Zendo Project:
Beyond the Festival

 

Psychedelic Perspectives
in Times of Challenge & Change

a webinar series hosted by
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psychedelic decriminalization

Psychedelic Decrim

BIPOC community support

BIPOC Support

psychedelic therapy

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

integrating psychedelics into society

Societal Integration

 Webinar Sessions

psychedelic peer support civic responsibility

Psychedelic Peer Support:

Compassionate Care
for Difficult Times

Oct 22, 2020

Featuring Zendo Project: Chelsea Rose, M.A., Associate M.F.T., & Ryan Jay Beauregard, moderated by Katrina Michelle, Ph.D.

psychedelic decriminalization - responsibility

Psychedelic Decriminalization:

Pathways to Responsible Risk Management

Oct 29, 2020

Featuring Kevin Matthews, Melissa Lavasani, & Benjamin De Leonen, M.A., moderated by Dawn D. Davis

psychedelic support for BIPOC communities

Psychedelic Support for BIPOC Communities:

Uplifting Voices, Transforming Hearts, Shifting Perspectives

Nov 5, 2020

Featuring Yarelix Estrada & Sensei Kevon Simpson, moderated by Kaylie Tejedai, DNAP, CRNA

psychedelic psychotherapy - participation

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy & Psychedelics:

An Integrative Approach to Addiction Treatment

Nov 12, 2020

Featuring Andrew Tatarksy, Ph.D., & Juliana Mulligan, moderated by Sara Gael, M.A.

psychedelic societal integration

Psychedelics and Their Integration into Society:

Healing Trauma, Providing Hope

Nov 19, 2020

Featuring Rick Doblin, Ph.D., & Kwasi Adusei, DNP, PMHNP-BC, moderated by Liana Sananda Gillooly

Continuing Education Credits Now Available!

Thanks to support from the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, our webinar series is eligible for up to a total of 6 CE credits.  Additional cost for CE's is $60.

Seeking American Sign Language Interpreter

We are currently seeking an ASL Interpreter for our webinar series.
Please email webinars@maps.org to inquire about a position.

Timely Relevance of these Psychedelic Conversations

In these current times of challenge and change, humanity is facing an unprecedented series of personal, societal, and planetary upheaval. Whether it’s the physical safety impacted by wildfires, the emotional challenge of social isolation in quarantine, or our soul’s journey questioning the sanity of what’s happening around us, 2020 has been planetarily psychedelic, independent of ingesting substances.

At this moment in history, there is more interest than ever before in the potential of psychedelics to be powerful therapeutic tools—but millions of people have used psychedelics outside of these legal contexts, from small parties and large festivals to private living rooms and spiritual ceremonies.

We believe that amidst all the challenges that have unfolded in 2020, there are some beautiful transformations that are still possible within ourselves, our community and for the world at large.

Join the Zendo Project for our webinar series as we provide hope, inspiration and perspective in this otherwise challenging year.

Webinar Details, Dates and Times

In this second Zendo Project Webinar Series, you’ll learn how to provide support for people having difficult psychedelic experiences, how to access resources for safer partying and drug testing, and how to reduce the risks associated with psychedelics through preparation, integration, and ethics.

In five 90-minute sessions from October 22 through November 19, you’ll learn from community leaders in the fields of harm reduction, therapy, and psychedelics, and discover how to apply their expertise and wisdom to your life. You’ll also get a chance to ask questions and have them answered live!

The online sessions will include 60 minutes of presentations and conversations, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A from the audience. All sessions will be live, and will take place on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PT (though some sessions may go slightly longer depending on presenter availability and audience engagement).

Recordings, Support, Non-Profit Info

Video recordings of each webinar will be provided to all registered attendees after the series concludes. Webinar recordings are expected to be privately sent to you via email shortly after the webinar series.

All registration proceeds go to support the Zendo Project. By participating in this webinar series, you’re supporting the Zendo Project in providing peer support services, education, a compassionate alternative to handling difficult psychedelic experiences.

The Zendo Project is a program of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education organization.

