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Breaking Convention: A Multidisciplinary Meeting on Psychedelic Consciousness

24/01/2011

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A conference in four quarters, supported by the Beckley Foundation and others, will be held over the weekend of the 2nd-3rd of April, 2011.

This conference will feature:

Dr. Rick Doblin, Amanda Feilding, Dr. Neal Goldsmith, Dr. Franz Vollenweider, Graham Hancock, Dr. Luis Eduardo Luna, Paul Devereux, Dr. Andy Letcher, Dr. Peter Oehen, Bia Labate, Dr. Evgeny Krupitsky, Mike Jay, Prof. Val Curran, Andy Roberts and more.

Video presentations from Ralph Metzner, Ram Dass and Lester Grinspoon.

Screenings of ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule‘, and ‘Dirty Pictures‘.

Several tracks of seminars, debates, workshops and presentations from submitted abstracts.

Screenings of short psychedelic films, including ‘2012: Time For Change’.

Two evening parties with live music and a wine reception.

An Ayahuasca track, convened by Bia Labate.

Four invited symposia: ‘What Do Psychedelics Mean?‘, convened by Dr. David Luke; ‘Psychiatry Symposium’ & ‘Ecstasy: Its place in medicine, society and politics‘, convened by Dr. Ben Sessa; ‘Current Research on Psychedelics and Consciousness at the University of Kent‘, convened by Dr. Anna Waldstein and Dr. Cameron Adams; and ‘Bold Visions: The Future of Psychedelic Culture and Research‘, convened by Dave King.

Earlybird tickets are priced at £40 for students & concessions and £60 for general admission. Visit www.breakingconvention.co.uk for more information and to order tickets.

Amanda Feilding will be talking at a number of different events during the conference, including in a main track symposia entitled:

Bold Visions: The Future of Psychedelic Culture & Research.

The psychedelic community is witnessing a research renaissance with rich results, legitimate protocols and government approvals. The success of The Beckley Foundation and of MAPS is booming, the science is ever more supporting, groups such as the UKC Psychedelics Society are sprouting, and university courses on psychedelics are manifesting. Alongside these scientific pursuits the psychedelic culture is stirring – ayahuasca is spreading around the world through Santo Daime branches. This symposium will see data from current research and questions about where the future of psychedelics lies. What are the far reaches of research? What political problems present themselves? What limitations and lessons have we learnt from the past? What is the future of psychedelics in society?

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Dr. Rick Doblin, PhD.

Dr. Franz Vollenweider, MD.

Amanda Feilding

Graham Hancock

Andy Roberts

Hope to see you there!

A conference in four quarters is to be held over the weekend of the 2nd-3rd of April, 2011. Workshops, seminars and presentations from submitted abstracts will run in parallel with the track of invited speakers.

We have an open call for papers for the parallel track running currently.

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