aug 12-28, 2005
Confessions of a Dope Dealer
New York International Fringe Festival (NYC)
Sheldon Norberg
Aug 17-23, 2005
{CANCELLED} Psytopia {CANCELLED}
Hedonism III, Jamaica
Aug 17-20, 2005
Towards a Science of Consciousness "Midway Conference"
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jul 22-27, 2005
11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 16-22, 2005
1st International Shamanism Conference
Iquitos, Peru
Dr. Dennis McKenna, Luis Eduardo Luna, Peter Gorman and Alan Shoemaker
Jul 6-11, 2005
Consciousness and Healing - IONS 11th Int'l Conference
Arlington, Virginia
July 3-8, 2005
Visionary Art Intensive
Rhinebeck, New York
Allyson Grey & Alex Grey
June 30 - July 30 (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays)
Confessions of a Dope Dealer
Climate Theater - 285 9th St @Folsom
Sheldon Norberg
June 24-27, 2005
9th Annual Conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Caltech, Pasadena, California
June 17, 2005
Drugs : The Shape of Things to Come?
RIBA London, United Kingdom
Earth & Fire Erowid speaking on "Drugs on the web - 2005 to 2050"
June 15-28, 2005
Painting in Dali's Garden
Cadaques, Spain
Martina Hoffmann & Robert Venosa
May 27-29, 2005
Mind States VI: Technology and Transcendence
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Sylvia Thyssen, Erowid contributing editor, on Harm Reduction Panel
May 21-26, 2005
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
May 21-23, 2005
Entheogenesis 2: From Darkness Back to Light
Vancouver, BC Canada
Cosmic Memory
New York City, NY : The Project Room : 619 East 6th Street between B and C
Daniel Pinchbeck
Pinchbeck will talk about the work of the Austrian visionary and occult philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1860 - 1925), founder of the Anthroposophical Movement, Waldorf Schools, and Biodynamic agriculture.
Opening: May 14, 2005
3rd Annual Interdimensional Art Show
Seattle, WA
May 12-14, 2005
Making Sense of Depression, Stress and Anxiety
Budapest, Hungary
May 7-9, 2005
Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts
Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
May 6-8, 2005
Whole Earth Festival
Davis, CA
Erowid booth on Saturday
April 15-16, 2005
Altered States and the Spiritual Awakening
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm
"The Psychedelic Art of Alex Grey"
New York, NY -- Columbia University, 116th St and B'way, Hamilton Hall
Opening: April 3, 2005
Psychonautic Landscape IV
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
March 20-23, 2005
International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm
Belfast, Northern Ireland
February 22, 2005 (3 PM PST / 6 PM EST)
A Live Chat With Dr. Sasha Shulgin and Ann Shulgin
Online
February 20 & 21, 2005
New York City Ibogaine Forum 2005
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, New York NY
February 5, 2005
Resonance: The Convergence of Music and Spirituality
Berkeley, CA
January 23-February 5, 2005
Oneiric Vision: Ayahuasca, Lucidity, and Dreaming in the Amazon
Manaus, Brazil
Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. and Luis Eduardo Luna, Ph.D.
January 28, 2005
Drugs : The Politics, Philosophy and Economics
London, UK
November 15-17, 2004
Internet Librarian 2004
Monterey, CA
November 12-15, 2004
California Library Association Annual Conference
San Jose Convention Center and the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA
November 12-17, 2004
"Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts"
Providence, RI
January 27, 2005, 7:30 PM
Neofiles: Twenty First Century Brains
Mill Valley, CA
David Pescovitz, Zach Lynch, Wrye Sententia, Will Block; Moderated by RU Sirius.
November 18-21, 2004
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference
College Park, MD
November 11-14, 2004
5th Annual Harm Reduction Conference
New Orleans, LA
November 6-10, 2004
American Public Health Assocation Annual Meeting and Exposition
Washington, DC
November 6, 2004
Synergenesis
CELL Space - San Francisco, CA
October 22-31, 2004
Residential Training Program in Lucid Dreaming and Dream Yoga
Kalani, Hawaii
Stephen LaBerge, invited guest Dr. Fariba Bogzaran, and friends
September 27-30, 2004
International Conference on Drugs and Young People
Melaka, Malaysia
September 24-26, 2004
CannaBusiness 2004
Cologne, Germany
September 15-20, 2004
Mind States Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico
September 12-17, 2004
European Digital Library Conferences
Bath, England
September 10-12, 2004
The Great Rethinking
Oxford, England
September 10-11, 2004
Cannabinoids in Medicine
Somerville College Oxford, England
The 3rd International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) Conference
August 26-30, 2004
Boom Festival
near Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
August 21-22, 2004
Entheovision 2
Berlin, Germany
August 19-22, 2004
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Telluride, CO
Jul 21-23, 2004
National Social Norms Conference
Chicago, IL
Jul 2-15, 2004
Painting in Dali's Garden
Cadaques, Spain
Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffmann
Jun 24-26, 2004
Exploring Consciousness
Bath, England
Jun 11-18, 2004
