Psymposium 2014 (Amherst, MA)

From the event website:

Psymposium 2014 – The Nature of Psychedelics

April 12th and April 13th

UMass, Amherst: Mahar Auditorium

$20 in advance, $30 at the door.

$10 to stream it live


2:00pm-6:00pm – Come visit our table at Extravaganja Festival in the Amherst Town Commons with Dennis McKenna. Psymposium 2014 tickets will be available.

6:30pm – Opening Night Reception at UMass Amherst, Mahar Auditorium

7:15pm – Introduction by Jag Davies, Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)

7:30pm – Welcoming Address, Dr. Lyle Craker (UMass)

7:45pm – Ryan Joana LeCompte of the Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy (VET)

8:00pm – 9:30pm Screening of Neurons to Nirvana

9:30-10pm – Q+A with Speaker Panel Discussion



Doors open at 9:00am

10:00am-10:15am – Introduction by Lex Pelger

10:15am-11:00am – Clint Canal, Ph.D., “Psychedelic Neuroscience”

11:15am-12:00pm – Lily Kay Ross, “Sex, Drugs and Power”

12:15pm-12:45 – Alexandre Tannous, “Psychedelic Sound and Healing”

1:00pm-2:00pm – Break

2:15pm-3:00pm – Lawrence Millman, “Ritual use of Amanita Muscaria in Siberia”

3:15pm-4:00pm – Hamilton Morris, “From MXE to PCP: a history of arylcyclohexylamines”

4:15pm-5:15pm – Sound Meditation by Alexandre Tannous

5:15pm-5:45pm – Break

6:00pm-6:45pm – Joshua Wickerham, Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council, on the sustainability and safe use of traditional plants, and supporting the communities who work with them.

6:45pm-7:45pm – Dennis McKenna, “Plant & Human Symbiosis and the Origins of the Imagination”

7:45pm-8:30pm – Panel Discussion


9:00pm-1:00am – Party at the Amherst Pub, featuring members of Outer Stylie, Rubblebucket and more…

For more information, visit the event website.