Is visiting this psychedelic conference – ICPR 2022 – worth the trip?
ICPR has been a well-respected scientific conference for over 15 years. With four previous conferences on the forefront of psychedelic research, years of live meetups, seminars and webinars – we – the OPEN Foundation – have been able to create connection between scientists, practitioners and experts of all disciplines and backgrounds since our inception. Our conferences push the psychedelic field forward.
For those of you who are weighing if this conference is worth it, we’d like to explain why we think the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the most valuable psychedelic conference you can attend this year.
We hope the information below can help you make an informed decision.
- ICPR is the pioneering psychedelic conference in Europe run by the OPEN Foundation, an independent nonprofit organisation that has been around since 2007!
- ICPR is the platform for world-leading experts from many academic disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, ethnobotany, and philosophy.
- ICPR is the conference for showcasing the latest findings in psychedelic science, discussing novel approaches in psychedelic therapy, and reflecting on important issues around ethics, investment, and the hype surrounding psychedelics.
- ICPR is held at a beautiful venue near Amsterdam, in a country known for its developed drug policies and wide psychedelic network.
In addition to that, we are more than happy to tell you what’s included in your ticket:
- Three days of presentations, networking, social events, and community building
- Almost 100 speakers from interdisciplinary backgrounds from around the world
- Three stages featuring keynote speakers and engaging panel discussions
- A uniquely interdisciplinary approach, providing perspectives from ethnobotany to therapy to neuroscience
- Workshops, symposia, poster presentations, film screenings, social events, and after party
- Free lunch, snacks, and appetizers, plus coffee, tea, and water throughout the event are included with your ticket
- Access to the Philharmonie venue, an alluring and beautiful building in the historical city of Haarlem – only 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station – with ample room to comfortably explore, sit back and interact – find more about the venue here!
- Three stages of programming
- Side-events, music, and poster presentations
- Various opportunities to meet like-minded people and potential future collaborators
How we got to our ticket prices
For our regular ticket of €699, this makes for about €199 worth of value per day for speakers, food, and venue, for a scientific conference with a track record of over 15 years, and access to speakers at the forefront of psychedelic science and therapy.
Prices have indeed gone up since our earlier, smaller conferences. And we understand our ticket prices may not be reachable for everyone. So to help with that, you can leverage one of the following options:
- Get €100 off by using the following code when checking out: ICPRBLOG100
- Apply for a scholarship ticket
- Buy your tickets here!
Why people love attending ICPR
Matthew Johnson: As the psychedelic field seems to expand exponentially, it is easy to get lost. I’d encourage folks to appreciate that ICPR is a longstanding and extremely credible psychedelic-focused conference. They have consistently hosted top-quality conferences throughout much of the modern psychedelic medical renaissance, and I have no doubt they will continue to do so. I’ve had outstanding experiences attending ICPR.
Rick Doblin: The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research (ICPR), sponsored by the OPEN Foundation, is a tremendous gathering of psychedelic researchers, pioneers, thought-leaders, therapists, and others, with knowledgeable and sophisticated attendees, gathering in a context that facilitates in-depth discussions of the ideas at the cutting-edge of the psychedelic renaissance. It’s one of the most important psychedelic conferences in the world.
Amanda Feilding: The Beckley Foundation is proud to have supported this fantastic conference over the years, which brings together leading thinkers to advance our shared understanding of the wonder and potential of psychedelics. I have had the great pleasure of speaking at ICPR twice, and I am delighted that this year’s conference will be going ahead in person as we are at an absolutely crucial stage in the journey of psychedelics from taboo, criminalized drugs to respected, regulated compounds. ICPR 2022 will provide an important hub for discussion and collaboration as we work to support this process.