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Thursday, August 16


Mushrooms in the Tree of Life
Ever since Darwin showed that all organisms are linked by descent in a Great Tree of Life, taxonomists have sought to reconstruct the tree and translate it into taxonomy. In this discussion, Dr. Hibbett will present a brief history of “tree-thinking” in mycology and the challenges it poses for taxonomy.

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David Hibbett

David Hibbett is a biology professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his PhD from Duke University and did postdoctoral research at the Tottori Mycological Institute in Japan, and at Harvard University. David has broad interests in evolutionary biology... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
Friday, August 17


Mushrooms, Mycelium & The Mycology of Consciousness: An Immersion Lecture
Paul goes deep into the nature of life and the role of mycelial networks as they have helped steer ecosystems over millennia. This talk will cover the implications of mushroom mycelial networks as they impact the immune systems of animals and plants. Brace for impact! This is an immersion lecture that delves deep and the revelations may forever enrich your life with a deeper understanding of the mycelial underground. 

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Paul Stamets

 ……………Now is the time for the Paradigm Shift…………  “W​e are now fully engaged in the 6th Major Extinction (“6 X”) on planet Earth. Our biosphere is quickly changing, eroding the life support systems that have allowed humans to ascend. Unless we put into... Read More →

Friday August 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Telluride Conference Center Mountain Village, CO. 81435
Saturday, August 18


Mycologists Without Borders: Modern Missionaries of a Shifting Paradigm
When the sharing of mycological information becomes accessible and widespread amongst civilizations there will be a shift in the paradigms of medicine, agriculture, and planetary healing. With every new generation of mycologists building on the backs of their elders we will see this vision materialize. We must not accept the patterns of destruction and be ready to battle the forces that prevent the harmony and unity of life that sustains our coexistence with Earth. Join the movement, become a leader and make real change happen. The world cannot wait and needs your help. Evolution does not take a million years, it will happen tonight…

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Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →

Saturday August 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435