Psychedemia: A Conference Integrating Psychedelics into Academia

September 27-30, 2012


A conference in which professionals, academics, and visionaries from across the sciences, cultural studies, medicine, visual arts, and music are convening at the University of Pennsylvania campus to discuss the place of psychedelics in academia.

Psychedemia is a conference currently being planned by graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Ivy League and one of the premier institutes of the higher learning in the United States. Psychedemia (a portmanteau of Psychedelia and Academia) is dedicated to opening an informed and progressive discussion about how to responsibly and effectively integrate into academic and mainstream culture the recent renaissance of academic research into psychedelic experiences. The conference will attract devoted psychedelic scientists, philosophers and enthusiasts who seek the ultimate psychedelic cultural experience–the opportunity to interact with renowned thought leaders in a gorgeous Ivy League setting.
Psychedemia will coalesce decades of interdisciplinary research, millennia of human history, and the cutting edges of visionary arts and ideas to illuminate the place of psychedelics in human evolution and formal academic exploration. It will be heavily interdisciplinary, featuring panel discussions between scholars in the sciences, arts, and humanities. One highlight will be our interdisciplinary poster session, where biologists, psychologists, neurologists, and anthropologists will have their opportunity to stand side by side and present their work with artists, philosophers, and literary and cultural critics. We will also emphasize the work of younger scholars and graduate students, with the intent of fostering novel contributions to this burgeoning field. We encourage all faculties to promote this call for abstracts to graduate students performing pertinent research.
If you would like to learn more you can log onto, where you can find a list of speakers, panel discussions, conference topics, and registration and travel information. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. See you this Fall!

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  1. August 15, 2012

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