Psychedelic Conversations

Psychedelic Decriminalization

Legislation, policy, rights to consciousness, safety, risk management

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

Addiction therapy from a harm reduction standpoint

Psychedelic Societal Integration

Making the psychedelic experience and conversation more mainstream

Psychedelic BIPOC Community Support

Considerations, accessibility, and safety for people of color and indigenous communities

Psychedelic Community Care

Responsible use, support, and best practices for psychedelic peer support and integration

Psychedelic Inspiration for Future

Providing insights and perspectives for a better world, healing our collective trauma

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE)

Information on Continuing Education Credit
for Health Professionals

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program.

The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact webinars@maps.org For questions about CE, visit www.SpiritualCompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

Conversation 1: Peer Support

Psychedelic Peer Support:

Co-Creating Communities of Compassionate Care

Featuring Zendo Project: Katrina Michelle, Ph.D., Chelsea Rose, M.A., Associate M.F.T., Ryan Jay Beauregard

October 22, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Difficult psychedelic experiences can be frightening. What can you do to help someone having a difficult psychedelic or emotional experience? What techniques are available for helping transform a potentially traumatic situation into a positive one? What does it mean to create a safe container for someone going through a difficult time? What role has the Zendo Project played at festivals, and what take-home messages are available for others interested in psychedelic peer support?

The mission of the Zendo Project is to provide a supportive environment and education to help transform difficult psychedelic and psychological experiences into opportunities for learning and growth. We envision a world where communities are engaged in providing safety and support for people having psychedelic and psychological challenges; where harm reduction principles are used foremost to reduce the risks associated with substance use.

Chelsea Rose Pires, M.A., Associate M.F.T.

Harm Reduction Operations Manager,
MAPS Zendo Project

Chelsea graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Honors College with a B.A. in Psychology in 2007, and received her master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2012. She has a passion for harm reduction as a therapeutic and practical approach to drug use and abuse prevention. Chelsea also works for DanceSafe, a public health organization, as the manager for the reagent testing kit program. Additionally, she manages the Crisis Response Team in Nevada County, supporting clients who come into the emergency room during a psychiatric crisis. She lives in the Sierra foothills of California with her husband Alexandre, who is also involved in harm reduction work, their three children, and their chickens, fish, and Kisser kitty.

Ryan received his B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College, and spent 10 years mentoring at-risk teens and families through wilderness survival skills and nature connection. His passion for community connection, the environment, and intrapersonal healing continued with his involvement in permaculture, natural building, and ancestral grief rituals. As a volunteer with the Zendo Project since 2013, Ryan has had the opportunity to connect and expand the scope of psychedelic harm reduction in communities and festivals all over the globe. As the Zendo Project Manager, he integrates his skills in psychology, design and and community engagement. When he isn’t on the road with the Zendo Project, Ryan can be found at his home in Boulder, CO enjoying the great outdoors, experimenting with sustainable technology, and designing websites, logos and sacred geometry art.

Ryan Jay Beauregard

Harm Reduction Programs Manager,
MAPS Zendo Project

Moderator

Katrina Michelle, Ph.D., LCSW

Harm Reduction Director,
MAPS Zendo Project

Katrina Michelle received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a Transpersonal specialization from Sofia University at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2017 after completing her dissertation on “Exploring Resistance to Spiritual Emergence.” Since then she has served on the board and as executive director of The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE). In 2004 Katrina graduated from Stony Brook University with her Masters in Social Work and a specialization in student community development and has maintained an integrative psychotherapy practice, The Curious Spirit, in New York City since 2008. Katrina serves as adjunct faculty at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services and The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) and is currently working on producing her first documentary film, “When Lightning Strikes “, with the intention to educate the mainstream about spiritual emergence.

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Conversation 2: Decriminalization

Psychedelic Decriminalization:

Pathways to Responsible Risk Management

Featuring Kevin Matthews, Melissa Lavasani, & Benjamin De Leonen, M.A., moderated by Dawn D. Davis

Oct 29, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
As psychedelic drug policy continues to shift through new approaches to decriminalization at local and state levels within the United States, ensuring accessibility in ethical contexts is becoming increasingly important. In this webinar session, we will review international approaches to drug policy, discussing how the successful implementation of psychedelic decriminalization requires sufficient collaboration and coordination with local communities, law enforcement, and medical personnel.

