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  • The Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

9:00 AM

Doors open

9:30 AM

Opening remarks

9:45 AM

Psychedelics in the Media

Shelby Hartman
Editor-in-Chief/Co-Founder, DoubleBlind

Madison Margolin
Managing Editor/Co-Founder, DoubleBlind

10:30 AM

Just for Fun? The Use of Psychedelics in Contemporary Festivals and Nightlife

Fiona Measham
Chair in Criminology, University of Liverpool

11:15 AM


11:30 AM

Economic Models for the Expansion of Psychedelics

Rachel Aidan, Ph.D. (candidate)
Chief Operations Officer, Synthesis Retreat

George Goldsmith
Executive Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder, COMPASS Pathways

Robert Jesse

Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Chacruna
Public Education and Culture Specialist, MAPS;

Dr. James Rucker
Consultant Psychiatrist and a Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Affective Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London

Bennet A. Zelner, Ph.D.
Professor and Consultant

1:10 PM


2:20 PM

Indigenous Peyote Way of Life

Steven Benally
President of Azee’ Bee Nahagha of Dine Nation formerly known as Native American Church of Navajo Land, National Council of Native American Churches and Board Director of the Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative

3:05 PM

Unearthing The Medea: The Intersection of Art and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

Artist and Activist

3:50 PM


4:20 PM

The Challenges and Opportunities of Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Ismail Ali, J.D.
Policy & Advocacy Counsel, MAPS

5:05 PM

All-Speaker Panel

5:50 PM


Earlier Event: October 12