Graduate Student Association For Psychedelic Studies Second Annual Convergence [ONLINE]
November 21 @ 10:00 am - November 22 @ 4:00 pm
About this Event
We are pleased to announce our GSAPS Second Annual Convergence taking place virtually on Nov. 21st & Nov. 22nd, 2020. The Convergence will be a two-day multidisciplinary event featuring an unConference, a research conference and other opportunities for graduate students and grad-adjacent colleagues to showcase work related to psychedelics, as well as experiential and social components featuring movement, music, dancing, and opportunities for unstructured connecting time.
Amidst the chaos happening around us, we are hoping that this event will be a haven for creativity and connection between like-minded seekers and explorers.
11/21, 10am – 4pm: The unConference
11/21, evening: The Social Experience
11/22, 10am – 4pm: The Research & Creative Work
Mark your calendars and RSVP now! More details to come!
An unConference in the most basic terms is a semi-structured, peer-led, emergent event where rather than bring in a small group of experts to share from a stage, everyone is encouraged to bring forward the discussions that they really care about. Essentially, we provide the framework, and the people who show up co-create the agenda. Last year’s event included everything from somatics in the psychedelic therapeutic process, to encounters with God, to making culturally sensitive and inclusive music choices in psychedelic therapy spaces, and more. This year we’re excited to adapt to a digital space with a broader constituency of grad students from across the country, while also adding new opportunities for up and coming researchers and creatives to showcase their work.
Our Research and Creative Presentation Day will be more like a traditional conference. We’re inviting our community present to us their research and opportunities for collaboration. Flash research presentations and virtual poster sessions are intended to be casual and collaborative, enlivening the conference experience in new and imaginative ways!