Sixteenth International Transpersonal Association Conference
Palm Springs, California
June 7-11, 2004
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Tucson, AZ
May 15 to June 30, 2004
Interdependance: The Art of the Covenant
Seattle, Washington, USA
Gallery of the Senses & Tribe 13 : Venosa, Hoffmann, Cary Thompson, Xavi, Henson, and more
May 20-22, 2004
The Third National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
Charlottesville, VA
May 14-16, 2004
Altered States and The Spiritual Awakening II
San Francisco, CA
Apr 7-11, 2004
Towards a Science of Consciousness
Tucson, AZ
Apr 1, 2004, 10PM Eastern/Pacific time (9PM Central and Mountain time)
Peter Jennings Special Report on Ecstasy
ABC network television - check local listings
Nov 8, 2003 - Mar 31, 2004
Art - Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman
Philadelphia PA
Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2004
Entheogenesis
Vancouver, Canada
Speakers include Professors Carl Ruck and Blaise Staples, Dr. Ethan Russo, Marc Emory, Chris Bennett, David Aaron and Rene Boje.
Jan 11-20, 2004
Ayahuasca Healing Retreat
Manaus, Brazil
Jan 7-9, 2004
SSDP - 5th Annual Conference
Manchester, NH
Jan 6-17, 2004
Ethnobotany: Plants in Human Affairs January Intensive
Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort, Hawaii
Team-taught by Kathleen Harrison and Dennis MecKenna
Nov 29-30, 2003
Ethnobotanica III
Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia
http://www.ethnobotanica.org/
Nov 20-29, 2003
Ecuadorian Amazon Journey
Nr. Sangay National Park, Ecuador
Sentient Experientials
Nov 5-8, 2003
Biennial Conference of the Drug Policy Alliance
East Rutherford, NJ
Drug Policy Alliance
Oct 12, 2003
Daniel Pinchbeck Reading / Erowid Fundraiser
Chicago, IL
Oct 8-11, 2003
Addiction Medicine State of the Art 2003
San Francisco, CA
California Society for Addiction Medicine Presents
Oct 5-25, 2003
Ayahuasca intensive at Wasiwaska
Florianópolis, Brazil
Oct 2, 2003
The Truth About Medical Marijuana
San Francisco, CA
The Independent Institute
Sep 20, 2003
14th Annual Freedom Rally
Boston, MA
MassCann/NORML
Sep 19-26, 2003
Consciousness and the Spirits of Nature
Bahia, Brazil
Heart of the Initiate
Sep 12-13, 2003
2nd Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine
Cologne, Germany
The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine
Sep 19, 2003
Psychedelic Psychotherapy: New Research, Ancient Practice
New York, NY
The Association For Spirituality & Psychotherapy
Sep 9, 2003
NIDA: Psychoactive Botanical Products
Rockville, MD
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Aug 27-31, 2003
Plants, Dreams & Visions
Perinaldo, Italy
Aug 25-Sept 1, 2003
Burning Man
Black Rock City, NV
Aug 21-24, 2003
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Telluride, CO
Aug 3-14, 2003
Ayahuasca, Holotropic Breath Work, Visionary Art, Shamanism and Consciousness
Manaus, Brazil
July 20-29, 2003
Ayahuasca Healing Retreat
Manaus, Brazil
July 11-13, 2003
Altered States and the Spiritual Awakening
San Francisco, California
June 1-13, 2003
Colombia in the Crosshairs: US Drug Policy in the Andes
Colombia, S.A.
May 23-25, 2003
Mind States IV
Berkeley, California
April 26, 2003
Sex and Drugs: For All Genders
San Francisco, CA
April 19, 2003
Bicycle Day 60th Anniversary
Portland, OR
April 17-19, 2003
NORML Conference 2003: Back to Basics
San Francisco, CA
April 6-10, 2003
14th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm
Chiangmai, Thailand
April 5-26, 2003
Ayahuasca 3-Week Intensive
Manaus, Brazil
Feb 12-15, 2003
Out from the Shadows: Ending Drug Prohibition in the 21st Century
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
DRCNet Foundation
Feb 9-20, 2003
Experiential and Theoretical International Symposia in the Brazilian Amazon
Manaus, Brazil
Jan 9-18, 2003
Ayahuasca Healing Retreat
Manaus, Brazil
Dec 1-4, 2002
4th National Harm Reduction Conference:
Taking Drug Users Seriously
Seattle, WA
Nov 22-24, 2002
Psychoactivity III - Ayahuasca
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nov 22-24, 2002
Canadian Harm Reduction Conference
Toronto, Ontario
Nov 16, 2002
Ibogaine Forum
Harlem
Nov 8-10, 2002
Marijuana Policy Project & Students for Sensible Drug Policy - 2002 Conference
Anaheim, CA
Oct 25-29, 2002
The International Conference on Altered States of Consciousness
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 29, 2002
Journey for Justice Forum
Philadelphia, PA
Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Oct 30, 2002
Journey for Justice Forum
Princeton NJ, USA
October 28 - Nov 2, 2002
Robert Venosa's Painters Workshop
Boulder CO, USA
Presented by Robert Venosa
Oct 10, 2002 (5:00-7:30pm)
The Politics of Medical Marijuana
San Francisco CA, USA
Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance
October 9, 2002
Techstasy! Consciousness + Sex + Drugs + Technology : For Everyone
San Francisco CA, USA
Oct 1-6, 2002
Mind States Jamaica
Negril, Jamaica
September 26-28, 2002
Breaking the Chains: People of Color and the War on Drugs
Los Angeles CA, USA
Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance
August 28-31, 2002
The Healing Journey
Perinaldo, Italy
Sponsored by The Italian Society for the Study of the States of Consciousness

