The School of Life Conference - New York

4th, 5th, 6th October 

Limited Early Bird Tickets available for £899, full price £999

This autumn, the School of Life is headed to the East Coast for our first ever conference in New York. Held in the beautiful, eclectic-style surroundings of the New York Academy of Medicine on Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central Park, the conference will see the return of our key speakers, including Alain de Botton, presenting a programme of lectures, workshops and exercises on some of the most important ideas we teach. Buy your ticket today to receive your early bird discount.

Our conference aims to transform lives and build the best kinds of connections. It is designed to equip participants with a toolkit of Emotional Skills that can revolutionise relationships, careers and self-understanding.

Who Should Attend The School of Life Conference

The School of Life Conference is ideal for those looking for an in-depth psychological experience that covers the four main areas of our emotional lives; Love, Work, Self & Others and Culture. The content is a repeat of the last Conferences and Schools.   


Day 1 Friday Afternoon - Emotional Education, Self-Knowledge, Sociability

Day 2 Saturday Morning - Relationships: Choosing Partners, Relationship Skills, Emotional Maturity

Day 2 Saturday Afternoon - Work, Confidence, Failure

Day 3 Sunday Morning - Culture, Calm, Meaning, Happiness 

Please download the conference brochure for more information 

What People Said Who Came to Our Last Conference - Los Angeles, February 2019

“It amazes me to be able to tell you that the conference exceeded my expectations in every possible way.  I learned so much, but more importantly, I met so many wonderful people”

“Contrary to my norm, all of the conversations I had were effortless and that feeling was so liberating.”

“I had never felt more like myself than at this conference and I feel so connected to everything the School of Life stands for”

“I learnt so much about myself. Things I thought I knew or had packed away in a box exploded: not fun but enlightening.”

“The entire thing was wonderful and perception altering”

“This was by far one of the most rewarding experience of my life”

What you can expect:

  • A rich programme drawing from the key insights across our core curriculum
  • A learning experience combining lectures, films, music, psychological exercises and continuous audience participation
  • Three-days of engaging content written and led by philosopher and Writer Alain de Botton, supported by leading members of The School of Life's London faculty and team
  • Daily educational programme and curated morning and evening social activities
  • An opportunity to make new friends in a community of like-minded individuals

The School of Life Conference - New York

Fri 4th Oct 2019 (14.00)
The New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029, USA
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The School of Life Conference will be held in English. All tickets are subject to a 60-Day Returns Policy as listed on our Terms & Conditions page. Please note that we are not offering any free or volunteer places at this event and the Conference doesn't include accommodation. For group rates (5 or more tickets), or corporate bookings please contact: [email protected]