International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

2 Day Introductory Workshop program
in Psychedelic Therapies
+ 2 Day Public Summit

17-20 November 2021,
SOFITEL Melbourne On Collins, Melbourne, Australia

Mind Medicine Australia will hold a two-day International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness in November 2021 in Melbourne, bringing together clinicians, scientists, academics, mental and public health professionals, philanthropists, investors, Government, law and policy leaders, business, industry, consumers and other interested stakeholders.

The event will also feature a two-day pre-Summit introductory workshop program (17-18 November) for anyone with an interest in the topic and who is considering further development of their current therapeutic skills or who are eager to gain a detailed understanding of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental illness.

The Summit will feature a rich program with a mixture of international and national keynotes, workshops, hot spots, panel conversations and gala dinner with Q & A.

International and national keynotes // master classes // hot spots // panel conversations // gala dinner Q & A


Don't miss the world class line-up of international researchers and leaders, alongside Mind Medicine Australia Ambassadors that are gathering at the summit to help us expand the treatment paradigm for mental health.

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March 31*
June 30*
2 Day Event
(19-20 November 2021)
2 Day Event + Premium seating + Gala Dinner + Meet the Speakers $1,100 $1,320 $1,584
2 Day Event
(19-20 November 2021)
2 Day Event + Gala Dinner $725 $870 $1,044
2 Day Event
(19-20 November 2021)
2 Day Event $590 $708 $850
Introductory Workshop in Psychedelic Therapies
(17-18 November 2021)
$680 $816 $980
Gala Dinner
(19 November 2021)
Gala Dinner $175 $210 $250
VIP Tables

$5000 donation to Mind Medicine Australia. VIP tables will include places for your 10 guests and have an international leader seated at the table. There are limited VIP tables available so get in early!

Display opportunity

Mind Medicine Australia have an exciting opportunity for your business or organisation to host a display at our International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness taking place 19-20 November 2021 in Melbourne, Australia.

An exclusive display will provide maximum brand exposure/awareness and face to face interaction with conference delegates, speakers and VIPs. Contact us for more details.

YOUR 2021 SUMMIT PACKAGE (Platinum, Gold, Silver) includes:

  • Hot Spot sessions tickets
  • Morning, Afternoon tea & lunch

Introductory Workshop in Psychedelic Therapies

  • Introductory Therapist Workshop.
  • Pre-workshop preparation.
  • You come to the workshop knowing the underlying theory and principles, and are ready to learn skills through experiential exercises.
  • The workshop will take place from 9:30am to 5:00pm on both 17th and 18th November including a lunch break.

NOTE: This Introductory Workshop is open to doctors, therapists, patients and other interested members of the public.


  • Summit:16 CPD Hours Non-APS CPD event.
  • Therapist Training:16 CPD Hours Non-APS CPD event.
  • Combined Summit & Training: 32 CPD Hours Non-APS CPD event.

Social Worker

  • Summit:16 CPD Hours Non Accredited - MHSW and AASW CPD event.
  • Therapist Training:16 CPD Hours Non Accredited - MHSW and AASW CPD event.
  • Combined Summit & Training: 32 CPD Hours Non Accredited- MHSW and AASW CPD event.


  • Summit:16 CPD Hours NON-RANZCP accredited CPD event.
  • Therapist Training:16 CPD Hours NON-RANZCP accredited CPD event.
  • Combined Summit & Training: 32 CPD Hours NON-RANZCP accredited CPD event.

General Practitioners

  • Summit:32 CPD Hours Non-Accredited CPD event.
  • Therapist Training: 32 CPD Hours Non-Accredited CPD event.
  • Combined Summit & Training: 64 CPD Hours Non-Accredited CPD event.

* Tickets will be available unless sold-out in previous ticket release rounds. Prices are GST included.

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Poster, Scholarships and Young Leaders Applications

Poster Presentations

Call for Poster Presentations

Submissions are invited for poster presentations that represent original and new, important or relevant science, research, technology, clinical application or public health projects relating to one or more of the themes of medicine-assisted therapies for mental illness, or relevant to the field of psychedelic medicine.

Key date for submission: No later than 31 July. We will be assessing posters on merit after July 31 2021.

Who should apply?

  • Scientists and researchers
  • Psychologists and therapists
  • Medical practitioners
  • Academics in the fields of anthropology, philosophy, ethics, law, policy or other related disciplines
  • Post-graduate students and research fellows
  • Public health professionals
  • Anyone with the drive and capability to bring new projects and ideas to the field

What can be on a poster?

