reMind Announces Agenda for 2023 Psychedelics Business Forum

The second annual reMind Psychedelics Business Forum, a two-day conference and networking event, will take place on November 28-29 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort + Casino, in partnership with MJBizCon.

The forum brings together the entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, policymakers and healthcare professionals at the forefront of the rapidly evolving psychedelics marketplace. Includes: Breakfast, lunch, coffee break and a networking reception.

The agenda below details the topics and sessions that will be explored in-depth during the conference. Speakers will be announced in the weeks ahead. This agenda is subject to change — sign up for the reMind newsletter for the latest updates.

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Agenda at a Glance


Day 1:


Networking Room Opens + Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 AM


Welcome Remarks

9:00 – 9:15 AM


Fireside Chat: The Convergence of Indigenous Roots and Modern Industry

What every psychedelic operator and entrepreneur needs to know about the origins of these sacred medicines to shape best business practices.
9:15 – 9:45 AM


Who Is Today’s Psychedelic Consumer? A Deep Dive into the Data and Trends
From generational attitudes and usage habits to geographical analysis, get an in-depth look at the trends that are shaping the rapidly evolving psychedelics industry. Our experts explore the latest research from around the globe on why people use psychedelics, how they use them, and how these behaviors are evolving.
9:45 – 10:15 AM


Sponsor Callout + Break
10:15 – 10:30 AM


Policy Updates and Forecasts: State-Level Initiatives and FDA Approval Pipelines
As dozens of states pursue psychedelic policy reforms, we take a closer look into the many pathways to legalization — from grassroots advocacy and ballot measures to direct legislation and executive orders — and how the business community can help drive reform. Also: The latest forecasts on expected FDA approvals of MDMA and psilocybin.
10:30 – 11:00 AM


Decrim, Gifting and Gray Markets: What Every Business Owner Needs to Know
What impact will underground psychedelic trade have on emerging state-regulated business models? Where do psilocybin microdosing, chocolates and other products fit into these new markets? These insights will help you understand the trends, anticipate the risks, and plan ahead.
11:00 – 11:30 AM


Keynote: Health Risks, Policy Reversals, and Moral Panic
Without effective harm-reduction programs and safety protocols, the psychedelic renaissance could sink as quickly as it’s risen. What business leaders needs to know about recent policy changes in Portugal and other countries that are rethinking their drug laws in the face of rising health problems and negative publicity around psychedelics.
11:30 – 12:00 PM


Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 PM


Keynote: TBD
1:00 – 1:25 PM


The For-Profit Psychedelic Business Model: How to Be Ethical, Sustainable and Profitable
Learn how to build a successful, thriving organization that also gives back, pays forward, supports communities — and above all, does no harm. Strategies and advice on business structures, mission statements, financial forecasting, community relations, and quality control.
1:30 – 2:00 PM


The Power of Nonprofits: The Story of Alchemy Community Therapy Center
Whether dedicated to expanding access and equity or reaching specific populations in need, mission-oriented firms have unique opportunities — and challenges. Learn how one organization is thriving in Oakland by putting patient care ahead of profits.
2:00 – 2:30 PM


Break
2:30 – 2:45 PM


Facilitated Breakout Discussions
2:45 – 3:30 PM


Creative Investing & Fundraising: How to Find The Right Partners to Fund Your Venture
Beyond institutional investors, explore other avenues of fundraising from high net-worth individuals and community investment programs, to grassroots campaigns and family-owned investment funds.
3:30 – 4:00 PM


Set Up Your Business for Success: Insider Advice on Taxes, Banking, Marketing and More
Legal and financial experts with deep experience in the space share their insights on how to establish and operate a psychedelic company, including pros and cons of different banking practices, branding strategies, and business structures (LLCs, Public Benefit Corps, nonprofits, etc.).
4:00 – 4:30 PM


Networking Reception
4:30 – 5:30 PM



Day 2:


Networking Room Opens + Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 AM


Welcome Remarks
9:00 – 9:15 AM


Keynote: TBD
9:15 – 9:45 AM


Meet the Entrepreneur: Oregon’s First Licensed Cultivator
Tori Armbrust of Satori Farms PDX shares the ups and downs of becoming the nation’s first legal mushroom cultivator, and how she navigated the licensing process, renovated an office building into a grow facility, built her early client base, and expanded her operation to cater to the rapidly evolving psychedelic ecosystem in Oregon.
9:45 – 10:15 AM


Sponsor Callout + Break
10:15 – 10:30 AM


Functionals, Microdosing, and Brain Health: The Latest Research and Trends
Industry experts separate the facts from fiction in the much-hyped world of botanicals, adaptogens, nootropics and microdosing. Discover what legal business opportunities currently exist, what the competitive landscape looks like, and how to prepare for new opportunities as policies change.
10:30 – 11:00 AM


Meet the Entrepreneur: The Visionary Behind Gwella
Stefany Nieto describes how her and her partners sought to reverse-engineer the effects of microdosing using legal, non-psychedelic ingredients. Today, their Mojo line of gummy products boost energy, focus and mental clarity, and are available in more than 500 retail stores across North America.
11:00 – 11:30 AM


Mushroom Testing: Psilocybin and Beyond
The potency of magic mushrooms not only varies widely from batch to batch and mushroom to mushroom, there are also numerous entourage compounds beyond psilocybin believed to affect the psychedelic experience. Learn from expert chemists about the state of the art in lab testing — and how consumers can play a role in measuring the entourage effects.
11:30 – 12:00 PM


Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 PM


Ketamine Clinics: A Road Map from Concept to Profitability
Get hard-learned lessons from established clinic operators on everything from filing licenses and selecting real estate to hiring the right staff and building a customer base. Practical business strategy and advice to guide you successfully from opening day to possible future expansions.
1:00 – 1:25 PM


Psychedelic and Wellness Retreats: Insider Strategies for Success
Whether oriented for PTSD healing, spiritual awakening, executive coaching, or enhancing focus and creativity, running a successful retreat or healing center requires a well-thought-out strategy and business plan. Hear from expert operators on their biggest successes and mistakes.
1:30 – 2:00 PM


Expansion of Access: New Insurance and Employer Benefits Make Treatments Affordable
How new programs and provider networks are increasing access to psychedelic medicine across the country — and what that means for mental health, lower costs for therapy, and new business opportunities.
2:00 – 2:30 PM


Break
2:30 – 2:45 PM


Facilitated Breakout Discussions
2:45 – 3:30 PM


Session: TBD
3:304:00 PM


How the Cannabis Industry Can Get Involved: Opportunities in Psychedelics Abound
Whether mushroom cultivation, retail sale of functionals, or expanding into healing services with cannabis-assisted therapy, established businesses in the cannabis industry have many doorways into the emerging psychedelics marketplace. Get insights, advice and ideas on how to take your organization in new directions.
4:00 – 4:40 PM


Closing Remarks
4:40 – 4:45 PM


Networking Room Open
4:45 – 5:30 PM