Science 2023

Conduct of Conduct


    Science 2023

Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct, Safer Space Policy & Participant Advisory

We are excited to welcome you to the upcoming Psychedelic Science convention, which is expected to host an attendance of 10,000 participants from throughout the United States and over 25 other countries. As organizers, our priority is to ensure a successful event for all and in collaboration with the Colorado Convention Center host venue to ensure an environment that is safe and conducive to the educational, business and networking purposes of the event. This Code of Conduct and Participant Advisory provides important information to aid in your preparations to attend the world’s largest professional event for the psychedelics community:

Open and Constructive Dialogue

The Psychedelic Science 2023 Convention encourages open and constructive dialogue around the research, therapeutic applications, and cultural aspects of psychedelics. Engage in discussions with respect, humility, and an open mind. Be willing to share your knowledge, experiences, and opinions while being open to learning from others. Differences of opinion are natural, but in their expression of those, participants are asked to maintain a respectful tone and to please avoid ad hominem attacks or inflammatory language.

Respect and Inclusivity

We value and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all attendees at the Psychedelic Science 2023 Conference. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other characteristic. While attending the event at the Center, negative behaviors such as harassment, discrimination, unwanted advances, or any form of disrespectiful or harmful behavior are unwelcome and may result in loss of participation privileges. Participants are encouraged to treat others with respect, kindness, dignity, and empathy, and actively listen to and engage with different viewpoints and experiences.

Personal Responsibility and Safety

As a participant of the Psychedelic Science 2023 Conference, it is important to prioritize personal safety and the safety of all participants and the host community. The Colorado Convention Center is a public facility, and its management requires that while on premises all participants comply with all laws, ordinances, orders, rules, regulations, and requirements of all federal, state, municipal and local governments, departments, commissions, boards, officers, and related entities, including building management. Participants are advised that by Executive Order of the Mayor of the City and County of Denver, smoking in all City owned facilities is prohibited and the Colorado Convention Center provides a smoke-free, vape-free environment. In addition to tobacco, participants should take note that use of cannabis and psychedelics is not allowed on premises. Building regulations further require that no material, substance, equipment, or object which is in violation of those laws or is likely to endanger the health, safety, life of, or to cause injury to, any person is to be brought onto the premises. As with any large-scale gathering it is important to respect the boundaries and consent of others and not to engage in any activities that may have the effect of compromising participant’s personal safety or the safety and well-being of others or the community at-large.

By attending the Psychedelic Science 2023 Convention all participants are kindly requested to adhere to this Code of Conduct. Together, let's create an informative, fun, educational, safe, inclusive, and engaging environment for all participants to meet with one another, share and gain knowledge of the transformative benefits being discovered by researchers into the science of psychedelics and the best practices being developed to help all members of society.

Organizers of Psychedelic Science 2023 Convention


Colorado Legislation

Participants are reminded that the Colorado Convention Center is a municipally owned facility and as such no cannabis or psychedelic use is allowed on premises. While visiting Colorado and the city of Denver, as an aid to assist participants in planning their visit accordingly this additional advisory information is being provided. In November 2022, Colorado passed the historic Natural Medicine Health Act and this law was recently amended by Senate Bill 23-290, which does not go into effect until July 1st, 2023. Participants are advised to review this information, prepared by the prestigious law firm of Vicente LLP, outlining what is/is not lawful in the state of Colorado at the present time and in relation to Federal law. This Legal Guide to Decriminalized Natural Medicine in Colorado is for educational purposes only and shall not be construed as legal advice. For legal advice, please contact your atorney.

Event Information

Mobile App

To receive important updates and notifications from the organizers during the event and navigate the agenda and facility, please download the Official Psychedelic Science 2023 mobile app to your smartphone or tablet device, available from the App Store and Google Play. All event information including agenda, sessions meeting room locations, exhibit hall and other specials events information is provided via the app.


As a privacy measure, on download the default seting for your profile is set to private, meaning others will not be able to see your name or communicate with you via the app. To change that seting and enable your name, as it appears on your registration, and organizational affiliation to be visible, please click on the Networking buton on the app’s home screen, then click on your initials at top right and in the My Profile section you can enable networking and make any necessary changes to your profile.


Profile sharing will allow participants to message you in-app and for you to message with other participants and event management staff. The app will also be the primary communications channel for important or urgent notifications during the event. These will include any event-related communications such as schedule updates and changes; important announcements; and any general safety or other similar urgent communications. The app also contains floorplans and meeting room locations for all events at the Convention Center, including a convenient “blue dot” locator like standard GPS map applications. All participants are strongly encouraged to download and use the app’s calendaring, search and on-board navigation features as a helpful planning and communications aid.

