Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Amy Bartlett

Amy Bartlett is a psychedelic researcher and community organizer currently working on her PhD at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research explores the role that psychedelic integration plays in individual and communal healing, and her passions include trauma-informed care, community building, diversity and inclusion in the psychedelic space, ethics and harm reduction, and building pathways for safe, accessible and well-supported experiences with psychedelic substances and non-ordinary states of consciousness.  She helps coordinate the Ottawa Psychedelic Education Network (OPEN), and is involved in a variety of psychedelic networks and research communities. She has a law degree as well as her masters of law, and before returning to school for her PhD, worked for almost 20 years in human rights and social justice organizations in Canada and around the world.