Envisioning Our Psychedelic Future (The Hamptons, New York)

August 13 – 14, 2016

We are thrilled to invite you to two upcoming events on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, on Long Island’s East End, where innovation and creativity have thrived for decades!

Please join our conversation with visionary leaders of the psychedelic research movement about the future of psychedelic research and therapy. For the past 30 years, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has led the exploration and shaped the landscape for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and drug policy reform.

On Saturday, August 13, MAPS is hosting a private event where we’ll enjoy lush gardens and participate in a funders’ briefing by Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., along with research fellow Katherine MacLean, Ph.D., Neal Goldsmith, Ph.D., and other key players as we prepare to embark on Phase 3 of our groundbreaking research into the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Seating is limited. Please email jade@maps.org to reserve your place at this special event.

What: Funders’ Briefing & Garden Party
Who: Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Katherine MacLean, Ph.D., and Rosie von Lila
Where: Private Residence, Sag Harbor, NY
When: Saturday, August 13th, 5:00pm-7:00pm

On Sunday, August 14, join us for a free event at the Rogers Memorial Library from 2:00pm-4:00pm where we’ll bring together top psychedelic thinkers and therapists to engage in panel discussions about the future of psychedelic research and therapy.

What: The Future of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Who: Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Katherine MacLean, Ph.D., and Daniel Pinchbeck
Where: Rogers Memorial Library-91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
When: Sunday, August 14th, 2:00pm-4:00pm


In the evening on Sunday, August 14, we’ll gather for a body-healing, mind-feeling yoga session followed by an energy-fueling dinner and music at Tim Burke’s 230 Elm. Stephen Rossmeisl of Sera Phi will kick off the music with holographic electronic beats at 8:30pm, followed by local favorite bands Earthreal and The Side Note, and DJ artists Wubwitz, Wave, and Offworld. Live projections and VR Livit live web-streaming will ensure that this will be an event not to be missed and much talked about for years to come.

What: After-Panel Dinner Party with Yoga, Live Music, and More!
Who: Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D, Earthreal, The Side Note, Wubwitz, and special guests
Where: Tim Burke’s 230 Elm, 230 Elm St, Southampton, NY 11968
When: Sunday, August 14th, 6:00pm

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We are excited to integrate the vision of MAPS with the unique sensibility of the Hamptons, a place where talent and the unexpected have long influenced thought-leadership.

About the Panelists:

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., MAPS Founder and Executive Director
Rick Doblin is the founder and executive director of MAPS. 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.

Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Neal M. Goldsmith is a psychotherapist specializing in psychospiritual development. He is a popular speaker (a six-minute clip of his talk on the fusion of spirit and science may be found here) and the author of Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development (Inner Traditions, 2011). He has also conducted research on the utilization of policy research, and hosts conferences and salons to disseminate the latest post-modern science and scholarship. Trained in humanistic, transpersonal, and Eastern traditions, he maintains a practice in New York and Sag Harbor, NY. He may be reached via his website.

Katherine MacLean, Ph.D.
Katherine MacLean is an academically trained research scientist with a long-standing interest in the neural correlates of consciousness and the science of well-being. Her ground-breaking research on psilocybin and personality change suggests that this class of medicines may play an important role in enhancing mental health and creativity throughout the lifespan. Her current focus is on the role of psychedelics and meditation in preparing individuals, their families and caregivers for dying and death.

Rosie von Lila
Rosie von Lila is a communications professional, speaker, and co-founder of Lumera — a U.S. domestic infrastructure investment firm. Previously, she coached and consulted leaders based on her proprietary leadership models that drive participation and loyalty from stakeholders. Rosie transforms “executives,” “teams,” “stakeholders,” and “customers” into community members. Her research and experience support her philosophy that the most impactful businesses and organizations draw contribution from and deliver benefit to community members.

Daniel Pinchbeck
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from the Edge Times. He also co-founded the web magazine, Reality Sandwich, and Evolver.net. He was featured in the 2010 documentary, 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. Pinchbeck is the founder of the think tank, Center f
or Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. His essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, Dazed & Confused, and many other publications.

Art by Amy Mastrine.