August 26-September 2, 2002
Burning Man
Black Rock Desert, NV
August 22-25, 2002
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Telluride CO USA
Sponsored by Fungophile

August 21-24, 2002
Boom Festival
Monsanto, Portugal

August 9-11, 2002
The Prophets Conference
Oxford, England
Presented by Oxford Union Debating Society
August 4-13, 2002
Ayahuasca, Holotropic Breath Work,
Psychopharmacology and Consciousness
Manaus, Brazil
Presented by Luis Edwardo Luna
July 22-31, 2002
Ayahuasca Healing Retreat
Manaus, Brazil
April 8-12, 2002
Toward a Science of Consciousness
Tucson AZ, USA
Sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona
Abstracts from past conferences.
March 29-31, 2002
The Prophets Conference - Monterey: Renewal
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Monterey CA, USA
Speakers: Ram Dass, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Riane Eisler, Stanislav Grof, Gregg Braden, Paul Ray & Sherry Anderson, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Fred Alan Wolf, Robert Anton Wilson, Peter Russell, Hank Wesselman, Russell Targ, Nicki Scully, Kevin Ryerson, Jai Uttal with Geoffrey Gordon.
http://www.greatmystery.org/montereyconference.html
March 3-7, 2002
13th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm
Together with 2nd International Harm Reduction Congress on Women and Drugs
Ljubljana, Slovenia
The preliminary program and other useful information can be found, together with the abstract form and registration form for the 13th ICRDRH, on http://www.ihrc2002.net


December 12, 2001
The London Ibogaine Conference
The London Voluntary Sector Resource Centre (LVSRC), London England
Discussions of the sacramental use of iboga by indigenous peoples in west Africa, and its use for the treatment of drug dependence in the West.
Conference information: www.ibogaine.co.uk/2001.htm

November 16-18, 2001
The Prophets Conference - Florida Keys: Healers and Heroes
"The Prophets Conferences are about changing the world by breaking the millennia old hypnotic spell cast upon us during the cycle of domination. As our planet reaches a critical juncture, we must gather together to explore new ways of life, new values, new interpretations, new identities, and new stories from which a workable reality may emerge."
Full information - www.greatmystery.org/floridaconference.html

Nov 2-7, 2001
Altered States of Consciousness
http://www.bizspirit.com/alteredstates/index.html
Crowne Plaza Pyramid, Albuquerque NM, USA
message@bizspirit.com

