Psychedelic Awareness Salon: MAPS Fundraiser Dinner featuring Rick Doblin (San Diego, California)

July 20, 2016

From the event website:

The Aware Project hosts a series of monthly Psychedelic Awareness Salon events in Southern California. We are creating a connected and educated community that feels passionately about balancing the conversation about psychedelics.

This is the first event kicking off the San Diego chapter of the Aware Project: Rethinking Psychedelics salon series. It is also a FUNdraiser for the revolutionary work that MAPS is doing to lift the stigma about psychedelic compounds and advance scientific and therapeutic research.

Join us for a special evening featuring MAPS founder and psychedelic pioneer, Rick Doblin. Event includes catered sit down dinner, drink ticket, presentation, auction, musical entertainment and abundant opportunity to mingle.

Chicken and vegetarian options available. Full bar service for those 21+. Each entrance ticket includes dinner and 1 drink.

We will have a silent auction for super cool items donated by the community. Please email if you would like to donate an item or service to the cause.

Speaker bio:

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife and one of three children (two in college).


  • Doors open at 6:00 PM.
  • Cocktails and mingling: 6:00-7:15PM
  • Dinner and Auction 7:15 – 8:15PM
  • Presentation: 8:15-9:30PM
  • Entertainment 9:30-10:00

For more information, visit the event website.