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Reality Check: Psychedelic Industrial Complex, Hype, Funding, and Research

🗣 David Yaden, PhD (Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine), Josh Hardman (Founder and Editor of Psychedelic Alpha) and Shayla Love (Science Journalist). Hosted by Jane C. Hu (Journalist and Head Writer at The Microdose)

⏰ Wed 19th July, 8PM CEST (7PM GMT, 2PM EST, 11AM PST)

📍Online (OPEN Community Platform)

After years of high hopes and even higher expectations, 2023 seems to be the first year in which disappointments predominate. With some clinical trials not meeting expectations, investments are drying up, companies are going out of business (some spectacularly so) or slimming down operations. In this online panel discussion, we try to disentangle fact from fiction, explore parallel hypes in other industries (such as cannabis and cryptocurrencies) and discuss what a sustainable path forward may look like.

Join David Yaden, PhD (Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine), Josh Hardman (Founder and Editor of Psychedelic Alpha) and Shayla Love (Science Journalist) during this live online panel discussion. The discussion will be hosted by Jane C. Hu (Journalist and Head Writer at The Microdose).

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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David B. Yaden, PhD, is the Roland R. Griffiths, PhD, Professor in Psychedelic Research on Secular Spirituality and Well-being at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He studies the subjective and behavioral effects of psychedelics as well as related ethical issues. He is the author of over 50 academic articles and the author of a new book called The Varieties of Spiritual Experiences: Twenty-First Century Research and Perspectives with Oxford University Press. His scientific and scholarly work has been covered by mainstream media outlets such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostCNNBBC, and NPR.

Josh Hardman is Founder and Editor of Psychedelic Alpha, a website, newsletter and boutique consultancy firm where he spends most of his time exploring the curious intersection of psychedelics and business. There, he shares weekly updates on the space and works with a group of subject-matter experts to maintain a number of resources and datasets to help individuals and organizations make sense of this burgeoning field.

Shayla Love is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Brooklyn. Before that she was a senior staff writer at Vice News for five years where she wrote about health, science, psychology, and psychedelics. She has a master’s degree in science journalism from Columbia University, and her work has appeared in Mosaic, STAT, Undark, The Washington Post, the Kenyon Review, the Atlantic, Vice, Harper’s Magazine, Gothamist, and others. Shayla is a 2022 recipient of The Ferriss – UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship.

Hosted by Jane C. Hu, an award-winning journalist. Hu is a contributing editor at High Country News and writes The Microdose, a newsletter about psychedelics edited by Malia Wollan and Michael Pollan. Her reporting has appeared in publications like Undark, Slate, The Guardian, High Country News, WIRED, the Washington Post, Smithsonian, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Science, and others. Before becoming a journalist, she received a PhD in developmental psychology.

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Unlock access to this and all 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 more.

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Not ready to become a member? You can attend this event through a small one-time donation and get a free trial of the OPEN Membership Programme while supporting the nonprofit mission of the OPEN Foundation.

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