SXSW 2024

Psychedelic Leadership and Systems Change


As psychedelics gain wider acceptance, leaders in prominent positions are exploring altered states of consciousness. Can psychedelic experiences improve leadership by fostering qualities such as creativity and open-mindedness? Can they help us live in balance by encouraging prosocial behavior and empathy? Or are they likely to amplify narcissism and extractive behaviors? This panel will explore whether psychedelics can promote values-centered leadership to navigate a rapidly changing world, as well as the implications for disrupting conventional models and contributing to systemic change.

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  1. Mainstream acceptance of psychedelics raises questions about how how they might influence leadership paradigms and organizational approaches.
  2. Psychedelic experiences may help leaders tackle complex issues such as climate change, inequality, and social justice.
  3. Psychedelics may contribute to systems change by increasing leaders' psychological connectedness to self, others, and the wider world.



Isadora Tang, Vp Transformation Labs, Google

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Psychedelics
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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