Oct 18-21, 2001
Wild Mushrooms '01 - 16th Annual Breitenbush Mushroom Gathering
http://www.breitenbush.com/html/events/oct18-21.html
Breitenbush Hot Springs, Salem OR, USA
office@breitenbush.com
Speakers: Bryce Kendrick, Taylor Lockwood, Paul Kroger, Jim Berlstein, Patrice Benson, Dennis Benjamin, Michael Beug, James Arthur

Oct 1-7, 2001 (II)
Seminar: Shamanism, trance, psychoactive plants and mushrooms in Nepal
http://www.psychoactivity.com/
Dhulikel Mountain Resort, Nepal
Sept. 22-28 and October 1-7, 2001
psychoactivity@consciousdreams.org

Sept 22-28, 2001 (I)
Seminar: Shamanism, trance, psychoactive plants and mushrooms in Nepal
http://www.psychoactivity.com/
Dhulikel Mountain Resort, Nepal
Sept. 22-28 and October 1-7, 2001
psychoactivity@consciousdreams.org

Sept 21-28, 2001
Cooragurteen: Irish Potions: Entheogens Past and Present
Ballydehob, West Cork, Republic of Ireland
coora@tinet.ie

Aug 23-26, 2001
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Cooragurteen: Irish Potions: Entheogens Past and Present
Telluride CO, USA
The Telluride Mushroom Conference is designed for persons interested in expanding their knowledge of edible, poisonous and psychoactive wild mushrooms. Major consideration will be given to the cultivation of diverse mushroom species, emphasizing practical principles and techniques.
For more information, visit http://www.telluride.com/mushroom.html

Aug 23, 2001
Anomalous Experiences:
Clinical Issues
Golden Gate Club, Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Co-presented by the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and the Spiritual Emergence Network
This conference examined anomalous events from a rigorous, open-minded, scientific perspective. It covered recent research on mystical experiences, near death experiences, alien encounters, psychic experiences, lucid dreaming, and psychedelic drug experiences. Tickets were $125 (general admission), $75 (students).
Jul 22-31, 2001
Psychointegrator Plants
Near Manaus, Brazil
Held near Manaus in the Brazilian Amazon Rain Forest, this seminar featured ayahuasca sessions, visionary art, psychotherapy, ethnobotany, body work, and healing massage. Presenters included Marie Brain, Antonio Escohotado, Isabela Hartz, Luis Eduardo Luna, Alex Marquez, Silvia Polivoy, and Giorgio Samorini.
Jun 22-29, 2001
Global Inspiration Conference
Merrimac, WI
International Breathwork Foundation
May 30 - Jun 2, 2001
Drug Policies For The New Millennium
http://www.drugpolicy.org/conference/
Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque

May 27-30, 2001
The Contents of Consciousness:
Perception, Attention, and Phenomenology
http://www.duke.edu/philosophy/assc5.html
The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

May 25-27, 2001
Mind States II: Further Perspectives on Altered Consciousness
The International House, Berkeley, CA
Jon Hanna
May 18-20, 2001
The Prophets Conference:
Techniques of Discovery
http://www.greatmystery.org/nyconference.html
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City
1-888-777-5981

May 11-13, 2001
Entheobotany 2: Plants, Shamanism and Ecstatic States
http://entheobotany.com/vancouver/
Whistler Mountain Resort, BC, Canada
Phone: (626) 355-9585 Fax: (626) 355-1758
Perigree63@aol.com

Feb 22-24, 2001
Altered States of Consciousness
http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/
From New School University - Social Research
New York City
socres@newschool.edu

Feb 2, 2001
The State of Ecstasy
The Medicine, Science and Culture of MDMA
http://www.drugpolicy.org/ecstasy/
Friday, February 2, 2001, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
The Golden Gate Club, Presidio of San Francisco, CA.

