Schedule for 11th Annual Women's Visionary Congress

Hello friends. We look forward to you joining us for the 2019 Women’s Visionary Congress. This year’s gathering features another group of groundbreaking presenters and performers. Here’s the presentation schedule.
Tickets are still available for both the entire weekend and also for each day of the event. You can find more information about the gathering and the speakers here. See you there!

Full pass and single day tickets are available for purchase.

WVC 2019 Schedule

Friday, June 14, 2019

5:00 pm | Doors Open

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Welcome - WVC Board and Emerita

6:30 pm - 6:45 pmCat Ho/Full Circle Tea House - Greetings from the Oakland-based tea collective serving Women's Congress participants.

6:45 pm - 7:15 pmCorrina Gould - Spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone opens the 2019 Women’s Visionary Congress with a land acknowledgement.

7:15 pm - 8:00 pmMaya Blow - Herbalist, classical homeopath, and organic farmer. Founder and director of the Soul Flower Farm School of Earth Medicine for Herbal Studies and Permaculture Design. "Growing & Creating Your Herbal Apothecary"

8:00 pm - 8:45 pmIsmail Ali - Policy & Advocacy Counsel for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).  “When the World is Just: Psychedelic Science after Prohibition”

8:45 pm - 9:30 pm | Close - Annie Oak - Activist, event producer, and co-founder of the WVC. Introductions to sponsors, volunteers, speakers, and vendors. Close and goodnight.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

9:00 am - 9:30 am | Welcome/Maria Mangini - Family nurse midwife, researcher, and WVC board member.

9:30 am - 10:15 amSunshine Lencho  - Cannabis legal advisor and co-founder of Supernova Women.

9:45 am - 10:30 amIfetayo Harvey - Marketing Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance and co-founder of the People of Color in Psychedelics Coalition. “The Importance of POC Only Spaces"

10:30 am - 11:15 amJoy Moore - Food activist, educator, and member of the Berkeley Food Policy Council.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Jane Straight - Ethnobotanist and Grandmother. “Plants As Solace For The Soul”

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Buffet lunch provided by Chef Emma Sanchez - Educator and owner of the catering and event production company Chef Dilemma.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pmMulhercatu with Tania Abdul - Mulhercatu comes from "mulher" meaning women and "maracatu” an Afro-Brazilian music and dance form - performed by the women of Maracatu Pacífico of Oakland, California.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pmEleonor Molner - Psychotherapist, researcher and Director of the Women’s Visionary Congress Canada. “Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy”

2:30 pm - 3:15 pmChristine Stenquist - Medical cannabis patient and founder of the Utah-based nonprofit TRUCE, Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education.

3:15 pm - 4:00 pmMadalyn McElwain - Lawyer, activist, and Deputy Director of DanceSafe which promotes health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. “From Underground to Mainstream: How Drug Checking has Become a Vital Tool to Combat the Consequences of the War on Drugs”

4:00 pm - 4:45 pmScott Bodarky - Researcher and author. “Unraveling Opium”

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm | Ann Shulgin - Lay therapist and co-author of the books PiHKAL and TiHKAL.

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm | Annie Oak - “Thoughts on community risk reduction and conflict resolution.”

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm | Close/Danielle Schumacher Founder of the THC Staffing Group and WVC board member.

8:30 - 10:30 pmJennifer Dumpert - Liminal dream researcher and founder of the Oneironauticum an international dream group that works with oneirogens - any substance, practice, or experience that promotes or enhances dream states. An Oneironauticum will be held during this time. Presentation: “Dreamhacking: Consciousness Exploration and Dream Experimentation”

Sunday, June 16

9:00 am - 9:30 am | Welcome/Open Danielle Schumacher

9:30 am - 10:00 amJennifer Dumpert - Dream Sharing with WVC participants and the Oneironauticum.

10:00 am - 10:45 amRaquel Bennett - Psychologist and a ketamine specialist. “Ketamine for Depression and Spiritual Exploration”

10:45 am - 11:30 am | Elise Szabo - Movement Building Fellow with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). "Investing in Intergenerational Wisdom”

11:30 am - 12:45 pmLanese Martin - Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of The Hood Incubator, director of political strategy, base-building, community organizing, and policy advocacy.

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm | Close/WVC Board and Emerita


The 2019 Women’s Congress will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA from June 14-16. Contact info@visionarycongress.org for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.