Discovery

Sessions

April 18-19

2024

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The Bay Area Psychedelics Conference

Discovery Sessions

April 18th & 19th 2024 at The Midway in San Francisco

April 18th & 19th 2024 at The Midway in San Francisco

Join us this April for two full days of talks and networking around the science and culture of psychedelics.

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Conference Discussion Tracks

Hosting key minds on topics such as microdosing, psychedelic therapy, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, ketamine, MDMA, ayahuasca, DMT and much more, we explore the work of UCSF, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, MAPS, and many other incredible organizations in the space.

Culture

The Bay Area has historically been ground zero for the psychedelics movement. Our Culture track pays homage to The Bay’s vibrant psychedelic history while bravely looking forward. Join in the conversation as the artists, icons, dreamers, and legends share their stories on the stage.

Join in the conversation as the artists, icons, dreamers, and legends share their stories on the stage.

Policy

Meet the hustlers, policy-changers, outlaws, and investors who broke the rules before there were any rules, and are carving out a new landscape today. Learn about equity models, frameworks for safe and legal dispensation, and discuss how the future of legalization can be more inclusive.

Meet the hustlers, policy-changers, outlaws, and investors who broke the rules before there were any rules, and are carving out a new landscape today.

Entrepreneurship

Our newest track breaks free with in-depth sessions covering investment, analysis, and new opportunities in the psychedelic landscape. Explore the innovative minds and forward-thinking entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of this industry and learn about the the potential for sustainable growth in the realm of psychedelics.

Explore the innovative minds and forward-thinking entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of this industry.

Science and Therapy

We bring the latest science and research to the stage with this illuminating track. Sit in on the conversations as we host the brightest researchers, organizations and scientists from the Bay Area and beyond and share their latest discoveries in medical, therapeutic and even virtual technology.

Sit in on the conversations as researchers, organizations and scientists share their latest discoveries.

Discovery Sessions 2024

Discovery Sessions is the Bay Area’s gathering of the psychedelics community. Each year, in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, we come together to share ideas and host challenging discussions around psychedelics and culture, decriminalization, science, therapeutics, and entrepreneurship.

FAQ

Programming begins at 9am each day and will run to about 5pm on both Thursday and Friday. We will host a 2 hour VIP reception Thursday night for an additional purchase.

There is street parking in the neighborhood however unfortunately there are no bike racks available on site.

The venue is 100% ADA accessible. If you have special requirements please reach out to us [email protected]

Yes. Meals and refreshments are available for purchase. Madam Zolas Fortune Café is housed in The Midway and offers conference attendees a dynamic menu made from delicious and sustainable ingredients. Purchase an amazing, fresh meal, chill out on the patio, catch up with friends, and re-energize. Stop by for good food and good fortune.

Ticket sales are final and non-refundable. This conference will sell out so if you need to resell your ticket you can post on our Facebook event or Instagram posts to try and find someone to repurchase. TICKETS ARE TRANSFERABLE

The following hotels are located about 2 miles north of the Venue and easily accessible via public transportation if so desired (the Muni “T-Third Street” Metro Rail).

Hotel VIA

LUMA Hotel

Hyatt Place San Francisco

Please email [email protected] and share what position you’d like to volunteer for. For sponsorship interest, fill out this form and our team will be in touch.

Discovery Salons

Quarterly meetups on topics ranging from psychedelic culture to current policy to science.

Learn to
Grow Your Own

James McConchie
Thursday, OCT 26 7-9PM

Speakers and Panelists

Meet today’s leaders changing the face of psychedelics in science, culture and policy.

Mikaela de la Myco

Mushwomb Educator

Bia Labate

Cha***na Institute

Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD

Neuroscape UCSF

Acacea Lewis

Founder, Divine Master Alchemy
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Hamilton Morris

Journalist, Scientist

Madison Margolin

Writer, Educator

Elizabeth Summers

Educator, Art Evangelist

Carlos Plazola

Decriminalize Nature

Vince Kadlubek

Founder, Meow Wolf

Jim Fadiman

Author

Leonard Pickard

Outlaw Chemist

Seth Ferranti

Filmmaker

Tuesday Evening Psychedelic Happy Hour

Join us for three special events, starting at 4:00 PM

Global Premiere

Seth Ferranti’s new film – Psychedelic Revolution: The Secret History of the LSD Trade

Scott Guberman & Friends

All-star Greatful Dead Tribute Band

Psychedelic Art Walk

Guided tour of The Midway’s Psychedelic Art Gallery with Tribe 13’s Jennifer Ingram

Our Sponsors

Empowering the future of psychedelic innovation and exploration through generous support.

Discovery

Sessions

April 18-19

2024