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PRESENTERS & SCHEDULE

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42nd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival Schedule
The 2022 Telluride Mushroom Festival Schedule is now live! Plan your weekend with events, presenters, times and locations. Find out when to see all of your favorites at the 2022 festival.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the Sched website where you can view our full schedule of events, the presenter information below contains bios only.

2022 Keynote Presenters

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Head of the Laboratory of Mycology, University of Guadalajara

Laura Guzmán Dávalos

A Mexican agaricologist who has worked with many groups of higher fungi, including tracing the phylogeographic origins of Psilocybe.

A Mexican agaricologist who has worked with many groups of higher fungi, including tracing the phylogeographic origins of Psilocybe. She is an authority on mushrooms of Mexico. Laura also is the daughter of the world-renowned Gastόn Guzmán, THE world authority on the genus Psilocybe (who described and named more than half of the species). Laura will be making her second visit to the Telluride Mushroom Festival this year.
Curator of Mycology & Associate Professor of Biology

Bryn Dentinger

Bryn is well known for work on many groups of higher fungi, including evolution and mimicry of plants that look like fungi (including orchids of the genus Dracula).

Curator of Mycology at the Natural History Museum of Utah and Associate Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Utah. Bryn is well known for work on many groups of higher fungi, including evolution and mimicry of plants that look like fungi (including orchids of the genus Dracula). Following his PhD at the University of Minnesota, Bryn has done research at the Royal Ontario Museum/University of Toronto, the University of Oregon, has served as a Senior Researcher in Mycology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK. He will at long last be making a stop in Telluride this summer.
Clinician at University Alabama-Birmingham, Psychedelics Treatment of Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Peter Hendricks

Hendricks is currently researching and publishing population studies suggesting psychedelics may be effective in preventing and treating substance use, criminal recidivism, and psychological distress, among other outcomes, as well as a number of systemic reviews and theoretical pieces.

Dr. Hendricks has been an active researcher in the psychedelic field since 2014, publishing population studies suggesting psychedelics may be effective in preventing and treating substance use, criminal recidivism, and psychological distress, among other outcomes, as well as a number of systemic reviews and theoretical pieces. He is currently Principal Investigator of a pilot trial of psilocybin-facilitated psychotherapy in the treatment cocaine dependence, psilocybin-facilitated psychotherapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia, and low doses or “microdoses” of psilocybin in the treatment of demoralization. Dr. Hendricks is also site PI of a NIDA-funded study of psilocybin for smoking cessation

Featured Presentations

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Producer of the International Sensation Film "Fantastic Fungi"

Louie Schwartzberg

Joining to premier a brand new film at the TMF 2022!

Louie Schwartzberg will be joining to premier a brand new film at the TMF 2022. He is the producer of the international sensation film Fantastic Fungi which features, in part, interviews and scenes from the Telluride Mushroom Festival, and which first premiered at the Telluride Mushroom Festival.
Microbiologist, Professional Mycologist & Organic Gardener

Tradd Cotter

Making another appearance as a long time TMF Favorite.

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. He will make another appearance as a long time TMF Favorite.
Founder & Executive Director of the Fungi Foundation (US and Chile)

Giuliana Furci

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 fungi.

Giuliana Furci 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 fungi. Honestly what doesn’t Giuli do? We are looking forward to hear from her all the new topics coming into the world of Funga. 

New and Highly Anticipated

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Acclaimed Medicinal Mushroom Author

Christopher Hobbs

Making a long-awaited return to the Festival this year with a brand new big book to present!

Acclaimed author of many books on medicinal mushrooms will be making a long-awaited return to the Festival this year with a brand new big book to present.
NGO Leader Working in Washington DC & Nepal

Richard Silber

Discussing a brand new project to document the mushrooms of Nepal and Mount Everest.

An NGO leader working in Washington DC and Nepal will discuss programs there, including a brand new project to document the mushrooms of Nepal and Mount Everest.

