Horizons NYC

Announcements for our ninth conference in autumn 2015 are coming soon.

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics is an annual forum that examines the role of psychedelics in science, healing, culture and spirituality.

In recent years, a growing community of scientists, doctors, artists, activists, seekers and scholars have orchestrated a renaissance in psychedelic thought and practice.

Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights and dreams for the future.


Ticket information for 2015 has been released yet.

This information is for the 2014 conference.

Please take a moment to read our ticket philosophy, terms and conditions before purchasing.

Horizons is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational event. Its goal is simply to share knowledge and dialogue, build community and break even. Its directors and board members are not compensated.

This is the most affordable weekend-long psychedelic learning and community event in North America. If most people purchase at the minimum level, we will simply have to raise prices for everyone next year.

Sunday update: Walk-in day passes are available. See below for more information. Advance sales for Sunday have ended.

Walk-In Tickets

Please follow us on Twitter on Saturday and Sunday mornings for the availability of walk-in day passes.

Other Notes

Horizons is an all-ages event.

Children under 18 accompanied by parents or guardians are free.

Your personal information is kept strictly confidential.

Line up and schedule are subject to change.

Tickets are transferrable, but there are no refunds.

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Day Passes

Sunday Day Passes

Advance sales for Sunday have ended, but walk-in tickets are available.

Walk-in day passes for Sunday’s program at The New School are available for $30 minimum / $40 recommended.

New School students and faculty may purchase Sunday day passes for $20. A New School ID is required, and there is a limit of one ticket per guest.

Credit card sales for Sunday’s program may be made at any time during the weekend.

Cash ticket sales for Sunday’s program must be made at The New School’s box office at 66 W 12th St (one block from the auditorium) between 11:30am and 2:30pm on Sunday. No cash sales can be made after 2:30pm.

It is possible that the venue will reach capacity. We will update Twitter and Facebook with our status throughout the day.


The schedule for 2015 has not been announced yet.

Friday, October 10, 2014
6pm-10pmK2 Friday Night at The Rubin Museum
150 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011
Join us for an evening of cocktails, cuisine and music surrounded by the greatest western collection of Himalayan art.
Free and open to the public. Bring your friends!

Saturday, October 11, 2014
LocationJudson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
10:00amDoors open
10:30-11:15amHAMILTON MORRIS
Journalistic Responsibility in the Coverage of Psychedelics
11:20am-12:05pmJOHN HARRISON, PsyD(c)
Realizing Transformation: Integration and Continuing Care in the Psychedelic Treatment of Addiction
1:10-1:55pmANNIE LALLA
Leading My Family To Ecstasy
Psilocybin and Personality Change: Opening to Life, Death, and Everything In Between
3:15-4:00pmPETER H. ADDY, Ph.D.
Salvia Divinorum, an Atypical Psychedelic
Toward a New Understanding of Altered States of Consciousness: Egolysis and Egolytic States
4:55-5:40pmPETER GASSER, M.D.
Does LSD Have a Future in Medicine?
5:40-5:45pmSaturday adjourns
Sunday, October 12, 2014
LocationThe New School
John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011
12:00pmDoors open
Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal
1:10-1:55pmAMBER LYON
How Psychedelics Transformed My Life
3:00-3:45pmCLANCY CAVNAR, Psy.D.
The Effect of Participation in Ayahuasca Rituals on Gay and Lesbian Self-perception
Psychedelics and Civilisation, Light and Darkness
4:40-5:25pmAll speaker panel
5:30pmConference adjourns

 For biographies on the speakers and the abstracts of their talks, please see our Speakers page. 

About Us

Horizons is an annual forum for learning about psychedelics in New York City. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. 2015 will be our ninth year.

During the 1960s, psychedelics entered worldwide popular culture. Fueled by the wild social dogmas of the era, recreational use become commonplace. Questions about their safety and value for were answered with myths and confusion spread by both their users, proponents, the media and the government.

In recent years, a small group of dedicated researchers and scholars have orchestrated a renaissance in psychedelic research and thought. Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights, and dreams for the future.



About Judson Memorial Church

Judson Memorial Church is a national landmark historic building on the south side of Washington Square Park. It has a long history of championing progressive politics, social justice, free speech and the arts.

About The New School for Social Research

The New School for Social Research’s Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling emphasizes the importance of understanding the unique relationship that exists between the individual and a substance.

Although the broader scientific community has paid significant attention to the deleterious consequences of substance misuse, research into the benefits of healthy relationships with substances and their clinical utility has been overlooked.

The collaboration between Horizons and the Substance Abuse Counseling track aims to promote advancement in the psychological study of psychedelic science.


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