Breaking Convention 2013: Call for Papers


Following the success of Breaking Convention 2011, which was held on the first weekend of April at the University of Kent, the technicolour flag of psychedelia will be hoisted once again on 12-14 July 2013. Breaking Convention 2013 will be held at the beautiful, baroque Old Royal Naval College campus of the University of Greenwich – located near to central London.

To apply ‘to present’ at Breaking Convention, please read the following notes on suggested topics and how to submit your abstract (talk summary).


Your abstract must be between 100-400 words and must clearly and concisely describe the proposed remit of your talk. Research submissions are preferred, although data may be either qualitative or quantitative. Non-research submissions will also be considered.

Along with your abstract you must attach a short biography (no more than 400 words) and, where applicable, a list of relevant publications. Please also state your current country of residence.

Although they will consider submissions which do not fall into the following categories, your chances of acceptance will be increased if your abstract pertains to one or more:


- Psychedelic Psychiatry & Medicine

- Psychedelic Neuroscience, Physiology and Psychology.

- Psychedelics & Philosophy

- Psychedelics, Time & Perception

- Psychedelic and Non-psychedelic Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs).

- Psychedelics & Poetic Expression

- Psychedelics, Healing & Spirituality

- Drug Policy & Activism

- Psychedelic History, Literature & Ethnography.


Unfortunately they will not be able to subsidise entry or expenses for speakers whose abstracts are accepted. Breaking Convention tries very hard to keep its ticket prices as low as possible, and consequently we are only able to provide financial help to our invited speakers. If your abstract is accepted, you will be required to register for the conference to confirm.


- The abstract must clearly describe the proposed talk and, where applicable, the source of data.

- Applicants may be from any background, with no minimum education levels, although all are expected to demonstrate expertise in their area of interest. This must be summarised in the biography.

- The abstract must be strictly relevant to the conference.

- Abstracts must be received by the deadline of 28 February.

To apply, please fill in the short form at

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One thought on “Breaking Convention 2013: Call for Papers

  1. Reblogged this on Cognitive Liberty UK and commented:
    In our view: the greatest academic convention in the world.

    Posted by cognitivelibertyuk | January 7, 2013, 20:00

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