Past Presenters

2016 Presenters

Kathleen Harrison
 Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, artist, and photographer who researches the relationship between plants and people, with a particular focus[...]
Chris Kilham
Chris Kilham~"The Shaman’s Pharmacy - Indigenous Psychedelic Pharmacology" Chris Kilham, known globally as The Medicine Hunter, conducts research on beneficial[...]
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. is a recognized pioneer in psychological, philosophical and cross-cultural studies of consciousness and its transformations. He collaborated[...]
Dr. Bruce Damer
  “Luminous Messenger” Dr. Bruce Damer is a scientist, designer and historian born and raised in British Columbia and now[...]
Martin A. Lee
Martin A. Lee is the cofounder and director of Project CBD, an educational service that reports on cannabis science, therapeutics and[...]
Dr. Erica Wohldmann
Dr. Erica Wohldmann holds a joint Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the CU, Boulder, and is a Professor[...]
Mark Haden
The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History Mark Haden is a major figure in the[...]
Leanna J. Standish ND, PhD, L.Acup., FABNO
Dr. Standish is a neuroscientist and physician living and working in Seattle WA. She holds faculty appointments at the University[...]
Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Robyn Griggs Lawrence is sharing the tremendous health and wellness benefits of cannabis with the world. She envisions a world[...]
Cvita Mamic
Cvita Mamic is a healer, artist and co-founder of Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual Ayahuasca Healing Center in Peru. Her journey[...]
Thomas Hatsis
Thomas Hatsis is an historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. He recently published The Witches Ointment:[...]
Galen R. Brandt
Galen R. Brandt is a writer, cross-cultural storyteller, performer, songwriter and singer. She pioneered the exploration and use of ground-breaking,[...]
Gyauustees
Gyauustees, whose names means The one who gets things done, is a member of the tribal people of the Nuu-chah-[...]
Anand David Embry
Anand David Embry (B. of Music in flute and Certified Clinical Musician) studied vocal awareness with Chloe Goodchild of ‘The[...]

2015 Presenters

Kathleen Harrison
 Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, artist, and photographer who researches the relationship between plants and people, with a particular focus[...]
Dr. Bruce Damer
  “Luminous Messenger” Dr. Bruce Damer is a scientist, designer and historian born and raised in British Columbia and now[...]
Mark Haden
The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History The Psychedelic Renaissance: Learning from History Mark Haden is a major figure in the[...]
Martin W. Ball
Nondual Energetic Therapy with Entheogens Nondual Energetic Therapy with Entheogens Martin W. Ball, received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from[...]
Annie Oak
Rekindling Our Relationship with Traditional European Spirit Plants. Rekindling Our Relationship with Traditional European Spirit Plants. Annie Oak  is the[...]
Marguerite Rigoglioso
Tales of a Reincarnated Delphic Oracle: Tales of a Reincarnated Delphic Oracle: How the Plants Have Informed My Life &[...]
Jonathan Thompson
5 Psychedelic Family Values 5 Psychedelic Family Values Jonathan is the Founder of PyschedelicParenting.org, a resource for building community and[...]
Gerald Thomas
Roots to Treasure – Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Roots to Treasure – Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits[...]
Devon Christie MD
Three Pillars of Support for Deep Healing With Spirit Plant Medicine Three Pillars of Support for Deep Healing With Spirit[...]
Kilindi Iyi
Psilocybin Tool Of Consciousness Exploration Psilocybin Tool Of Consciousness Exploration This talk will explore psilocybin as an exploratory tool? Psilocybin[...]
Angela Prider
Roots to Treasure - Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits Roots to Treasure - Integrating Deep Healing with Plant Spirits[...]
Don Blaikie
Using Entheogens with Integrity: Problems, Pitfalls, & Possibilities - Panel Discussion Using Entheogens with Integrity: Problems, Pitfalls, & Possibilities - Panel[...]
Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta
Andean Wisdom Teachings of a Traditional San Pedro/Huachuma Master: A Sharing of Tradition through the practice of Saminchay, Ayni and[...]
Dr. Gabor Mate
Manifesting the Mind: Inside the Psychedelic Experience Manifesting the Mind: Inside the Psychedelic Experience Gabor Maté is a medical doctor[...]

