Overview of Psychedelics Conferences

(soon) We list all psychedelic conferences in our Events Database.

Know where to go this year (or check out what you’ve missed in the past). At conferences, you get to meet the researchers, pioneers, companies, and the latest findings they have to present. During these times many conferences also offer a full or partial digital program.

Thinking of attending a conference, then do read this blog post by Bia Labate from Chacruna.

If we’re missing a conference, let us know.

Future Conferences

Psychedelic Science 2023

  • 18-25 June 2023, Denver, Colorado
  • Hostedy by MAPS
  • The world’s largest gathering of psychonauts
  • A week-long conference that will bring together everything from scientific research to music, expected attendees 10.000

Psychedelic Capital: January 2022

  • 27th January 2022, Online
  • Hosted by Microdose Psychedelic Insights
  • “Psychedelic Capital covers the top companies, latest IPOs, newest opportunities & deepest insights in the psychedelic industry.”
  • An online event with talks from the Heroic Hearts Project and Entheon Digital, amongst others.
  • Price: $50.00 USD

Past Conferences

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics

  • 1-5 December 2021, New York, US
  • Hosted by Horizons
  • “Horizons creates live and digital opportunities to examine the world of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines.”
  • The longest-running and largest annual event devoted to psychedelics spanning four-days in New York City Covering everything from sciecene, medicine, culture, community, spirituality and economy surrounding psychedelics.
  • Price: TBD

Wonderland Miami 2021

  • 8-9 November 2021, Miami, US
  • Hosted by Microdose Psychedelic Insights
  • “Wonderland is an impressive collection of global psychedelic medicine leaders, from scientists and researchers, investors and entrepreneurs, therapists and patients, government officials and media, all championing the growth of the psychedelic medicine industry.
  • A two-day in-person conference dedicated to the latest happenings in the psychedelic medicine industry talks covering a range of topics from researchers in the field to celebrities who are now endorsing psychedelics as medicine.
  • Price: TBD

Awareness Lectures on Psychedelic Science – ALPS

  • 15-17 October 2021
  • Hosted by PALA
  • ALPS aims at bringing together several exceptional researchers and clinicians working with psychedelic substances. Its purpose is to propagate the latest scientific and clinical knowledge on the subject and discuss about key issues of the domain.
  • A three-day conference for those working on the intersection of psychedelics and medicines, from neurophysiological mechanisms to therapeutic approaches.
  • Price: TBD

Insight 2021

  • 9-12 September 2021, Berlin, Germany
  • Hosted by MIND Foundation
  • The MIND Foundation and its partners are excited to once again offer a space for curiosity and exploration into cutting-edge psychedelic research. INSIGHT 2021 brings focus to translating psychedelic research into clinical practice and integrating psychedelic states into basic research, therapies, and human development.
  • A three-day conference with several pre-conference workshops, research community-building events, and neuro-art exhibition. With presentations from David Nutt, Matthew Johnson, and many more.
  • Price: €144-€360

Canada and Psychedelics (CAP2020)

  • Update: Postponed to April 2021, Montréal, Canada (originally 25 April)
  • Hosted by graduate students of McGill University
  • “… aimed at creating a space for Canadian academics interested in research relating to psychedelic substances, with the primary goal of fostering dialogue between distinct disciplinary and methodological approaches.”
  • A one-day conference that fosters connections and highlights research being done in Canada

International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

  • 17-20 November 2021, Melbourne, Australia
  • Hosted by Mind Medicine Australia
  • The Summit will feature a rich program with a mixture of international and national keynotes, workshops, hot spots, panel conversations and gala dinner with Q & A.
  • A four-day conference with introductory workshops (2 days) and a summit (2 days) with top-of-the-line speakers

PsyTech Summit 2021

  • 19-20th July 2021, Online
  • Hosted by PsyTech
  • “This summit will be a spirited global discussion focused on today’s most impactful psychedelic treatments and their burgeoning commercial climate.”
  • Online two-day conference focusing on the business side of psychedelics.

