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Breaking Convention 2017
The 4th International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness

University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London.
June 30 - July 2, 2017

Breaking Convention is a multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 150 presenters from around the world.

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THE CONFERENCE

In early 2015, Breaking Convention achieved registration as a UK Charity (#1,159,687). The charity’s Objects are specifically restricted to the following:

a) organising and hosting a biennial academic conference bringing together multiple disciplines (including medicine, psychology, anthropology, sociology, law, politics and the arts) associated with the research of psychedelic substances;

b) promoting and supporting research on psychedelic substances and the dissemination, and assistance in the dissemination, of the useful results of such research.

c) the publication of an academic book based on each conference.

The fourth Breaking Convention conference will be held at the University of Greenwich over the weekend of 30 June – 2 July, 2017. Hosting approximately 150 interdisciplinary presentations over three days, across four simultaneous academic tracks, Breaking Convention is one of the biggest psychedelic meetings in the world. The conference features more than a dozen interactive workshops, a visionary art exhibition, installation gallery, psychedelic film festival, theatre and performance programme, evening banquet, and celebrations every night at the SU bar.

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THE TEAM

 

ART

Stuart Griggs

 

Maria Papaspyrou

ENTERTAINMENTS

Adam Malone

 


 

FILM

Cara Lavan

IT

Mark Lewis

MERCHANDISE

Andy Roberts


 

PRESS

Stephen Reid

PUBLISHING

Rob Dickins

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hattie Wells


SPONSORSHIP

Alexander Beiner

 

Ashleigh Murphy

VOLUNTEERS

Julian Vayne


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JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D.

Transpersonal Psychologist

James Fadiman is an American psychologist and writer. He is acknowledged for his extensive work in the field of psychedelic research and is recognised as one of the world’s experts on the use of psychedelic microdosing. He co-foundedthe Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, which later became Sofia ...
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ROBIN CARHART-HARRIS, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist

Robin has a degree in Psychology, MA in Psychoanalysis and PhD in the field of Psychopharmacology. He moved to Imperial College London in 2009, where he has worked for the last 6 years on the brain effects of LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and MDMA, conducting some of the first brain imaging studies of these ...
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TORSTEN PASSIE, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Torsten is Assistant Professor for Clinical Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Hannover Medical School, Germany and currently Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA). For more than twenty years he has been conducting research on the use of hallucinogenic drugs, altered states of consciousness and ...
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AMANDA FEILDING

Director of the Beckley Foundation

Amanda Feilding is the Director and founder of the Beckley Foundation, a charity based in heart the Oxfordshire countryside that researches consciousness from an interdisciplinary perspective. It investigates how psychoactive substances work, why people use them, and what is the best way for society to control and ...
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DAVID NICHOLS, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

David E. Nichols is an American pharmacologist and medicinal chemist. Previously the Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology at Purdue University, Nichols has worked in the field of psychoactive drugs since 1969. While still a graduate student, he patented the method that is used to ...
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