Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics


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Horizons creates live and digital events, classes, and films that examine the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture, and spirituality.

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics, our flagship conference in the autumn, is the largest and longest-running annual gathering of the psychedelic community in the world.

Our History

Horizons began as a single afternoon event at Judson Memorial Church in October of 2007, featuring a handful of leading researchers and activists from the then-nascent psychedelic renaissance. Horizons quickly grew to a full weekend format, outgrowing Judson Memorial Church and setting into The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, one of Manhattan’s most prestigious auditoriums, in 2015.

During this time, we also expanded our focus to include more coverage of indigenous cultures, anthropology, public policy, cultural criticism, and the arts.

Once primarily an East Coast affair, Horizons began to draw attendees from across the country, and international visitors from as far afield as Australia.

Over the last few years, Horizons has continued to grow as public interest in psychedelics has surged.

Each year, we host speakers from across the world who explain the latest in research findings, bring much-needed attention to cultural and political affairs, and debate the practical and philosophical issues raised by psychedelics.

Horizons now offers year-round events and forums for all audiences, and in-depth CE/CME classes for medical and mental health professionals, as well as our flagship multi-day annual conference in October.

Our Venues

Horizons live programs take place at some of New York’s most historic and celebrated auditoriums and houses of worship.
Judson Memorial Church, its original location, is Mead, McKim, & White-designed landmark and a center for progressive thought and culture since the mid-twentieth century. In 2020, we’re pleased to be partnering with so many locations with a rich history of intellectual exploration, including the New York Society for Ethical Culture, The New York Academy of Medicine, and of course, The Great Hall at The Cooper Union.

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