Beyond Psychedelics Conference in Prague

In two weeks "Beyond Psychedelics" will take place in Prague. Beyond Psychedelics is the first global multidisciplinary forum on psychedelics in the Czech Republic, the country with a longstanding history of psychedelic research […]

Breaking Convention 2015: Looking back (and forward)

Psychedelic researchers gathered from all over the world to present their findings at the third biannual Breaking Convention conference (BC). The conference took place at Greenwich College in London between 10 and 12 July and […]

Symposium October 30th: Comeback of psychedelic drugs in science and medicine

After 50 years of prohibition, psychedelic drugs are making a comeback in science and medicine. On the 30th of October, four scientists from the pioneering labs of David Nutt and Tomas Palenicek will present their cutting edge work from the forefront of […]

Symposium Utrecht University: Psychedelics – Novel Applications for Depression

There's a recognized need among therapists for more effective interventions for depression. The currently available psychopharmaceutical medications don't work for everyone. What do we know about the effectiveness of psychedelics? To discuss these topics, we invited […]

Neurons to Nirvana screening – June 23rd in Amsterdam

Neurons to Nirvana rationally explores the valuable addition of psychedelics to therapeutic practices and tells us the story of scientists on their quest for transformation, mental health, creativity and spiritual enhancement […]

Lecture University of Groningen: The comeback of psychedelic science

At Monday May 18th, there will be a lecture by Joost Breeksema, the president of OPEN, at the University of Groningen. This lecture is organized by the English lecture committee of student society VIP (Psychology […]

Symposium about psychedelic research at Utrecht University

On Thursday May 7th there will be a symposium on academic research with psychedelic drugs at Utrecht University. This symposium is organized by the student society Brainwave (Neuroscience Utrecht University), in collaboration with the OPEN […]

World Ayahuasca Conference 2014

Over the last decade, global interest in ayahuasca has skyrocketed. Known as “the great medicine” in South America, ayahuasca remained hidden in the thick of the Amazonian jungles for eons until its “recent” discovery by […]

Lecture VU Amsterdam: Psychedelica als medicijn?

OPEN organizes a lecture about the potential medicinal and therapeutic values of psychedelic substances at the VU University on Monday February 3rd. Can ibogaine or other substances help to get rid of an addiction or […]

Lecture: Psilocybin in the treatment of end-of-life anxiety

Dr. Grob will come all the way from Los Angeles to give a lecture on his research into psilocybin, the active ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’. The main focus of this lecture will be the investigation […]