Discovery

Sessions

2024

April 18th and 19th

SESSIONS

Thursday

Convocation – Day 1
with Mikaela de la Myco, Leonard Pickard, and Adam Strauss
Thursday
9:00 AM
Ride
Moderator: Adam Strauss
Panelists: Mikaela de la Myco, William Leonard Pickard
Discovery Sessions 2024 starts things off a little differently this year, with a live performance by Mikaela de la Myco, followed by an opening convocation from Leonard Pickard, who is still restricted from travel. Adam Strauss will MC and bring his unique wit and wisdom to the stage, taking us into the 10am start of the actual sessions.
Building Resilient Psychedelic Culture
An Exploration of Best Practices, Adverse Outcomes, and Harm Reduction in the Psychedelic Community

Culture

Wisdom

Thursday
10:00 AM
Carresel
Moderator: Annie Oak
Panelists: Ariel Vegosen, Karina Bashir, Liana Sananda Gillooly, Sandra Dreisbach, PhD
Annie Oak, co-founder of Take 3 Presents and the Women’s Visionary Council, brings together a thoughtful panel about what makes a psychedelic community resilient. Designing social systems for sustainability requires planning for effective management, conflict resolution, harm reduction, participant engagement and succession. This panel will explore why these strategies are important and how they have been put into action by different communities.
In Conversation: Boris Heifets and Andrew Penn
A Stanford Lab Is Healing Patients Through Their Dreams

Science

Therapy

Thursday
10:00 AM
Ride
Moderator: Andrew Penn, NP
Panelists: Boris Heifets
Boris Heifets (The Heifets Lab, Stanford) told us some of the most astonishing tales from the frontiers of psychedelic research that we heard all year. What happens when you anesthetize a subject during psychedelic treatment? Can we heal patients in their own dreams? Discovery Sessions’ Science and Medical Advisor Andrew Penn (UCSF) sits down with Boris to get to the heart of these amazing findings.
Death, Dosing, and Dying
The Profound Work of End-of-Life Care with Psychedelics

Policy

Therapy

Thursday
11:00 AM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: David Pepper
Panelists: Kat Kurner, Rabbi Dan Goldblatt, Elizabeth Summers
Dr. David Pepper is a Bay Area physician working to help people face dying with dignity and grace. Join this fascinating panel with 4 unique individuals to learn how psychedelic therapy can help those facing this most difficult passage. What methods are being employed? How are different medicines used? And how can this help the families as well as the patient? Bring your questions and come hear compelling ideas in this profound session.
Psychedelic Entrepreneurs 101
From Policy to Productization – Grow and Thrive in the Emerging Market

Entrepreneur

Thursday
11:00 AM
Carresel
Moderator: James McConchie
Panelists: Niko Summers, Dennis Walker, Larry Norris, PhD, Keyaira Lock
Discovery Sessions’ Policy Advisor and resident mycologist James McConchie kicks off our entrepreneurship track with a concise panel on how to start your empire in the psychedelic marketplace. Hear from four experts who know what it takes to be a successful psychedelics entrepreneur.
Featured Session: Initiatives in Novel Chemistry
The Hunt for New Compounds in Extraordinary Places

Science

Entrepreneur

Thursday
11:00 AM
Ride
Moderator: Matias Serebrinsky
Panelists: Jackie von Salm, PhD, Matthew Baggott, PhD, Andrew Bartynski
An exploratory panel around breakthroughs in novel chemistry with 3 private labs – Psilera, Tactogen, and ASRI – moderated by Matias Serebrinski, host of Business Trip podcast.
Featured Session: It’s Not Too Late to Rematriate
Perspectives of Indigenous Women in Sacred Earth Medicine

Culture

Wisdom

Thursday
12:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Mikaela de la Myco
Panelists: Kat Kurner, Aikutzi Angelica Valadez, Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods
A roundtable discussion centering the voices of indigenous women medicine carriers. Learn the meaning of rematriation and why the psychedelic community needs to know it. We present the vision of indigenous women as inextricably tied to the success of the “psychedelic renaissance” and the preservation of life on earth.
Contemporary Sacred Space
Discovering Spirituality in the Bay Area