Psychedelic Opportunity

  • 22-23 June 2021, Virtual
  • Hosted by Momentum Events
  • The Premium Event for Payers, Providers, Investors, Researchers and Entrepreneurs Seeking to Understand the Future Applications and Opportunities for Psychedelics.
  • A two-day conference mainly catering to investors, features many speakers including Ronan Levy (Field Trip), Joe Moore (Psychedelics Today)
  • Price: €495-545

Psyched ’21

  • 6-15 July 2021, Virtual
  • Hosted by Tabula Rasa (Psyched Studio)
  • What does the psychedelics ecosystem look like today? How will it change over the coming decade? What will be the consequences, both positive and negative for people who have given their lives to this work?‍ How will humanity be affected?
  • A 10-day online conference, panels, and more
  • Price: free

Psychedelics, Madness, & Awakening: Harm Reduction and Future Visions

  • Weekends starting January 2021, Digital
  • This event will rethink the contentious relationship between madness, psychedelics, and awakening. Difficult psychedelic trips and extreme emotional states can create profound opportunities for growth, but their healing and spiritual potential is often pathologized as psychotic or manic instead. Early research described psychedelics as “psychotomimetic” – imitating psychosis, suggesting complex possibilities now overlooked.
  • Price: donation-based

Philosophy of Psychedelics

  • 14-16 April 2021, Digital
  • Hosted by The University of Exeter
  • The focus of these scientific studies has been upon the immediate medicinal value that psychedelics may bestow; but the value that the examination of such exceptional experiences may bestow upon the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, ethics, and academic metaphysics is a field yet to be mapped.
  • Price: $50-$75

MT. Tam Psychedelic Integration Jam

  • 16-18 April 2021, Digital
  • Hosted by MT. Tam
  • We’re going to get together and have a really good time celebrating the wonderful times we can have in peak psychedelic experiences. We’ll discuss our experiences, our rituals, our best practices. 
  • Price: $99-$149

MDMA and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Ethics and Law (Eventbrite link)

  • 7 November 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by Enhanced Therapy Institute
  • “Join the world’s leading researchers for an in-depth discussion of ethical, clinical, and legal issues related to MDMA-Assisted Therapy, a new form of therapy that combines psychological treatment and a powerful psychoactive MDMA medication”
  • A one-day webinar conference on MDMA-assisted therapy (with a focus on Canada)
  • Price: $35

PsyTech Summit 2020

  • 29 October 2020, Digital
  • This will be a one-day, international event bringing together decision-makers, investors, clinicians, thought leaders, and advocates for the purpose of advancing psychedelics science, business, and reform. The Summit will cater to thousands of virtual attendees as well as live guests at select city hubs across four continents.
  • A one-day event with many speakers, with a focus on the business of psychedelics.

Symbiosis

  • 17-18 October 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by McKenna Academy
  • A response to the need for a social and environmental revolution led by globally recognized thought leaders including ethnopharmacologist Dr. Dennis McKenna, community changemakers, and curious optimists like you.
  • A two-day conference on ‘symbiosis’ with presentations from Dennis McKenna, Paul Stamets, and others
  • Price: $25 (suggested donation)

International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

  • 16-19 November 2020, Melbourne, Australia
  • Hosted by Mind Medicine Australia
  • “Mind Medicine Australia is holding a two-day International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness. This global event will bring together clinicians, scientists, academics, mental and public health professionals, philanthropists, government, law and policymakers, business, industry, investors, and other interested stakeholders.”
  • A two-day conference (with optional 2-day pre-summit) that is aimed at all stakeholders in the emerging psychedelic field in Asia-Pacific
  • Price: $708-$1584

Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum

  • 14-16 October 2020, Digital/Vancouver, Canada
  • “… is Canada’s premiere conference, facilitating dialogue and shared learnings about psychedelic-assisted therapies and research, including the ethical, cultural, indigenous and spiritual use of plant medicines and psychedelic substances for personal and collective healing and transformation.
  • A three-day conference aimed at a diverse group of people who (want to) work with psychedelics
  • Price: $97-$167 CAD

Horizons 2020

  • Update: Cancelled? 8-11 October 2020, Digital/New York City, US
  • Hosted by Horizons
  • “Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics examines the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture, and spirituality.”
  • A three-day conference for those interested in psychedelics, from the science to the esoteric
  • Price: $75-250 (yearly membership)

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR)

  • Update: 24-27 September 2020, Digital/Haarlem, The Netherlands (originally 24-26 April)
  • Hosted by OPEN Foundation and APRA
  • “ICPR 2020 is an academic conference focused on high quality scientific and scholarly research into psychedelics. Many academic disciplines have important contributions to make within the field of psychedelic studies. ICPR aims to bridge and connect these disciplines, and to facilitate a dialogue between the diverse academic fields and researchers involved in the study of psychedelics.”
  • A three-day conference that will enlight the attendees about the latest psychedelics research
  • Price: €99-€399

Mapping The Mind

  • 19-20 September 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by Mapping The Mind
  • Mapping the Mind is an annual psychedelic science conference that aims to raise funds and awareness in support of psychedelic research.
  • A two-day (mini)conference that donates all the proceeds to MAPS
  • Price: $15-$35

