The conference venue for both Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th, 2019 is The Cooper Union Great Hall, at 7 East 7th Street, New York NY 10003.

The most convenient trains are the 6 at Astor Place, the R/W at 8th St, and the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W at 14th St.-Union Square are also nearby.

There is no parking at the venue.

The Cooper Union Great Hall is an ADA-accessible facility.

Seating is first come first serve, other than reserved Patron seats.

Food and drink other than water is not allowed in the auditorium.

There is no coat check available.

More information about programming and venues will be announced in spring.

Lodging, Parking,
& Transit

Horizons does not have any official hotel, lodging, or parking 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 convenient subway access.

Airbnb is also 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 not a recommended way to arrive in downtown Manhattan.

Press & Recording

Horizons is a press-friendly event and often provides access to the conference, speakers, and recordings, with advance notice and coordination.

If you are a member of the press who is actively engaged in reportage about psychedelic drugs, please contact us via email with “PRESS REQUEST” in the subject line.

Professional quality recording devices must be registered in advance and the use of recordings is limited by our media agreement.

Speakers may request that their presentations not be recorded, and all guests and members of the press must comply. Use of all recordings from the conference are limited by our media agreement.

Guests may photograph and record the proceedings, so long as they do not interfere with the enjoyment of the conference by other guests.

Guest Policies
& Et Cetera

Ticket and registration policies are detailed on the Registration page.

Speaking at Horizons is via invitation only and we do not accept proposals for consideration.

We also do not accept proposals for info tables, poster sessions, film screenings, arts exhibitions, or other supplementary programming.

Commercial solicitation or distribution of flyers, brochures, advertisements, etc. without prior consent is prohibited, regardless of good intentions or noble causes.

We reserve the right to eject without refund anyone who treats our venue, staff, speakers, or fellow guests without respect.


Horizons strives to maintain a professional atmosphere at its events, and invites the community to help us uphold professional standards of conduct.

Please click here to read our Safer Space and Code of Conduct Policy, including instructions on how to report unsafe or unprofessional behavior.


Email Us

If you have questions about speakers, tickets, venues, lodging, transportation, or other logistical questions, please be sure to read the sections above in their entirety before contacting us.

Please understand that speaking at Horizons is by invitation only, and we do not accept proposals for consideration.