Melissa Lavasani

Melissa proposed DC’s Initiative 81, “The Plant and Fungus policy Act of 2020,” after entheogenic plants and fungi helped her overcome severe postpartum depression. She is currently the Chairwoman of the Campaign to Decriminalize Nature DC, the campaign supporting the passage of Initiative 81.

After psilocybin and ayahuasca helped her reclaim her life, Melissa was motivated to change laws in the District of Columbia so that other residents would not face the same fear of investigation, arrest or prosecution for using entheogens that she did.

Born to Iranian immigrants in Washington DC, Melissa currently lives in Ward 6 with her husband and two children and is a DC government employee.

After successfully leading the effort to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in Denver, CO in May 2019, Kevin realized that a national advocacy group needed to exist to transform public opinion about psilocybin and other psychedelics. He founded SPORE – the Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education – and is also the President of the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel. He believes that everyone deserves safe access to psychedelics in order to transform their lives and communities, and he is committed to educating the public, organizing community, and fostering leadership in the psychedelic ecosystem.

Kevin Matthews

Benjamin De Loenen, M.A.

Founder & Executive Director of ICEERS

Benjamin De Loenen, M.A., studied audiovisual media and communications in The Netherlands, where he graduated with honors from his Masters with his documentary “Ibogaine-Rite of Passage” (2004), a film that remains an important reference on this subject matter. Since this achievement, Benjamin has been dedicated to making ayahuasca, iboga and other plant practices valued and integrated parts of society.

In 2009, he founded the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS), a charitable non-profit organisation with United Nations consultative status, where he serves as Executive Director. Benjamin is the author of several publications and films, has presented at conferences around the world, and has participated in various leadership roles, including as a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Ibogaine Therapist Alliance (2012 – 2014).

Dawn D. Davis is a mother, a wife, and a PhD student at the University of Idaho in the Natural Resources program. Her current research uses GIS as one tool to analyze the environmental and anthropogenic issues that surround the revered peyote (Lophophora williamsii) plant, which is integral to her spiritual practice as a Shoshone-Bannock Tribal woman.

She is a twice awarded National Science Foundation recipient as a fellow under the Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship and as an Indigenous Science Technology Engineering and Math scholar. Dawn has shared her research among Native American, academic, ethnobotanical, and psychedelic audiences nationally and internationally. Dawn is also Co-Editor for the Journal of Native Sciences and a Founding Director with Source Research Foundation.

Moderator

Dawn D. Davis

Continuing Education Credits Now Available!

Thanks to support from the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, our webinar series is eligible for up to a total of 6 CE credits.  Additional cost for CE's is $60.

Conversation 3: BIPOC Communities

Psychedelic Support for BIPOC Communities:

Uplifting Voices, Transforming Hearts, Shifting Perspectives

Featuring Yarelix Estrada and Sensei Kevon Simpson, moderated by Kaylie Tejedai, DNAP, CRNA

Nov 5, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
For centuries, people from many different backgrounds have been transformed in positive ways through intentional psychedelic experiences. In this webinar, we will discuss the use of psychedelics among those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), exploring how we can create containers to amplify BIPOC perspectives and strengthen support for a more cohesively diverse psychedelic community.

Yarelix Estrada

Yarelix Estrada is a first-generation Central American, drug policy and harm reduction researcher and outreach worker, and psychedelic community organizer. In New York City, Yarelix is the Director of the New York City Psychedelic Society where she works to help build a connection of psychedelic New Yorkers that is grounded in inclusivity, research, and community. She has organized events that are for people of color only to provide a safe space for intentional processing of psychedelic experiences and fostering community care.

Yarelix currently works as a City Research Scientist with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducting community-based substance use harm reduction outreach and research. Part of those research responsibilities include coalition building amongst city agencies, elected officials, and community members while using research to solve issues related to drug user health and safety. Yarelix is also on the board of SALUD, Supporting and Advancing Latino Unidos at DOHMH, the Latinx Employee Resource Group, where she is working to highlight the needs of Latinx health in New York City, as well as organizing support for Indigenous communities and their health in the city. She is currently also serving as an Engagement Coordinator under her COVID-19 emergency response role where she supports and advocates alongside Indigenous communities across NYC.

