Breaking Convention is a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 200 presenters from around the world.

Our next event is the seventh biennial conference, which will be held at The University of Exeter on 17th - 19th April 2025. Tickets will be released in due course. Watch this space and use the button above to sign up for our mailing list for all the latest news.

Europe's largest conference on psychedelic consciousness, Breaking Convention debuted at the University of Kent in 2011 to an audience of 500 delegates.  Now in its twelfth year, it has developed into a truly multi-faceted conference selling well over a thousand tickets in forty countries and offering the latest ground-breaking research and insights across human and social sciences, law, politics, art, history and philosophy.

Our main, biennial conference spans three full days, during which we also hold numerous workshops and awards, display an art exhibition and installation programme, show a full cinema programme, curate a museum and blotter art auction, throw killer after parties and publish a book of selected academic works free for every delegate.




We are indebted to our sponsors for their support. We would like to draw your attention to our partners, all of them relevant and important to the growing global psychedelics renaissance.  If you would like to see the sponsor packages on offer at the 2023 conference, please email us.