Therapy

Wisdom

Thursday
12:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Maya Jaguar
Panelists: Paul Ryder, PhD, Bob Otis, MDiv, Rabbi Zac Kamenetz
Meet some of the spiritual leaders from the Bay Area in this exploration of how psychedelics can help us navigate our inner journey. Maya Jaguar moderates this panel featuring some of the regions favorite psychedelic clergy.
Point of Entry: Clinicians and Guides 101
Getting Started in Psychedelics Treatment

Therapy

Thursday
12:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Gwen Pelfini
Panelists: Danielle Nova, Denisse Mendez LMFT, Tina Trujillo
Clinicians and guides working in psychotherapy today are fielding a surge in inquiries into psychedelic healing. Therapists (licensed or unlicensed) wondering how to receive legitimate training without risking their practice will benefit from this introductory panel. Leaning into the vast resources of the Bay Area, we have put together a solid primer on getting started in psychedelic treatment.
Across the Generations
Family, Wisdom Keeping and Breaking Stereotypes

Wisdom

Thursday
1:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP
Panelists: Niko Summers, Marlena Robbins, Elizabeth Summers
Maria Mangini leads our panelists on an illuminating exploration of the family ties that build (and bind) generations around psychedelics in the modern era.
Featured Session: How to Build a Modern Psychedelic Mystery Cult
(And How to Destroy One if it Ends Up Badly)

Culture

Wisdom

Thursday
2:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Adam Strauss
Panelists: Eleana Baskouta, Ann Harrison
Join us for a lighthearted exploration with 3 experts on the history and relevance of psychedelic cults (good and bad). From the ancient Greek mystery cults to modern events like Burning Man, we’ll cover everything you need to know, from “how to hide your goodies from the Romans” (hint: hollow canes) to harm reduction within an ‘elevated’ community. Add a dash of some key takeaways like how to take down a cult gone south, to building safeguards and community in your own modern cult. Hosted by our resident comedian Adam Strauss. With Greek Scholar Eleana Baskouta, Lucid News Co-Founder Ann Harrison, and a special guest.
The Looming Cost of Psychedelic Healthcare
Challenges on the Frontiers of Psychedelic Medicine

Science

Therapy

Entrepreneur

Thursday
2:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Scarlet Masius
Panelists: Elliot Marseille, Keyaira Lock, Arsalan Shah, PharmD, MBA
What will the future look like for equity and access on the frontier of psychedelic therapy? How can we ensure that marginalized communities will have access to the latest advances in treatment for addiction and depression? And who’s going to pay for it all?
Featured Session: Reawakening the Sacred Ways
The Path to Ancient Wisdom and Deep Healing

Therapy

Wisdom

Thursday
2:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Carlos Plazola
Panelists: Alejandro Cerda Alvar, Mamo Lorenzo Izquierdo Arroyo, Ana Paula Soares, LPC, CCTP
The re-emergence of entheogens and psychedelics is rapidly approaching a planet-wide movement. As ancient and new medicines evolve and spread across the globe, our modern culture stands at the brink of a pivotal moment. An reawakening of spirituality and wisdom are critical for us to successfully reach the next stage of our evolution. This Featured Session will introduce an extraordinary international panel of spiritual leaders, celebrated indigenous researchers, and medicinal healers, who will present a critical framework for the integration of ancestral wisdom into the profound experiences we have with psychedelics and sacred plants. Carlos Plazola, co-founder of Decriminalize Nature, in collaboration with Discovery Sessions, has invited a remarkable spiritual envoy to travel to the United States and hold a summit on this important and timely subject. Born in Brazil, Ana Paula Soares (LPC, CCTP) is a mental health clinician and a medicine woman. As someone who moves between the clinical training of the West and the ancient ways, she will contextualize this discussion, to help us understand how we have come to where we are. She’ll present a framework for the audience to get connected and become involved in a broader movement that is providing restorative ways to reconnect with ancestral tradition in a sustainable, respectful, and balanced way. Traveling from the Santa Marta region of Colombia, Mamo Lorenzo Izquierdo Arroyo is a lead representative for the elders of the Sierra Nevada. The Mamo are spiritual priests chosen at birth, and Mamo Lorenzo is a leader among his people. They are direct descendants of the Tairona culture which predated the Inca and Mayan Cultures. After extensive training under the guidance of fourteen scholars of the Arhuaco Original People, Mamo Lorenzo lived a 90-day trance that helped him bring back the memory of his being and nature, an experience that came with a mission: travel the world to unify all people, and help remember the foundations and principles of creation. Alejandro Cerda Alvar, knowledge-keeper of the Andean and Maya-Toltec traditions, will help us access the ancestral wisdom, and build the bridge from the Western world to the ancient one. Alejandro is the co-founder and co-director of the intercultural initiative Despertar del Camino Sagrado (Reawakening the Sacred Ways) and is a member of the Nahualli Toltec Research Institute. This panel is an incredibly rare invitation to dive deep into the ancestral wisdom that is very much present and alive in the world of entheogenic medicine, which has existed and evolved over hundreds of thousands of years and teaches us how to live and coexist with the energies of the natural world and higher cosmic order. Creating a deeper dialogue with these ancient ways is crucial to the deep healing needed to reconnect with our world, and with one another. There will be a Spanish to English interpreter for this session.
Featured Session: Black Market / Grey Data
Finding Reliable Data in Psychedelics