Yarelix has worked in other harm reduction spaces such as with the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, DanceSafe, and other nightlife harm reduction projects. She has spoken at events on the topic of overdose prevention, psychedelic community accountability, harm reduction services for the BIPOC community, the intersections of drug and psychedelic policy, and psychedelic decriminalization. The events that she has facilitated are low cost, low barrier events that she has created with and for her community. She received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Public Health in Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, respectively.

Sensei Kevon Simpson is an ordained Minister, multidisciplinary artist, international Two Spirit Medicine Man, a Shotokan Karate black belt, and founder of the Entheogen Integration Circle (NYC). He is from a lineage of Jamaican spiritual healers, and in the spirit of Sankofa he calls upon his Taíno and Akan ancestry often. He is also initiated through ‘dieta’ into the path of curanderismo, the ancient sacred healing plant medicine shamanism of the Amazon Rainforest, and Andes. During his extended stays in Pucallpa, Iquitos, and Chavín de Huantar, Perú, he learned the techniques of guiding ceremonies from fellow indigenous keepers of the Earth, with the intent of bringing the experience back to marginalized communities.

He has traveled as far as Taiwan, Jamaica, Canada, and even Japan within his path as a medicine guide and high dose solo sitter. Known as one of the leaders of the underground psychedelic renaissance, clinical psychotherapists often come to him for advice with their clients. In 2019, he opened the world-renowned HORIZONS psychedelic conference as the ritual voice of spirit.

He is a Reiki Master, who also has over 15 years of guiding meditation experience, and often combines the practices of mindfulness with poetry, dance, and sound healing, in order to lift people out of their wounds, and into their divine purpose. Kevon’s whole life changed in 2017 when he became public with his HIV status, and has since been an advocate to help lower the stigma through articles, appearances, and more. In his spare time you can find him practicing medicine songs and icaros, playing his handpan, or doing live feeds of spiritual upliftment under his social media handle Medicine Sensei, or by following the hashtag #planetocatch.

Sensei Kevon Simpson

Moderator

Dr. Kaylie Tejeda, DNAP, CRNA

Kaylie is a certified registered nurse anesthesiologist (CRNA) born and raised in New York and now located in Fresno, California where she practices and teaches anesthesia. She has been in the healthcare field going on 9 years and recently began her PhD at California Institute of Integral Studies, where studies Integral and Transpersonal Psychology.

She identifies as Latinx (Dominican-American) and Queer. Kaylie serves as the moderator of the Psychedelic Social Justice Collective (PSJC) discord server and a member of the Intercollegiate Psychedelic Network’s Social Policy & Impact Spore. Her passions, while diverse, are predominately centered on social justice advocacy, with an emphasis on ethics and equity in the psychedelic field and healthcare at large, rewriting societal narratives, and developing community solutions for marginalized communities that have been plagued by systemic inequities.

Continuing Education Credits Now Available!

Thanks to support from the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, our webinar series is eligible for up to a total of 6 CE credits.  Additional cost for CE's is $60.

Conversation 4: Psychotherapy

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy & Psychedelics:

An Integrative Approach to Addiction Treatment

Featuring Andrew Tatarksy, Ph.D., & Juliana Mulligan, moderated by Sara Gael, M.A.

Nov 12, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Harm reduction psychotherapy is addiction therapy from a harm reduction standpoint, which seeks to focus on de-stigmatizing drug use and comparisons of moderation versus abstinence-only models. In this webinar session, we will explore how harm reduction experts advocate for safer use of psychedelics and other substances while holding space for a variety of approaches to drug use.

Juliana Mulligan

Juliana Mulligan has been an active member of the Ibogaine community for eight years and holds a B.A. in Psychology. She has worked in three Ibogaine clinics, completed Andrew Tatarsky’s IHRP training, and has presented at multiple Psychedelic and Harm Reduction conferences. Under her current business Inner Vision Ibogaine, she works therapeutically with people supporting them in preparation for, and in integration after, treatment. Previously Juliana was an opioid dependent person and in 2011, with the help of Ibogaine treatment, she left opioids behind and set off on a path to transform the way drug users and their treatment is approached.

