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Illinois Psychedelic Symposium
Illinois Psychedelic Symposium

Sat, Sep 30



Illinois Psychedelic Symposium

Illinois Psychedelic Society Proudly Presents the First Illinois Psychedelic Symposium

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Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 9:00 AM CDT – Oct 01, 2023, 5:30 PM CDT

Chicago, Conviser Law Center, 565 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661, USA

About the Event

Event Description

The Illinois Psychedelic Symposium brings experienced medical and mental heatlhcare providers, researchers, and business leaders in psychedelics to the Midwest to share their knowledge and expertise.

Panel & Talk Topics:

  • Overview of Psychedelic Medicines
  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science
  • Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy:  The Therapy Component Explained
  • Harm Reduction: Safety & Ethics
  • Policy Update / Legislative Status
  • Know Your Rights

Target Audience

  • Clinicians and Research Scientists
  • Policy Makers and Advocates
  • Investors and Business Leaders

Program Details

Morning Presentation

Psychedelics 101 for Clinicians presented by Geoff Bathje, PsyD of Sana Healing Collective and Entheo IL

Morning Presentation

Opportunities for Healing Using Psychedelics for Chronic Physical Illness presented by Jordan Dobrowski, LCSW of Willow & Leaf Counseling and Kaleidoscope Psychedelics

A Transformative Lunch & Learn Experience: Elevate Insights, Connect Minds

Policy Update, Advocacy Tools, & Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science with Satya

Indulge in a transformative experience during our exclusive Lunch and Learn session at the Illinois Psychedelic Symposium. Distinguished donors will enjoy an intimate conversation, diving into the promising future of Psychedelic Policy in Illinois. This rare opportunity not only allows for insightful inquiries but also paves the way for meaningful connections with fellow visionaries. As the lunch unfolds, immerse yourself in the wisdom of Satya, a remarkable consciousness activist who has dedicated her life to the profound expansion of human consciousness. Engage with Satya's holistic approach, blending ancient wisdom and modern techniques, and emerge enriched by policy insights and profound consciousness evolution.

Afternoon Session Includes:

Panel: Bridge of Wisdom: Exploring the Confluence of Indigenous Traditions, Western Medicine, and Psychedelics 

Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, ABOIM

Karolina Mikos, MD, Board Certified Internist and Holistic Health Practitioner

Satya, Consciousness Activist, Working With Satya

Jahzra Shemzura, Ankhkasta Natural Healing; Apprentice Naturalist, Teacher, & Spiritual Guide

Katie Sullivan, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Modern Compassionate Care

Journey with us across the 'Bridge of Wisdom' as we embark on a profound exploration into the intersection of Indigenous Traditions, Western Medicine, and Psychedelics. This enlightening panel brings together visionary voices, merging ancient wisdom with modern science, to unveil the potential of holistic healing. Join us as we navigate the confluence of traditions, uncover synergies, and envision a harmonious path forward in well-being and consciousness.

Moderator: Lisa Solomon, Illinois Psychedelic Society, Psychedelic Medicine Association

Panel: Crafting Care: Models for Psychedelic Therapy 

Beth Lupo, MA, LCPC

Jordan Dobrowski, LCSW

Erika Steinbrenner, Psychiatrist

Dive into the heart of psychedelic therapy with our panel, 'Crafting Care: Navigating Models for Effective Psychedelic Therapy.' This thought-provoking discussion brings together leading experts to explore diverse therapeutic models that harness the power of psychedelics for healing. From integration-focused approaches to innovative frameworks, we delve into the intricate tapestry of care methods, illuminating the path toward responsible and transformative psychedelic experiences.

Moderator: Jean Lacy, Illinois Psychedelic Society, Entheo IL

Panel: Harm Reduction: Community, Safety, and Ethics 

Dr. Sam Zand, BetterU

Valery Shuman, Clinician, Sana Healing Collective

Taylor Wood, Drug Checking Technician, Chicago Recovery Alliance

Join us for an enlightening exploration of harm reduction in the psychedelic realm with our panel, 'Harm Reduction: Community, Ethics, and Navigating Psychedelics Safely and Responsibly.' This insightful discussion brings together experts committed to fostering a culture of safety, responsibility, and ethical considerations within the psychedelic landscape. Delve into innovative strategies, community initiatives, and the crucial importance of harm reduction as we collectively pave the way for a mindful and well-informed psychedelic journey.

Moderator:  Geoff Bathje, PsyD, Sana Healing Collective, Entheo IL

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for all sessions. Promote your business to holistic-minded people.

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Note: Details are subject to change.

Disclaimer: During our events, we insist on a strict adherence to legal guidelines. We do not permit the sharing of information related to illegal drug sources, unauthorized gatherings, or underground therapies. This community is founded on authentic relationships, sincerity, and respect. We expect all participants to engage with openness and respect towards each other and while representing the Illinois Psychedelic Society. Let's work together to create a safe and constructive space for meaningful discussions and exploration.


  • 20 minutes

    Registration & Dark Matter Coffee

  • 5 minutes

    Welcome Remarks

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  • AM & PM Sessions

    Morning presentations + Afternoon panels

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  • Morning Presentations ONLY

    Includes entry for our morning lecture series. If this ticket price is inaccessible to you, please contact events@illinoispsychedelicsociety for sponsorship, volunteer and scholarship opportunities.

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  • Afternoon Education ONLY

    Includes access to the Afternoon Educational Panels and Evening Networking Reception. If this ticket price is inaccessible to you, please contact events@illinoispsychedelicsociety for volunteer and scholarship opportunities.

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  • Lunch & Work With Satya

    Lunch & Learn: Policy Update, Advocacy Tools, & Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science with Satya (Working with Satya) For info on sponsorship opportunities:

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