Summer 2011 Vol. 21, No. 2 Research Edition
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics NYC, October 14-16
MAPS is an official partner of this interdisciplinary conference, now in its fifth year. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on the role of psychedelics in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. Speakers include ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna, Ph.D., MAPS Lead Clinical Research Associate Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., Institute of Transpersonal Psychology co-founder James Fadiman, Ph.D., and more. Also join MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., after programming ends on October 15 for a 25th Anniversary benefit dinner for psychedelic therapy research (more information coming soon).
Science & Nonduality Conference San Rafael, October 19-23
SAND 2011 will gather over 60 of the world’s leading scientists, spiritual leaders, authors, and teachers in San Rafael, CA, to explore the concept of “time” through the integrated perspectives of modern science, ancient tradition, art, philosophy, and experience. MAPS will sponsor a panel at the conference where scientists and other members of the MAPS community will discuss the conference theme from the perspective of psychedelic research. Speakers will include Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. (who will also be honored at The luMenariuM tribute dinner at Cartographie Psychedelica this December). Special offer for MAPS supporters: Receive $45 off registration simply by entering the coupon code MAPS when ordering your tickets. www.scienceandnonduality.com
International Drug Policy Reform Conference Los Angeles, November 2-5
MAPS is proud to co-host this biennial event presented by the Drug Policy Alliance. The three-day conference will bring together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries committed to developing rational, responsible, and healthy approaches to drugs and drug policy. Other event sponsors and co-hosts include The Libra Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Harm Reduction Coalition, the International Drug Policy Consortium, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the Marijuana Policy Project, the Open Society Foundations, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.