ICPR 2024

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What is ICPR?

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR) is Europe’s leading academic conference dedicated to advancing psychedelic research and therapies organised by the OPEN Foundation since 2010. ICPR is a biennial conference focused on high-quality scientific and scholarly research into psychedelics. ICPR 2024 is our 6th event. After our hugely successful conference in 2022, we are returning to the prestigious Philharmonie Theatre! ICPR will take place in Haarlem (next to Amsterdam) from June 6th to June 8th, 2024.

What To Expect At ICPR 2024?

ICPR provides a unique opportunity to get up to speed with the latest findings in psychedelic research. From clinical research and therapeutic paradigms to neuroscience, neurobiology and pharmacology, to consciousness and mysticism research, to anthropology, historical research, philosophy, social science and humanities studies, plus much more… ICPR 2024 aims to bridge and connect these disciplines, and to facilitate an important dialogue between the diverse academic fields and researchers involved in advancing psychedelic research and therapies.

Critical Reflections

Psychedelic research does not take place in a vacuum. We stress the importance of addressing biases and blind spots in psychedelic research, encouraging reflective and critical engagement. We stimulate deep discussions and critical thinking related to real-world issues, such as ethics, current developments in policy and politics, the psychedelic industry boom, and how these relate to broader questions around inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability. We are committed to a constructive discourse that considers ethical standards and research practices in light of their broader implications for society.

Get Together!

After being home-bound for too long, ICPR will provide an opportunity to mingle with the ever-expanding international psychedelic research community. ICPR is an important place to meet top notch researchers, to encounter like-minded individuals, to run into your favourite therapist, and have fun while you learn. ICPR makes it easy to connect with others, share ideas, work together and dream up new projects. 

Because no constructive sharing can be done on an empty stomach, a healthy, vegetarian lunch is included every day during the event so you don’t have to leave the venue. No need to rush to get a cup of coffee during breaks, the programme includes ample time for relaxation and stimulating discussions.

Get Together!

After being home-bound for too long, ICPR will provide an opportunity to mingle with the ever-expanding international psychedelic research community. ICPR is an important place to meet top notch researchers, to encounter like-minded individuals, to run into your favourite therapist, and have fun while you learn. ICPR makes it easy to connect with others, share ideas, work together and dream up new projects. 

Because no constructive sharing can be done on an empty stomach, a healthy, vegetarian lunch is included every day during the event so you don’t have to leave the venue. No need to rush to get a cup of coffee during breaks, the programme includes ample time for relaxation and stimulating discussions.

What Does The Conference Experience Look Like At ICPR 2024?

Expect many engaging lectures, and enjoy interesting panel discussions, poster presentations, and practically-oriented workshops for therapists, researchers and clinicians to name a few. But most importantly, conferences are places to meet and connect with like-minded people, to engage with researchers whose articles you’ve read, or to encounter therapists you’ve been keen to meet in person. That’s why we schedule lots of time for interaction. And for that reason, ICPR is an all-inclusive event: you can meet your next collaborator while sharing a cup of coffee or enjoying a healthy lunch, all included in your conference ticket

· Keynote lectures

· Extensive Q&A sessions

· Panel discussions

· Poster presentations

· Workshops

· Mingles and after party

CE/CME Credits

Licensed professionals can apply for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. We will apply for accreditation for psychiatrists, addiction doctors, (clinical) psychologists, GZ-psychologists. The Dutch organizations are: NVvP, FGzPT and VVGN. Please consult your national licensing body to see if credits are transferable. Many organisations have official liaisons with these Dutch licensing bodies.

The History Behind ICPR

Our first conference, Mind Altering Science, was organised in 2010. Inspired by the massive 2006 LSD Symposium (celebrating the legendary Albert Hofmann’s 100th birthday) in Basel, Switzerland, OPEN Foundation took up the baton and organised the first academic conference on psychedelics in Europe since then. Soon after, other conferences followed, such as Breaking Convention in the UK, Beyond Psychedelics in the Czech Republic, PsyTy in Finland, Insight in Germany, and many others… 

The History Behind ICPR

Our first conference, Mind Altering Science, was organised in 2010. Inspired by the massive 2006 LSD Symposium (celebrating the legendary Albert Hofmann’s 100th birthday) in Basel, Switzerland, OPEN Foundation took up the baton and organised the first academic conference on psychedelics in Europe since then. Soon after, other conferences followed, such as Breaking Convention in the UK, Beyond Psychedelics in the Czech Republic, PsyTy in Finland, Insight in Germany, and many others… Of all our events, ICPR 2020 was the largest, with over 120 speakers and panelists, and more than 1350 attendees from all over the world.

Who Attends ICPR?

· Students (undergrad, graduate, PhD)

· Academics 

· General public

· Mental health professionals

· Licensed therapists

· Policymakers

· Entrepreneurs and philanthropists

Our conferences are attended in roughly equal measure by future researchers (students) and current researchers, as well as by members of the public with an interest in psychedelic research. While many of our attendees hail from the European and American continents, we have attracted attendees from places as diverse as Australia, India, China, Philippines, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Russia, South Africa, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, New Zealand, and Uruguay…

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