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Be Part of The Psychedelic Renaissance


Following the stellar success of Breaking Convention from 2011-2017, the technicolor flag of international psychedelia will be hoisted once again over the weekend of 16-18 August 2019.  Breaking Convention 2019 will be held at the beautiful, baroque Old Royal Naval College campus of the University of Greenwich.

Breaking Convention is primarily a volunteer-run enterprise and would not exist without direct support from people willing to give their time in order to be involved with this vital subject.

If you wish to become involved in Breaking Convention 2019, please write to us using one of the forms below.  Please make sure that you use the correct form and provide all necessary fields.

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Apply to be a volunteer

We have been inundated with requests to volunteer! Thanks to all those who were so quick to apply. Sorry, but we are unable to accept any more applications; even our reserve list is full.

Submit presentation

We have received a high number of requests to present at BC 2019 and submissions are now closed.

Submit performance, installation or workshop

Performance submissions are now closed.

Submit music, film or art

Music, film and art submissions are now closed.

Research awards submission

Breaking Convention is proud to announce that we are opening nominations for the second annual research awards.  We will be giving three awards of £500, one each for best published Scientific, Social Science and Humanities publications.  Further, the authors of the winning pieces will be invited to speak at BC19.   The deadline for nominations will be 14th April 2019.

Award submissions are now closed.

Student essay competition entry

Student essay submissions are now closed.

Become a Media Partner

We would very much like to maintain as many links with relevant media and affiliate organisations as possible.  Get in touch and let us start a conversation.

Press enquiries

Please only complete this form if you are a member of the press.  Click here for general enquiries.

NOTE: We have only limited free press passes and must reserve these for journalists from major news organisations whose presence at the conference will lead to a publication in the mainstream press.


General enquiries

For all general enquiries, please complete this form.