Jul 20-23, 2000
Consciousness Technologies Conference
Oregon, USA

Nov 22-23, 1997
Mind States:
Current Perspectives on Visionary Plants and Drugs
The International House, Berkeley, CA
Jon Hanna, Richard Boire, and Will Beifuss
Commemorated the 34th anniversary of Aldous Huxley's death and his final LSD voyage, as well as the 100th anniversary of the first human experiment with synthetic mescaline sulfate by Arthur Heffter. Presenters included John Beresford, Richard Glen Boire, Jim DeKorne, Andrew Edmond, Alex Grey, Dan Joy, James Kent, LordNose!, Terence McKenna (via a video link), Dale Pendell, Ann Shulgin, Sasha Shulgin, Peter Stafford, Myron Stolaroff, and Peter Lamborn Wilson.
Apr 28, 1994
Gathering of the Minds:
A Southern California Psychedelic Conference
Chapman University Memorial Hall, Orange County, CA
Ron Piper and James Kent
Produced by the editors of Psychedelic Illuminations magazine, presenters included John W. Allen, Gary Bravo, Chris Conrad, Valerie Corral, Jim DeKorne, Rick Doblin, Donna Dryer, Bruce Eisner, Robert Forte, Jochen Gartz, Stephen Gaskin, Charles Grob, Peter Gorman, Nina Graboi, Jack Herer, Oscar Janiger, James Kent, Paul Krassner, Timothy Leary, Dennis McKenna, Ralph Metzner, David Nichols, Judy Osburn, Lynn Osburn, Jonathan Ott, Thomas Pinkson, Ram Dass Peter Stafford, Lynnette Shaw, Starroot, Richard Yensen, and others.
Oct 21-22, 1993
50 Years of LSD:
Current Status and Perspectives of Hallucinogens
Lugano-Agno, Switzerland
The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
Proceedings published as 50 Years of LSD: Current Status and Perspectives of Hallucinogens edited by A. Pletscher and D. Ladewig.
Apr 16, 1993
Bicycle Day: Celebrating 50 Years of LSD
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Co-sponsored by the Island Group and ???
Feb 2-3, 1991
The Bridge Conference:
Linking the Past, Present, and Future of Psychedelics
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Included Jerome Beck, Joe Camilla, Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Rick Doblin, Joseph Downing, Bruce Eisner, Stephen Gaskin, Nina Graboi, Charles Grob, Debby Harlow, Arthur Hastings, Nick Herbert, John Lilly, Stanley Krippner, Kat McKenna, Terence McKenna, Ralph Metzner, Queen Mu, Dave Nichols, Cynthia Palmer, Howard Rheingold, Charles Tart, Robert Anton Wilson, Richard Yensen, and others.
Feb, 1990
Psychedelics in the 1990s: Regulation or Prohibition
Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA
MAPS
Featured Timothy Leary and Ram Dass, among others.
Oct 2, 1988
Albert Hofmann in America:
Celebrating 50 Years of Consciousness Research
The Scottish Rite Temple, Los Angeles, CA
The Albert Hofmann Foundation
A benefit for the AHF, featuring presentations from Albert Hofmann, Laura Huxley, John Lilly, Terence McKenna, Stanley Kripner, and Andrew Weil.
Jul 24, 1988
Beyond the Doors of Perception
John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA
The Albert Hofmann Foundation
A benefit for the AHF, featuring presentations from Ram Dass, Laura Huxley, Oscar Janiger, Paul Krassner, Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner.
May 18-19, 1986
MDMA Conference
Oakland, CA
Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic (Haigh Ashbury Training and Education Project?) & Institute for Addiction Studies
Included James Bakalar, George Greer, Debbie Harlow, Dave Nichols, Phillip Wolfson...
Mar 10-15, 1985
MDMA Conference
Esalen, Big Sur, CA
Earth Metabolic Design (Rick Doblin's pre-MAPS organization)
Participants included George Greer, Stan Grof, Claudio Naranjo, Phillip Wolfson, Richard Yensen, and others.
May 11-13, 1984
International Conference on Shamanism
St. Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA
Featured Terence McKenna.
Feb, 1984
Psychedelics and Spirituality
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
Featured Terence McKenna.
May 13-14, 1983
Psychedelics and Spirituality Conference
or Psychedelics Conference II
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Included Walter Huston Clark, Albert Hofmann, Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna, Ralph Metzner, Humphry Osmond, Carl Ruck, Alexander Shulgin, Andrew Weil.