PSYence Fair

  • 18 September, Greater London (Outdoors)
  • Hosted by Colesdale Farm
  • “PSYence Fair is an entirely new concept. A whole-day outdoor conference for 500 attendees, focusing on the evidence surrounding the clinical potential of psychedelics. This event draws together the foremost specialists from academia, research and clinical practice, with the unique addition of an after-hours festival vibe. “
  • A one-day ‘socially-distanced’ festival about psychedelics
  • Price: £66

The Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit

  • 17-20 September 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by Mt. Tam
  • In this four-day online conference, we will explore the many fascinating facets of psilocybin mushrooms. We will discover methods for creating ceremony and holding a safe space. We’ll look at the work of top researchers in the field. We’ll explore history, learning about traditional and indigenous use. We’ll learn about efforts to change policy around the world so that all of us can have access to this safe, life-affirming medicine.
  • A four-day conference with post-conference intensives, with many speakers that include Paul Stamets, Françoise Bourzat, and Kyle Buller
  • Price: $49-$149

Psych Congress

  • 10-13 September 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network
  • “The 2020 virtual experience features a conference program full of comprehensive psychopharmacology education taught by true experts in the field and brings to the forefront innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating your patients battling the most challenging mental health disorders. This is where the best and brightest in psychiatry and mental health come to learn, grow, connect, and improve.”
  • A three-day conference with additional pre-congress workshops, mostly for healthcare professionals
  • Price: $99-$799

The Psychedelic Opportunity Summit

  • June 18, 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by Momentum
  • “After spending decades in the shadows, psychedelics have slowly reemerged as an effective treatment option for a wide variety of behavioral health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic inflammation and addiction. … Act as the potential to provide relief to millions of afflicted people is an opportunity to large to ignore.”
  • A one-day conference geared towards business and the potential that psychedelics are now providing

Psychedelic Innovation Summit

  • Update: 14-15 June 2020, Tel Aviv, Israel (originally 29-30 March 2020)
  • Hosted by PsyTech
  • PsyTech Summit is the global industry conference platform for the new wave of psychedelic medicine. With renewed research interest in LSD, MDMA, Ketamine and psilocybin, and a growing normalization after decades of stigma, psychedelics are the next therapeutic frontier.
  • A two-day conference about different psychedelics and the opportunities they open, speakers include Rick Doblin of MAPS

Intercollegiate Psychedelics Summit

  • 17-19 April 2020, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
  • Hosted by the Intercollegiate Psychedelics Network (IPN)
  • The theme of IPS 2020 is “The Convergence: Co-creating the Future.” With the Intercollegiate Psychedelics Network (IPN), we aim to support psychedelic student group efforts and to responsibly introduce psychedelics back into academia, the clinic, and society at large. How can we enrich the lives of people around us and alleviate unnecessary suffering?
  • A two-day student-led conference about psychedelics (careers, art, altered states experience)

Microdose Psychedelic Insights

  • 14 April 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by The Cannabis Fund
  • “We are bringing together the innovators, scientists, investors, regulatory experts and connectors who are creating the most powerful force for change in medicine. From mental health treatments, through addiction, to inflammation, nootropics and cognitive enhancement, psychedelic healthcare is transforming outcomes and is set to change the game in wellness.”
  • A one-day virtual conference that seems a bit more out there (nootropics are mentioned, by Cannabis Fund), but Robin Carhart-Harris and other speakers will be there.

Psychedelic Liberty Summit

  • 25-26 April 2020, Digital
  • Hosted by Chacruna (sponsored in part by MAPS)
  • “This Summit will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the legal, cultural, and political issues around the emerging psychedelic renaissance.”
  • A two-day conference about many of the specific topics related to psychedelics (e.g. inclusion, legality)

Pushing the Envelope in Psychiatric Treatments: Rapid Acting Agents, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, and More

  • 21 March 2020, Stanford, California, US
  • Hosted by Stanford University
  • We find ourselves at a fascinating time – pushing the envelope on psychiatric treatments, including psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, rapid-acting agents, and more. As we move forward, this conference emphasizes the need for high-quality research, scientific/empirical evidence, and safeguards against adverse effects and outcomes. Additionally, we need the scholarly efforts of all relevant fields and interprofessional collaborations. This CME activity will cover emerging treatment areas in psychiatry including the related basic science, benefits, risks and clinical trial evidence.
  • A one-day conference for a variety of medical staff. Introduction and discussion on a variety of (classical) psychedelics and other ‘new’ treatments (e.g. hypnosis and transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Update: This will now be live-streamed (due to Covid-19)

The Economics of Psychedelic Investing

  • 24 January 2020, New York City, New York, US
  • Hosted by Green Market Summit
  • “A short program on the opportunities in alternative plant investments”
  • A half-day conference on investing in psychedelics, part of a larger cannabis conference