Special Appearance

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Acclaimed Mushroom Chef to the Stars

Dr. Lauren Czaplicki

Dr. Lauren Czaplicki is an environmental engineer, mycologist, science communicator, and entrepreneur based out of Longmont, 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 and designs mycoremediation strategies based on what the communities need to degrade pollutants. She also researches how native fungi can limit the impact of catastrophic wildfire in the West. She has written multiple research articles about her innovative mycoremediation approach harnessing native soil fungi to address legacy pollutants. The American Society of Civil Engineers featured one of her articles in their 60th Anniversary State-of-the-Art Reviews. Lauren is a past Duke Superfund trainee, Pratt School of Engineering Fellow, and Dean’s Graduate Fellow.
She created Science by Design, LLC, a company that brings together her two loves: mycoremediation and science communication. Science by Design moves innovative mycoremediation projects forward and helps technologists design engaging science communication strategies. Her overall goal is to make mycoremediation, and more broadly, science, more accessible so that everyone can participate and benefit from it! In her downtime, Lauren can be found playing with new recipes for mushrooms in her kitchen or keeping an eye out for fungi living the high life in the mountains.
Alan Rockefeller studies and teaches microscopy and fungal analysis at Counter Culture Labs

Alan Rockefeller

Alan is a mycologist who has undertaken extensive field and lab research on the mushrooms of California and Mexico. He has been collecting mushrooms for 17+ years and has focused on the taxonomy and photography of Mexican mushrooms for the past 11+ years.

Alan is a mycologist who has undertaken extensive field and lab research on the mushrooms of California and Mexico. He has been collecting mushrooms for 17+ years and has focused on the taxonomy and photography of Mexican mushrooms for the past 11+ years.
Owner of Tomten Farm: a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture based research, demonstration and education farm

Kris Holstrom

Spending nearly three decades educating the public and youth about sustainability issues.

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, school and community gardens through her business, Productive Properties. Kris has spent nearly three decades educating the public and youth about sustainability issues including renewable energy, food security, waste reduction and “out of the box” systems thinking to contribute to regional solutions to current challenges.

Mushroom Festival Chefs!

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Nationally recognized Food & Science Writer

Eugenia Bone

Her work as appeared many well known magazines and newspapers around the world.

Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food and science writer. Her work as appeared many magazines and newspapers, including The New York TimesThe National LampoonSaveurGourmetBBC Science, and The Wall Street Journal, where she is a frequent book reviewer.
Founder of Turtle Lake Refuge and Mushroom Author

Katrina Blair

If you haven’t been on either her night of the Wild Foods Dinner or gone on a foraging session with her – you might be missing out on the best part of the TMF.

Katrina Blair is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, has written books on The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains, Local Wild Life- Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Plants for Human Survival. Her Nonprofit in Durango is a must visit and if you haven’t been on either her night of the Wild Foods Dinner or gone on a foraging session with her – you might be missing out on the best part of the TMF. 
Notable Mycologist, Forager, Chef

Chad Hyatt

Acclaimed author of "The Mushroom Hunter’s Kitchen", he will do two cooking presentations.

A West Coast notable mycologist, forager, and chef will do two cooking presentations. He is the author of the brand new The Mushroom Hunter’s Kitchen. This book has become a staple amongst mushroom cooking enthusiasts and we think he could do another 42 years at the TMF just using the recipes in the book and have some left over.

TMF Foray Guides

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Nationally recognized forager, mushroom ID and Best friend of TMF

Larry Evans

Larry Evans is this guy from Missoula Montana who comes to Telluride and knows quite a bit about mushrooms.

Larry Evans is this guy from Missoula Montana who comes to Telluride and knows quite a bit about mushrooms. He has spent over 40 years looking for morels, and he usually finds them. He is a vastly underappreciated songwriter who was featured in a comedy documentary by famous Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann called Know Your Mushrooms in 2009. There’s too many things to say about Larry, come meet him instead!
A TMF leader in Foray's since the 1980's and winner of the prestigious Salzman Award

John Sir Jesse

Since 1980, he has been a foray leader for the Telluride Mushroom Festival and served as director from 2006 to 2008.

