Who can submit?
Anyone! The Exploring Psychedelics Conference strives to be as inclusive and diverse as possible. In addition to receiving submissions from academics, researchers, and well-known figures in the field of psychedelics, submissions from SOU students, local practitioners and enthusiasts, religious and spiritual leaders, artists and healers, are all encouraged. Minorities, women, and under-represented groups are also encouraged to submit to help diversify the field of psychedelic studies, which, like many areas, has often been dominated by white men.
How long are presentations?
Presenters will have the option of choosing either 30 minutes or 50 minute slots, including Q&A. We receive a large number of proposals and seek to include as many presenters as possible over the course of the two-day conference. We cannot guarantee that everyone who requests a 50 minute slot will get one, but we will do our best to accommodate as many speakers as possible. If multiple proposals are received on a similar or related topic, speakers may be grouped into panels and group presentations, providing each speaker with 20-15 minutes and time for Q&A
What to submit?
Your name and contact information
Professional/Academic degrees or affiliations, if you have them (not required)
Title and description of your talk
Please indicate if you'd be willing to be part of a panel or group presentation
What are some of the topics that have been covered in previous years at Exploring Psychedelics?
We've had presentations all across the spectrum of psychedelic studies: Santo Daime, Native American Church, Ayahuasca, DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, MDMA, Cannabis, Iboga/Ibogaine, Psilocybin, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Ceremony, Religion, History, Psychedelic/Visionary Art, Fractals, Healing, Psychotherapy, Nonduality, Philosophy, Scientific and Medical Research, Harm Reduction, Legal Issues, and so much more . . .
If you are a visual artist and would be interested in showing some of your work at our event, please send and email with a link to where your work can be viewed online. Space for displaying art is limited at the event, and we are not able to cover travel or art transport costs. I receive more requests to show art at the conference than we are able to fit, so if you'd like to have your art featured, please submit a formal proposal with samples of your work.
We have a limited amount of space available for groups and organizations to display their informational materials. Please send an email with the name and focus of your group, websites, contact information, etc.
PSYCHEDELIC DOCUMENTARY FILM FEST, Saturday, following the conference: