2014 was the first year for the Exploring Psychedelics conference, held
in the Rogue River Room of Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University
in Ashland, Oregon. Like many great things, we started small and modest with only one day for local presenters. In 2015, we expanded to two days and began inviting in speakers from across the country, with the result that the conference evolved from a local community event to an international conference, with speakers from four different countries and all across the United States. 2016 proved to be an even bigger event with over 30 speakers and hundreds of attendees.
Some of our previous speakers include: Martin Ball (co-founder and organizer), Matt Vogel (co-founder), Timothy White, Kilindi Iyi, Tom Hatsis, Rak Razam, Meriana Dinkova, The Teafaerie, Octavio Rettig, Mike Crowley, Alan Badiner, William Floyd, Brad Adams, James Jesso, Stephen Gray, and many others. Topics have included entheogens in Buddhism, Hinduism, and the ancient world, entheogens in European witchcraft, psychedelic therapies, Santo Daime, Peyote, the Native American Church, entheogens and nonduality, and so much more.
Featured visionary artist have included Xavi & Snow Panneton, Erial Ali, Brian Paul Smith, Melissa Orion, Sean Kyle Allum, Raul Casillas Romo, and many others.
Below are some photos from the 2016 conference.