Policy

Science

Thursday
2:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Nara Dahlbacka
Panelists: Hamilton Morris, Matthew Baggott, PhD, Paul Daley, Del Potter, PhD
Policy is tough to advance without meaningful data, but reliable data is notoriously hard to acquire in a black market. Self-reporting on websites like Reddit and Erowid are helpful, but generally incomplete. So where can research and policy turn when data on emerging trends are needed? Discovery Sessions sets out to crack the case on this with a little help from some noted luminaries.
In Conversation: Robin Carhart Harris and Nadia Van der Heyden
2024-04-18T22:00:00.000Z

Science

Therapy

Thursday
3:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Nadia Van der Hayden
Panelists: Robin Carhart-Harris PhD
Robin Carhart Harris is a professor of neurology at UCSF. His research delves into a myraid of therapeutic applications for psychedelics. He is among the most respected psychedelic researchers in the world, and a Bay Area treasure. Nadia Van der Heyden sits down with RCH to converse about the future of research in psychedelics, therapeutics, and neuroscience.
Psychedelic Entrepreneurship 201
The Current Landscape for Investment and Funding in the Psychedelic Marketplace

Entrepreneur

Thursday
3:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Ann Harrison
Panelists: Matias Serebrinsky, Ani Chahal Honan, Lisa Evia
Ready to grow your small business into something more? Entrepreneurs from successful startups will explore the challenges and opportunities they’ve encountered in the ecosystem of psychedelic business and finance. Bring your questions and thoughts to share on navigating the present landscape.
Bridging the Generational Divide
Wisdom-Keeping and Continuity Between the Generations

Culture

Wisdom

Thursday
4:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Peter Vitale
Panelists: Vince Kadlubek, Ismail Ali, Mikaela de la Myco
Peter Vitale (Shulgin Foundation) leads a multi-generational investigation of what it means to be a wisdom keeper, exploring the transmission of lore to a new generation of psychedelic luminaries. Vince Kadlubek (Meow Wolf), Mikaela delaMyco (@mamadelamyco), and Ismail Ali (MAPS) join this inspiring session.
Featured Session: Hamilton Morris Live Podcast (90min)
Featuring Clandestine Chemist Steve Gill – The Debt Has Been Paid

Culture

Science

Thursday
4:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Hamilton Morris
Panelists: TBA
Join us for this incredible Discovery Sessions Special Presentation. Hamilton Morris has invited Steve Gill (A Clandestine Chemist’s Tale, Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia) to a unique live appearance to discuss his life story as a clandestine chemist. Steve is an unsung hero of the psychedelic underground with a harrowing tale of experimentation, production, and injustice. This will be a 90 minute LIVE RECORDING for Hamilton’s Podcast and audience members will need to buy a small ticket upgrade. 100% of the ticket upgrade will raise money for Steve and cover production costs.