Psychedelic Integration in Psychotherapy: A Retreat for Clinicians

  • 17-20 January 2020, Phoenicia, New York, US
  • Hosted by Menla
  • “This 3-day retreat is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed an interest in using psychedelics.”
  • A three-day conference for people who (want to) work with psychedelics

The Arizona Plant Medicine Conference

  • 6-8 December 2019, Tucson, Arizona, US
  • Hosted by Tuscon Psychedelic Society
  • “The purpose of The AZ Plant Medicine Conference is to educate the public on the benefits, and options available in Plant Medicines including Medical Cannabis & its derivatives, as well as Psychedelic medicines. We’ll elucidate the latest research, and discuss how these medicines can help improve lives as well as the risks and contraindications.”
  • A three-day more ‘out there’ conference about plant medicines

Psychedelic Science Summit

  • 1-3 November 2019, Austin, Texas, US
  • Hosted by MAPS and Psychedelic Science Summit
  • Join MAPS and the psychedelic community at Fair Market in Austin for the first Psychedelic Science Summit! This conference will feature lectures and panels from leaders of the psychedelic renaissance. You’ll have a chance to connect with the fast-growing international psychedelic community and explore the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for the expanding fields of psychedelic science, medicine, and spirituality.
  • A three-day conference with many of the well-known names in psychedelics research

Insight 2019

  • 5-7 September, Berlin, Germany
  • Hosted by MIND Foundation
  • “INSIGHT 2019 provided a platform for discussion and cooperation between researchers, practitioners, and the public. The conference came with four tracks: Research, Therapy, Philosophy, and Public Health.”
  • A three-day conference with the biggest names in psychedelic research

Breaking Convention

  • 16-18 August 2019, London, UK
  • Hosted by Breaking Convention
  • “Breaking convention is a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 200 presenters from around the world.”
  • The largest psychedelics (consciousness) conference in Europe

Breaking Convention 2017

  • 30-2 July, London, UK
  • Hosted by Breaking Convention
  • “Breaking convention is a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 200 presenters from around the world.”
  • A three-day conference on psychedelic consciousness with researchers from across the globe

Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR 2016)

  • 3-5 June 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hosted by OPEN Foundation
  • “Building on the success of previous editions, this interdisciplinary conference will gather and connect experts from various academic fields covering neurosciences, psychopharmacology, psychiatry, social sciences, anthropology, philosophy and many more.”
  • A three-day conference with well-known international researchers and academics

Breaking Convention 2015

  • 10-12 July, London, UK
  • Hosted by Breaking Convention
  • “Breaking convention is a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 200 presenters from around the world.”
  • The thrid international conference on psychedelic consciousness

Breaking Convention 2013

  • London, UK
  • Hosted by Breaking Convention
  • “Breaking convention is a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 200 presenters from around the world.”
  • The second international conference on psychedelic consciousness

Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR 2012)

  • 6-7 October, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hosted by OPEN Foundation
  • “With researchers and therapists from a wide variety of academic disciplines, this event will be dedicated to the exploration of a broad range of subjects relating to scientific research into psychedelic substances and the psychedelic experience. From addiction treatment to psychotherapy with the aid of psychedelics, from the neurobiology of ayahuasca to the social, ritual and legal implications of its use, and from human psychopharmacology research and the exploration of exceptional mindstates to new views on the legalisation of psychedelic substances”
  • Two-day confernece in the early stages of the psychedelic renaissance

The European Ayahuasca Research Symposium 2011

  • June 17th, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hosted by OPEN Foundation
  • “The European Ayahuasca Research Symposium (EARS; June 17th 2011) was a multidisciplinary series of lectures that focused on ayahuasca research in Europe. At the University of Amsterdam, experts from different disciplines presented their studies on ayahuasca’s effects on health, neural functioning and consciousness.”
  • A short symposium on the state of ayahuasca researc in Europe

Breaking Convention 2011

  • 1-3rd April, Kent, UK
  • Hosted by Breaking Convention
  • “Breaking convention is a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 200 presenters from around the world.”
  • The inaugural edition of what is now the largest conference on psychedelics (consciousness) in Europe

Mind Altering Science Conference 2010

  • 23-24th October, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hosted by OPEN Foundation
  • “From the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with MDMA, and the use of ibogaine as a tool to combat addiction, to the globalization of ayahuasca religions; ‘Mind Altering Science’ will be the first conference on Dutch soil that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on recent developments in the exciting field of psychedelic research.”
  • The first two-day conference on psychedelics on psychedelics in the Netherlands

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