Her work centers around guiding individuals to their own inner power and supporting them in re-framing their life experiences into sources of knowledge and inspiration. She has developed a guide for finding safe Ibogaine treatment and is also currently working to create new systems of accountability and responsibility among Ibogaine practitioners and in the greater psychedelic therapy community. Juliana hopes to orient her work to focus on the social-cultural intersections of harm reduction and psychedelics. She has been featured in Double Blind magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, and Psymposia.

Dr. Andrew Tatarsky is a psychologist who developed Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) for treating the spectrum of risky and addictive behavior. IHRP brings psychoanalysis, CBT and mindfulness together in a harm reduction frame. The therapy has been described in his book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems, and a series of papers. The book has been translated into Polish and Spanish.

He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the City University of New York and is a graduate of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Living in NYC, a treatment and training center; founding member and Past-President, Division on Addiction of New York State Psychological Association, and Member of the Medical and Clinical Advisory Boards of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Dr. Tatarsky trains nationally and internationally.

Andrew Tatarksy, Ph.D.

Moderator

Sara Gael, M.A.

Harm Reduction Officer, MAPS Zendo Project

Sara received her master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. She began working with MAPS in 2012, coordinating psychedelic harm reduction services at festivals and events worldwide with the Zendo Project. She served as the Director of Harm Reduction at MAPS from 2017-2020. Sara continues to train individuals and organizations in principles of psychedelic peer support. She is a therapist for the MAPS clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Boulder. She maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and psychedelic integration.

She has presented at conferences, universities, and events around the world. She serves on the board of directors at DanceSafe and as the harm reduction advocate on the city of Denver psilocybin policy review panel. Sara believes that developing a comprehensive understanding of psychedelic medicines through research and education is essential for the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the planet.

Continuing Education Credits Now Available!

Thanks to support from the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, our webinar series is eligible for up to a total of 6 CE credits.  Additional cost for CE's is $60.

Conversation 5: Societal Integration

Psychedelics and Their Integration into Society:

Healing Trauma, Providing Hope for Better Mental Health

Featuring Rick Doblin, Ph.D., & Kwasi Adusei, DNP, PMHNP-BC, moderated by Liana Sananda Gillooly

Nov 19, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time
The integration of insights and reflections from psychedelic experiences is just as important as the experience itself. In this webinar session, we will discuss the process of psychedelic integration on individual, societal, and planetary levels, exploring suggestions to improve mental health within the psychedelic community, expand compassion, promote environmental awareness, and healing from trauma.

Rick Doblin, Ph.D.

Founder & Executive Director,
MAPS

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences.

He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife, dog, and empty rooms from three children, one of whom is in college and two have graduated.

Kwasi is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and the founder of the Psychedelic Society of Western New York, out of which he developed a local psychedelic harm reduction organization. Kwasi is a trainee of the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and was part of the first ever therapists of color cohort. He intends to bring this work into underserved communities.

 

Kwasi Adusei, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychedelic Harm Reduction Specialist

Moderator

Liana Gillooly

Development Officer, MAPS

Liana Sananda Gillooly is a lifetime activist for social justice, drug policy reform, ending war, and the environment. Before joining MAPS, Liana worked as Outreach Manager for a prominent cannabis investment and market research firm, The Arcview Group, where she helped grow the accredited investor network, advocated for legalization, and supported the work of Marijuana Policy Project.

She has worked in event, festival, and film production, as well as artist representation, art curation, and art creation. She owned a visionary art gallery in Venice Beach, California, called Sananda Gallery. She has produced fundraisers, parties, and art happenings for special events and festivals, including High Times Cannabis Cups, MAPS conferences, Envision Festival, Serenity Festival, and Fractal Planet at Burning Man. She has been a featured speaker at numerous events, lobbied Congress, lectured MBA students, and given a TedX talk. She is an experienced meditator and trained death midwife.

Continuing Education Credits Now Available!

Thanks to support from the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, our webinar series is eligible for up to a total of 6 CE credits.  Additional cost for CE's is $60.

Community Supporters

Webinar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I register?

We are offering the first webinar session, Psychedelic Peer Support: Co-Creating Communities of Compassionate Care, free of cost to everyone who wants to join! While it is not required to register in advance, we encourage doing so and setting up a (free) Zoom account in advance.

