October 5th, 2018
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The Assemblage John St
17 John St, New York, NY 10038


Day I
October 6th, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Cooper Union Great Hall
7 E 7th Street, New York, NY 10003

9:00 am

Doors Open

9:45 am

Opening Remarks

10:00 am – 10:45 am


10:50 am – 11:35 am

“Dynamics of Brain Activity and Conscious Experience Induced By DMT”

Christopher Timmermann, Ph.D. (cand)
Ph.D. Candidate, Psychedelic Research Group, Imperial College London

11:40 am – 12:30 pm

“From Enhancing Mindfulness Abilities to Promoting Neurogenesis: New Findings on the Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca”

Jordi Riba, Ph.D.
Pharmacologist, Head of Research, Human Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group, Saint Pau Institute of Biomedical Research, Autonomous University of Barcelona

12:30 pm – 1:35 pm


1:35 pm – 1:50 pm

"MAPS General Update"


1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

"MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Severe PTSD"

Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D.
Co-Clinical Investigator, MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study,  NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Director, Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program Board Member, Horizons Media, Inc.
Willa Hall, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Sub Investigator and Therapist, MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study,

2:25 pm – 3:15 pm

“Race-Based Trauma: The Challenge and Promise of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy”

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Director of the Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities, Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic, LLC, Mansfield, Connecticut, Board-Certified, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm


3:45 pm – 4:20 pm

“Microdosing: The Phenomenon, Research Results, and Startling Surprises”

Sophia Korb, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

4:25 pm – 5:00 pm

"Psilocybin-facilitated Treatment for Cocaine Use"

Peter Hendricks, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama
Fellowship in Drug Abuse Treatment and Services Research, University of California, San Francisco
Sara Lappan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alabama

5:05 pm – 5:55 pm

“How to Change Your Mind : What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence”

Michael Pollan
American Author, Journalist, Activist, and Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

5:55 pm



Day II
October 7th, 2018
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Cooper Union Great Hall
7 E 7th Street, New York, NY 10003

10:00 am

Doors Open

10:30 am – 10:40 am

Opening Remarks

10:45 am – 11:30 am


11:35 am – 12:15 pm


12:20 pm – 1:20 pm


1:25 pm – 2:05 pm

Fiona Measham, Ph.D.
Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology, Durham University, United Kingdom
Director, The Loop

2:10 pm – 2:50 pm

"The Challenges of Peyote Conversation in Mexico"

Pedro Nájera Quezada
Agro-Ecology Engineer, Institute for the Investigation of Desert Zones (IIZD) at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP)
Certifier for Organic Agricultural Practices and Productions, Mexican Association for Organic Markets
Senior Editor, Xerophilia

2:55 pm – 3:40 pm

"The Inner Search For A Better World: The Challenging Journey of Integrating Psychoactive Plant Practices Into Contemporary Society”

Ben De Loenen
Founder and Executive Director, International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research & Service

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm


4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

"Psychedelic Justice: Exploring the Intersections of Healing, Liberation, and Social Change"

Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Division of Prevention Sciences Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

5:05 pm - 5:55 pm

All Speaker Panel

5:55 pm



Line-up and schedule subject to change.