SXSW 2024 PanelPicker is Open! Vote for ’The Bar's New Top Shelf: Elevation Over Inebriation’ Panel

Aug 9, 2023

SXSW PanelPicker is open for voting and we need your help to make it to SXSW 2024! Vicente founding partner Joshua Kappel, along with other esteemed professionals, proposed a highly engaging panel for the event taking place in Austin, Texas in 2024. Vote here! 

The Bar's New Top Shelf: Elevation Over Inebriation 

From California Sober to Sober Curious, public demand is rising for alcohol substitutes that provide an experience. What’s the legal status of Kanna, Kava, Psilocybin, Kratom, Coca, Damiana, Mescaline, Cannabis, Ketamine, GHB and other compounds? Are they safe? What are the regulatory roadblocks that make it difficult to bring about functional alcohol substitutes? For centuries, humans have safely used natural substances to unwind and socialize, but societal norms and outdated laws make competing with alcohol a challenge. What will it take to create a post-alcohol world? 

  1. Learn about alternative social intoxicants 
  2. Understand the regulatory and other roadblocks to creating functional alcohol substitutes 
  3. Hear what can be done to help create a post-alcohol world 

Proposed Panelists 

  • Joshua Kappel, J.D., Founding Partner, Vicente LLP 
  • Dr. Jacqueline Jacques, Owner/Founder, Self-employed 
  • Dr. Lisa Offringa, Principle Research Specialist, Jaguar Pharmaceuticals - Entheogen Therapeutics Initiative 
  • Colter Merrick, Founder & CEO, Elixart / Elixart Beverage Corp / Supramood 

Voting is open through August 20, so don’t delay—create an account and vote! 

Click here to vote for another great proposed panel, "Man vs. Nature: The Commercialization of Psilocybin Medicine."

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