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    ENTHEOGENESIS AUSTRALIS (EGA) 2017 PSYCHEDELIC SYMPOSIUM DEC 8-10

    EGA is a world renowned ethnobotanical conference with a difference, the main auditorium is out under the summer stars in the Australian bushland. This outdoor Psychedelic Symposium will span three days and nights, running from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 December 2017 and featuring more than 50 lectures covering a variety of perspectives on psychedelics and entheogenic plants and compounds. To accompany the main program there will also be discussion panels, related workshops, as well as art and a marketplace.

    The 2017 Psychedelic Symposium is shaping up to be an incredible gathering of people from around the world sharing a wide variety of knowledge and experience on psychedelics and entheogens. The event has gained international recognition for developing dialogue and community around this important field of study for over 14 years.

    The International Keynote presenters at EGA @017 announced so far (read full bios of the speakers below):

    Rick Doblin (MAPS)
    Kathleen Harrison (Botanical Dimensions)
    Erik Davis (Techgnosis)
    Thomas Roberts
    Ben Sessa
    Fiona Measham
    James Oroc
    David Nickles (DMT Nexus)
    Jennifer Dumpert
    Nese Devenot


    The Symposium
    Taking place in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia, the 2017 Psychedelic Symposium will utilise two venues including a new state-of-the-art conference space, nestled into a native bush mountain range with expansive views of the valley below. The 2017 Psychedelic Symposium will see our much-loved outdoor auditorium return, supported by immersive outdoor spaces filled with art installations, market stalls, on-site catering and a bar.


    Accommodation and Catering
    EGA is a unique event, and with that in mind, we have designed optional accommodation and catering packages for the growing number of interstate and international attendees drawn to this special gathering from all over the globe. Camping will be included in the ticket price for all ticket holders with an array of options to upgrade accommodation for those seeking a weekend away with all the creature comforts.

    The conference will also have both self-catering and camping options for those looking to spend the weekend among the trees - as we know many enjoy that aspect of the outdoor experience so we have been able to maintain these elements with the new EGA conference model, however, there will be a shuttle bus between some elements and events.

    Accommodation options for 2017 include camping sites near the water with access to camp kitchens and dorms/cabins with ensuite facilities. For those looking to upgrade further, we are also now able to offer private 4-star rooms with all the creature comforts. Regular shuttle buses will operate between the different accommodation and camping options and the main conference spaces over the event operation hours.


    The Speakers
    For 2017, we have increased the diversity of perspectives, subjects and methodologies of our speakers. This year’s speaker list includes relevant experts from the fields of psychedelic research, therapy, botany, anthropology, drug law reform, harm reduction, arts and design and many other areas of psychedelic culture. The speaker list is by no means exhaustive, and we look forward to a greater range of speaker applications from relevant and interested experts. Please help us in spreading the word and encouraging speaker applications for this national meeting of the minds by visiting entheogenesis.org.


    2017 Conference Model
    This EGA is going to be a different event from those of past years, so for those familiar with past EGA events, the new site and 2017 conference model has been designed as a fusion of the best of both our prior outdoor and indoor gatherings. This evolution will allow us to play host to a more professional, sustainable and international-minded event – while holding dear to the very elements that make EGA so unique. With this change, we hope to further legitimise Australia’s voice in the Psychedelic community around the world as well as setting the bar for conferences in the field of Psychedelic study in Australia.


    Ticket Sales
    Ticket are now on sale via our web page. We announced the event early to give people time to save up for tickets as the conference new site and EGA vision come at a price, but one the team feels will be more than justified for attendees of the 2017 gathering. Please keep in mind public tickets are limited to strictly 500. The conference will undoubtedly sell out well in advance, so make sure you hold the dates free and make EGA 2017 a conscious part of next year’s calendar.

    For students and low-income earners, EGA has a payment plan option in place. Please refer to the bottom of the ticketing page.

    www.entheogenesis.org/tickets

    We very much hope you join us in December 2017, as we immerse ourselves in sharing the knowledge and multifaceted value of psychedelic and related compounds in an amazing new site surrounded by like-minded souls. Spread the word and let’s gather under the stars to celebrate an open and mature dialogue around entheogenic plants.

    We hope you will join us for this special self-claimed long weekend away with the community while we explore the conversation around Psychedelics.

    Kind regards
    EGA team
    entheogenesis.org
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    Rick Doblin!
    this looks great, thanks Tronica
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacejunk View Post
    Rick Doblin!
    this looks great, thanks Tronica
    He was great last time. I was his chauffeur for the last day. Some of his stories were funny as, his life advice was invaluable.

    Not many plant heads around here these days. Far too many people have passed away since the last outdoor event.
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    wow
    what year was that, VB? i never paid much attention to these events when i lived in WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacejunk View Post
    wow
    what year was that, VB? i never paid much attention to these events when i lived in WA
    The second last indoor Symposium that was held at RMIT back in 2010. Psilo was supposed to speak with me but he pulled out a few days before and started his new life. We ended up roping in Nano to take his place.

    My favourite event was the latest indoor Symposium where Dr David Caldicott closed the proceedings. It was the first time I was able to meet him since he had moved back to Australia. His presentation was amazing. The video should still be up for it.

    I am not that much of a fan of the outdoor events.
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    nice
    i hope to make it to one of theses events some day, they sound fantastic.
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    Get to the outdoor event this year if you can then. They are known to go on indefinite hiatus for years at a time.
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    The second last indoor Symposium that was held at RMIT back in 2010. Psilo was supposed to speak with me but he pulled out a few days before and started his new life. We ended up roping in Nano to take his place.

    My favourite event was the latest indoor Symposium where Dr David Caldicott closed the proceedings. It was the first time I was able to meet him since he had moved back to Australia. His presentation was amazing. The video should still be up for it.

    I am not that much of a fan of the outdoor events.
    Hey Verybuffed, just letting you know that Caldicott and many other fantastic Australian presenters will be back again at this year EGA. The new site is a beautiful new property that has a professional conference centre and some indoor lecture spaces. Its more like a hybrid of the indoor and outdoor conference, so I think you may enjoy it. We should have the full lecture line up announced in 4-6 weeks. More info on the site here if you want to look - http://www.entheogenesis.org/ega_conference_sites
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnySimulacrumII View Post
    Hey Verybuffed, just letting you know that Caldicott and many other fantastic Australian presenters will be back again at this year EGA. The new site is a beautiful new property that has a professional conference centre and some indoor lecture spaces. Its more like a hybrid of the indoor and outdoor conference, so I think you may enjoy it. We should have the full lecture line up announced in 4-6 weeks. More info on the site here if you want to look - http://www.entheogenesis.org/ega_conference_sites
    Thanks mate. I checked that out earlier. It's just not my thing, I prefer the indoor only events.
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    I understand Verybuffed, that why we have kept up an indoor and outdoor mobile over the years as they have had different flavours and different audiences to a degree. This event will be a little of both worlds with the new site.

    I have just received Rick Doblin presentation topics for this year's symposium so I will post that info here asap
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