Breaking Convention is a biennial multidisciplinary confernece on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 150 presenters from around the world. Europe’s largest conference on psychedelic consciousness, Breaking Convention is now approaching its eighth year. Breaking Convention is a truly multi-faceted festival selling nearly a thousand tickets in forty countries and offering the latest ground-breaking research and insights across human and social sciences, law, politics, art, history and philosophy. Spanning three full days, Breaking Convention features numerous workshops, awards, an art exhibition, and films.
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June 1 and 2 2019, 9 am to 6 pm
This 2-day conference is part of Chacruna’s Women, Gender Diversity, and Sexual Minorities speaker series. It highlights the voices of queer visionaries within the psychedelic community as well as examines the history of psychedelics from queer and non-binary perspectives. As the so-called psychedelic renaissance reaches a pivotal moment of mainstream interest and regulatory legitimacy, it is vital that traditionally under-represented communities share a seat at the table and have their voices heard so as to ensure access to all the benefits that psychedelics and plant medicine offer. Additionally, it is vital that queer spaces be established for exploring the unique needs, gifts, and strengths that LGBTQI communities bring to psychedelics and psychedelic medicine.
Co-Sponsors: MAPS, Soltara, Temple of the Way of the Light, Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis and Rainforest Healing Centerhttps://chacruna.net/queering-psychedelics/
Join author Michael Pollan, MAPS founder Rick Doblin, psychiatrist Julie Holland, neurobiologist David Presti, UK psychiatrist Ben Sessa, youth safety advocate Marsha Rosenbaum, Project CBD’s Martin A. Lee, Buddhist writer Allan Badiner, and special guests author James Fadiman and UC Berkeley psychiatrist Kristi Panik, as we explore the challenges and opportunities unique to this moment in history. Stanislav Grof, who lived and taught at Esalen for 14 years, will join us remotely to open the conversation.
Note: Initial registration for this workshop is through the leaders only. To register, please contact [email protected]. Only after you have completed this process will you be able to register with Esalen.https://www.esalen.org/workshop/week-march-31-april-5/psychedelic-integration
SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to the Chicago area from March 29-31 for our annual gathering. Rick Doblin, MAPS Founder and Executive Director, will offer the keynote speech.https://conference.ssdp.org/
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This is a new, intimate format with only 150 seats available in person.
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Thanks to the new wave of research, psychedelics are poised to soon have legal medical use. MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapy are entering their final trials with “breakthrough therapy” designation by the FDA.
But what’s beyond the medical model?
Psychedelics have also long been used in personal, cultural, and sacramental contexts. Independently of any diagnosed disease, psychedelics can aid in the betterment of well people and support creative and spiritual growth. Regardless of whether psychedelics are legally sanctioned, there will always be “recreational” use in uncontrolled contexts. In a future society that recognizes these uses, what exactly do the systems look like that support risk reduction – and benefit maximization?
Annie Oak is co-founder of Take 3 Presents, which produces immersive transformative art events. She is also the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress (WVC) and the creator of the Full Circle Tea House.
Ismail Lourido Ali, J.D., is Policy & Advocacy Counsel for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and Chair of the Board of Directors for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
Featuring an opening standup comedy set by Alicia Dattner.
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