Stephen Reid is the founder and director of the Psychedelic Society, which was the first national-level Psychedelic Society worldwide, and the press officer for the Breaking Convention Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness. Stephen facilitates the Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends and Psychedelic Rhythms dance sessions, and is a camp lead for La Botica Exótica, a camp at Nowhere and The Borderland. He has written for the Guardian, the Independent and the Huffington Post.
Previously, he served on the board of Greenpeace UK, and co-founded the New Economics Foundation's New Economy Organisers Network and direct action movements UK Uncut and The Intruders. Stephen has Masters degrees in Physics from the University of Oxford (MPhys, First Class — dissertation) and Complexity Sciences (MRes, Distinction) from the University of Bristol.
An accomplished full-stack developer with particular expertise in Ruby, Stephen has completed freelance digital work for organisations including 38 Degrees, the New Economics Foundation, the Labour Party, the Green Party, 350.org, the Living Wage Foundation, Positive Money, SumOfUs, City Hunt, 10:10 and Brandalism. He is the creator of several open source projects including Huddl, a tool for organising co-created gatherings.