Jul 9-11, 1981
Colloquium II: The Future of Consciousness
UCSC Kresge Town Hall, Santa Cruz, CA
Featured presentations by Michael Aldrich, Frank Barron, Walter Houston Clark, Francis Jeffrey, Stanislav Grof, Michael Horowitz, Paul Krassner, Stanley Krippner, Timothy Leary, John C. Lilly, Ed Rosenthal, Walter Schneider, Ronald Siegal, Andrew Weil, and Robert Anton Wilson. A panel titled "Higher Consciousness and Creativity" was held on Saturday, July 11th, and the panelists' remarks were translated into German and published as a book by Werner Pieper's Die Grüne Kraft (1982).
Oct 31-Nov 2, 1980
Mushrooms II
YMCA Camp Orkila, Orcas Island, WA
MycoMedia
Featured presentations by Michael Beug, William C. Denison, Gastón Guzmán, Steven H. Pollock, Emanuel Salzman, Alexander H. Smith, Paul Stamets, Daniel Stuntz, Andrew Weil, and others.
Nov 2-4, 1979
Mushrooms I
Costal Oregon
This event honored Dr. Gastón Guzmán's work within the Psilocybe genus, and featured presentations by Michael Beug, Jeremy Bigwood, Gary P. Menser, Steven H. Pollock, Paul Stamets, Daniel Stuntz, Andrew Weil, and others.
Jan 24, 1979
The Creation of the Future
San Francisco, CA
Timothy Leary's first lecture in San Francisco in a decade.
Sep 28-Oct 1, 1978
Hallucinogens in Native American Shamanism and Modern Life
Japan Center, San Francisco, CA
Presenters included Jeremy Bigwood, Scott Chilton, José Luis Díaz, Stanislav Grof, David Harnden, Albert Hofmann, Bo Holmstedt, Reid Kaplan, Keewaydinoquay (K.M. Peschel), Weston La Barre, Jonathan Ott, Timothy Plowman, Richard Evans Schultes, Alexander T. Shulgin, R. Gordon Wasson, Andrew T. Weil, and Norman Zinberg. Several of the presenters wrote articles based on their talks for the Journal of Psychedelic Drugs 11[1-2](1979), for which Ott acted as a guest editor.
Oct 27-30, 1977
Second International Conference on Hallucinogenic Mushrooms
Fort Worden, near Port Townsend, WA
Conference
Presenters included Jeremy Bigwood, Scott Chilton, Gastón Guzmán, David Harnden, Albert Hofmann, Dale Thomas Leslie, David B. Repke, Richard Rose, Carl A.P. Ruck, Richard Evans Schultes, Danny Staples, R. Gordon Wasson, Andrew Weil, and Norman Zinberg. Approximately 250 people were in attendance. Partial proceedings published as Teonanácatl: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms of North America, edited by J. Ott and J. Bigwood (1978).
Oct 14-15, 1977
LSD--A Generation Later (Colloquium I)
Santa Cruz, CA
Sponsored by the Psychology Board of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Included Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), Bruce Eisner, Stephen Gaskin, Allen Ginsberg, Willis Harman, Albert Hofmann, Oscar Janiger, Stanley Krippner, Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, William McGlothlin, Claudio Naranjo, and Myron Stolaroff. Approximately 600 attendees filled the lecture hall when Dr. Hofmann spoke, with many more listening from outside.
Oct 29-31, 1976
International Conference on Psychotropic Fungi
[Later referred to by some as the First International Conference on Hallucinogenic Mushrooms.]
Millersylvania State Park, near Tenino, WA
Conference
Conference co-founders included Jonathan Ott, Preston Wheaton, and Tim Girvin, and presenters included Jeremy Bigwood, Lynn R, Brady, W. Scott Chilton, Gastón Guzmán, Dale T. Leslie, Stephen H. Pollock, David B. Repke, Paul Stamets, and R. Gordon Wasson.
Apr 22, 1976
Eighth Conference on the Voluntary Control of Internal States
Stanford, CA
The Menninger Foundation and the Transpersonal Institute
1971
Third Conference on Voluntary Control of Internal States
Council Grove, KS
Apr 16 (&?), 1970
Second Conference on Voluntary Control of Internal States
Council Grove, KS
The Menninger Foundation
A follow-up to the Conference on Altered States of Consciousness described below.
Aug 15-17, 1969
Woodstock Music & Art Fair
White Lake, New York
Artie Kornfeld, Michael Lang, John Roberts, and Joel Rosenman
