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April 19-24, 2017 — Oakland, California

At Psychedelic Science 2017, the international scientific community came together at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, Calif., to explore new research into the benefits and risks of MDMA, LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, ketamine, ibogaine, medical marijuana, and more.

The historic six-day global gathering featured three days of conference presentations, three days of workshops, a Sunset Cruise on the San Francisco Bay, the Psychedelic Comedy Banquet, and much more.

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Three-Day Conference

Discover the latest research into the benefits and risks of psychedelics and marijuana for psychotherapy, neuroscience, spirituality, and creativity, and more.

Full-Day Workshops

Go in-depth with your favorite topics during all-day pre- and post-conference workshops taught by leading experts.

Beckley Sunset Cruise

Enjoy 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, hosted by The Beckley Foundation.

Psychedelic Comedy Banquet

Explore the lighter side of psychedelic science with an evening of fine dining and unique performances from nationally recognized stand-up comics, plus music, addresses from hosts and partners, and more.

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The Marketplace

Discover unique handcrafted arts, sustainable products, cutting-edge technologies, holistic health services, and more. 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. Free and open to the public!