FANTASTIC FUNGI GLOBAL SUMMIT
REPLAYS OF THE LIVE EVENTS

FRIDAY

POP CULTURE’S
MEDIA MUSHROOM BOOM

Special Event:  POP CULTURE’S MEDIA MUSHROOM BOOM with Jonathan Levine (Nine Perfect Strangers), Louie Schwartzberg (Fantastic Fungi) and moderated by Shayla Love (Vice). As the scientific breakthroughs surrounding mushrooms continue to evolve and more states legalize mushrooms for recreational use and scientific study, fungi are moving out of the shade and into the light of popular culture. From Nicole Kidman’s character microdosing her patients in HBO’s “Nine Perfect Strangers” to mushroom-shaped lamps selling for $750 to mushroom-infused skincare, biodegradable mycelium packaging and more, mushrooms are having a moment in all facets of culture. We will explore this phenomenon and how education and accurate representation of mushrooms and their benefits can go hand-in-hand with pop culture trends.

FUNGI FOOD DEMO & DISCUSSION

FUNGI FOOD DEMOS & DISCUSSIONS: Join our moderator and celebrated author Eugenia Bone as she guides us to two cooking demos by celebrity chefs Spike Mendelson and Derek Sarno.  Plus we dive into deep discussions with Maya Shetreat about Mushrooms as food and nutrition: Are mushrooms the next  veggie “Protein Replacement?” What mushrooms can I cook and find in stores for physical improvement and to have in my home natural remedy kit. And how does the new mushroom boom affect the way we think about our food, where it comes from and what to cook for our health and our vitality! Moderated by Eugenia Bone. Featured Panelists: Cooking Demo by Spike Mendelson, celebrity chef and restaurateur. Dr. Maya Shetreat –  Neurologist, herbalist & urban farmer. Cooking Demo by Derek Sarno, co-founder of Wicked Healthy

LIVE Q&A POST SCREENING

LIVE Q&A POST SCREENING: Mushrooms are really underrepresented in education, so we start with an inspiring film to help bring a voice to this incredible kingdom, or better yet, Queendom!  In the Q&A following we’ll hear from Fungi Foundation legend Giuliana Furci, activist and actress Nat Kelly, and educator Maria Alice Neves. They are leading the charge to include fungi formally in educational curriculum. Moderated by Louie Schwartzberg. Featured Panelists:  Giuliana Furci, Activist and CEO of the Fungi Foundation. Nat Kelley, Activist and actress. Maria Alice Neves, Brazilian Educator and Mycologist

SACRED MEDICINE vs
COMMERCIALIZATION OF FUNGI

SACRED MEDICINE vs. COMMERCIALIZATION OF FUNGI: Hosted by moderator Lorna Liana of Ethneonation, we discuss how mushrooms have been used throughout history and culture in a sacred way. Can we usher in a respect for Fungi and not overly “westernize” everything?  We look at the current landscape of commercializing, patenting, and whether big corp and big pharma are trying to take over the mushroom movement. Can we avoid the pitfalls of the Cannabis Industry? We’ll talk about it all in this scintillating panel. Moderated by Lorna Liana, author, podcast host and creator of Ethneonation. Featured Panelists: Francoise Bourzat, Author of Consciousness Medicine, and Counselor/Mushroom Journey Guide. Mark Plotkin, Ethnobotanist and President, Amazon Conservation team. Peter Crooks, CEO of Kapoose Creek Wellness,  makers of organic psilocybin. 

LEGALIZATION OF PSILOCYBIN

LEGALIZING PSILOCYBIN: This is the hot topic that is one part mental health research and one part navigation of politics and policies. We’re joined by MAPS Founder and Executive Director, Rick Doblin, Ph.D. who guides us into the latest usage and studies by major universities that could set us up for more legalization. We’ll dig deep with Tom Eckert, who shares his story of spearheading the 10-year movement for legalization in Oregon:  What’s the status 8 months later?   What did he do to make that happen? What’s at stake as we move forward? What advice do we have for other states for getting the  signatures needed to move the dial? Plus, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s, David Bronner will discuss his reasons for becoming a champion of Psychedelic Reform and his thoughts on how psychedelics will integrate into global culture. Moderated by Louie Schwartzberg. Panelists Rick Doblin Ph.D, Tom Eckert, and David Bronner

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER
OF MUSHROOMS

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF MUSHROOMS: From Mental Health to our Inner Awakening and Evolution, it’s time to talk about the transformative power of mushrooms for mental health and for expanding our consciousness. And we must take a step further and talk about integrating these big leaps in our consciousness and what daily practices can help us integrate this into our lives: meditation, spirituality and beyond. Moderated by Louie Schwartzberg, director of Fantastic Fungi. Featured Panelists: Jack Kornfield, Best-Selling Author and Buddhist Practitioner. Dr. Dingle Spence, End of Life Care Palliative Physician working with psilocybin in Jamaica. Wade Davis, Ethnobotanist and Cultural Anthropologist.