Since 1980, he has been a foray leader for the Telluride Mushroom Festival and served as director from 2006 to 2008. Over the years he has written articles for local papers and magazines and also did a radio show on plants and mushrooms. He has led workshops for Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Canyonlands Field Institute, Rocky Mountain Permaculture, Mesa State College, Colorado State University, Faraway Ranch, AH HAA School for the Arts and the Telluride Ski & Golf Club.
TMF Lead Foray Coordinator and ID

Brian Barzee

Brian is one of our most highly respected TMF supporter and has been with us for many years showing mushrooms to the masses.

Brian is one of our most highly respected TMF supporter and has been with us for many years showing mushrooms to the masses. You’ll remember him from his amazing attitude and infectious love for finding mushrooms. If Brian doesn’t know it, make sure to keep it and take it to the lab!

TMF Parade, Poetry and beyond!

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Master of Ceremonies, Poet Laureate and leader of the TMF Parade

Art Goodtimes

"Longtime local, Art Goodtimes, has been a staple in the Telluride community not only as a former County Commissioner for San Miguel County but as a poet and writer. Art serves as the Master of Ceremonies and poet laureate of the Telluride Mushroom Festival.

“Longtime local, Art Goodtimes, has been a staple in the Telluride community not only as a former County Commissioner for San Miguel County but as a poet and writer. Art serves as the Master of Ceremonies and poet laureate of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. Additionally, Art is the Founder and Director of Talking Gourds. In 2010, he was named the first Western Slope Poet Laureate at the first annual Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival in Carbondale. Art’s multitude of literary accomplishments also includes longtime journalist and editor for Telluride Watch and Cortez’s Four Corners Free Press, as well as poetry editor of several publications, including Fungi magazine, Mountain Gazette, Wild Earth, and more.”–from https://www.telluridearts.org/featuredartists/2017/9/15/featured-artist-art-goodtimes
Biology Lab Coordinator, Lecturer in Biology, Curator of Fungi

Amy Honan

Amy established and maintains the fungal collection at the WCU Herbarium. She teaches a Spring course on Rocky Mountain Fungi, and is currently working on the Colorado Mycoflora project in conjunction with Dr. Andrew Wilson and Vera Evenson from the Denver Botanical Gardens. She is a biology teacher at WCU and will be returning to TMF for some very special presentations and workshops.

Amy established and maintains the fungal collection at the WCU Herbarium. She teaches a Spring course on Rocky Mountain Fungi, and is currently working on the Colorado Mycoflora project in conjunction with Dr. Andrew Wilson and Vera Evenson from the Denver Botanical Gardens. She is a biology teacher at WCU and will be returning to TMF for some very special presentations and workshops.
Parade Lead, TMF Best Friend and Founder of Gary Lincoff's Memorial Scholarship

John Michelotti

As former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), John co-founded the Catskill Regional Mycoflora Project as well as the Gary Lincoff Memorial Scholarship.

As former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), John co-founded the Catskill Regional Mycoflora Project as well as the Gary Lincoff Memorial Scholarship. He served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop ecological standards in mushroom production. John has presented at the New York Botanical Gardens, Telluride Mushroom Festival, and North American Mycological Association Annual Foray, as well as several colleges and universities. His goal is to educate and inspire people to work with fungi to improve their health, communities, and the environment.
TMF Foray Leader, Identifier, Mushroom Guru

Greg Sanchez

Greg Sanchez knew nothing about mushrooms until 2004 when he wondered into a lecture called, “What do you do at a mushroom festival?”

Greg Sanchez knew nothing about mushrooms until 2004 when he wondered into a lecture called, “What do you do at a mushroom festival?”  After attending the Telluride Mushroom Festival that year, hearing talks by myco- legends Paul Stamets and Gary Lincoff, cooking and tasting, going on forays, and walking in the parade, he found out, sparking a lasting fascination with and a deep passion for all things fungal.  Since 2004 he has attended 12 TMF’s, most recently serving as a festival volunteer, helping at the identification tables, and working as a foray leader.

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