ICPR 2020

24 – 26 September

Haarlem, The Netherlands

This is the fourth edition of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research. Please note – ICPR 2020 has been postponed and now takes place from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 September 2020 in the beautiful city of Haarlem, The Netherlands.

ICPR 2020 is an academic conference focused on high quality scientific and scholarly research into psychedelics. Many academic disciplines have important contributions to make within the field of psychedelic studies. ICPR aims to bridge and connect these disciplines, and to facilitate a dialogue between the diverse academic fields and researchers involved in the study of psychedelics.

What to expect?

Featured prominently at ICPR will be the latest findings from clinical research into psychedelics as treatments for mental and other disorders. ICPR also features cutting edge brain imaging research, and the latest findings from psychopharmacology and neurobiology studies. The conference will dedicate ample time for studies from the humanities: anthropological research, ethnographies, social sciences studies, historical research, and philosophical questions. Further, the conference will facilitate in-depth discussions about (psycho)therapeutic frameworks, reflections on therapeutic modalities, and mechanisms of change.

ICPR will host lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, and practically oriented workshops for therapists, researchers and clinicians.

CE / CME Credits

We have applied for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for psychiatrists, addiction doctors, (clinical) psychologists, GZ-psychologists, and psychotherapists with NVvP, FGzPT and VVGN.

More information here.

Focus areas

  • Clinical research and applications
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Neuroscience and consciousness research
  • Mainstreaming and medicalisation
  • Ritual, setting and placebo
  • Psychedelics and ecology
  • Cultural and ethical aspects

Critical Perspectives

 ICPR stresses the importance of addressing biases and blind spots in psychedelics research, encouraging reflective and critical engagement.

We invite our speakers to contribute to a constructive discourse that considers ethical standards and research practices in light of their broader implications for society.


ICPR is a podium for a wide variety of ideas, disciplines, perspectives, localities, and individuals involved in psychedelic research. We support and amplify the voices of researchers whose social or economic circumstances put them at a disadvantage to attending this conference. To facilitate this, we will offer scholarships to researchers from countries who have limited means to join the conference but whose perspectives bring added value to ICPR.


Matthew Johnson

Johns Hopkins University

Alicia Danforth


Ben Sessa

Imperial College London

Wade Davis

University of British Columbia



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