Sleeping Octopus Assembly on Psychedelics II
Time & Location
About The Event
We are excited to announce that tickets are on sale for the second annual Sleeping Octopus Assembly on Psychedelics (SOAP) conference, taking place Sept 27th - 29th, 2019.
Hosted at a historic mansion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, SOAP is a yearly conference exploring the role of psychedelics in science, medicine, policy, and culture.
In partnership with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the Pittsburgh Psychedelic Society, this year's event will feature conversations with experts from various realms of the psychedelic renaissance, to broaden horizons and inspire guests with the power of these substances to heal lives and communities. A signature feature of the event is its intimacy, providing a conversational setting for attendees to connect with international luminaries in the psychedelic space.
In addition to the diverse presentations, there will be food and craft vendors, healing and wellness practitioners, a visionary art exhibit, and other unique engagements taking place throughout the mansion all weekend. We will also continue our popular and productive tradition of “tentacle” breakout sessions, to organize and equip attendees according to eight avenues of action that advance the responsible use of psychedelics.
On Saturday evening, we will be hosting a night of psychedelic entertainment and live music from Sweet Earth, featuring interactive engagements throughout the mansion and musical performances from Sweet Earth and Tom Roberts.
A limited number of tickets are also available for an immersive, participatory Zendo Project psychedelic harm reduction training on Friday evening. Seats are limited and are not included in the full conference pass.
- Shannon Clare Carlin M.A., A.M.F.T., Associate Director of Training and Supervision at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
- Rick Doblin Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
- Gül Dölen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Brain Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University
- Tricia Eastman, medicine woman in Iboga traditions
- Sheri Eckert and Tom Eckert, M.S., L.P.C., co-founders of the Oregon Psilocybin Society (OPS) and authors of the 2020 Psilocybin Service Initiative
- Sara Gael, M.A. and Ryan Beauregard, Director and Manager of The Zendo Project
- Mitchell Gomez, Executive Director of Dancesafe
- Leaders of the Huni Kuin tribe, indigenous to the Humaita River, Acre, Brazil
- Kilindi Iyi, mycologist and head instructor and technical advisor of Tamerrian Martial Art Institute
- David Rabin, M.D., Ph.D., neuroscientist and Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder of Apollo Neuroscience
- Jade Netanya Ullmann (moderator); Hannah McLane, MD, MA, MPH; Michelle Joy, MD; & Dawn McCollough, MDMA Expanded Access Panel
Part of SOAP’s mission is to showcase local talent in psychedelics. Accordingly, we welcome the following members of our local Pittsburgh community to the stage:
- John (“TJ”) Jackson, owner of Real Fungi LLC
Visit our website for more information: www.pittsburghsoap.com
We are accepting applications for vendors at SOAP. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/SOAP2-Vendor.
SOAP II Sponsors:
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
The Sleeping Octopus, Wilkinsburg PA
SOAP II Partners:
Horizons - Perspectives on Psychedelics
The Heffter Research Institute
The Zendo Project
The Psychedelic Club