SESSIONS

Friday

Day 2 Kickoff: Opening Ceremony + Keynotes
Maya Jaguar, Imran Khan, Nara Dahlbacka, James McConchie

Culture

Policy

Friday
9:00 AM
Ride
Moderator: James McConchie
Panelists: Nara Dahlbacka, Imran Khan, Maya Jaguar
We open Day 2 of Discovery Sessions with a live invocation by Maya Jaguar. Following this, James McConchie will introduce Nara Dahlbacka (Milo Group) and Imran Khan (BCSP) for our State of the Psychedelic Nation mini keynotes. Nara will speak to the current state of policy adoption, while Imran will discuss social Adoption of Psychedelics in the US. James brings this opening home with a short fireside chat and Q&A.
Presentation: Entheogenic Mental Martial Arts
Two types of psychedelic mushrooms for a technological catalyst for internal spiritual alchemy and self-actualization

Wisdom

Friday
10:00 AM
Carresel
Moderator: Acacea Lewis
Panelists: TBA
This talk will capture the power of first hand experience inside of the strategy we build for surrendering to the psyche. Entheogens have a long history of being paired with specific martial arts, from African Martial arts to Aikedo and even have a reputation spiritually in the modalities of Aztec, Buddhist, Daoist and Vedic spiritual thought. However, the bridge between western psychedelic science and spirituality is just now being forged by a group of brave explorers on either side, uniting our western medical/psychological understanding with the experiences of ancient ritual, indigenous traditions and footsteps of our ancestors. And for this process to fully take place, unraveling the mystery of the non-dual nature of self, mind and spirit in the entheogenic experience, deserves a scientific exploration of what methods can prove effective to achieve long lasting mental clarity, fortitude and become aware of mental traps we set for ourselves through analyzing fallacious and delusional thought forms, before they take over and determine the outcome of our “trips”. Acacea Lewis will uncover the hidden history of the internal, “subtle” Daoist martial arts of penetrating the “heart mind”, through poetic experience and mapping the link between our awareness and our ability to navigate the vast ocean of the infinite itself… regardless of what “dose” of mushrooms we take, to meet the great unknown. Acacea will discuss what process we undergo of becoming the “medicine” and utilizing two types of psychedelic mushrooms as a technological catalyst for internal spiritual alchemy and self-actualization.
Featured Session: After This Everything Changes
Stories of Transformation in Commerce, Philanthropy, and Creativity

Culture

Entrepreneur

Friday
10:00 AM
Ride
Moderator: Joe Moore
Panelists: Maya Jaguar, Ani Chahal Honan, Vince Kadlubek
Joe Moore (Psychedelics Today) ties together three remarkable stories into a singularity of transformation. Maya Jaguar (Transformation Coach and Cultural Alchemist.), Ani Chahal Honan (Founder of Yunity, Imagine Fund, XPRIZE), and Vince Kadlubek (Co-Founder of Meow Wolf) take us behind closed boardroom doors, into the deepest rain forests, and inside the wildest creative minds to a single pivotal moment when everything changed, in this featured Discovery Session.
Blotter: The Untold Story of an Acid Medium
A Celebration and Discussion of Erik Davis’ Bew Book

Culture

Friday
11:00 AM
Ride
Moderator: Jennifer Ingram
Panelists: Mark McCloud , Ziero Muko, Matthew Rick, Erik Davis
Blotter: The Untold Story of an Acid Medium, the first text to tell the history of LSD blotter and to analyze it as an artistic, cultural, and sometimes criminal medium. Erik will be joined by Mark McCloud, the blotter expert, collector and maker whose archive and experience forms much of the substance of the story. Panelists will also include Ziero Muko, a contemporary Mexican blotter artist, and Matthew Rick, one of the most long-standing dealers of non-dipped art blotters.
Legally Tripping
Navigating Non-Psychedelic Gateways to Altered Consciousness

Science

Therapy

Friday
11:00 AM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Eliza Maroney
Panelists: Phoebe McPherson, Jonathan Lu
Unlock the mysteries of the mind through non-psychedelic means in this captivating session moderated by Eliza Maroney alongside Phoebe McPherson, Jonas Ketterle, and Jonathan Lu. This panel will explore legal pathways to altered consciousness discussing modalities such as Kanna, cannabis, breathwork, sound healing, and cacao. Join to discover transformative practices for personal growth and healing.
Neuroplasticity Unleashed
Biohacking the Critical Period

