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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


Speaker Lineup
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DENNIS MCKENNA, PhD

Ethnopharmacologist, author

Dennis McKenna is an American ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer and author. He is the brother of well-known psychedelics proponent Terence McKenna and is a founding board member and the director of ethnopharmacology at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization concerned with ...
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EDE FRECSKA, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Ede Frecska is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He received his medical degree in 1977 from the Semmelweis University in Hungary. He then earned qualifications as certified psychologist from the Department of Psychology at Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest. ...
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RUPERT SHELDRAKE, PhD

Biologist and author

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books. He was among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013, as ranked by the Duttweiler Institute, Zurich, Switzerland’s leading think tank. He studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he was awarded the ...
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BILL RICHARDS, PhD

Psychologist

William (Bill) A. Richards is a psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bayview Medical Center. He is currently pursuing research with entheogens, and has a private practice in Baltimore. His graduate degrees include a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity ...
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JULIE HOLLAND, MD

Psychiatrist, Psychopharmacologist

Dr. Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, with a private practice in New York City. She majored in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.D. in 1992 from Temple University School of Medicine. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, she ...
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