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Imagine Oregon: A Benefit for the Oregon Psilocybin Society

March 3 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 On Sunday, March 3rd, supporters of psychedelic policy reform will convene with luminaries of psychedelic science in the Grand Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum. The Benefit Supports the Oregon Psilocybin Society’s efforts to educate the population about the Psilocybin Service Initiative – a 2020 ballot initiative campaign to legalize psilocybin assisted therapy ( Admission includes a lovely dinner and programming that features presentations from true pioneers of the modern psychedelic renaissance. The evening will end in an afterglow of mingling, music, and cocktails. Proceeds support the Oregon Psilocybin Society’s statewide education efforts and your ticket is 50% tax deductible!
A generous donor who chooses to keep a low profile has offered to match the total of all donations raised at the Benefit, up to $30,000. That means 30K turns into 60K for the campaign. Come make your donation count!

Featured speakers:

Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris arrives from the United Kingdom to support the effort. In 2009, before his pivotal research at the Imperial College of London, Carhart-Harris attained his Ph.D. in psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol. At Imperial, Robin heads the Psychedelic Research Group within the Centre for Psychiatry, where he has designed a number of functional brain imaging studies with psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, and DMT (ayahuasca), as well as a clinical trial using psilocybin to treat severe depression. He has over 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, three of which were ranked in the top 100 most impactful academic articles in the year they were published. Robin’s paradigm shifting research into psychedelics continues to be a focus of international attention. He has given a popular TEDx talk and stars in the new documentary film “Magic Medicine.”

Mark Haden

Mark Haden, an important figure in the emerging field of psychedelic medicine, is the Executive Director of MAPS Canada, an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health, and a leading advocate for a public health approach to the regulation of currently illegal drugs. Mark works with the Health Officers Council of BC and published “A Public-Health-Based Vision for the Management and Regulation of Psychedelics” in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Mark was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for drug policy reform work. He has a well-deserved reputation as an exciting speaker who never fails to engage and surprise audiences.

Voices of the Coalition:

We will also hear from honored guests in attendance who have come to support the Oregon Psilocybin Society and the PSI 2020 campaign, including Paul Stamets.

Tom and Sheri Eckert

Your hosts are Tom and Sheri Eckert, founders of the Oregon Psilocybin Society, architects of the legislative language, Chief Petitioners of the Psilocybin Service Initiative of Oregon, and Directors of the PSI 2020 campaign. They are also psychotherapists who practice in the Portland area. With a growing army of volunteers, Sheri and Tom are spreading a truth held increasingly self-evident: that the psilocybin experience, when facilitated under safe and supportive conditions, can be a life-altering gift. Recent campaign polling suggests that Oregonians may be ready to see the Eckert’s carefully crafted vision become a game-changing reality in 2020.

Seating is round table, banquet style. While there are no bad seats in the ballroom, the best seats will go to those who purchase early. Program details and food choices will be provided in follow up emails after your ticket is purchased. Your attendance represents a meaningful contribution, so don’t miss your chance to participate in this historic endeavor. We deeply appreciate it!


March 3
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Portland Art Museum
Kridel Grand Ballroom, 1119 SW Park Avenue
Portland, 97205 United States


Oregon Psilocybin Society
(971) 275-2590