INSIGHT 2021 provided the space for an enriching and respectful dialogue between psychedelic researchers, practitioners, leading experts from the psychedelic industry, and the interested public. For the first time, the conference not only took place in Berlin, but was also live-streamed into the world.
More than 1300 people attended in person and online.
Based on the feedback from INSIGHT 2019 attendees, we offered even more panel discussions and opportunities for audience participation. These formats allowed for the incorporation of diverse perspectives and controversial opinions. Particularly, INSIGHT 2021 discussed many ethical questions about integrating and implementing altered states of consciousness in the health care system and wider society.
The conference presentations were organized into four tracks, allowing for a multidisciplinary and practical approach that constituted the INSIGHT 2021 motto: From Science to Implementation.
1. Treatment (with the sub-tracks Integration Therapy and Ketamine-assisted therapy)
2. Basic Research
3. Public Health (with the sub-tracks: Anthropology, History, Non-pharmacological methods, Political Regulation and Self Development)
4. Implementation (with the sub-tracks: psychedelic industry, philosophy, and ethics of psychedelic states)