Nucleus Presents Psychedelic Series at Ludlow House
On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Nucleus will bring its monthly Psychedelic Series event to Soho House’s Ludlow House in New York. Moderated by psychedelics expert Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, panelists include Sutton King, co-founder and President of Urban Indigenous Collective; Neil Markey, co-founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats; and Bennet A. Zelner, Ph.D., associate professor of Business and Public Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. The panelists will discuss conscious capital in the psychedelic industry.
The Psychedelic Series features experts in the psychedelics space including CEOs, doctors, lawyers and celebrities. The panel started at Soho Beach House Miami and expanded to locations throughout the country including New York, Chicago and California, as well as internationally in London and Amsterdam. Past panelists include NBA champion Lamar Odom, Stanley Cup champion and Wesana CEO Daniel Carcillo, Psilera Bioscience CEO Chris Witowski, PhD, Silo Wellness CEO Douglas K. Gordon, and others.
Robinson is Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – a full service law firm focused on the cannabis and psychedelic industries; Co-Founder of Mr. Psychedelic Law – a non-profit focused on psychedelic legal reform; Managing Principal of Iter Investments – a venture capital firm deploying capital across the psychedelic ecosystem; and Co-Founder of Nucleus – a platform with various tools to help guide individuals on their mental health journey.
Sutton King, MPH, Afro-Indigenous descendent of the Menominee and Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is an internationally recognized Indigenous rights activist, published researcher and social entrepreneur dedicated to developing and scaling innovative solutions to improve Indigenous health equity across sectors. She is the co-founder and president of Urban Indigenous Collective, an Indigenous lead public health non-governmental organization supporting access to culturally tailored health and wellness services for self-identified Indigenous peoples. She is also the co-founder of ShockTalk, a culturally tailored telemental health platform that facilitates culturally appropriate patient-provider relationships for Indigenous communities. In 2020, King was named a New York visionary and nominated as a David Prize finalist. She is an MIT Indigenous Solve fellow and a three-timed NYU Fellow participating in the NYU ignite alpha and beta fellowships. In 2021, she was named an NYU Female Founder and “one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics” by Psychedelic Invest and PsychedStudio. In 2022, Business Insider recognized her as one of the 16 most influential women shaping psychedelics.
Neil Markey is the co-founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats, the holistic wellbeing company that merges the science-backed benefits of psychedelics, specifically psilocybin, with supportive contemplative and wellbeing practices. Prior to Beckley Retreats, Markey worked as the Chief Growth Officer for a $450 million private equity portfolio company where he was responsible for all strategy and growth planning. Before that he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co, where he also co-led the internal mindfulness program. Preceding his corporate career, Markey was a successful entrepreneur and Captain in the U.S. Army Special Operations 2d Ranger Battalion—deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. Markey’s entry into the world of meditation and ceremonial plant therapies began in 2012; suffering from depression and PTSD while completing a dual MBA/MIA Master’s program at Columbia University, he sought out alternative wellbeing practices. This marked the start of a healing journey that ultimately led him to the fulfilling work of helping others to find their own way to the healing spiritual arts. Along the way, Markey received a teacher’s certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and founded Maryland Mindfulness while continuing to work with different plant medicines.
Bennet A. Zelner, Ph.D. researches, teaches and advises on regenerative economics, psychedelics, and leadership. Current projects include ongoing work on the Pollination Approach, a regenerative economic approach to delivering psychedelic-assisted mental health treatment; and a novel research study examining the effects of psychedelic-assisted consciousness-expanding experiences on the leadership styles of organizational leaders. Zelner serves as Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also serves as a director or advisory board member for Usona Institute, the Synthesis Institute, Brooklyn Psychedelic Society, and Nautilus Psychedelic Medicine Institute. Bennet is a frequent keynote speaker, conference panelist, and podcast guest.