The infamously over-attended rock concert that drew around 500,000 hippies to listen to over thirty acts, including The Band, Joan Baez, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Grateful Dead, Arlo Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar, and The Who.
Apr 7-11, 1969
Conference on Altered States of Consciousness
[Later considered to be the first in the series titled
Conference on the Voluntary Control of Internal States]
Outside of Council Grove, KS
The American Association For Humanistic Psychology and The Menninger Foundation
An invitation-only gathering at White Memorial Camp, which gathered representatives from feedback labs, American ESP researchers, international psychedelic therapists, members of the Educational Policy and Research Center at SRI, those working in education, private practice, psychoanalysis, and others who shared an interest in consciousness studies.
Jan 25-26, 1969
Psychotomimetic Drugs
U.C. Irvine, CA
National Institute of Mental Health
An interdisciplinary meeting featuring psychiatrists, pharmacologists, psychologists, biochemists, and neurophysiologists discussing the nature, effects, and proposed mechanisms of action of "mind-distorting compounds". Invited participants included L.G. Abood, G.K. Aghajanian, L. Bender, J. Biel, A. Burger, J.C. Craig, J.W. Daly, W. Dement, S.P. Diamond, E. Domino, D.H. Efron, D.X. Freedman, P.K. Gessner, J.D. Griffith, A.J. Hance, L. Harmon, B. Holmstedt, M.H. Joffe, B. Julesz, I.J. Kopin, C. Kornetsky, V.G. Laties, G. Lehrer, J. Levine, M.A. Lipton, A. Ludwig, A.V. Mandell, A.A. Manian, H.F. Osmond, R.W. Russell, A.T. Shulgin, V. Sim, I. Simos, S.H. Snyder, L. Stein, F. Sulser, S.I. Szara, H-L. Teuber, S. Unger, P.G. Waser, L.J. West, W.D. Winters, and V.L. Zaratzian. Proceedings published as Psychotomimetic Drugs, edited by D.H. Efron, B. Holmstedt, and N.S. Kline (1968).
Nov 22-24, 1968
Psychedelic Drugs
Philadelphia, PA
Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
Proceedings published as Psychedelic Drugs, edited by Richard E. Hicks and Paul Jay Fink (1969).
Oct 14-15, 1967
R.M. Bucke Memorial Society for the Study of Religious Experience Third Annual Conference
Notre Dame Retreat House Pierrefonds, Québec, Canada
Proceedings published as Do Psychedelics Have Religious Implications?, edited by D.H. Salman and R.H. Prince (1968).
Jun 9-12, 1967
Psi and Altered States of Consciousness:
An International Conference on Hypnosis, Drugs, Dreams, and Psi
Le Piol, St. Paul de Vence, France
Invited participants included B.S. Aaronson, A. Angoff, J. Beloff, R. Hernández-Peón, S. Krippner, L. LeShan, J. Levine, J-R. L'Huillier, A.M. Ludwig, H. Osmond, W. Pahnke, K.R. Rao, M. Rýzl, E. Servadio, C.T. Tart, M. Ullman, A. Hofmann, and others. Proceedings published as PSI and Altered States of Consciousness, edited by R. Cavanna and M. Ullman (1968).
Jan 28-30, 1967
Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs
San Francisco, CA
National Institute of Mental Health
Invited participants included S. von Reis Altschul, I.I. Brekhman, J.P. Buckley, G.E. Cronheim, J.W. Daly, V. Deulofeu, D.H. Efron, C.H. Eugester, C.S. Ford, D.X. Freedman, C. Gajdusek, L.D. Holmes, B. Holmstedt, E.C. Horning, H. Isabell, N.S. Kline, M.W. Klohs, H.J. Meyer, C. Naranjo, C.C. Pfeiffer, E. Carlos Del Pozo, T. Sargent, G.J. Seitz, R.E. Schultes, A.T. Shulgin, S.I. Szara, D. Taylor, E.B. Truitt, P.G. Waser, R.G. Wasson, and A.T. Weil. Proceedings published as Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs, edited by D.H. Efron, B. Holmstedt, and N.S. Kline (1968).
Jan 14, 1967
The Human Be-In
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Michael Bowen and Allen Cohen
Creators of The San Francisco Oracle threw an even bigger party for 20,000+ hippies, inviting Timothy Leary (who made his first public appearance in San Francisco), Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jerry Rubin, and others, including Owsley Stanley, who provided his newly illicit LSD for those in attendance. The Hells Angels worked as event security, while music was performed by Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead.
Oct 6, 1966
The Love Pageant Rally
