Exploring Psychedelics, 2018


The 2018 Conference Schedule is NOW IN DEVELOPMENT.

General outline is as follows:

Thursday, May 24th, 9:30 am - 9 pm, Rogue River Room, Stevenson Union, Southern Oregon University - FREE (please donate!)
Friday, May 25th, 8:30 am - 6 pm, Rogue River Room, Stevenson Union, Southern Oregon University - FREE (please donate!)
Friday night, May 25th, Official Afterparty, 7:30pm-10:30 pm with FRACTAL LOVE JAM and Special Guests, Jackson Wellsprings, Casbah Stage, all ages, $20
Saturday, May 26th, 12 noon - 8 pm, Psychedelic Documentary Mini Film Fest, Jackson Wellsprings, Community Room, $20

Exploring Psychedelics 2018 stats, for those who might be interested . . .

Step #1, before I do anything about making the schedule, is the process of taking stock of what I've got. I haven't done this in previous years, but thought folks might be interested to see what I have to work with for this year's conference, having just finalized my list of speaker proposals and submissions. So here are some numbers and other details of interest:

# of official submissions: 50

Men: 36

Women: 14

People who have presented previously with Exploring Psychedelics: 20

People who have never presented with Exploring Psychedelics: 30

Local/Oregon submissions: 15

US submissions: most

Non-US submissions: Mexico, Australia, Czech Republic

Topics (keeping in mind that many have overlaps and this list isn't necessarily comprehensive):

5-MeO-DMT/Toad: 9


Cannabis: 4

Psilocybin: 4

Healing: 6

Art: 3

Consciousness: 3

Legal Rights/The Law: 3

Therapy: 5

Culture/History/Religions: 5

And others on Amanita, Ketamine, Comics, Consciousness, Dance, Feminism, Psychedelic Fiction, Neuroscience, Research, Neo-Shamanism, Ayahuasca, Liberation/Nonduality, Designer Drugs/Research Chemicals, Ritual Practice, Multimedia, etc.

Official affiliations of those submitting (not necessarily comprehensive):




Portland Psychedelic Society

Johns Hopkins

Beyond Psychedelics


Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance

And . . . there have been enough submissions regarding documentaries that there WILL be a separate event on Saturday, May 26th at Jackson Wellsprings with a mini-film fest!