Breaking Convention











I am proud to be one of the five founding members – and current president – of the UK’s premier conference celebrating psychedelic research, Breaking Convention.

Founding members Dave King, Dave, Luke, Cameron Adams, Anna Waldstein and Ben Sessa formed the organisation in 2010 and have held major international conferences in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. In recent years we have added Nikki Wyrd and Aimee Tollan to the organising committee.

In early 2015, Breaking Convention achieved registration as a UK Charity (#1,159,687). The charity’s objectives 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.