October 5th, 2018
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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



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 – 10:40 am

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

Sophia Korb, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

10:40 am – 11:30 am

"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

11:30 am – 11:45 am


11:45 am – 12:25 pm

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

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

12:25 pm – 1:15 pm

“New Findings on the Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca”

Dráulio Barros de Araújo, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience, Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

1:15 pm – 2:20 pm


2:20 pm – 3:10 pm

"MDMA-Assisted Clinical Study of PTSD: Update and Therapists' Experience"

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

3:10 pm – 4:00 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

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm


4:30 pm – 5:10 pm

“How Heavy is a Light Year"

Dustin Yellin
Artist, Founder and Director, Pioneer Works

5:10 pm – 6:00 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

6:00 pm


Line-up and schedule subject to change.



October 7th, 2018
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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

10:00 am

Doors Open

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Opening Remarks

11:00 am – 11:45 am

“The Wild Kindness; Between Sacred and Secular in the New Mushroom Underground”

Bett Williams
Author, Journalist, and Radio Host

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

“Building Risk Reduction and Community Safety Systems in Festival Environments”

Annie Oak
Event Producer, Human Rights and Risk Reduction Activist

12:30 pm – 1:35 pm


1:35 pm – 2:15 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

2:15 pm – 3:05 pm

“Peyote Habitat Loss: An Examination of Threats Using GIS”

Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (cand)
IPNW-COSMOS/AGEP Scholar, NSF-ISTEM Scholar, and NSF-IGERT Associate, Indigenous Researcher

3:05 pm – 3:35 pm


3:35 pm – 4:25 pm

“Reflecting on the Globalization of Ayahuasca”

Evgenia Fotiou, Ph.D.
Cultural Anthropologist, Kent State University

4:25 pm – 5:15 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

5:15 pm - 5:25 pm


5:25 pm – 6:05 pm

All Speaker Panel

6:05 pm