Featured Speaker: Rick Doblin

Founder and executive director of MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

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Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary's Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife, dog, and empty rooms from three children, one of whom is in college and two have graduated.

Featured Speaker: Christina Pratt

Shamanic healer, teacher; founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing;
host of “Why Shamanism Now” podcast and radio show

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Christina Lee Pratt is a healer, author, and teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and practicality. At Last Mask Center, she is pioneering new shamanic techniques to deal with complex trauma, the healing of our ancestral lines, and the initiation of our young into spiritual adulthood. LMC offers healing sessions, online classes, and in-person retreats.

Christina is the host of the international, live-Internet radio show Why Shamanism Now and the author of the two-volume set “An Encyclopedia of Shamanism”, and a presenter in several Shamanic Summits, including those for Shift Network and Sounds True.  Our mission is to bring the foundational wisdom of the ancient peoples into our contemporary lives to heal, change, innovate, and become the medicine needed in our time. As diverse humans together, we can create a just world where life flourishes and we hold sacred the responsibility to be sustainable and just in our every action.

Featured Speakers: Darren Springer

Teacher, Researcher, Event Organizer; Director of Ancient Future; curator at Soul & Sound

Darren Springer is a teacher, researcher and event organizer based in London. He’s the Director of Ancient Future and curator at Soul & Sound. He is part of the Breaking Convention committee and works closely with the London Psychedelic Society organising thought provoking talks and workshops in the capital.

After setting up Ancient Future in 2006 — a charitable organisation — he has continued to develop projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and African-Caribbean history, culture and spirituality in his community.

Collectively his work aims to inform and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to cope with social challenges and contribute to community development as well as self-improvement in an innovative, creative, culturally-aware style.

Darren is a qualified organic horticulturist and by day teaches organic gardening and food enterprise to “so called” hard to reach young people, in particular those who have been temporarily or permanently excluded from main stream school.

Presenter at the psychedelic conference Breaking Convention (London), the Entheogenic Conference (Detroit), Ozora (Hungary), Beyond Psychedelics (Prague), 920 (Amsterdam) and numerous consciousness gatherings around the world. Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research on African entheogenic plants, their history, the mythology and their various applications. He has spoken in the UK, Europe, Africa, and the US sharing his extensive research on Entheogenic plants and their various applications and how they can help humanity in the here and now. 

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Featured Speakers: Jackee Stang

President/Founder of Delic Corp, the first-ever psychedelic wellness corporation

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JACKEE STANG is the President and Founder of Delic Corp, the first-ever psychedelic wellness corporation, the founder of a number of consumer cannabis brands and marijuana processing operators, and Stang is the woman behind Quarter, a colorful Californian brand of THC-infused vaporizers and pre-rolls. Delic is currently nurturing three evolving brands within the psychedelic space: Reality Sandwich, The Delic, and Meet Delic and is proud to announce its Canadian public offering listing. The first every psychedelic business founded and operated by a woman to go on the market. 

Delic aims to re-frame the psychedelic conversation and open the doors of civil discourse to a mainstream audience. We are tastemakers designing filters for a psychedelic lifestyle. Before working as the VP of Content at High Times, Jackee was an award winning producer for Bulletproof Radio, and a multi-million fundraiser for the Catholic Church in Texas. You could call her the psychedelic cowgirl. Fun fact: Jackee was born at a zoo.