Psychedelic Science 2013 FAQ

How Do I Get My Tickets?
You can register at, or call 831-429-6362. No paper tickets will be issued. Please bring a copy of your email invoice to the event to ensure smooth processing at registration. Photo ID will be required if no invoice is present. Cash or checks must be received in our office by April 5, 2013 to secure a registration. In cases when payment is not received before the event, we reserve the right to refuse admission to the event. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card.

On-site registrations will be accepted if space is available. Our last Psychedelic Science conference sold out a few days before the conference, so please buy ahead of time!

What Are the Deadlines for Registration Rates?
Early Bird Registration rates are in effect until 11:59 pm (PST) December 21, 2012.
Regular Registration rates are in effect 12:00 am (PST) on December 22, 2012 until 11:59 pm on April 22, 2013.

Are There Discounts?
Discounts are assigned by the conference office. For student and veteran/active duty military discounts email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For vendor prices email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For speaker discounts email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Can I Get a Free Ticket If I Volunteer?
No, but a limited number of $125 tickets have been awarded through our Worktrade Program, in exchange for 12 hours of volunteer work during the conference. The program is unfortunately full, and we have a lengthy waiting list, so we are no longer accepting applications. To ensure that you receive notifications of future events, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

Where Can I Stay?
Overnight accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However, special discounted rates have been arranged at the host hotel, the Oakland Marriott City Center. It is necessary to contact the hotel directly to receive the discount. You can call the hotel at +1 (888) 236-2427 and reference “Psychedelic Science 2013.” It is advisable to book early to secure these rates, as availability is not guaranteed.

Where Do I Eat?
Continental breakfast is provided 8 to 9 a.m. each day. You are on your own for the mid-morning, lunch and mid-afternoon breaks. There are dozens of small, friendly restaurants near the hotel. Information on their location will be available in your conference packet.

How Do I Get There?
Travel is not included in the conference fee. Oakland Airport is the closest airport. A BART station is located on 12th Street, two blocks across the street from the hotel. The conference organizers are not liable for any non-attendance resulting from delayed or suspended transportation or weather-related travel conditions.

What Is the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations received in writing by March 30, 2013 will be refunded in full. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or by mail addressed to MAPS, 1215 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Should you need to cancel your registration after April 1, 2013, a substitution (giving your ticket to someone else) will be accepted. No refunds will be made after April 1st.

Can Someone Else Attend in My Place?
Substitutions are acceptable at any time. Please send a signed letter to MAPS at 1215 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. The letter must clearly state your name and who will be your substitution. Email and fax are acceptable as long as the document has been signed and scanned. Emails may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), faxes may be sent to +1 (831) 429-6370.

Does MAPS Share Personal Information?
Absolutely not! We keep confidential all personal information entered during registration. When we do collect personally identifiable information, it is always voluntarily submitted by you (e.g., when you fill out registration pages or send us feedback). The information collected is used to send our registrants email reminders and other information about MAPS that we think will be of interest. If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from our email list, you can unsubscribe by selecting the opt-out message at the bottom of our email messages or contacting us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

What Happens if the Venue Changes or the Conference is Canceled?
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organizers to alter the venue, content, or the timing of the program. We will try to keep you informed of such changes, but any reasonable change to the conference format will not constitute a reason to refund the conference fee. In the event that the conference is canceled by the organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the organizers shall be limited to that refund and the organizers shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, whatsoever caused, incurred or arising.

What Happens if I Have an Accident or Lose Something?
While every effort has been made to ensure the safety of all attendees, the organizers cannot be held responsible and/or liable for any personal accident, loss, or damage to private property of those attending the conference. For lost items, please check with the Marriott Hotel staff.

Photo and Video
MAPS events are very media intensive. By entering the event premises and by participation in this event, you are consenting to the use of your photograph, likeness, or video or audio recording in whole or in part without restriction or limitation for any educational, promotional, or any MAPS and MAPS affiliates purpose for distribution online and in printed publications or publication in other media. You release MAPS, their officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. We are happy to remove your image from any web or social media site over which we have control upon your request.