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Michael Bowen and Allen Cohen
Creators of The San Francisco Oracle threw a big party for thousands of hippies on the date that LSD was first made illegal in California, inviting Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and others. Retrospectively considered to have been a "warm up" event for the Human Be-In that happened on January 14, 1967.
Jun 13-18, 1966
University of California LSD Conference
San Francisco, CA
Late in the game due to its controversial topic, this conference was moved from the Berkeley campus to San Francisco. Originally scheduled as a speaker, Allen Ginsberg was removed from the bill in a compromise between the event producer and the university. Participants in this production included Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), Richard Baker, Frank Barron, Sidney Cohen, Rolf Von Ekartsberg, Michael Harner, Timothy Leary, Paul Lee, Claudio Naranjo, and Huston Smith.
Jan 21-23, 1966
Trips Festival
Longshoreman's Hall, San Francisco, CA
Stewart Brand, Ken Kesey, and Bill Graham
Featured Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Neal Cassady, the Grateful Dead, Allen Ginsberg, the Hell's Angels, and many more.
May 8-10, 1965
The Second International Conference on the Use of LSD in Psychotherapy and Alcoholism
South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, NY
Presenters included Harold A. Abramson, Arendsen Hein, Edward F.W. Baker, Antonio Balestrieri, Donald Blair, John Buckman, John Chiasson, Sidney Cohen, Charles Clay Dahlberg, Betty Grover Eisner, Ruth Fox, Daniel X. Freedman, Frank Fremont-Smith, Kenneth Godfrey, Stanislav Grof, William Hausman, Mogens Hertz, Abram Hoffer, Gordon H. Johnsen, James S. Ketchum, Sol Kramer, Leonard W. Krinsky, Albert A. Kurland, Hanscarl Leuner, Jerome Levine, John C. Lilly, Thomas M. Ling, Arnold M. Ludwig, Donald C. MacDonald, J. Ross MacLean, Pauline McCricick, William H. McGlothlin, A. Joyce Martin, Robert E. Mogar, Robert C. Murphy, Humphry Osmond, Walter Pahnke, Andre Rolo, Max Rinkel, Charles Savage, Emilio Servadio, Sanford Unger, Cornelius H. van Rhijn, Jack L. Ward, E.S. Weber, and Mary S. Wicks. Proceedings were published as The Use of LSD in Psychotherapy and Alcoholism, edited by H.A. Abramson (1967).
Aug 13-19, 1961
The XIV International Conference of Applied Psychology
Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenters included Frank Barron, Aldous Huxley, and Timothy Leary. This was the only time that Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary lectured publicly together, according to An Annotated Bibliography of Timothy Leary (1988).
Feb, 1961
Quarterly Meeting of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association
London, England
Proceedings published as Hallucinogenic Drugs and Their Psychotherapeutic Use, by editors Richard Crocket, Ronald A. Sandison, and Alexander Walk (1963).
Apr 22-24, 1959
The First International Conference on LSD Therapy
Princeton, NJ
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
Chaired by Paul H. Hoch, presenters included Harold A. Abramson, Gregory Bateson, Arthur L. Chandler, Sidney Cohen, Jonathan Cole, Keith S. Ditman, Betty Grover Eisner, Frank Fremont-Smith, Mortimer A. Hartman, Mollie P. Hewitt Hewitt, Abram Hoffer, Cecelia E.Jett-Jackson, Solomon Katzenelbogen, G.D. Klee, Humphry Osmond, Charles Savage, H. Lennard, S. Malitz, R.C. Murphy, Gwendolyn J.Neviackas, Cornelius H. van Rhijn, Ronald A. Sandison, Louis Joylon "Jolly" West, J.R.B. Whittlesey, and others. Proceedings were published as The Use of LSD in Psychotherapy, edited by H.A. Abramson (1960).
Aug 1953
Brain Mechanisms and Consciousness
Laurentian Mountains, Ste. Marguerite, Québec, Canada
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
Presenters included H.W. Magoun, J. Olszewski, W.J.H. Nauta, D.G. Whitlock, W.R. Hess, F. Bremer, M.A.B. Brazier, A.E. Fessard, E.D. Adrian, H. Gastaut, W. Penfield, R. Jung, W.G Grey-Walter, D.O. Hebb, K.S. Lashley, L.S. Kubie, and D. McK. Rioch. Proceedings published as Brain Mechanisms and Consciousness, edited by E.D. Adrian, F. Bremer, and H.H. Jasper (1954).