OPEN Foundation


The OPEN Foundation offers a variety of online events run by leading psychedelic experts. These live events are free to attend for those inside the OPEN Membership Programme or through a one-time small donation. Deepen your knowledge and understanding of psychedelics by attending these events.


Stay informed and engaged in the field of psychedelic science and therapies through our new series of live online events with leading psychedelic experts. These exclusive events allow deeper engagement and connection while providing the best way to stay connected and continue learning about psychedelics.

Intentions, Interpersonal Grounding and Integration in Psychedelic Therapy

🗣Bill Richards, Psychologist at Johns Hopkins & Director of Therapy at Sunstone & Janis Phelps, Director of the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research

Thu 1st June, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Extended Difficulties After Trips, and What Helps People Deal with Them

🗣Jules Evans, Journalist and Director of the Challenging Psychedelic Experiences Project and the author of four books, including The Art of Losing Control

Tue 6th June, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Participant Perspectives: Integration and Aftercare in Psychedelic Trials

🗣Leonie Schneider and Ian Roullier, former psilocybin and DMT trial participants plus Hadas Aglamaz and Pedram Dara, two former MDMA therapy participants

Thu 15th June, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Psychedelics in Europe: Regulatory Perspective and Therapeutic Potential

🗣Gitte Moos Knudsen, Professor at University of Copenhagen, Lionel Thelen, Scientific Officer in the European Research Council, and Marion Haberkamp, EMA

Thu 6th July, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)


Unlock free access to exclusive events with leading psychedelic experts and engage in real time through the OPEN Membership Programme. Plus, enjoy a community space, a content library, discounts, and other membership benefits!


We are excited to announce a series of premium panel discussions featuring renowned experts in psychedelics. These in-depth events are currently being confirmed and will delve into the most current and crucial topics and provide a comprehensive examination of various perspectives.

commercialisation of psychedelics

What are the real and potential negative consequences of commercialising psychedelics outside of research.

and the Law

A comparative analysis of the European, American, and Canadian legal landscape.

State of

Reviewing current state of ketamine research and implementation in mainstream mental healthcare systems.

Health screening for psychedelics

Key information on the biggest risks when it comes to screening for psychedelic experiences.

Randomised clinical trials methods

Discussing current challenges with methods in designing randomised clinical trials with psychedelics.

Psychedelics and palliative care

Using psychedelics to cope with the end-of-life distress as a result of a life-threatening disease.


All recordings are available inside the OPEN Membership Programme. Since 2007, we have organised a series of online events featuring leading experts in the fields of psychedelic research and therapies. Discover the OPEN Membership Programme!


🗣David Nichols, Founder of the Heffter Research Institute and Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Purdue University

⏰Wed 24th May, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Psychedelic Microdosing: A Panel Discussion on Science and Stories

🗣Amanda Feilding, Founder of Beckley Foundation, Rotem Petranker, Director of Canadian Centre for Psychedelic Science, Balazs Szigeti, and Eline Haijen

⏰Wed 10th May, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Shortcomings and pitfalls in the psychedelic science literature

🗣Michiel van Elk, Associate Professor Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden University & Eiko Fried, Associate Professor Clinical Psychology Unit, Leiden University

Tue 2nd May, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Psilocybin Potential: Live Q&A with Paul Stamets & Dr. Pamela Kryskow

🗣Paul Stamets, Founder of Fungi Perfecti & Dr. Pamela Kryskow, Board Member of the Psychedelic Association of Canada

Tue 11th April, 8PM CET (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Psychedelic Integration: Psychotherapy for Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

🗣Marc B. Aixalá, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Support Services Coordinator at ICEERS

⏰Tue 21st March, 8PM CET (7PM GMT, 3PM EST, 12PM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Connect and Celebrate: Official Launch of the OPEN Membership Programme

🗣Get an insider’s look, meet the team, learn about the benefits, and share your opinions with us

Wed 22nd February, 1PM CET (12PM GMT)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

Ethics: Reducing Relational Harm in Psychedelic-assisted Therapy

🗣Bill Brennan, Psychologist, Member of the Clinical Research Team at Cybin Inc 

Thu 2nd March, 8PM CET (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)



This workshop was designed for current and future psychedelic-assisted therapists and includes information about the theory, the mechanisms, and the practical aspects. The workshop provided a short outline of the development of the use of psychedelics in psychotherapy, with a focus on psychological and neurophysiological foundations.

Therapeutic applications of psychedelics in mental healthcare

Under the chairmanship of Prof. Eric Vermetten and Joost Breeksema, various Dutch experts will take you on a two-day refresher course on developments in the application of psychedelics in the treatment of various mental disorders.


Ayahuasca – Between Rainforest and the Laboratory

Anthropologists Jeremy Narby and David Dupuis had a discussion about Ayahuasca and its cultural dimensions. While western civilization slowly opens up to integrating psychedelics in our medical system, the indigenous cultures of South America represent the oldest living heritage of a society that does not carry social stigma towards the ritual usage of these substances.


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Live Event on 1 June: Bill Richards & Janis Phelps - Intentions, Interpersonal Grounding and Integration in Psychedelic Therapy