On April 2-3, 2011, the University of Kent at Canterbury in association with the Beckley Foundation will be hosting “Breaking Convention: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness.” The two-day conference, of which MAPS is an affiliate, will feature workshops, seminars, and presentations on research into psychedelics and consciousness. The four main symposia will address the cultural role played by psychedelics; current scientific investigations into psychedelics; the future of psychedelic research; and the place of MDMA and Ecstasy in society, medicine, and politics. MAPS Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., will be speaking and participating in workshops on the history and future of MDMA research. MAPS MDMA researcher Peter Oehen, M.D, will also be in attendance. See the conference website for more information.