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.