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Psycon Psychedelic Convention

Portland, oregon

Portland, oregon

Oregon Convention Center
May 19-20, 2023

In 2020, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 109, which legalized the production, distribution, and administration of psilocybin for therapeutic purposes. PsyCon is the preeminent conference and trade show for this new psychedelic market, bringing together the nation’s most respected experts, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs currently on the cutting edge of this exciting (and quickly emerging) space. Featuring a wide array of panels, dozens of fascinating exhibits, and plenty of time for networking, PsyCon is the place to be for psychedelic professionals, interested newcomers, and consumers alike. No medical card is required.
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Lamar Odom

A Discussion with Lamar Odom. See and hear him in-person, on-stage!

Lamar Odom will be coming in-person to share live and on-stage his life-changing experiences with ketamine and ibogaine. 

Speaker Bio:  

Lamar Odom is a two-time NBA champion, an NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and an Olympic gold medalist who credits psychedelic medicine with saving his life. Odom’s journey to redemption from addiction and other mental health issues is chronicled in the documentary Lamar Odom Reborn directed by Zappy Zapolin. His life-changing experiences with ketamine and ibogaine inspired Odom to begin advocating for psychedelics worldwide; he will share his incredible story at PsyCon Portland in a compelling can’t-miss talk for attendees.

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Kaia Roman

Psychedelics for Biohacking Joy

Presentation Abstract:

Psychedelics are not a magic bullet. But they are a powerful tool to healing trauma that’s stored in our DNA, biohacking the brain for joy, and seeing life from a fresh perspective. Because Kaia has been an elementary school mindfulness teacher and her bestselling book The Joy Plan reaches a mainstream audience (it’s in Target and Walmart), she has a way of explaining psychedelics that helps reduce the stigma and encourages people to understand their potential. This session is for anyone who wants to experience more joy in their life, even the biggest skeptics. 

Speaker Bio: 

Kaia Roman is a Silicon Valley-based biohacker and entrepreneur who is passionate about bringing the healing capabilities of psychedelic medicines to as many people as possible. At her core, Kaia is a journalist and storyteller. She is the bestselling author of the highly-acclaimed book about the neuroscience of joy, The Joy Plan, host of the Psyched podcast, and co-produced the documentary Lamar Odom: Reborn, which followed the basketball star through his psychedelic treatments. Kaia is also the Vice President at Psycheceutical, a Venture Partner at SeedFund Capital, and the CEO of PR & marketing firm The Ellipsis Agency. In 2023, Kaia received the psychedelic industry Entheo Award for Psychedelic CEO of the Year. 

Alex Berger

Alex J Berger

Local Government’s Approach to Psilocybin Businesses and Real Estate Considerations in Oregon

Presentation Abstract:

This presentation provides a breakdown of (i) various approaches local governments take when permitting businesses; (ii) time, place, and manner (TPM) regulations related to Oregon psilocybin businesses; (iii) how TPM regulations may differ from how local governments treated cannabis; and (iv) real estate considerations Oregon psilocybin businesses should consider before leasing or purchasing property.

Speaker Bio: 

Alex J. Berger is a regulatory attorney at Emerge Law Group. He primarily serves the cannabis, hemp/CBD, and psychedelics industries.  His practice focuses on state and federal regulatory compliance and licensing in highly regulated industries.  He represents a broad base of cannabis, hemp, and psychedelic-related clients, including cultivators, processors, wholesalers, dispensaries, service centers and ancillary businesses (e.g., software providers, equipment vendors, etc.).  His clients range from smaller “mom and pop” businesses to larger private and public multistate and multinational operators.  He also provides advice on land-use matters.

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Jon Kamin

Growing Your New Business - Tales from the Digital Dark Side

Presentation Abstract: 

So you’re building a psychedelics business and need to find customers? Growth IS possible! Digital advertising has become much, much more difficult in the last 5 years – privacy, ad blockers, and ever-increasing competition for eyeballs. What’s an entrepreneur to do? Join me in examining the challenges posed by various digital media strategies, and learn about cost-effective customer acquisition.

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Jon has spent 15 years transforming businesses at the forefront of digital marketplaces, identity, and consumer insights, and is now building Frshminds.com, set to become the leading decision engine for psychedelic retreats. Yet another reformed cannabis industry vet, Jon drove the transformation of Lift & Co into a best-in-class source of industry data. A former strategy consultant at Bain & Company, Jon holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and wants to spend the next 10 years hosting AirBnB’s on a beach somewhere.

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