The rest of the series can be purchased and attendees will need to be registered for in advance online. A registration confirmation will be emailed to the email that was used for registration.

Please check your email spam/junk folder if you don’t see the confirmation email in your primary inbox.

After you complete your registration, you will be automatically directed to the Zoom event page. We highly recommend that you fill out this short form so you receive the reminder emails about each session, and so you don’t have to do this later. You will need to use the same name and email address you used to register.

How do I attend the webinars?

The webinar sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Attendees will need to set up a (free) Zoom account prior to attending any of the sessions. Please use the same email address that is used for registration.

Once you have a Zoom account, you may download the desktop app directly from their site if you’d like, however this is not required to attend.

When are the webinars?

From October 22 through November 19, 2020, all webinar sessions are taking place from 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM PT on Thursdays, though some sessions may last longer (up to 20 minutes extra) depending on speaker availability and audience engagement.

What is the format?

The general format will be a 90-minute webinar which comprises 60 minutes of conversations, presentations, and topics, followed by 30 minutes of live, audience-driven Q&A.

How much do webinars cost?

The first webinar session on October 22 is free and the rest of the sessions are $120 for the full series. All webinar proceeds support the Zendo Project.

Anyone can also further support the Zendo Project this year by contributing as a Community Supporter! With any donation of $420 or more, Community Supporters will receive two (2) full webinar series registrations as well as a mention of appreciation during the webinars. Please contact webinars@maps.org to get details.

Are any discounts available?

Yes! A reduced cost registration option is available. If you are an elder, student, military, veteran, nonprofit employee, community organizer, or on fixed/low income for any particular reason, please email webinars@maps.org for more information.

Scholarships are also available!
After a short application, full scholarships will be awarded and applicants will be notified by email. You can apply for a scholarship here. Please remember that the first webinar session is free and registration for this free session is separate from the rest of the series to which a scholarship will be applied.

When does registration close?

Registration for the paid portion of the full webinar series closes after the final webinar ends, on November 19 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time. Once registered, you can join any webinar session at any time while it is live.

I purchased a webinar ticket. How do I join?

You will receive a ticket purchase confirmation with a link to the webinar after successful payment. You will need to provide your name and email address to join. You must use the email that you used to register for the webinar in order to gain access and each email can only be used once.

How do I ask a question during the webinar?

Anyone may ask a question during the webinar using the Q&A box within the Zoom platform, and the moderator will select questions to ask the speakers during the question and answer portion of the session. We encourage everyone to think about their questions in advance and submit them well before the question and answer portion begins.

Can I cancel my webinar registration?

To receive a refund for a full series pass, you must contact webinars@maps.org with your registration email receipt by the deadline of October 20, 2020, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Please note that there is a 3% processing fee that is automatically applied to every refunded transaction.

Can I transfer my registration to a friend?

Transfers of registration are not currently supported through the platform. You may request a refund by contacting webinars@maps.org by October 20, 2020.

What if I missed a webinar? Will the webinars be recorded?

Video recordings of each webinar will be available after the entire series has concluded. Stay tuned for more details.

Are Continuing Education (CE) credits available for this webinar series?

Yes! Registration for continuing education credits is $60, which applies to all four (4) sessions of the paid portion of the webinar series, each session is 1.5 hours for a total of six (6) hours of CE.

This cost is in addition to registration for this part of the series.

To receive the CE credits – made possible through the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, attendance of each applicable session will be verified by our staff and there will be additional paperwork for CE registrants to complete. We will follow up with people who register to provide the next steps.

To register, go to: https://store.maps.org/np/clients/maps/product.jsp?product=1160& 
If you have questions, please get in touch with webinars@maps.org.

What are you going to do with my email after the webinar?

Your email address will only be used to support your webinar attendance. If you wish to receive regular email updates and news from MAPS, please visit maps.org/updates

What if I have more questions?

Contact webinars@maps.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Please note that in the hour before a webinar begins we may not be able to respond quickly, so send your questions as soon as you have them.

Seeking American Sign Language Interpreter

We are currently seeking an ASL Interpreter for our webinar series.
Please email webinars@maps.org to inquire about a position.