VIRIDIS Seed Funding Campaign

VIRID.IS is a collaborative exercise committed to the international legalization of spiritual and therapeutic tools.

At the moment we are launching a small-scale crowdfunding campaign to get VIRID.IS off the ground.

We are eager to introduce VIRID.IS to the international ayahuasca community and we feel that the upcoming World Ayahuascsa Conference (AYA2014, Spain, September 25-27) is an excellent opportunity to make this happen. To this end, we have applied for--and been granted--a presentation spot in the Legal Track of the conference.

VIRID.IS's objectives at AYA2014 are three-fold:

-First, we hope to introduce the mission and structure of our non-profit to the community at large.
-Second, we plan to network with potential collaborators and connect with community representatives who are working towards their right to practice with ayahuasca.
-Third, we will seek out feedback for our presentation and embrace AYA2014 as a serious opportunity to workshop the structure of VIRID.IS at this early phase of development.

In order to get VIRID.IS to AYA2014, we need to raise funds to cover basic travel expenses. We have put together the following budget:

3x roundtrip plane tickets: $2700.00
3x roundtrip ferry tickets to Ibiza: $600.00
3x conference registration fee: $617.00
Lodging for 3: $500.00 estimated
Food and misc. expenses for 3: $450.00
Total: $4867.00

Upon returning from AYA2014, we will update all donors (and others who are interested) via our website and email. We will also eagerly craft a personal thank you letter to each donor to open a line of communication for additional workshopping.

In the months to come, we will debut a large-scale crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to support groups currently working to legalize their practices with ayahuasca in Canada. In addition, we will launch an international web-based survey to collect important and largely unknown information on the distribution of ayahuasca practices around the world.

With your support, VIRID.IS will help communities working with ayahuasca grow and thrive.

For more information on who we are, our values, and our mission, please visit VIRID.IS

Who we are:

Funds for travel will cover conference participation for Eli Sheiner, MSc. candidate, McGill University; Timothy Nest, MSc. candidate, McGill University, and Danji Moore, BSc. McGill University -- VIRID.IS' founding team.


Eli Oda Sheiner 
Montréal, QC

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