Science

Therapy

Friday
11:00 AM
Carresel
Moderator: Kaia Roman
Panelists: Makenzie Wilkinson, Lindsay P. Cameron, PhD, Manesh Girn
Kaia Roman moderates a deep dive into the world of biohacking through psychedelics. Learning to understand the critical period and the phenomenon of neuroplasticity will unlock the maximum benefits of your psychedelics experiences. Makenzie Wilkinson (dolenLab UCB), Lindsay Cameron (Stanford) and Manesh Girn (UCSF) share their labs’ latest research.
Unlocking Addiction
Exploring the Latest Psychedelic Research, Science, and Therapeutic Initiatives

Science

Therapy

Friday
12:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Lucretia Bolin, Ph.D.
Panelists: Jackie von Salm, PhD, Danielle Nova, Lindsay P. Cameron, PhD
An targeted panel with broad expertise in the use of psychedelics in the treatment of addiction. With experts from Psilera, Stanford University, and SF Psychedelic Society, this panel will share some truly groundbreaking therapeutic advancements.
MDMA, Entactogens, and the Horizon of Connection
Novel Drug Discovery & Therapeutic Applications Towards a New World of Intimacy

Science

Therapy

Entrepreneur

Friday
12:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Andrea Kirk
Panelists: Nikita Obidin, Katherine Lawson, PhD, Dr. Molly Maloof
Interviews with MDMA users have shed light on experiences of emotional closeness while under its influence, often without a desire for sexual intercourse. Nonetheless, some individuals (primarily male) have reported heightened sexual arousal with MDMA use, using it specifically to enhanced sexual performance. But what about women? What are the psychophysiological impacts of various entactogens on female sexuality? In this session, we discuss a wide range of topics including the various therapeutic applications for entactogens, exciting new drugs in clinical trials, and some of the challenges facing therapists working in the field today.
Featured Session: Eleusinian Echoes
Deciphering the messages of the ancient Greek mystery cults for the contemporary psyche.

Culture

Science

Wisdom

Friday
12:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Erik Davis, Eleana Baskouta
Panelists: Carl Ruck, Mark Hoffman
Greek Scholar and Bay Area favorite Eleana Baskouta and celebrated author Erik Davis co-host this exploration of the ancient Greek mystery cults. We’ve invited author Carl Ruck (The Road to Eleusis) and scholar Mark Hoffman to join this star-studded panel, and to make it even better, this talk will be 80mins long, for the anticipated extensive Q&A.
Designing the Future of Psychedelics
Forecasting the Next Big Ideas

Policy

Friday
1:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Graham Pechenik
Panelists: Nadia Van der Hayden, Jeremy Gardener, Hamilton Morris
Its 2048 – Psychedelics are everywhere. Every corner of commerce and culture have been affected by the changes from new drugs and new therapeutics. What will this strange new world look like? What will shifts in the geopolitical spectrum look like? How will advanced treatments affect our metal health, and culture as a whole? What does the future of policy look like? In the next five years groundbreaking therapeutic approaches will come to the fore, offering hope for individuals who have not responded to conventional treatments. But what could this landscape look like in the next 20 or 50 years? How will enterprise, policy, and investment come together to serve the greater good?
Jews & Psychedelics
Healing our Deepest Wounds

Culture

Wisdom

Friday
1:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Rabbi Zac Kamenetz
Panelists: Hadas Alterman, Ariel Vegosen, Sam Shonkoff
Rabbi Zac hosts this spiritual hike across the grasslands of Judaism and Psychedelics, and how the healing of this culture’s most serious wounds might begin.
Featured Session: This is Your Brain on Discovery Sessions
Live EEG Brain Imaging with Manesh Girn | Presented by emotiv

Science

Therapy

Friday
1:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Manesh Girn
Panelists: Jeffrey Williams, Dr. George von Bozzay
Don’t sleep on this astonishing live demo of EEG technology. Manesh Girn (UCSF) joins two very special guests in this audience-participation-friendly neuroscience demonstration of human brainwaves and how they work, how we can control them, and what this means for the therapeutic and recreational use of psychedelics.
Democratize Multidimensional Travel
A Hitchhikers Guide to the Psychedelic Multiverse