Registration and Admission

Psychedelic Science 2023 is a large scale gathering and in keeping with the objective of providing participants a space that is safe and conducive to the overall objectives of the event, the organizers have coordinated closely with the venue to establish comprehensive admission procedures and safety protocols. Admission into the Convention Center event spaces will be accessible from the main entrances on 14th Street into the facility’s grand entrance lobby area. Once inside, admission procedures will include customary security screening for weapons, which are strictly prohibited on premises, typical of those procedures at other large-scale gatherings such as sporting events, festivals and concerts. Clear signage will indicate designated access points to the event’s main registration area located on the Exhibit level, accessible via escalator and elevator service from the lobby. Admission into the conference meeting rooms, exhibit and other feature areas will only be provided to participants that have completed the registration process and obtained their badge and other credentials authorizing access to the event. During the process, please note the following procedure:

  1. Have a copy of the email confirmation with bar code sent to you via email
  2. Once inside the registration area proceed to one of the many self-scanning stations and scan the bar code. This will generate the printing of your badges and other credentials automatically.
  3. Proceed to the registration service counter where service staff will provide you with the badge, other credentials, and badge holder.

With over 10,000 participants pre-registered to attend, wait times to complete the registration process may extend to 30-45 minutes or greater during highly congested morning hours: in particular during morning hours on Monday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 21. Participants are advised to plan accordingly and if possible, arrive at the building early to complete the registration process. Participants attending the Main Conference sessions only from Wednesday, June 21-Friday, June 23 may register and obtain their credentials on either Monday or Tuesday to avoid congested time periods later in the week. Registration operating hours during the event are:

Monday June 19 & Tuesday, June 20: 7:30am-6:00p.m. Wednesday, June 21 & Thursday, June 22: 7:30am-7:15pm Friday, June 23: 8:00am-5:00pm

Participants planning to atend the 9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote on Wednesday, June 21 are strongly encouraged to obtain their credentials on either Monday or Tuesday if possible and if not, to arrive at the building no later than 8:00 a.m.. Updates on anticipated registration wait times will be provided periodically during the event via the Psychedelic Science 2023 mobile app.

Capacity Management & Navigation

Although the Convention Center is a spacious facility, during peak registration hours and at other times during the session breaks, meals, and networking hours congestion in some parts of the facility may be expected. In addition to signage, event Volunteers, courteous and experienced security personnel and event management staff will be available to guide participants to the meeting room, food service and featured exhibit areas. The even Mobile app is also provisioned with a navigation aid and “blue dot” feature to aid in wayfinding around the facility. Participants are also kindly requested to follow any specific safety instructions from Volunteers, security and event staff that may be given to facilitate access and minimize congestion.

Seating Capacity

The conference sessions are organized into tracks and sessions, with each track’s individual sessions occurring on dedicated stages for the duration of the event in one of 17 designated meeting room locations and stages. Each location is marked by large, colorful physical signage as well as digital signs at the entrance to each room. Large directional signs are located throughout the facility indicating the workshop or track title and room number for each. Capacity in each room/stage area varies and is capped at compliance levels designated by the Convention Center authorities. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are advised to arrive early for initial morning sessions. For the opening Keynote remarks beginning at 9am on Wednesday, June 21 the main stage is in the 5,000-seat Bellco Theater located at the far end of the Convention Center. Overflow capacity for this session, if required, will be in the four, Mile High Ballroom stages with the Keynote broadcast from the Bellco stage into those rooms. Participants will be directed to this location should the use of these stage facilities be required on the morning of the Keynote.

Meeting room locations for each track, session and featured event may also be found on the event’s mobile app.

Event Security & Safety

Venue & Event Security

The Colorado Convention Center maintains an on-site Security Command Center staffed 24/7. Security officers routinely patrol the facility and surrounding area to ensure public safety and the building is equipped with a state-of the-art CCTV monitoring system with 225 cameras as well as a sophisticated communications network. Advanced protocols are in place with Denver Police/Fire/Medial services and dispatch (911). During the event there will be a significant number of high-profile individuals present on-site and on-stage. This may necessitate additional uniformed or non-uniformed presence on site.

Event Security is provided by a private security firm that services large scale public events, conventions, and trade shows nationwide. These security providers will be non-uniformed in polo shirts emblazoned with the word “SECURITY” and will be present in the main lobby screening area, registration area and adjacent to all meeting and exhibit spaces. Many of these officers have prior security or law enforcement background and receive training in the management of a variety of safety situations. In addition, overnight security will be provided in the exhibition halls. All Event Security officers will be operating on a secure communications channel and will be networked with the building Command Center and with Event Management.

Should participants have a need for assistance from or to report an incident to Security, please direct those communications to any Event Security officer on-site. If the mater requires escalation to the building security Command Center or to the authorities, those officers are trained to escalate communications to the appropriate party.

