Psychedelic Culture

Psychedelic Culture
  • April 27, 2024 – April 28, 2024


Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA

MAPS Speakers

  • Bia Labate, Ph.D.Public Education and Culture Specialist

Chacruna started producing large-scale conferences in Mexico in 2015, and then yearly spring conferences in the West Coast since 2018. Psychedelic Culture 2024 will continue our tradition of exploring cutting-edge themes that are largely absent from the mainstream psychedelic conversation, related to our main initiatives: Indigenous Reciprocity & Decolonial Dialogues, Psychedelic Justice, Protection of Sacred Plants & Cultural Traditions, and voices from the Global South. At this two day in-person conference, with 3 simultaneous tracks, Chacruna will convene comprehensive panels and experiential opportunities that will foster conversations around topics including: Indigenous voices, Indigenous reciprocity, biocultural conservation, religion and psychedelics, holding mindful ceremony, legislation reform, law and policy, racial equity and access, queering psychedelics, women in psychedelics, veteran leaders in psychedelics, disabled populations and psychedelics, perspectives from the Global South, critical reflections on psychedelic science, including psychedelic assisted therapy, sexual abuse, touch and ethics, and dialogues between neuroscience and shamanism. We will also offer a space for participation in music and meditation circles and rapé (tobacco) ceremonies. Chacruna’s interdisciplinary conferences are well known for bringing diverse voices together, combining intellectual vision and rigor, community, activism, heart and soul. In the midst of the so called psychedelic renaissance, it is more important than ever to promote dialogues between scientists and communities who have been truly involved with these medicines, to have knowledge about the proper ways to use and steward them. Come join us in the beautiful Brava Theater, a co-op led by women in the traditional Latin neighborhood of San Francisco, for another memorable experience!