Private Dinner with Dennis McKenna in honor of TED 2023

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Private Dinner with Dennis McKenna in honor of TED 2023

Join a crowd of dreamers, visionaries, artists, entrepreneurs and leaders in all industries at an intimate dinner featuring Dennis McKenna.

By Mia Cosco

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT


5570 Newton Wynd 5570 Newton Wynd Vancouver, BC V6T 1H5 Canada

Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Inspired by the boundary-dissolving nature of TED, welcome yourself to a psychedelic event that knows no bounds. In the aftermath of the stimulating seminars and a powerful network at your feet, hang your hat and coat at a delicious social.

This event is perfect for you if you are:

  • Looking for a conference afterparty--and you are a TED attendee
  • Looking to mingle with the crowd--and you are NOT a TED attendee
  • But above all, you are passionate about plant healing and medicine

This event is likely NOT going to be what you expect if you're looking for:

  • A place to relentlessly hand out your business card
  • A networking event
  • A place to have limited conversations and small talk


Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna has conducted research in ethnopharmacology for over 40 years. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, and was a key investigator on the Hoasca Project, the first biomedical investigation of ayahuasca. He is the younger brother of Terence McKenna. From 2000 to 2017, he taught courses on Ethnopharmacology and Plants in Human affairs as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.

Sample Menu:


- Stuffed mushrooms

- Fresh sourdough with preserves

- Beautifully arranged fruits and vegetables


- Seasonal salad with pine nuts and miso garlic dressing

- Marinated lion's mane "steak" with rosemary-whipped purple potatoes, glazed balsamic carrots and sweet potato creme


- Raw chocolate strawberry cheesecake with fresh coconut cream

Also present will be a sober herbal cocktail bar stocked with kava kava, sassafras, sarsaparilla, the list goes on.

Menu provided by:

Casey McFarlane of Heirloom Herbarium

Herbalist and mycologist, Casey creates products and serves organic teas. A Vancouver local, her mission is devoted to showcasing a plethora of plants with ethnobotanical importance. She is passionate about creating accessible organic herbal teas, tinctures, salves, oxymels, and hygiene products. She is currently studying for her Masters on Erythroxylum Novogranatense at Dominion Herbal College and formerly studied Chartered Herbalist at Dominion Herbal College. She also studied Permaculture Design.

Reserve your spot today.


MIA CARA COSCO, Creative Director of Psychedelic Salons

I'm Mia Cara Cosco! I am a Writer, Sound Healer and Space Holder. I became the Creative Director of the first-ever Psychedelic Salon in 2019, raising $10K and eventually launched a 6-figure business to fund psychedelic research and philosophy. My mission is to use my 5-10 years of psychedelic medicine advocacy to heal creative entrepreneurs by writing.

As the event will be situated in Vancouver, we acknowledge that we are situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

A documentary screening

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Special talk from Dennis McKenna

6:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Private BioGnosis Presentation

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


About the organizer

Organized by
Mia Cosco