Personal Belongings & Company Property

While there are security measures and personnel in place in the Center, participants are advised to take reasonable, normal precautions to keep their personal belongings, bags, backpacks, electronics or other personal property or company property secure and always atended to. Neither the organizers nor facility management are responsible for securing those items. Any packages, backpacks, purses, or other bulky items leti standing unatended may be subject to inspection or removal as a safety precaution. It is also important to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities, packages or unatended bags to Event Staff or Event Security personnel. Lost and found facilities are available on-site and may be accessed by contacting the Guest Services desk in the Center’s main lobby to locate an item or report an item as lost or stolen.

Emergency Services

For any maters requiring emergency medical, police or other public safety services atention:

  1. Contact the nearest Event Security staff member. These security officers are directly networked with the Security Command Center and response times communicated via this method will expedite a response to the specific location in the building where needed.
  2. For urgent medical atention or harm reduction care, locate any Volunteer wearing a pink lanyard. These Volunteers have been specifically trained to contact the appropriate health or medical or harm reduction service for essential services.
  3. General dispatch service: if an Event Security officer or an event Volunteer is not in proximity to the incident you are reporting, general emergency services dispatch (EMT/Police/Fire) may be contacted by dialing 911 on any phone.

Non-Emergency Incident Reporting & Assistance

Several resources are available on site for participants who need to report an incident or request assistance, depending on the circumstances. Further information is included in this guide, for security, health, safety and harm reduction, police, EMT and related services.

  1. Event Management Staff & Volunteers: for assistance, questions, and information regarding the event, please contact any of the Momentum Event Management Staff or the Psychedelic Science Volunteers, with badges marked, Staff and Volunteer, respectively. Staff and volunteers will be in the main lobby, registration hall, exhibit halls, information counters, all meeting rooms, the Bellco Theater and throughout the main Concourse and common areas of the Convention Center. Visitors may also contact the Convention Center Guest Services desk in the main lobby for general information or questions regarding facilities services.

  2. For confidential on-site incident reporting of non-emergency maters or requests for personal assistance not requiring police, security or emergency services contact the event management response center via:

    • Email:
    • Text: 917-540-4632
    • Please indicate a preferred method or contact for a reply which shall be made within the operating hours of the event.
    • If the mater is of a more immediate nature, participants are encouraged to contact on-site Event Management Staff.

Health, Wellness & Harm Reduction

Health and Wellness & Emergency Services

The health and safety of all participants is of paramount importance to all. If necessary, medical, EMT, harm reduction and other emergency services personnel can be activated to respond to appropriate situations. Resources and facilities dedicated to participant Health & Wellness include:


If you or another participant is in need of medical assistance locate a Volunteer wearing a pink lanyard and request assistance during event operating hours Monday, June 19- Friday, June 24

First Aid

First Aid kits and supplies are available on-site throughout the building in wall- mounted containers positioned throughout the Center. Containers are bright red, with a white cross marked on the front.

ER & Hospitalization

Three general hospital facilities are located less than one mile from the Convention Center. More information may be found at each hospital’s website: Intermountain Health/Saint Joseph Hospital, Kindred Hospital Denver and , Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Wellness & Harm Reduction

Zendo Project

The Zendo Project provides professional comprehensive harm reduction education and support for communities to help inform and transform difficult psychedelic experiences into opportunities for learning and growth.

If you or another participant need support related to a psychedelic experience or other crisis, Zendo Project’s trained volunteers offer specialized peer-to-peer support during challenging experiences, psychedelic-related or otherwise. They will be onsite from 9am- 6pm, with a sanctuary space in meeting rooms 705 & 707. You can also visit their integration lounge in the Community Commons area of the Exhibit Hall.


DanceSafe is a public health nonprofit that provides harm reduction services at music festivals, concerts, and other community events. Services include fact-based drug education, on-site drug checking, distribution of reagent test kits and fentanyl test strips, and consent education. DanceSafe also supplies an improved fentanyl test strip to numerous state public health agencies, harm reduction organizations, and other institutions around the country.

If you or another attendee have confidential questions about drug checking, DanceSafe can be found in the Upper-Level Exhibit Hall, near the Community Commons section, and will be available Wednesday-Thursday 9:00a.m. to 7:15p.m. and Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p or may be contacted in the DanceSafe Harm Reduction Lounge located in meeting room 707.

Fireside Project

Our mission is to help people minimize the risks of their psychedelic experiences in ways such as providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering psychedelic research, while embracing practices that increase equity, power sharing, and belonging within the psychedelic movement.

If you or another participant would benefit from Fireside’s services, they may be contacted 7 days a week, 12:00p.m.-12a.m. MT at 623-473-7433.

Please note that the general information, safety and security measures mentioned above are in place to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees. We kindly request your cooperation and adherence to these measures throughout the duration of the convention.

As the event approaches, we will continue to communicate updates and important security information via email, the convention website, and our official social media channels. We encourage you to stay informed and reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding security.

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and participation in making Psychedelic Science 2023 a memorable, successful, and landmark event for the community.

Organizers of Psychedelic Science 2023 Convention