  • Preliminary research findings
  • New, evidence-based research or treatment proposals
  • A project or idea that advances the field of medicine-assisted therapy scientifically, socially, philosophically, ethically or therapeutically.

**This could include a project that is not related to research or treatment but would benefit the field in some direct way.

Poster Presentations

Several poster presentations will be invited to present a short “2021” talk about the topic area of their submission as part of the main Summit program. Each presentation will include 20 slides lasting 20 seconds each.

All other successful applicants will be invited to be available to present their poster in a separate area at specific times during the Summit.


As decided by the Mind Medicine Australia Advisory Panel, awards will be presented for the best poster presentations during the closing plenary session of the International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness.

About the submission process

Posters received will be de-identified before being assessed and ranked against selection criteria drawn up by the Scientific Committee including:

  • The extent to which the content relates to the themes of the Summit or is relevant to the field
  • The extent to which the poster represents new, original, innovative or important research proposals and preliminary results
  • The scientific, technical, academic and/or clinical rigour of the work

The extent this research, program or idea proposes a novel, viable and high impact opportunity for the field Posters will be displayed on boards in an allocated area for the duration of the conference.

Conditions of acceptance

  • All poster presentations must be presented by one of the listed abstract authors.
  • Any costs of presenting (including conference registration, travel and accommodation) are the responsibility of the presenter, except where a student scholarship may cover certain costs.
  • Submission of an abstract/poster confers permission to publish it in the official Summit publications.
  • Poster presenters are required to bring their poster to the Summit venue with them, and will be advised of the time and date by which posters should be displayed.
  • Poster presenters are required to stand near their posters during allocated poster viewing times across the Summit to engage with conference delegates.
  • To be considered for a Poster Presentation, you will need to have purchased a ticket for the Summit.

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Several Student Scholarships are available to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students to receive a complimentary registration to the 2021 MMA Global Summit.

Eligible applicants include medical students, GP/hospital registrars, science and research students, public health students, and students of allied health disciplines, ethics, law, policy, anthropology and other related disciplines.

Students wishing to be considered for a Student Scholarship are required to submit an abstract or original piece of work (up to 1500 words) to the Conference committee. Suitable original pieces include articles, case studies or discussions that address one or more of the conference themes. This may be the same as your poster submission. Please note that all applications must be accompanied by the official Submission Form for abstracts and scholarships. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be accepted.

Key date for submission: No later than 31 July. We will be assessing scholarships on merit after July 31 2021.

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Young Leaders

Both poster and scholarship applicants will also be eligible to apply as a Young Leader. Young Leaders are applicants of 35 years of age or under who are currently involved in research, a related project or have an incredible idea that will contribute to the field of psychedelic medicine in an innovative or integral way.

Successful Young Leaders will be invited to form the inaugural membership of a new committee within Mind Medicine Australia for 2021 that activates the talent and enterprise of emerging talent to support the development of psychedelic medicines in Australia.

Additionally, several successful Young Leaders will be invited to present a short (5 minute) talk as part of the main conference program.

To be eligible for appointment as a Young Leader please select this option on the poster or scholarship application form and let us know why you would like to join Mind Medicine Australia as a Young Leader in 2021.

Key date for submission: No later than 31 July. We will be assessing young leaders on merit after July 31 2021.

Conditions of acceptance

To be considered as a Young Leader, you will need to have purchased a ticket for the Summit.

Apply Now

Who should attend

  • Academic / Professor / Dean
  • Anthropologist
  • Chief Agricultural Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Policy Advisor
  • Chief Research Officer
  • Chief Science Officer
  • Clinician / Therapist / Psychotherapist
  • Consumer
  • Doctor / General Practitioner / Specialist
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Director
  • General Counsel
  • General Manager
  • Government Affairs
  • Head of Corporate Development
  • Interested Citizen
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Consultant
  • Managing Director
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Nurse
  • Partner
  • Patient
  • Pharmacist
  • Politician
  • Principal
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Public Health Professional
  • Public Servant
  • Regulator
  • Scientist
  • Start-up
  • Founder
  • Philanthropist
Head of:
  • Agriculture
  • Clinical Trials
  • Commercialisation
  • Development
  • Finance
  • General Practice
  • Investment
  • Law
  • Management Consulting
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmacy
  • Policy
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research
  • Science
  • Strategy
  • Agribusiness and Manufacturing
  • Agricultural Science
  • Allied Health
  • Arts and Culture
  • Biotech
  • Charities
  • Clinical Trials
  • Consumers
  • Finance
  • General Practice
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Hedge Funds
  • Hospital Systems
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investors and Business Leaders
  • Law, Human Rights and Ethics
  • Legal
  • Management Consulting
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Organisations
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Nursing
  • Other interested stakeholders
  • Pharma
  • Philanthropy
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Psychedelic Medicine Organisations
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Public Health
  • Publicly Listed Companies
  • Research and Academia
  • Science
  • Venture Capital

