Vanguard Science: Psychedelics in the 21st Century

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Canada


Vanguard Science: Psychedelics in the 21st Century

Benefit Event & Charity Auction

September 18, 2011
Doors at 6 (VIP), 6:30 (Supporter), & 7 PM (Attendee)
Auction at 9 PM

Granville Island Stage
Vancouver, British Columbia



What does cutting-edge research say about LSD, MDMA, and other psychedelics as treatments
for pain, anxiety, and trauma?

How is psychedelic research returning to mainstream medicine?

How can you help lay the foundation for the future of psychedelic medicine in Canada and around the world?

Join MAPS Canada for a benefit gala for psychedelic research in Canada. All proceeds from the event will support MAPS Canada’s research on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and ayahuasca treatment for addiction.

The event will feature a cocktail hour, presentations, and a live auction with fine art, unique collectibles, travel packages, and more. British Columbia artist Autumn Skye Morrison will do a live performance painting that will be sold to one lucky bidder at the end of the evening.

Ticket quantities are limited, and will likely sell out.
Buy your tickets today to make sure you and your friends get to participate in this exciting event.

Speakers will include:

  • Rick Doblin, Ph.D. (MAPS founder & executive director)
  • Philip Owen (former mayor of Vancouver)
  • Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D. (psychedelic researcher)
  • Hosted by journalist Kathryn Gretsinger

British Columbia artists in attendance will include:

Choose your level of support:

VIP $100
includes early admission, extra raffle tickets, priority auction seating, hors d’oeuvres, & a cocktail

Supporter $50
includes early admission, extra raffle tickets, & a cocktail

Attendee $25
includes regular admission and a small number of raffle tickets


What do you have in your own secret vault?

This event is a special preview of The Kaleidoscope Vault, MAPS’ first-ever psychedelic adventure auction to be held at CARTOGRAPHIE PSYCHEDELICA, our 25th Anniversary Conference & Celebration in Oakland this December.

We are making an official call for in-kind auction item donations of vacation and timeshare rentals, rare psychedelic memorabilia and collector’s items, gift certificates for local services, and anything else you can offer in support.

Tell us how you can help!

Would you like to be a Vanguard volunteer?

Whether it’s working at the MAPS Store, managing the flow of auction items, making sure our multimedia technologies run smoothly, or being part of the setup crew, there are many ways to get involved.

Visit the Vanguard Science volunteer page!

Generously co-sponsored by

the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC)

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  • Vanguard Science: Benefit Event & Charity Auction – Vancouver
  • Out of Mind: Benefit Event & Charity Auction – Victoria
  • Cartographie Psychedelica: MAPS 25th Anniversary Conference & Celebration – Oakland, CA
  • 25th Anniversary Pacific Northwest Tour: Portland
  • 25th Anniversary Pacific Northwest Tour: Seattle (information coming soon)
  • More Psychedelic Research Around the World
  • MDMA-Assisted Therapy Research