Horizons NYC


Thank you for another amazing year.
We will begin releasing video from the conference shortly.

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Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics is an annual forum that examines the role of psychedelic drugs 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.

See our Speakers and Schedule pages to learn more about our ninth conference in October 2015.

Horizons Media, Inc. is a 501c(3) not-for-profit educational charity led by Kevin Balktick, Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Ingmar Gorman, M.A., and James Vasile, Esq.

This year’s Horizons conference is produced in partnership with The New School For Social Research Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling program.


Please take a moment to read our Philosophy, Policies and Ticket Tier explanations before purchasing tickets using the form below.


Horizons tickets are sold in four tiers, on the honor system. Please choose the tier you are most able to afford. All prices include fees.

All tickets tiers include entrance to all programming on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Horizons is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational charity.

Our goal is simply to share knowledge, create dialogue, build community and break even.

We try to make the conference as affordable as possible while maintaining professional standards.

Registration prices have increased slowly over the years in order to support larger audiences and higher quality production.

The conference has no funding beyond ticket revenue.


There are no refunds, but tickets are transferrable.

We have reached capacity in previous years. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Line up and schedule are subject to change.

Horizons is an all-ages event, but children must be silent in the auditorium.

Children who require their own seats must have their own registration.

With the exception of Patron tickets, seating is first-come, first-served.

Your personal information is kept strictly confidential. We do not sell, lease or lend our guest database to anyone.

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Standard ($105)

Standard tickets accurately reflect the price of producing the conference from year to year.

We think this is a very reasonable price for a full weekend of learning, community and entertainment in the heart of New York City.

Please purchase a standard price ticket if you are able, even if the Discount or Hardship tiers are still on sale.

Patron ($250)

Patron tickets allow us to grow by investing in international speakers, state-of-the-art conference facilities with larger capacities, and higher production values.

Patron ticket purchasers are provided with reserved front-and-center seating and express mail delivery of conference credentials in order to avoid lines at check-in.

New School and Cooper Union 

Discount tickets are offered to the students, faculty and staff of the institutions that generously host our conference.

Please use a school email address during your purchase, otherwise your order may be cancelled.

There is a limit of one discount ticket per person.

Due to capacity limitations, there is a limited number of New School discount tickets available.

Student / Hardship ($75)

Student / Hardship tickets are offered for those who have challenging financial circumstances, such as full-time scholarship or under/unemployment.

They are highly subsidized, and thus limited in number. Please purchase a Standard or Discount ticket if you are able.

These tickets are limited in number, may have their price increased closer to the event, and will sell out well before the conference.

Venues & Accomodations


All of Horizons venues are a short walk from Union Square in the heart of downtown Manhattan.

Consult the Google Maps links below to help find ideal subway routing, although taking the L, N, R, Q, 4, 5 or 6 trains to Union Square 14th St is always an option.

Friday, October 9th, 2015
The Rubin Museum (map)
150 W 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

Saturday, October 10th, 2015
The Cooper Union Great Hall (map)
7 E 7th Street
New York, NY 10003

Sunday, October 11th, 2015
The New School (map)
John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Lodging & Parking

Horizons does not have any official hotel or lodging partners.

We recommend using hotel search engines to find options that match your price point.

Any hotel in downtown or midtown Manhattan will be very convenient. Downtown Brooklyn is also a very short subway ride. Long Island City, Queens also has many hotels with good subway access.

Airbnb is also very well-regarded in New York City.

Use Google Maps to estimate transit time between locations in New York City. Please keep this in mind if you are booking accommodations in the outer boroughs or far uptown.

SpotHero is helpful for finding parking garages, although driving is typically not a recommended way to arrive in downtown Manhattan.

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Credits: Photography by Carl Saytor & Larisa Fuchs. Graphic design by Seze Devres, Justin Aubuchon, Ray Cross and Theresa Mershon.