April 19 – 24

The Three-Day Conference (April 21-23) will feature three simultaneous tracks of presentations by leading and up-and-coming international researchers in the multidisciplinary field of psychedelic science and medicine. Presenters from around the world will share recently completed and ongoing research into the therapeutic, scientific, and spiritual uses of MDMA, LSD, ayahuasca, psilocybin, ibogaine, ketamine, peyote, medicinal marijuana and much more.

On Friday night (April 21), embark for a casual dinner, refreshments, and music in the company of friends and colleagues on a three-hour Sunset Cruise on the San Francisco Bay from Oakland’s historic Jack London Square. Then, on Saturday night (April 22), explore the lighter side of psychedelic science at the Psychedelic Comedy Banquet, an evening of fine dining and unique performances from nationally recognized stand-up comics, music, addresses from hosts and partners, and more.


Then, join us after the Banquet on Saturday night for the Moonlight Celebration in the Marketplace, with music and entertainment until 1:00 AM. Psychedelic Science 2017 also includes three full days of workshops, where you can go in-depth with your favourite topics in a more intimate setting with leading experts in the field. Workshop topics include: principles and practices of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD; therapist competencies in psilocybin research and therapy; ayahuasca research and ceremonial practice; visionary art workshops with Android Jones, Alex Grey, and Allyson Grey; psychedelic neuroscience; psychedelics in innovation, creativity, and professional culture; psychedelic harm reduction; integrating psychedelic experiences; and more. Workshops take place on Wednesday (April 19), Thursday (April 20), and Monday (April 24).


In the Marketplace (free and open to the public, Friday-Sunday) discover unique handcrafted arts, sustainable products, cutting-edge technologies and holistic health services. The Marketplace will also feature our expansive Art Gallery, with original works from world-renowned and up-and-coming international visionary artists, plus scientific Poster Sessions and all-day programming on the Psymposia Stage.