Benefit Events Part 1 – Summer 2010

Summer 2010 Vol. 20, No. 2 MAPS Research Update

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MAPS is hosting several events this fall with the goal of generating funding for our clinical research projects and operational expenditures, and educating the public about our mission and the state of psychedelic psychotherapy research.


New York City

Sept. 25, 2010

After the sun sets, at the Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference, doors will open nearby at Sullivan Hall for Twilight, a benefit party for MAPS. Twilight will be a very special event, with a keynote address by Rick. Several renowned electronic musicians, live bands, and combination acts will perform late into the night. The event is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to attend regardless of registration status for the Horizons conference.

Individuals wishing to support MAPS on a more personal level are invited to an intimate dinner before Twilight with Rick and other MAPS staff and colleagues. Space at the dinner is limited; please consider purchasing your ticket today to secure your seat at the table. Dinner patrons will enjoy expedited entry into Twilight, and access to a small, reserved area that includes beverages and fresh fruit throughout the night.

Therapist Techniques for MDMA- Assisted Therapy Workshop

Boulder, Colorado

Nov. 7, 2010

Rick and Marcela Ot’alora G.L.P.C., (a co-therapist from our former MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD clinical study in Spain) will lead this workshop. Topics will revolve around therapist techniques utilized during MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, and will explore issues discussed in MAPS’ MDMA/PTSD Treatment Manual, lessons learned from MAPS MDMA/PTSD pilot study, and theoretical applications of these techniques for use outside of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. MAPS’ MDMA/PTSD drug development program will also be discussed.

An Evening with MAPS/SSDP

Boulder, Colorado

Nov. 7, 2010

MAPS’ mission includes educating the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and marijuana. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies. MAPS and SSDP share a mutual interest in rational, scientifically based education with respect to marijuana, MDMA, LSD, ibogaine, and other substances. Brought together by these shared values, MAPS and SSDP will co-host this benefit event with addresses by Rick and SSDP Executive Director Aaron Houston and Associate Director Jon Perri. Videos from both organizations will be aired throughout the evening, with music and dancing to follow late into the night. We recommend purchasing a ticket soon to guarantee your entrance to this extraordinary evening.

If you are a business owner or philanthropist and are interested in sponsorship opportunities for any of these events, please contact Brian Wallace, MAPS Director of Field Development at: