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Wednesday, August 17
 

9:00am MDT

Workshop: DNA Sequencing w/ Alan Rockefeller
Alan Rockefeller has been the leader of a revolution. Organismal DNA sequence analysis was once a tool used only in cutting edge academic and industrial labs but nowadays "citizen scientists" are becoming a part of the Molecular Age. For many years Rockefeller has been teaching courses in his underground lab in the Bay Area. This year, Alan Rockefeller brings his Counter Culture lab course to Telluride. This course in DNA sequence analysis will be a pretty intensive, immersive, and hands-on experience in how DNA sequence analysis is performed on organisms (using fungi, of course) with everything you need to know, start to finish, as well as explanations of materials and equipment involved. What it does and where you can source equipment and consumables.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Rockefeller

Alan Rockefeller

Alan Rockefeller is a citizen mycologist based in Oakland, California. The son of two science teachers, Rockefeller started studying mushrooms in 2001 and has since traveled around the world to find and classify them. Since 2007, he has made annual visits to Mexico and has photographed... Read More →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 9:00am - 1:30pm MDT
Ah Haa Arts 155 west pacific ave Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Workshop: Cultivating Kingdom Fungi w/ Tradd Cotter
Come and learn about many techniques and tips from an elite expert, just before the Telluride Mushroom Festival begins! Start your dream journey here and become skilled at multiple cultivation strategies that include several hands-on demos with materials and growing starters that you can take with you. Perfect for beginner to intermediate growers, the class begins by covering the basics of mushroom ecology and life cycles of many edible and medicinal mushrooms.

The workshop will also cover low-tech cultivation and recycling wastes into edible mushrooms, cordyceps cultivation, introduction to mycoremediation, mycopesticides, building with mycelium, basic spawn generation and laboratory techniques. If you are looking for a huge boost into the fungal Kingdom, this I the class for you to energize your mushroom spirit!

One of the best classes nationwide for its value, taught personally by author and expert lecturer Tradd Cotter, you will leave with a broad depth of knowledge to expand your foundation and understanding of mushroom cultivation and fungal ecology! This one will sell out and space is limited.

Times/Topic

8:30 AM Checking In
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:30 AM Four Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms at Home
10:30 AM Quick Overview of DNA sequencing at Home
10:45 AM Small Scale Commercial Production of Mushrooms
11:45 AM Introduction to Spawn Generation and Tissue Culture
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Mycomaterials: Building with Mushroom Mycelium
2:30 PM Introduction to Mycoremediation and Mycopesticides
3:30 PM 15 minute break
3:45 PM Overview


Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Workshop: Soil Centered Myco Remediation w/ Lauren Czaplicki
Soil-centered Mycoremediation Workshop

In this short-course, folks explore the mycoremediation capacity of the entire kingdom of fungi, how the wood rotting fungi and beyond use their abilities to degrade tough pollutants, and how to tailor an approach to a pollution problem! Participants will "think like a fun-gi or fun-gal" and discover intuitively how fungi mycoremediate different toxins.

1. History of Mycoremediation: The "Unrottable" Utility Poles Rotted
This discussion centers on how fungi revealed their mycoremediation potential when the supposedly unrottable wooden poles rotted. These utility poles, along with railroad ties and wood used for shipbuilding, were preserved with creosote. Creosote happens to be a mixture of more than 35 different toxins. Unbeknownst to the people preserving the wood products, these toxins are too similar in chemical structure to wood to thwart the wood rotting fungi. [visual aid: utility pole fungi of the south, p86 https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf1985/zabel85a.pdf ]

2. Mushrooms: Delicious and Useful
This discussion aims to connect the familiar fungi of medicinal and culinary interest to the white rotters and brown rotters of mycoremediation fame. Many of the fungi that produce edible mushrooms are categorized by mycologists as white rot or brown rot fungi. These entirely overlap with the group first discovered to break down the toxins attempting to preserve the utility poles! [activity: favorite fungi and their dual potential]

3. What Can't White Rotters Do?
This discussion explores the body of research from the 1980s that showed the breadth of chemicals that white rotters can degrade. Since they were discovered to degrade creosote, a mixture of super toxic chemicals, folks were curious about what else they could break down. They found that they could degrade preservatives, explosives, dry cleaning chemicals, PCBs, and even sequester heavy and radioactive metals!

4. Can Other Fungi Degrade Pollutants Too?
This discussion explores how fungi from all major fungal groups have been found to degrade pollutants. Though less studied than their white-rotter cousins, these fungi have such great potential. We'll take a theoretical foray through the mycoremediation capacity of Chytrids, Ascomycetes, and the more cryptic yet charismatic basal lineages. [visual aid: figure based on information presented in Figure 2, https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro2519]

5. How Can We Coax Fungi to Break Down Toxins for Us?
This discussion explores how we can leverage what we know about fungal ecology to "think like a fun-gi/fun-gal" and feed them what they need to break down pollutants. Here we explore a case study or two where mycoremediation has been used.

6. Aside from Cleaning Up Pollutants, Can Fungi Fight Climate Change?
Fungi are also useful in restoring fire prone forests and can potentially reduce the number of catastrophic wildfires and the mudslides that result from them! This discussion explores cutting edge research into mycoremediation in the context of Colorado's wildfires and wildfires in the West.

(Schedule is subject to change.)

9:00 AM Checking In
9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Lauren Czaplicki
9:45 AM History of Mycoremediation: The Tale of How the "Unrottable" Utility Poles Rotted and Started Everything
10:25 AM Group Activity- Thinking like Brown and White Rotters
10:45 AM Mushrooms: The Delicious and The Useful10:25 AM Group Activity- The Dual Potential of Favorite Mushrooms
11:45 AM What Can't White Rotters Do?
11:25 AM Group Activity- On Site Challenges
12:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Mycoremediation Beyond the White Rot Fungi
1:25 PM Group Activity- Connecting Lifestyles to Degradation Potential
2:45 PM How Can We Coax Fungi to Break Down Toxins for Us?
3:25 PM Group Activity- Fungal Nutrition
3:45 PM 15 min break
4:00 PM Aside from Cleaning Up Pollutants, Can Fungi Fight Climate Change?
4:30 PM Group Activity- Fungal functions and wildfire restoration
4:45 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Social Industrial-to-Artistic Community Contributions: A Walking Tour Through Telluride's Historic Brownfields and Future Restoration





Speakers
avatar for Lauren Czaplicki

Lauren Czaplicki

Science by Design, Boulder CO
Dr. Lauren Czaplicki is an environmental engineer, mycologist, science communicator, and entrepreneur based out of Longmont, CO. She is passionate about finding new ways to use fungi to mitigate our impact on the environment. She takes a DNA-based approach to identifying fungal communities... Read More →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Early Bird Pre-Festival Foray
SOLD OUT

Get ready to have your best day ever! A very special personal foray with Festival Chef, Chad Hyatt, Mike Essam, Past-President of the Pikes Peak Mycological Society (CO), and John Michelotti of the Mid-Hudson (NY) Mycological Association and Festival Director, Britt Bunyard.

This very special event is limited to a small number of attendees, and is not part of regular the Festival Pass.

Please note: SEPARATE PURCHASE REQUIRED.

MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT AT MUSHROOM TENT FOR CARPOOL AND CARAVAN STAGING and please remember to bring water, your lunch, and a backpack with layers for changing mountain weather conditions. There will be a lot of mushrooms to pick and you're going to be out there for a while...may even get to taste some!

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef. He spent more than a decade cooking in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area, where he now works as a freelance chef focused on private events. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along... Read More →
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

12:00pm MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Located at Elks Park under the Main Tent, next to Mushroom ID.

Wednesday August 17, 2022 12:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Wristband, Pass & Ticket Sales and Pick-up.

Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park under the Main Tent next to Mushroom ID.

Wednesday August 17, 2022 12:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Workshop: Microscopy w/ Amy Honan
Microscopy is an essential tool for the identification of microbes including fungi. Over the past few decades, the prices of very good quality compound microscopes can come way down, making it affordable for more and more "citizen scientists" to make use of this tool...but it does require some expertise. Dr. Amy Honan and her crew of experts (with decades of expertise) will instruct this completely hands-on course in basic microscopy. Bring your own mushrooms to examine...and even if you don't, there will be fresh specimens on hand for everyone to use.  

Hosted at the Curiosity Shop

Speakers
avatar for Amy Honan

Amy Honan

Amy Honan first moved to Telluride in 1992 when on her first trip through Colorado, she realized Southwest Colorado was home. After living in Telluride for several years, she moved to Crested Butte, CO to complete her undergraduate degree. During this time Amy developed a deep passion... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Denver Botanic Gardens
Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wood

Michael Wood

MykoWeb
Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb... Read More →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Ah Haa Arts 155 west pacific ave Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm MDT

Movie: "Know Your Mushrooms"
The Classic FREE movie showing is back! Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!






Wednesday August 17, 2022 3:00pm - 5:15pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

4:30pm MDT

Special Event: Hongos en la Mesa (Mushroom Dinner & Wine Pairing)
Wild Mushroom dinner and wine pairing!! A hands-on inclusion of wine pairing and mushroom prepared culinary experience involving master chefs, prized wild mushrooms, and stunning views from the mesa where Telluride Mushroom Festival's own John SirJesse lives! We will be featuring many types of choice edible fungi in our mushroom themed tapas and providing Myco-centric libations and conversation, followed by a three course meal prepared by chefs Graham, Eugenia, and John Sir, at a private residence in the beautiful Telluride mountains.

Sponsored by Sutcliffe Vineyards!


Speakers
avatar for Graham Steinruck

Graham Steinruck

Graham Steinruck is a Colorado native chef and mycologist. He has had the opportunity to work closely with some of Colorado’s top chefs in their restaurants and hosts private dinners featuring wild ingredients in unique preparations. Much of his inspiration for food comes from the... Read More →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 4:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
John Sir Jesse's Casa de la Mesa

6:30pm MDT

Live Music! Myco Beer Launch Party - Performing: Porch Couch
Want to taste the Festival MycoBeer before anyone else? Join Tradd Cotter and other speakers as we toast to another exciting year of the Telluride Mushroom Festival with the live music (Porch Couch) and MUSHROOM BEERS!

Show Bar opens for myco beers and mingling at 6:00pm
Porch Couch will start at 7:30pm at the Sheridan Opera House Theatre
This event is ALWAYS a blast and launch off the Festival with all your mycophilic friends.

This Event is Free and open to the public and all TMF attendees!


Porch Couch!
Subtle and swift like the wind's lift of the leaves. Porch Couch is a musical trio from Telluride, CO consisting of Tyler Simmons (guitar/vocals), Danny D’Alessandro (banjo/vocals), and Mike Enriquez (upright bass/vocals). A unique blend of bluegrass, psych, swing, and jazz enable a feeling of neo-nostalgia tempered for a modern crowd.


Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 6:30pm - 10:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Thursday, August 18
 

9:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Foray Half Day
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Brian Bizarre and the entire Pikes Peak Mycological Society, Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and many more

IMPORTANT:
***Sign-ups for forays will be made available THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled foray date and are located at the Hospitality Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose foray length that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
CARAVAN MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT (WALKING TOURS MEET HOSPITALITY)


Thursday August 18, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Forays
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Brian Bizarre and the entire Pikes Peak Mycological Society, Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and many more

IMPORTANT:
***Sign-ups for forays will be made available THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled foray date and are located at the Hospitality Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose foray length that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
CARAVAN MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT (WALKING TOURS MEET HOSPITALITY)

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Full Day Forays
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Brian Bizarre and the entire Pikes Peak Mycological Society, Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and many more
IMPORTANT:
***Sign-ups for forays will be made available THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled foray date and are located at the Hospitality Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose foray length that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
CARAVAN MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT (WALKING TOURS MEET HOSPITALITY)


Thursday August 18, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, FREE Festival Program Guide, Foray Sign-up & Festival Merchandise for purchase.

Located at Elks Park.

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park, Oak Street Park, and North Oak Street from 9am-6pm on Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

9:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Wristband, Pass & Ticket Sales and Pick-up.

Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park under the Main Tent next to Mushroom ID.

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:45am MDT

Welcome! Telluride Basics
While the Official Opening Ceremony is not until Thursday evening, the Festival Director does have some important information about the Festival and Telluride in general.  

First time to the Festival? First time collecting wild mushrooms? We have tips at this brief introduction. The layout of the Fest, parking, where the venues are located, where to meet for forays, where to recycle and compost your trash, and more will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →



Thursday August 18, 2022 9:45am - 10:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Workshop: Handmade Paper from Fungi!
Come meet Jessica and make paper with fungi! In this workshop, she will teach you which fungi can be used and all about the tools and techniques of paper making. All supplies will be provided. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley is a multimedia artist. She has exhibited her work internationally, and has been an artist-in-residence in numerous programs including Skaftfell Center of Visual Art in Iceland, Askeaton Contemporary Art in Ireland, the SPACES World Artist Program in Cleveland, and... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Workshop- Wild Mushroom Puppet Theater for Kids 7-12
Cost: $100.00 for the 2-Day course (Thu & Fri)
Ages: 7 – 12 Years
Space is limited, see link below for registration.
Learn to craft puppets and tell incredible stories with Wild Mountain Puppet Theater,
Telluride Mushroom Festival and Ah Haa School for the Arts in this two-day mushroom
puppet workshop for youth ages 7 – 12 years old. Under the leadership of Puppet
Master Ashley Boling, participants will imagine, craft, and create their very own
mushroom puppet show, which they will have the opportunity to showcase on Friday at
the end of class.
Link to Register (12 spots available)

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Boling

Ashley Boling

Ashley Boling, former Director of the Telluride Institute, has lived in Telluride for over 16 years and has been active on the stage, in the classroom and in the San Juan Mountains.Locally, he has worked with the Telluride Institute, the San Miguel River Watershed Project, Telluride... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Ah Haa Arts 155 west pacific ave Telluride, CO 81435

10:30am MDT

Lecture: Intro to the Mushrooms of the Rockies, and Our Annual "Most Wanted"
Welcome to the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Let's get to know some of the more common mushrooms of our region...and rarities to be on the lookout for. Andy Wilson always challenges us to find some species rarely seen and Festival attendees usually rise to the challenge. You will be doing valuable scientific work, as collections go to the famous Sam Mitchel Herbarium at the Denver Botanical Garden.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Denver Botanic Gardens
Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →



Thursday August 18, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Workshop: Outdoor Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips
One of the easiest ways to grow wood loving mushrooms is using the basic log and stump method that anyone can do! Come and get some practice with experienced growers to see and experience the entire process firsthand, taught by the Festival staff. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event! 

Speakers
avatar for Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture-based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, and school and community gardens through... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

11:45am MDT

Lecture: Mushroom Hunting for Delicious and Distinctive Colorado Edibles
Beginning mushroom hunters may wonder how to “hunt for the table” successfully in Colorado, or how to add a new species to their repertoire. I will discuss half a dozen of the most commonly hunted edible mushrooms in Colorado and how to distinguish them safely from potential “look-a-likes.”

Speakers
avatar for Ken Kassenbrock

Ken Kassenbrock

Colorado State University
Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

Demonstration: Cooking Mushrooms with Chad Hyatt: Part 1
Join Chad Hyatt renowned chef and writer, for a dazzling cooking demonstration that will leave your taste buds and your minds fully stimulated.

NOTE: The two cooking demonstrations offered will NOT be the same demonstration repeated. So, why not do both!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef. He spent more than a decade cooking in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area, where he now works as a freelance chef focused on private events. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Lecture: Phylogenetics and Mushrooms
We will look at the study of evolutionary relationships in the fungi (phylogenetics) and discuss the concept of clades of organisms. In the main part of the presentation we will view photos of various clades of fungi to show how closely related fungi can be morphologically distinct.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wood

Michael Wood

MykoWeb
Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Demonstration: Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation
Introductory workshop about Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation. Different methods and techniques will be shared and discussed as well as working with different spawn and substrates. Grow mushrooms at home for fun...and for profit! Participant’s will be able to ask questions and get hands dirty!



Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 →
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:15pm MDT

Lecture: Mushrooms Names and Images in The Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Mushroom Observer
Learn how modern machine learning and image classification can help identify fungi. We will explore how current systems work, what their limitations are, and what some of the future potentials are. We will demonstrate how you can leverage these systems and help improve them, and discuss how these systems can help improve our understanding of the diversity of fungi.



Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Mushroom Observer
Nathan grew up collecting mushrooms in Northern California and connected with the amateur mycology community at an early age. In 2006 he created the Mushroom Observer (mushroomobserver.org), an open source, volunteer led, community driven website for recording mushroom observations. The site now has over 1.4 million images of fungi from all over the world contributed by thousands of community members. After creating MO, Nathan joined the Marine Biological Laboratory... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm MDT

Book Signing: Katrina Blair, Tradd Cotter, and Britt Bunyard
Speakers
avatar for Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at... Read More →
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 →


Thursday August 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

6:00pm MDT

Offical Opening Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, basketweaver and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat, switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →



Thursday August 18, 2022 6:00pm - 6:45pm MDT
Palm Theatre

6:30pm MDT

Live Music! Marcus Rezak with Shred is Dead
Join us at the Transfer Warehouse for our featured Mushroom Festival Band : Marcus Rezak and a crew of amazing musicians for a night full of mushroom beer, funk, jazz and party.

Marcus Rezak carves out a distinguished style in the world of guitar with several cutting-edge groups such as Shred is Dead, Digital Tape Machine, Stratosphere All-Stars, Katharsis, Supernatural Beings in addition to frequent engagements as an artist-at-large.

Known as a master of jazz improvisation and a seasoned artist of the sit-in, Rezak is a frequent call among bands and musicians. Rezak’s 2018 debut as a bandleader saw him collaborating alongside Kris Myers and Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Arthur Barrow of Frank Zappa’s band, and legendary saxophonist Bill Evans. Since then he has toured across the US with eclectic lineups featuring the likes of Ike Willis, Kris Myers, Jay Lane, Scott Page, and more; led his band through two tours on the US Virgin Islands; spearheaded official Umphrey’s McGee afterparties, and continued to hone his chops in his home studio and licensing endeavors.

‘Truth in Sound’ is Rezak’s most recent work featuring members of Trey Anastasio Band, esteemed percussionist Kaylan Pathak, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 →


Thursday August 18, 2022 6:30pm - 9:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

7:00pm MDT

Keynote Lecture: Psilocybin-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Cocaine Use Disorder: Participants' Experiences in Their Own Words
High-dose psilocybin can elicit what have been described as mystical-type, peak, or self-transcendent experiences. Whatever the descriptor, these experiences can be vivid and rich, with narratives that frequently recount a narrative of healing. In his keynote presentation, Dr. Hendricks will, for the first time, share participants' experiences from his trial of psilocybin-facilitated psychotherapy for cocaine use disorder in their own words. The audience is encouraged to "turn off [their] minds, relax, and float downstream" as they are invited into the unique "beyond within."










Speakers
avatar for Peter Hendricks

Peter Hendricks

Keynote Presenter
Peter Hendricks is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the treatment of addiction. A native of Washington DC, he currently lives in Birmingham, AL, where he is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There he is conducting... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre

8:15pm MDT

Movie: TMF Film Premiere: "Gratitude Revealed"
The Telluride Mushroom Festival was the site of the world premiere of Schwartberg's world famous film Fantastic Fungi. We are so privileged and thrilled to host the showing of Louie's next greatest production: Gratitude Revealed. 

Running time: 82 minutes.

Speakers
avatar for Louis Schwartzberg

Louis Schwartzberg

MovingArt
Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning producer, director and cinematographer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. Schwartzberg is distinguished as an artist and a pioneer... Read More →



Thursday August 18, 2022 8:15pm - 9:45pm MDT
Palm Theatre
 
Friday, August 19
 

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Colorado Mushrooms for Beginners
Beginning mushroom hunters may wonder how to “hunt for the table” successfully in Colorado, or how to add a new species to their repertoire. I will discuss half a dozen of the most commonly hunted edible mushrooms in Colorado and how to distinguish them safely from potential “look-a-likes.”

Speakers
avatar for Ken Kassenbrock

Ken Kassenbrock

Colorado State University
Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Myco-Technologies and The Many Uses of Mycelium
Fungi have the solutions to many of the harmful processes humans have created. Not only can fungi break down pollutants, but they can replace technologies that are harming the planet with sustainable solutions that we can grow from our waste. We are growing a healthier world by pairing with ancient methods that mycelia demonstrates. Let’s explore what technologies are being created, why they are important, who is working on them, and the time frame before they are commonly accessible.

 

Speakers
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Forays Half Day
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Brian Bizarre and the entire Pikes Peak Mycological Society, Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and many more

IMPORTANT:
***Sign-ups for forays will be made available THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled foray date and are located at the Hospitality Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose foray length that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
CARAVAN MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT (WALKING TOURS MEET HOSPITALITY)

Friday August 19, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Forays Full Day
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Brian Bizarre and the entire Pikes Peak Mycological Society, Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and many more

IMPORTANT:
***Sign-ups for forays will be made available THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled foray date and are located at the Hospitality Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose foray length that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
CARAVAN MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT (WALKING TOURS MEET HOSPITALITY)

Friday August 19, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, FREE Festival Program Guide, Foray Sign-up & Festival Merchandise for purchase.

Located at Elks Park.

Friday August 19, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park, Oak Street Park, and North Oak Street from 9am-6pm on Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Friday August 19, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

9:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Pass & Ticket Sales: Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park.

Friday August 19, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Lecture: Medicinal Mushrooms for Beginners
Author of Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide (2021), Dr. Hobbs will
discuss the historical and modern uses of the most important fungal species
for medicine, and their place in modern integrative health care and
medicinal practices.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs

CHRISTOPHER HOBBS is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine.Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Workshop: Handmade Paper from Fungi!
Come meet Jessica and make paper with fungi! In this workshop, she will teach you which fungi can be used and all about the tools and techniques of paper making. All supplies will be provided. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley is a multimedia artist. She has exhibited her work internationally, and has been an artist-in-residence in numerous programs including Skaftfell Center of Visual Art in Iceland, Askeaton Contemporary Art in Ireland, the SPACES World Artist Program in Cleveland, and... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Telluride Library

10:00am MDT

Workshop- Wild Mushroom Puppet Theater for Kids 7-12
Cost: $100.00 for the 2-Day course (Thu & Fri)
Ages: 7 – 12 Years
Space is limited, see link below for registration.
Learn to craft puppets and tell incredible stories with Wild Mountain Puppet Theater,
Telluride Mushroom Festival and Ah Haa School for the Arts in this two-day mushroom
puppet workshop for youth ages 7 – 12 years old. Under the leadership of Puppet
Master Ashley Boling, participants will imagine, craft, and create their very own
mushroom puppet show, which they will have the opportunity to showcase on Friday at
the end of class.
Link to Register (12 spots available)

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Boling

Ashley Boling

Ashley Boling, former Director of the Telluride Institute, has lived in Telluride for over 16 years and has been active on the stage, in the classroom and in the San Juan Mountains.Locally, he has worked with the Telluride Institute, the San Miguel River Watershed Project, Telluride... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Ah Haa Arts 155 west pacific ave Telluride, CO 81435

10:15am MDT

Lecture: Bio-manufacturing with Mycelium: Better Living Through Fungi
My bio-manufacturing presentation started with being inspired by myco materials, with a focus on what key industry players were creating and why, like mycelium packaging from Ecovative, and a leather alternative from MycoWorks (my former employer). It then evolved into the greater, rapidly changing synthetic biology material space, covering even more and different applications of new, disruptive and well funded technologies, including dyes, masonry, fashion, food, and more.

Speakers
avatar for William Goss

William Goss

Decriminalize California
William graduated with a B.S. in Plant Genetics from UC Davis in 2013, with a Fungal Biology and Ecology minor. He entered into environmental education, as a naturalist educator and garden coordinator in Santa Cruz mountain outdoor schools for 3 years. William received his first big... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Lecture: Mushroom Identification, Knowledge, Lore...and More! (A Discussion with World Experts)
Four world authorities on wild mushrooms, from around the world, walk into a bar...

What happens next, is up to the audience.

Mycology has recently become one of the hottest and most exciting fields of study. What do YOU know about fungi? How are fungi studied? Much of what we thought we knew about fungi 50, 100, 200 years ago etc. was wrong. New and better tools for discovery have led to many amazing recent discoveries in mycology. Fungi are now the subject for research in food, industry, biomaterials, medicine manufacturing labs; fungi have long been studied because many, if not most, of our most economically important pests of agriculture are fungi. Our uses and even our perceptions of fungi have changed down through history. And to this day, other cultures around the globe have very different perceptions, uses, and beliefs about fungi. Many peoples prize wild mushrooms as food; other groups of people avoid fungi altogether. Some folklore about fungi has been borne out by science, while some beliefs can get you killed (e.g. using a silver spoon to test a mushroom's toxicity or the belief that indigenous people are "adapted" to the toxins of deadly mushrooms). This presentation will be more of a discussion with audience participation encouraged; mushroom and fungi basics will be discussed; interesting lore and ... who knows where the conversation will go!

Speakers
avatar for Giuliana Furci

Giuliana Furci

Fungi Foundation
Giuliana is founder and executive director of the Fungi Foundation US and Chile. She is a Harvard University Associate, Dame of the Order of the Star of Italy, Co-Chair of the IUCN Fungal Conservation Committee, and author of several titles including a series of field guides to Chilean... Read More →
avatar for Laura Guzman-Davalos

Laura Guzman-Davalos

Keynote Presenter
Laura Guzmán-Dávalos is a Mexican mycologist working since 1983 at University of Guadalajara in Jalisco State. Laura is a well-respected mycologist in Mexico and daughter of the world-renowned Gaston Guzman, THE world authority on the genus Psilocybe (and who described and named... Read More →
avatar for Richard Silber

Richard Silber

Rick Silber is the executive director and a co-founder of the Himalayan Climate & Science Institute. He is a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C., specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury law.  A former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Rick started... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wood

Michael Wood

MykoWeb
Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Workshop: Media Preparation for Cultivating Mushrooms on Straw and Other Agricultural Byproducts
Many mushrooms can be cultivated on straw and agricultural by-products (Pleurotus, Stropharia, Psilocybe, Calocybe, Volvariella and many more). Come learn from this hands-on demo how to prepare the media for spawning and different techniques and containers that are species dependent. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event! 

Speakers
avatar for Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture-based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, and school and community gardens through... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

11:30am MDT

Lecture: Applications of Native Fungi in Mycoremediation
This is a mycoremediation tale focusing on native fungi and pollutants. Journey with me through research on new ways to harness fungi to break down pollutants in urban and rural environments. First, we'll explore this approach in the context of factory-polluted sites and then we'll explore new research into using native fungi to mitigate the impacts of wildfire. We delve into the fungi on site, create strategies to play to the strengths of these fungi, and find exciting mycoremediators beyond the white rot fungi!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Czaplicki

Lauren Czaplicki

Science by Design, Boulder CO
Dr. Lauren Czaplicki is an environmental engineer, mycologist, science communicator, and entrepreneur based out of Longmont, CO. She is passionate about finding new ways to use fungi to mitigate our impact on the environment. She takes a DNA-based approach to identifying fungal communities... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

Demonstration: Cooking Mushrooms with Chad Hyatt: Part 2
Join Chad Hyatt renowned chef and writer, for a dazzling cooking demonstration that will leave your taste buds and your minds fully stimulated.

NOTE: The two cooking demonstration offered will NOT be the same demonstration repeated. So, why not do both!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef. He spent more than a decade cooking in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area, where he now works as a freelance chef focused on private events. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:30pm MDT

Book Signing: Christopher Hobbs
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs

CHRISTOPHER HOBBS is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine.Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 12:30pm - 1:00pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

12:45pm MDT

Lecture: A Love Affair with Porcini Mushrooms 20 Years in the Making
The porcini mushrooms (family Boletaceae) are some of the most charismatic and enigmatic groups of fleshy fungi. They are found worldwide where they are prominent components of nearly all ectomycorrhizal-dominated ecosystems. They are extraordinarily diverse and diversified rapidly, paralleling birds. Here I will present new data from my lab, including over 250 new genomes of diverse Boletaceae and over 100 genomes of Boletus edulis from across its range, providing new insight into the phylogeny, taxonomy, biogeography, and evolution of porcini mushrooms worldwide.




Speakers
avatar for Bryn Dentinger

Bryn Dentinger

Keynote Presenter
I am the Curator of Mycology at the Natural History Museum of Utah and an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. I was born, raised, and cut my mycological teeth in Duluth, MN. I received my BA with Honors in... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID Tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 

Speakers
avatar for Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gillman has been with the Telluride Mushroom Festival from the beginning. She has an MS in mycology from Virginia Tech, is retired from the USDA Forest Service where she worked on mycorrhizal fungi, and is a co-author of Wild Mushrooms of Telluride.


Friday August 19, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Lecture: How Did It Get Here? Exploring Fungal Dispersal Strategies
Fungi are found on all continents and in all habitats. How can mushrooms, with only microscopic spores, disperse and become established throughout the world? We will explore the myriad of dispersal mechanisms fungi use to move and become established into new habitats.



Speakers
avatar for Amy Honan

Amy Honan

Amy Honan first moved to Telluride in 1992 when on her first trip through Colorado, she realized Southwest Colorado was home. After living in Telluride for several years, she moved to Crested Butte, CO to complete her undergraduate degree. During this time Amy developed a deep passion... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Demonstration: Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation
Introductory workshop about Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation. Different methods and techniques will be shared and discussed as well as working with different spawn and substrates. Grow mushrooms at home for fun...and for profit! Participant’s will be able to ask questions and get hands dirty!






Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 →
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm MDT

Book Signing: Gena Bone and Chad Hyatt
Speakers
avatar for Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food and science writer. Her work as appeared many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The National Lampoon, Saveur, Gourmet, BBC Science, and The Wall Street Journal, where she is a frequent book reviewer.  She is a member... Read More →
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef. He spent more than a decade cooking in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area, where he now works as a freelance chef focused on private events. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

3:15pm MDT

Lecture: Amanita Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains Region
Amanitas arguably are the most recognized and fascinating of all mushrooms. Amanita species mostly are big and showy, and ubiquitous over most of the planet wherever terrestrial plants grow. These mushrooms have been the subject of lore, make the news headlines with regularity, and Amanitas have even changed the course of world history. Many Amanita species are highly prized as choice edibles and commercially available in markets around the world. Others are infamous for annually causing death to careless pickers—indeed 90% of mushroom-related fatalities are due to Amanita species. And some of the presenter’s favorite Amanitas are known only from the Rocky Mountains area. This talk is for general audiences with no prior knowledge about mycology or biology is necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

4:30pm MDT

Open Myc: Audition and Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, basketweaver and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat, switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 4:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

5:00pm MDT

Special Event: Wild Foods Tasting with Katrina Blair
SOLD OUT

Join forager and wild foods advocate, Katrina Blair, for a meal prepared from locally procured wild foods, as well as wholesome organic farmed items. Katrina will walk to the Telluride Mushroom Festival from Durango (a week-long hike) and collect much of the fare for the Wild Foods Dinner on her way.

You won’t believe how amazing Katrina is! She gave a TEDxTalk called "13 Global Plants for Survival," and is the founder of the Local Wild Food Café at Turtle Lake Refuge. The dinner is sure to consist of delicious and elegantly prepared roots, mushrooms, berries, leaves, seeds and needles from evergreen trees, dandelions, amaranth, lamb’s quarters, high alpine bistort, and plantain that you’ll have to try to believe. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Katrina and enjoy living food from wild lands. Tickets are limited, so purchase early for this unique event.

Please note this is a special event and tickets are SOLD OUT.

We will email attendees details on arrival instructions and the night itinerary closer to the festival dates!

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Ah Haa Arts 155 west pacific ave Telluride, CO 81435

6:00pm MDT

Lecture: The Life and Times of Ethnobiologist Richard Schultes
As a Harvard grad student in the late 1930’s, Richard Schultes travelled to Oaxaca where he carried out the first scientific documentation of indigenous utilization of entheogenic mushrooms in the New World. His groundbreaking field research there led directly to the more well-known efforts of people like Albert Hoffman and Tina and Gordon Wasson. And Schultes’ carried out his studies in Mexico shortly after concluding his investigations of peyote, meaning he helped bring both peyote and psilocybin to the attention of the world prior to his 27th birthday. Nor did he stop there – his next sojourn was more than a decade in the Amazon where he carried out seminal research on ayahuasca.

This lecture – by one of Schultes’ former students – details Schultes’ work on hallucinogens of the Americas and discusses how his emphasis on a “biocultural” methodology led directly to one of the creative and effective approaches to more respect for – and better protection of both cultural and biological diversity in tropical America.



Speakers
avatar for Mark Plotkin

Mark Plotkin

For much of the past four decades - from Oaxaca to the Amazon - ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin has been studying the medicinal fungi and plants used by indigenous healers. He serves as the President of the Amazon Conservation Team which has partnered with over 100 South American cultures... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre

7:15pm MDT

Keynote Lecture: Adventures with Psilocybin-Producing Mushrooms: New Insights on Their Evolution and Diversity
Psilocybin is the major alkaloid found in most psychoactive mushrooms and holds great promise as a therapy for a range of mental illnesses. New genomic data has provided insights into the evolution of the genetic machinery that produces this powerful medicine, including patterns of horizontal gene transfer and convergence. Our lab has generated new genomes from over 100 species of psilocybin-producing mushrooms, most from type specimens of the core psilocybin-producing genus Psilocybe. Together with new data on the chemical composition of Psilocybe and the stability of metabolites in preserved specimens, I will present an overview of Psilocybe diversity, phylogeny, biogeography, chemistry, and evolution of the genes responsible for psilocybin biosynthesis. Hold onto your butts, it’s going to be a wild trip!



Speakers
avatar for Bryn Dentinger

Bryn Dentinger

Keynote Presenter
I am the Curator of Mycology at the Natural History Museum of Utah and an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. I was born, raised, and cut my mycological teeth in Duluth, MN. I received my BA with Honors in... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2022 7:15pm - 8:30pm MDT
Palm Theatre

9:00pm MDT

The MycoLuscious MycoLicious MycoLogical Poetry Show with Art Goodtimes and Friends
The party can’t stop at the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Join Art Goodtimes and others for a Talking Gourds Poetry and Performance Closing party. The MycoBeer will also be available.

Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, basketweaver and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat, switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →



Friday August 19, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Saturday, August 20
 

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Phylogenetic Relationships of Psilocybe: What About Mexican Species?
Phylogenetic relationships of Psilocybe: What about Mexican species?
by Laura Guzmán-Dávalos, Virginia Ramírez-Cruz & Alma Rosa Villalobos Arámbula




Speakers
avatar for Laura Guzman-Davalos

Laura Guzman-Davalos

Keynote Presenter
Laura Guzmán-Dávalos is a Mexican mycologist working since 1983 at University of Guadalajara in Jalisco State. Laura is a well-respected mycologist in Mexico and daughter of the world-renowned Gaston Guzman, THE world authority on the genus Psilocybe (and who described and named... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Palm Theatre

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy and Integration in Group Settings
Many studies with psilocybin focus on a one-on-one session setting, but what about the concept and benefits of group sessions? Irene Dubin, lead psychotherapist and facilitator of the Blue Portal, compares and discusses how each strategy functions and benefits the participants, the importance of harm reduction in psychedelic treatments and integration principles of mystical experiences through the lens of Carl Jung psychoanalysis. Come and experience how peer-reviewed clinical research with PTSD, OCD, anxiety and depression can benefit participants in group settings and shape the future of psychedelic treatment strategies.



Speakers
avatar for Irene Dubin

Irene Dubin

Born and raised in Eastern Europe and Siberia, Irene completed BS/MS study in Pharmacology and received a Master’s in psychology with emphasis in addiction counseling. During Irene’s academic and professional study, she gravitated towards Somatic therapeutic modalities, Mindfulness... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Wild Foods Foray
Katrina Blair will dazzle you with the amazing foods that you can find right outside your door. Learn about these foods and then go on a foray with her after her lecture.

SIGN-UP Place: SPECIAL EVENT SOLD OUT (ONLINE ONLY)
MEETING PLACE: ELKS PARK AT 9AM ON SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Foray Half Day
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Brian Bizarre and the entire Pikes Peak Mycological Society, Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and many more

IMPORTANT:
***Sign-ups for forays will be made available THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled foray date and are located at the Hospitality Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose foray length that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
CARAVAN MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT (WALKING TOURS MEET HOSPITALITY)

Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Foray Full Day
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Brian Bizarre and the entire Pikes Peak Mycological Society, Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and many more

IMPORTANT:
***Sign-ups for forays will be made available THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled foray date and are located at the Hospitality Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose foray length that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
CARAVAN MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT (WALKING TOURS MEET HOSPITALITY)

Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, FREE Festival Program Guide, Foray Sign-up & Festival Merchandise for purchase.

Located at Elks Park.

Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park, Oak Street Park, and North Oak Street from 9am-6pm on Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

9:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Wristband, Pass & Ticket Sales and Pick-up.

Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park under the Main Tent next to Mushroom ID.

Saturday August 20, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Workshop: Mushroom Parade Costume Creations with Riitta Ikonen at the Ah Haa School
In this free crafting session, create your very own wearable fungus with usual and unusual art supplies with the internationally renowned wearable sculpture artist and two-time Telluride Mushroom Festival Costume Competition winner Riitta Ikonen.

Pop in and make a quick-fix fungal suit for the parade, meet your soulmates who also want to play the parts in the life cycle of dung-loving fungi, or bring your half-finished caps and we’ll help you fill them with sporulating spores. Bring along anything from fishing poles to bicycle helmets and turn them into all-immersive cordyceps bodystockings, head covering caps, trailing-mycelium, and full-body wearable microscopes.
After this fantastic fungi festivity, you will be ready to march Telluride Main Street in the Mushroom Parade or even win this year’s gold medal at the Telluride Mushroom festival’s costume competition.

Supplies and comfortable assembly location will be provided by Ah Haa Art School but space s limited.
Ah Haa School for the Arts

Speakers
avatar for Riitta Ikonen

Riitta Ikonen

Originally from the deep eastern Finnish forests, Riitta Ikonen’s work mediates interaction between people and their environment that materializes as performance, video, wearable sculptures and photographic portraiture. Her work threads memory, myth, imagination and an anthropomorphic... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Ah Haa Arts 155 west pacific ave Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Workshop: Mushroom ID and Vouchering, In The Modern Era
Scientists rely on enthusiastic and educated citizens to make the lion's share of collections that are analyzed for study. Regularly, "citizen scientists" discover rare or unknown and undescribed species. What would you do if you found a "new" species...and how would you know? How would you get that specimen into the hands of an expert studying that group of organisms? Come get hands-on experience and learn how mushroom specimens are collected, identified, photographed, and vouchered for future scientific study. Observations made by citizen scientists and posted on sites like Mushroom Observer and iNaturalist are proving invaluable to science in the modern era. This is a great way to learn how citizen science is done from well-known experts in the field: Andy Wilson (Curator of the Fungarium, Denver Botanic Garden), Nathan Wilson (Creator of Mushroom Observer), and Michael Wood (Creator of MykoWeb and co-author of the Mushrooms of California). Oh, and feel free to bring your own mushroom specimens for anaysis.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Honan

Amy Honan

Amy Honan first moved to Telluride in 1992 when on her first trip through Colorado, she realized Southwest Colorado was home. After living in Telluride for several years, she moved to Crested Butte, CO to complete her undergraduate degree. During this time Amy developed a deep passion... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Denver Botanic Gardens
Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Mushroom Observer
Nathan grew up collecting mushrooms in Northern California and connected with the amateur mycology community at an early age. In 2006 he created the Mushroom Observer (mushroomobserver.org), an open source, volunteer led, community driven website for recording mushroom observations. The site now has over 1.4 million images of fungi from all over the world contributed by thousands of community members. After creating MO, Nathan joined the Marine Biological Laboratory... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wood

Michael Wood

MykoWeb
Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

10:15am MDT

Lecture: Biocultural Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest
The destruction of the Amazon proceeds at an appalling pace yet the destruction of the indigenous cultures has received far less attention. Researchers have documented the complete disappearance of over 90 tribes in Brazil alone during the 20th century, and there is no reason to believe the situation has improved since then. What investigators HAVE documented, however, is that these indigenous peoples are the most effective stewards of these lands, and typically know both the ecology and the medicinal potential of the component species far better than scientists.

This lecture details how The Amazon Conservation Team has partnered with forest communities, and local scientists and other stakeholders to improve mapping and protection of over 90 million acres of ancestral forest, an effective methodology which combines ancient shamanic wisdom and 21st century technology.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Plotkin

Mark Plotkin

For much of the past four decades - from Oaxaca to the Amazon - ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin has been studying the medicinal fungi and plants used by indigenous healers. He serves as the President of the Amazon Conservation Team which has partnered with over 100 South American cultures... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Palm Theatre

10:15am MDT

Lecture: Psilocybin and other Classic Psychedelics in the Treatment of Mental Health Conditions: Past, Present, and Future
Psilocybin and other classic psychedelics show promise in the treatment of a range of mental health conditions and have garnered significant interest from the media and lay public. In this presentation, Dr. Hendricks will review the history of classic psychedelics, including a focus on the first wave of classic psychedelic research and why this wave came to an abrupt end. He will then review findings from the contemporary, second wave of classic psychedelic research, and finally, discuss the future of classic psychedelics as approved medications, with a focus on avoiding hype cycles and disillusionment that have accompanied a range of medications in the past.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Hendricks

Peter Hendricks

Keynote Presenter
Peter Hendricks is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the treatment of addiction. A native of Washington DC, he currently lives in Birmingham, AL, where he is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There he is conducting... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:30am MDT

Lecture: A First Ever Mushroom Foray in the Himalayas (Would YOU Like to Be a Part of the Second?)
In June and July of 2022, International Mountain Trekking launched the first mycological exploration of the Khumbu (Everest) region of Nepal. The trek was led by Shiva Devkota, Ph.D, Nepal's foremost mycologist.  Along with Dr. Devkota, IMT was joined by Britt Bunyard, Thomas Roehl of Clark University and other mushroom citizen/scientists. The Khumbu is situated in the heart of the Himalayan Mountain arc which runs for over 2,414 kilometers through the center of the Eurasian continent. Our trek took us through localized microclimates which displayed an abundant fungal and floral diversity. Our team found approximately 150 species of rare, unusual and possibly new species of mushrooms. In this presentation, Richard Silber, Executive Director of IMT will talk about this exciting new aspect of trekking in the Himalayas and will introduce us to the challenges and fun of finding mushrooms in the throne room of the mountain gods.  

Speakers
avatar for Richard Silber

Richard Silber

Rick Silber is the executive director and a co-founder of the Himalayan Climate & Science Institute. He is a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C., specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury law.  A former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Rick started... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Palm Theatre

11:30am MDT

Lecture: Overview of the Legalization Movement
William will review the legal landscape and ballot initiatives happening this year primarily around psilocybin.

Speakers
avatar for William Goss

William Goss

Decriminalize California
William graduated with a B.S. in Plant Genetics from UC Davis in 2013, with a Fungal Biology and Ecology minor. He entered into environmental education, as a naturalist educator and garden coordinator in Santa Cruz mountain outdoor schools for 3 years. William received his first big... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:45pm MDT

Lecture: Fungal Conservation: From Nothing to a Global Trend
Since Chile incorporated fungi in environmental legislation in 2012, institutions, organizations and companies in over 20 countries have adopted language created to protect fungi on an equal footing as plants and animals. In this lecture, Giuliana Furci of the Fungi Foundation will show us the genesis of the movement, progress to date and challenges faced ahead in alliances built over time. 

Speakers
avatar for Giuliana Furci

Giuliana Furci

Fungi Foundation
Giuliana is founder and executive director of the Fungi Foundation US and Chile. She is a Harvard University Associate, Dame of the Order of the Star of Italy, Co-Chair of the IUCN Fungal Conservation Committee, and author of several titles including a series of field guides to Chilean... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
Palm Theatre

12:45pm MDT

Lecture: Mushroom Medicine: Latest News, Science, Product Controversies, and Therapeutic Uses
Author of Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide (2021), Dr. Hobbs will
discuss the historical and modern uses of the most important fungal species
for medicine, and their place in modern integrative health care and
medicinal practices.

Review the cellular signaling pathways activated by exposure to cell wall
constituents like beta-glucans, and the resulting immune changes that are
the well-studied mechanisms of action enhancing immune vigilance against
viruses and other pathogens, so important to today's world.

Mushrooms are a powerhouse of nutrition, and among the highest fiber foods,
and recent research on their health benefits as a source of prebiotics for
helping to increase microbial diversity in the human microbiome, and
associated health benefits will be reviewed.

Practical considerations for making mushroom powder concentrates for
addition to prepared foods like soups and smoothies will be detailed with
samples to try. How to collect or purchase fruiting bodies and make the best
extracts and preparations, as well as choose the best commercial products
including a discussion about recent controversies such as mycelium vs.
fruiting body, and testing for starch content in myclelium products.


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs

CHRISTOPHER HOBBS is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine.Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID Tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 

Speakers
avatar for Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gillman has been with the Telluride Mushroom Festival from the beginning. She has an MS in mycology from Virginia Tech, is retired from the USDA Forest Service where she worked on mycorrhizal fungi, and is a co-author of Wild Mushrooms of Telluride.


Saturday August 20, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Lecture: Discovery and Conservation of Psilocybe Species in Mexico
This presentation will include an overview of all of the Psilocybe species that occur in Mexico, including ecology, habitat, and conservation status.


Speakers
avatar for Alan Rockefeller

Alan Rockefeller

Alan Rockefeller is a citizen mycologist based in Oakland, California. The son of two science teachers, Rockefeller started studying mushrooms in 2001 and has since traveled around the world to find and classify them. Since 2007, he has made annual visits to Mexico and has photographed... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre

2:00pm MDT

Panel Discussion: Creating a Mushroom Community Cookbook
Ever want to know what it takes to put a cookbook together? How about a cookbook featuring mushroom recipes by over 50 mycophiles from all over the USA and Canada, with photography by Evan Sung, and essays by Eugenia Bone on mycophagy and mycology that feature experts like Drs. Tom Volk, Nik Money, and Britt Bunyard; Tradd Cotter, Elinoar Shavit, Chad Hyatt, and many others. We will talk about the delicious surprises, the unfortunate flops, the great tips, and the ultimate lessons about mushroom cookery that we learned during the year of making our Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook.
Coming out November 2021. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Fantastic-Fungi-The-Community-Cookbook/Eugenia-Bone/Fantastic-Fungi/9781647222956

The Festival panel discussions are always one of the most popular events. Lively discussion and a chance to talk directly to the experts.

Speakers
avatar for Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food and science writer. Her work as appeared many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The National Lampoon, Saveur, Gourmet, BBC Science, and The Wall Street Journal, where she is a frequent book reviewer.  She is a member... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 2:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Workshop: "Playground"- Sign-Making, Costume Design and Kid's Puppet Show
Create your very own counter-culture mushroom signs and wearable fungus at this playground equipped with all your usual and unusual art supplies. Armed with the internationally renowned wearable sculpture artist and two time Telluride Mushroom Festival Costume Competition winner Riitta Ikonen, you’ll be propelled to the mycelial hall of fame and this year’s gold medal at the costume competition could be yours!
Pop in and make a quick-fix fungal suit for the parade, meet your soulmates who also want to play the parts in the life cycle of dung-loving fungi, or bring your own half-finished caps and we’ll help you fill them with sporulating spores. You can also come create tenderly and perfect that slow growing crust all body crochet unitard for the money shot/ your new book’s author page pic.
Bring along anything from fishing poles to bicycle helmets and turn them into paradeable caps/stipes/hyphaes here -off-beat gear is hot currency at this playground. No booking necessary.

In addition, check out the kid's puppet show onsite, presented to the public after 2 workshop sessions (Thu & Fri at Ah Haa School) to create creative mushroom characters and stories.

Speakers
avatar for Riitta Ikonen

Riitta Ikonen

Originally from the deep eastern Finnish forests, Riitta Ikonen’s work mediates interaction between people and their environment that materializes as performance, video, wearable sculptures and photographic portraiture. Her work threads memory, myth, imagination and an anthropomorphic... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

4:00pm MDT

PARADE + DRUMMING + DANCING
Each year, hundreds of festival attendees parade down Colorado Avenue exclaiming “WE LOVE MUSHROOMS!”

Festival attendees don’t take the parade lightly, and many spend months planning their elaborate costumes.

The parade will start at 4pm and march all the way down Colorado Ave. to Town Park where then fungi fanatics will join in dancing and drumming until sunset. 


Saturday August 20, 2022 4:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Main Street to Town Park

7:30pm MDT

Parade Costume Winners & Awards
Our last evening of the Festival always kicks off with awards given out for best costumes in the Parade, and for service to the Fest. 

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, basketweaver and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat, switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 7:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre

8:00pm MDT

Keynote Lecture: Psilocybe: Medicinal But Illegal
Psilocybe: medicinal but illegal
Laura Guzmán-Dávalos, Mara Ximena Haro-Luna, Virginia Ramírez-Cruz & Loredana Tavano
Mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe have been, since prehistoric times, very important in the traditions of some indigenous cultures of central and southern Mexico. Based on this fact, and knowing that the psilocybin and psilocin, their active principles, are very similar to serotonin, a neurotransmitter, its medicinal properties have recently been extensively studied. Thus, it is now known that they can be used to treat various ailments or problems, such as certain types of headaches, depression, psychiatric disorders, addictions, or as help for terminal ill patients. However, psychedelic mushrooms are illegal in several countries, including Mexico, where their possession is sanctioned by the Federal Penal Code, based on the Health General Law, with fines and years in jail, except for the indigenous groups, which have used them as part of their traditions. Currently, there is a worldwide trend towards microdosing, that is to ingest a very small amount of the mushroom, usually one-twentieth or less of the dose that produces the hallucinatory effects. Mexico has not escaped to this trend. In this talk, I will present some results about who are the users of microdoses in Mexico and what motivations drive them to take microdoses. Also, I will talk about the political movements in Mexico to change psilocybin and the mushrooms that produce it to a different appendix of the Health General Law, which will allow them to be used for research and with medicinal purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Guzman-Davalos

Laura Guzman-Davalos

Keynote Presenter
Laura Guzmán-Dávalos is a Mexican mycologist working since 1983 at University of Guadalajara in Jalisco State. Laura is a well-respected mycologist in Mexico and daughter of the world-renowned Gaston Guzman, THE world authority on the genus Psilocybe (and who described and named... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre

8:00pm MDT

Live Music! Closing Night Party @SOH - Performing: Lavalanche
Close off the 2022 Festival with our last band of the event: Lavalanche. Come right from our last Keynote at the Palm or come early and get on the last cups of mushrooms beers. Band goes on at 8:30pm and will play a 2 hour set of sax, organ, electric vibes and 1960's funky rhythm. Don't miss this closing night!

Show Bar opens for myco beers and mingling at 7:30pm
Lavalanche will start at 8:30pm at the Sheridan Opera House Theatre
This event is ALWAYS a blast and launch off the Festival with all your mycophilic friends.

This Event is Free and open to the public and all TMF attendees!

Lavalanche:
A force of nature sliding down the mountainside, Lavalanche rocks a fiery but smooth 1960's rhythm and blues, based around the notable Hammond B3 organ sound. With Mike Enriquez on the Hammond B3 organ, John "Sully" Sullivan on the drum set, Danny Dalessandro on the saxophone, and Tyler Simmons on the electric guitar, this quartet provides inertia to the Lavalanche. Their funky sound erupts with retro danceability, and their use of contemporary tonal modulation shapes landscapes.


Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 20, 2022 8:00pm - 10:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Sunday, August 21
 

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Microdosing and Topical Medicinal Applications of Amanita muscaria ("Muhomor")
The mountains around Telluride are carpeted with Amanita muscaria near the Porcini-producing conifers. Raised in Siberia and moving to the United States in 1998, Irene pursued masters degrees in pharmacology and psychotherapy to expand her knowledge of natural therapies, which include mushrooms. In this rare talk, she discusses case studies of 3000 international participants who were using Amanita muscaria for anxiety and depression, substance abuse, skin conditions, allergies, hormonal dysfunctions and much more. This talk also covers suggested dosage, toxicology, and effects or reactions on the gastrointestinal tract. Different forms of administration such as dry powder, ointments, and tinctures are also discussed. 

Speakers
avatar for Irene Dubin

Irene Dubin

Born and raised in Eastern Europe and Siberia, Irene completed BS/MS study in Pharmacology and received a Master’s in psychology with emphasis in addiction counseling. During Irene’s academic and professional study, she gravitated towards Somatic therapeutic modalities, Mindfulness... Read More →


Sunday August 21, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, FREE Festival Program Guide, Foray Sign-up & Festival Merchandise for purchase.

Located at Elks Park.

Sunday August 21, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park, Oak Street Park, and North Oak Street from 9am-6pm on Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Sunday August 21, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

9:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Wristband, Pass & Ticket Sales and Pick-up.

Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park under the Main Tent next to Mushroom ID.

Sunday August 21, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:30am MDT

Lecture & Demo: Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms, Part I. Identification, Made Simple
Ok you've had several days of mushrooming with the Festival experts. You went to the introductory lectures on mushrooming. You went on all the forays. You spent a lot of time at the ID tent learning from experts. You even ate some of the strange wild mushrooms...and survived! Is your head spinning? It may be the altitude. Or it may be that you're suffering from Mycophilia! This presentation will be part slide show of major mushroom groups, mostly pretty pictures with information on how to know what's what. Plus this will be part demo with live specimens for you to handle, smell, and review with experts.

Note that this demo will be up close and personal with the mushrooms in the very cozy and casual setting of the brand new Sheridan Bar. Plan to bring a coffee or grab a cocktail or beer from the bar! Earn brownie points: buy a beer or cocktail for your lecturer!

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Ken Kassenbrock

Ken Kassenbrock

Colorado State University
Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi... Read More →



Sunday August 21, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

10:15am MDT

Lecture: Further Down the Rabbit Hole
Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

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 →


Sunday August 21, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:30am MDT

Lecture & Demo: Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms, Part II. Taxonomy and Evolution, Made Simple
Ok you've done all the general mycology events and you have learned a ton on how to ID many of our wild mushrooms. You even attended Part I of Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms. Now to put it all together and see why the species are named the way they are, grouped with others that may or may not look similar, and see how taxonomy has determined much about the evolution of the mushrooms from the region.

This demo will be up close and personal. Andrew Wilson is our Festival Mycologist from Colorado's Sam Mitchel Fungarium in Denver, and will be our main instructor. Our additional experts will construct a phylogenetic tree using many of the living specimens collected during the Festival and will point out features of each that allow us to know who is related to whom.

This presentation will be at the ID Tent.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Denver Botanic Gardens
Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Mushroom Observer
Nathan grew up collecting mushrooms in Northern California and connected with the amateur mycology community at an early age. In 2006 he created the Mushroom Observer (mushroomobserver.org), an open source, volunteer led, community driven website for recording mushroom observations. The site now has over 1.4 million images of fungi from all over the world contributed by thousands of community members. After creating MO, Nathan joined the Marine Biological Laboratory... Read More →
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Michael Wood

MykoWeb
Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb... Read More →


Sunday August 21, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

11:30am MDT

Closing Ceremonies
The closing ceremony is a time to reflect on the festival and say goodbye to one another.

There will be a few activities after the closing cermony, but we wanted to give some of our day travelers the ability to get on the road early. 

Speakers
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Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
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Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, basketweaver and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat, switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
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Matt Guertin

Festival Co-Operations Manager
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Ashley Coady Smith

Festival Co-Operations Manager
Ashley Smith, founder of Sage Advice Telluride, and former Program Director of the Telluride Academy, joins the Telluride Mushroom Festival management team as Festival Manager in 2019 to provide oversight and support to the many logistical objectives that come along with creating... Read More →
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Teal Stetson-Lee

Festival Co-Operations Manager


Sunday August 21, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:30pm MDT

Movie: TBD
Sunday August 21, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:45pm MDT

Movie "Know Your Mushrooms"
The Classic FREE movie showing is back! Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!






Sunday August 21, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
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