Demographics by location

Summit demographics by location
  • 40% Victoria
  • 30% Interstate
  • 30% International


Summit venue

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins ★★★★★

25 Collins Street, 3000, Melbourne

Sofitel Classic King RoomAt the Paris-end of Collins Street, this 5 star hotel is close to shopping outlets, art, business, and signature destinations including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Tennis Centre, Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Princess & Regent Theatres. The hotel’s luxurious rooms and suites begin from level 36 offering floor-to-ceiling views that stretch across the city skyline, bay and beyond. Each room is complemented by modern furnishings, high speed wireless or cable internet, an executive desk and integrated ‘touch’ technology for ambient lighting modes and digital surround sound.

For reservations please email or call 03 9653 0000 with the following information:

  • Group Code: MM161121R
  • Room: King or Twin – Classic Room Type
  • Special Guest Rate: $330.00 room only / $355.00 including buffet breakfast for 1 / $380.00 including buffet breakfast for 2

Please note, accommodation room type and rates are subject to availability at time of booking. Credit Card details are required to guarantee the booking. Download the Credit Card Authorisation Form here (PDF, 99KB).

The Reservation Department is open Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 6pm.


Pullman Melbourne On the Park ★★★★★

192 Wellington Parade, 3002, Melbourne

Pullman Melbourne On the ParkDiscounted rate for our Superior rooms at a rate of $219.00 per room, per night, room only available from 17-20 November 2021.

All rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking. Should the room type quoted be unavailable, the group rate will be available for the next room category at the Hotel's standard upgrade prices.

Delegates will be able to contact the reservations team with a special group code: 153451 to book their rooms. Reservations can be contacted on

This rate carries a 24 hour cancellation policy, and a credit card will be required at the time of booking to secure the reservation.

Please note - The rates and room types quoted are based on current availability and are subject to change without notice.

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Exhibition Partners




Become a Partner

Become a Partner

Illustration about the benefits of parnering

The Mind Medicine International Summit will provide your organisation with a unique opportunity to be profiled as a leading innovator through partnering with this world class event. Your organisation will receive a host of benefits to enable engagement, conversation, and education for your leaders, emerging talent and stakeholders.

The program will give a limited number of organisations a range of benefits, including an opportunity to leverage the promotional campaign in the lead up to the Mind Medicine Australia 2021 International Summit, offer preferential and complimentary tickets, access to key speakers, and special Summit activities.

Benefits will include:

  • Identification as a Partner for the Mind Medicine Australia 2021 International Summit. This is a prestigious, high level national and international event for leaders and other decision makers.
  • Profiling in the program (at various levels) and the communications and website of Mind Medicine Australia.
  • The opportunity to educate and engage your staff, leaders and emerging talent individually or through sending teams via rewards/scholarships. Build new capabilities, enhance innovative thinking, and prepare for a new paradigm in mental health treatment.
  • Engagement of key stakeholders by offering VIP guest passes to the Mind Medicine Australia 2021 Summit.
  • Profile your organisation within email, social media, and press communications in the lead up to and during the Mind Medicine Australia 2021 Summit.
  • Access to papers and articles by our global presenters for your newsletters, magazines and journals, ongoing education, social media and web e-news.
  • Access to key Australian-based leaders who will be available for presentations, luncheons, seminars, workshops and events leading up to the event.
  • Opportunities to engage international speakers for presentations at luncheons, dinners, seminars, workshops and events around the Mind Medicine Australia 2021 event period.
  • Opportunities for your organisation to present interactive conversation circles (‘Hot Spots’)_on topics to suit key themes, providing a great discussion forum.
  • We are open to your creative thoughts to further leverage this event for a range of mutual benefits.

Partnership Proposal (4.8MB)
Last updated: August 19, 2020

For enquiries and to confirm a partnership, please contact us ASAP

Summit Program Overview

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Program Overview (187 KB) Last updated: Feb 11, 2021

Introductory Workshop Overview

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