Culture

Science

Friday
1:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Joe Moore
Panelists: Adam Strauss, Larry Norris, PhD, Lindsay P. Cameron, PhD, Andres Emilsson
Join us on a lighthearted romp through the psychedelic multiverse as we explore the patterns, geometry, architecture, landscape and of course, the entities that we encounter when we trip.
Destigmatizing Amanita Muscaria
Shared Wisdom From Fly Agaric Professionals

Science

Therapy

Entrepreneur

Friday
2:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: James McConchie
Panelists: Carla Madden, Avi Esther, Kevin Feeney, PhD, JD
Join the Destigmatising Amanita Muscaria panel, where we’ll be talking about this taboo fungi, offering spores of wisdom about why this mushroom is so iconic and exploring it’s healing and historical uses with a strong emphasis on harm reduction, with this very special yet very different psychotropic ally.
Guides Without Maps
Medicine Work

Policy

Therapy

Friday
2:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Dayna West
Panelists: Kat Kurner, Paul Ryder, PhD, Niko Summers
Guides Without Maps explores the lives and work of three West Coast medicine workers. Dayna West moderates this thoughtful look at the challenges and joys of this important work in psychedelic healing.
Unearthing Your Psychedelic Story
Interactive Workshop Hosted by MAPS

Culture

Friday
3:00 PM
Gods & Monsters
Moderator: Steve Huang
Panelists: TBA
In this interactive workshop, Steven Huang and leaders from MAPS will create a safe and open space to share unique journeys of self-discovery in the realm of psychedelics. As audience participants, you will be given guidance on how to explore your own experiences and gain insights into the intricate interplay between identity, personal growth, and the use of psychedelics. By sharing personal stories, challenges, and triumphs, we hope to empower individuals who are navigating similar paths. Whether you are an individual with a personal journey to share or someone seeking understanding, this session promises to be an empathetic experience that sheds light on the complex and beautiful process of showing up as oneself to others.
The Future is Bright
Insights into the Emerging Regulatory and Business Landscape.

Policy

Entrepreneur

Friday
3:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Karina Bashir
Panelists: Graham Pechenik, Ariel Clark, Hadas Alterman
There are some tough questions to ask as regulatory efforts gain momentum and drug discovery heats up along the psychedelic research frontier. We’ve compiled an A-list of attorneys, ethics specialists, and thought leaders to help you navigate the both exciting and uncertain terrain of the future.
Tales From The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
Psychedelic Storytime: Great Stories are a RIGHT!

Culture

Friday
3:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP, Gantt Galloway
Panelists: Dr. David Smith , Gene Ching
Psychedelic Storytime is our unique series celebrating the rich culture of the SF Bay Area and its iconic institutions. Come hear fascinating stories spanning half a century from the staff and administration of the Haight Ashbury’s most beloved institution.
Fireside Chat with Jim Fadiman
Psychedelics, Microdosing & More with Jim Fadiman and Jordan Gruber

Culture

Science

Friday
4:00 PM
Carresel
Moderator: Jordan Gruber JD
Panelists: Jim Fadiman, PhD
In this ongoing discussion, friends of Discovery Sessions Jordan Gruber (coauthor of Your Symphony of Selves) and Jim Fadiman (The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide) discuss the contents of their latest book on microdosing. Join us for a robust Q&A after the talk.
Rave as Ritual
Psychedelics and Healing on the Dance Floor

Culture

Wisdom

Friday
4:00 PM
Ride
Moderator: Steven Huang
Panelists: Makenzie Wilkinson, Syd Gris, Armando León MD
Psychedelics are synonymous with and woven into underground rave culture. These ritual gatherings hold a key for experiencing social bonding, collective processing of trauma, and generating expanded states of awareness within collective bodies. The modern rave is a return to the primal state of being, and ultimately a neo-tribal ritual that can speak to some of our deepest unconscious desires. Come party with the experts – harm reductionist Armando León (Zendo Project) to set your setting, psychedelic rave-facilitator DJ/producer Syd Gris of Opulent Templ), and PhD grad student Makenzie Wilkinson from Gul Dolen’s lab at UC Berkeley to help us understand how reopening the critical period can maximize the healing potential from the experience and inform your post-rave integration. All under the twinkling eye of Steven Huang, J.E.D.I. from MAPS who moderates this informative and fun panel.
This does not yet represent the final lineup, check back regularly as we add more!

Discovery

Sessions

April 18-19

2024