MUSIC HOUR FUNGI JAM

MUSIC HOUR FUNGI JAM: Let’s cap off the Live Summit Friday with music, featuring a special fungi set from mega star and creator of Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza.  Special live performances by Beautiful Chorus and Amber Rubarth, as heard on the Fungi Reimagined Album, and a Native Prayer/Song from Katsi Cook. Special Recorded performances by Jason Mraz (Also from Fungi Reimagined Album), Lindsey Stirling and her electrified violin, Jeremiah Frates of The Lumineers, Mother Mother, Yaima, Peach Pit, Dirtwire, and Vincent Berry (Also from Fungi Reimagined Album.) Moderated and woven together by Amber Rubarth, singer-songwriter and actress.

SATURDAY

DISCOVERING MUSHROOMS FOR
MENTAL HEALTH, A HEALTHY BODY, AND A HEALTHY EARTH

DISCOVERING MUSHROOMS FOR MENTAL HEALTH, A HEALTHY BODY, AND A HEALTHY EARTH: The UFO’s “Unidentified Fungal Objects” Panel. Hosted by Louie Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi, we look at this wild west of new discoveries, asking:  What are researchers using for Mental Health studies/solutions? What are Mycologists finding that can help our body?  And what might new UFO’s hold for Humanity’s precious needed solutions for our Earth? With only 5% of fungi discovered, what “Unidentified Fungal Objects” could be the next solutions for our MINDS, BODIES, & EARTH. Moderated by Louie Schwartzberg, director of Fantastic Fungi. Featured Panelists:  William Padilla-Brown – Forager, Cultivation expert, and Mushroom Entrepreneur. Malynn Utzinger M.D., Integrative Medicine Doctor and Co-Founder of Usona Institute overseeing the training of psilocybin facilitators. Adam Gazzaley – Neuroscientist

PSYCHEDELICS IN DOCUMENTARY FILM

PSYCHEDELICS IN DOCUMENTARY FILM: Join this discussion on the portrayal of psychedelics in documentary films, that spans from magic mushrooms, to LSD to Ibogaine. We explore what makes certain stereotypes of psychedelics stick and how those stereotypes have changed over the years. We look at the incredibly strange art of portraying an authentic ‘Non-Fiction’ psychedelic journey, when it’s such an internal experience. And we discuss how one can make films about and while interacting with actual ‘illegal’ substances. Hosted by Louie Schwartzberg, director of Fantastic Fungi. Featuring panelists: Mike Rosenstein, producer Have a Good Trip, Eric Andre Legalize Everything. Donick Cary, director & writer Have a Good Trip, Exec producer of the hit series Parks and Recreation. Lyn Davis Lear, producer Fantastic Fungi, The Great Hack, The Fight, Rebel Hearts. 

HEALING WITH VISUAL ART,
MUSIC & MUSHROOMS

HEALING WITH VISUAL ART, MUSIC & MUSHROOMS: Join this discussion, visual journey, and exploration with Fantastic Fungi director Louie Schwartzberg.  Throughout this talk we reveal cutting edge healing therapy with visuals, alcoholism therapy with mushrooms, visuals and music, the healing power of nature, and how important forgiveness can be in this modality of healing.  We’ll see special clips from Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Daniel Kelly. Then cap it off with a special 20 minute Sound Healing session with ethnomusicologist Alexandre Tannous. The 20 minutes Sound Healing Session can also be found and watched on its own in the Fungallery Mushroom, so you can enjoy that anytime this weekend.

SUNDAY

A VOICE OF OPTIMISM FROM THE UNDERGROUND

A VOICE OF OPTIMISM FROM THE UNDERGROUND: THE FUTURE OF MUSHROOMS & MOTHER EARTH: A discussion with Louie Schwartzberg, director of Fantastic Fungi, plus a special never-before-seen bonus documentary short from Fantastic Fungi on Suzanne Simard and her MOTHER TREE.  “We protect what we Love,” says Schwartzberg, in his optimistic fashion of inspiring people to love nature in order to inspire them to protect it. Throughout this event you’ll get invigorated with a love of nature and hear how the “story” of nature and the “story” of mushrooms is in need of a change.  Educationally, the fight for representation of Fungi is a fight to realize we can work with nature to save our future! Hear this and the “best of” clips about Beauty and Gratitude – Featuring various Experts in our Fungi Global Summit “Voices from the Underground” 

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