2014 Presenters

Chris Bennett
Chris Bennett has been researching the history of cannabis for 25 years, with a particular focus on its role in[...]
Aletheia
Aletheia is an ecumenically minded, classically trained Spiritual Director and Vajrayana Tantrika whose work has been deeply informed by and[...]
Dennis McKenna
Dennis McKenna’s professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He received his[...]
Joshua Wickerham
Joshua Wickerham is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council(ESC), a nonprofit devoted to transforming lives by assuring[...]
Kenneth Tupper
Kenneth Tupper is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia,[...]
Mark Haden
Mark Haden has provided public education on drugs and drug policy for over thirty years. He works with the Health[...]
Oliver Hockenhull
Oliver Hockenhull works in film, video, hyper media installations, writing, and design. He has taught at Northwestern University in Chicago[...]
Paul Kroeger
Paul Kroeger has studied mushrooms for over thirty-five years and is a founding member and current president of Vancouver Mycological[...]
Evgenia Fotiou
Evgenia Fotiou is Assistant Professor of anthropology at Kent State University. She has a PhD in cultural anthropology and Latin[...]
Don Blaikie
Don Blaikie has been about as steeped and processed as anyone in the Earth and Spirit wisdom worldview of Native[...]
Gerald Thomas
Gerald Thomas is an Associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Ottawa and a Collaborating Scientist with the[...]
Gillian Maxwell
Gillian Maxwell is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  She is an experienced coach and facilitator, public speaker, and knowledge exchange[...]
Philippe Lucas
Philippe Lucas has a Masters degree in Studies in Policy and Practice from the University of Victoria and is a[...]
Rielle Capler
Rielle Capler, MHA. After obtaining her masters degree in health administration, Rielle worked at Canada’s first medical cannabis dispensary from[...]
Sheila S.
Soheil Samimi’s professional background is in business and technology, having been a pioneer and a founder of innovative start-ups in[...]
Yalila Espinoza
Yalila Espinoza is a spiritual health practitioner and intimacy coach who integrates art, music, dream-work, ancestral ritual and sacred plant teachings.[...]
Zach Walsh
Zach Walsh, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where[...]
Stephen Gray
Stephen Gray has been a lifelong student, teacher and researcher of spiritual paths, in particular Tibetan Buddhism and the peyote[...]
Andrew Feldmár
Andrew Feldmár is a psychologist who has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, in Vancouver, for 45 years now.[...]

2013 Presenters

James W. Jesso
James W. Jesso is a Calgary, Alberta based author, conference speaker, workshop leader, and event coordinator who used psilocybin mushrooms[...]
Bia Labate
Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the State University of Campinas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP),[...]
Martin W. Ball, Ph.D
Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., is a writer, independent publisher, energy worker, visionary artist, and musician currently living in Ashland Oregon [...]
Natasha English
An Entheological Guide to the Nature of Reality Natasha English is a Nondual / Transpersonal Therapist . In her practice[...]
Richard Yensen
Richard has been a pioneer in transpersonal psychology since 1972 when he began his psychedelic research career at Maryland Psychiatric[...]
Robert Tindall
Robert Tindall, M.A. is a writer, classical guitarist, long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism, and an inveterate traveler, whose work explores[...]
Sean Hamman
Sean Hamman has a longstanding and intimate relationship with visionary, healing plant medicines. He has undoubtedly been called to this[...]
TJ Dawe
Presenting “MEDICINE” at SPMC TJ Dawe is a Vancouver based writer, performer and director. He’s participated in more than one[...]
Susana Bustos
Susana Bustos, Ph.D., holds degrees in Clinical Psychology (1992) and in Music Therapy (2002) from Chilean universities, as well as[...]
Steve Dyer
Steve Dyer has been deeply engaged with spiritual practices, including entheogens, throughout his adult life. Steve’s initiation into what he[...]
Gabor Mate
Gabor Maté M.D. is a bestselling author whose books have been published in nearly twenty languages worldwide.  Dr. Maté is[...]
Don Blaikie
Don Blaikie has been about as steeped and processed as anyone in the Earth and Spirit wisdom worldview of Native[...]

2012 Presenters

Satyen Raja
Satyen Raja, Founder of WarriorSage and Ignite Passion Now.  He is a living synthesis of Eastern wisdom and Western practicality,[...]
Dee Dussault
Dee Dussault is a teacher of yoga, tantra, and sacred sexuality. She is one of the only western yoga teachers[...]
Jonathan Dickinson
Jonathan Dickinson is a traveller, writer, and organizer with a longstanding passion for ceremony, and the healing and inspirational qualities[...]
Kenneth Tupper
Kenneth Tupper is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia,[...]
Stephen Gray
Stephen Gray has been a lifelong student, teacher and researcher of spiritual paths, in particular Tibetan Buddhism and the peyote[...]
Stephan Beyer
Stephan V. Beyer, Ph.D., J.D. For more than forty years, Steve Beyer has been fascinated by the sorts of anomalous[...]
Sitaramaya
Sitaramaya began working in the physical and spirit plant realms after a thirteen year period of abstinence from all alcohol[...]
Kathleen Harrison
Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, artist, and photographer who researches the relationship between plants and people, with a particular focus[...]
James Fadiman
Author of The Psychedelic Explorer, talk title: “New Applications for Visionary Plant Wisdom” James Fadiman B.A. (Harvard) M.A., Ph.D. (Stanford)[...]
Jennifer Rae
Jennifer Rae, MSc, Botanist based in Saskatchewan, Canada. "What the Plant Kingdom is Telling Us" Jennifer Rae is a plant[...]
Ayasmina Flores
AyasminA Flores is a professional interpreter, translator, legal advocate, and documentarian fluent in six languages, whose lifelong passion for people[...]

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