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BRAVE NEW WORLD is an annual Art & Science conference for people who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect their business, policies and life. On Monday, Tuesday 12-13 September 2022, the worlds of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. We want to discuss what ethical and societal impact new technologies could have on human life, before the innovations are introduced in society.

This conference is for people who want to go beyond their own field of interest, who want to network with others with innovative mindset. 



Jeremy Lent

Author and Integrator

Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization[...] read more

Andrea Evers

Professor of Health Psychology

Prof. Dr. Andrea W.M. Evers is professor of Health Psychology and chair of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She is also affiliated to the Technical University Delft and Erasmus U[...] read more

Joanna Bryson

Professor of Ethics and Technology

Joanna J Bryson is an academic recognised for broad expertise on intelligence, its nature, and its consequences. Holding two degrees each in psychology and AI (BA Chicago, MSc & MPhil Edinburgh, PhD MIT), she[...] read more

Bram Ellens


A multitalented autodidact artist. A background in art, technology and music. As an artist Bram has a focus on sculptures and installations. His work is often theatrical with a grand gesture and is often display[...] read more

Marion Lasserre

speculative designer and futures researcher

Marion is a speculative designer and futures researcher based in Paris, she creates experiences and narratives that explore the links between the human body, science, technology, myths and popular culture. She is[...] read more

Monika Seyfried

Interaction Designer

Monika is an Interaction Designer with a background in art, photography and filmmaking. In her work, she engages at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital media and the natural environment, creating s[...] read more



Are you prepared for a Brave New World? Do you want to witness two days of mind-bending presentations and take part in discussing how future innovations will have an impact on human life? Do you want to meet peers from different sectors and co-create new views on life & society? Join us!

If you would like to participate online please send us an email to contact@bravenewworld.nl

Regular tickets € 75,- € 150,-
Students  € 25,-  € 50,-
Business  € 150,-  € 300,-
Tickets include lunch & drinks.






Yuval Noah Harari – Brave Young Minds

Brave New World presents: Brave Young Minds in conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

During the first edition of Brave Young Minds, on September 18 in Naturalis Biodiversity Center, writer, historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari will talk with hundred children about the history of mankind. Brave Young Minds is organised by Brave New World Conference, especially for our youngest generation. Children from 10 years of age will be invited to ask their questions about our world and mankind to a very special guest. We are extremely honoured that Prof. Harari will be our first guest in Naturalis in Leiden as one of the highlights of Leiden European City of Science 2022.

First Speakers 2022

On September 12th & 13th 2022 our already seventh edition of Brave New World Conference will take place in Leiden. We are working hard to find you the most inspiring speakers to join our program. So what do we have in store for you?

This year we will have one theme spread over two days: The Future of Intelligence.
On both days we will dive into different forms of intelligence and the role of new technologies.

Brave New World Speaking Agency

In the six years of organizing Brave New World Conference we often are asked for advice by third parties to help them with finding the right speakers for their event. To help them and to help spread the ideas and themes we curated for Brave New World we decided to add a new branch to our activities – a speaking agency.  Brave New World Speaking Agency will help to spread the key message of Brave New World – what will our world look like in the future considering all the technological innovations and what are the forecasts of this new world from the fields of art and science.


This exciting event is being brought to you through the generous support of our many conference partners and sponsors who are committed to Brave New World. We thank these agencies, organizations, foundations and companies for providing the necessary support to make this event possible.


Presenting partners

Become a Partner

Partner opportunities offer many exciting ways to interact with our professional participants from different sectors, show your expertise on certain themes, or underline your involvement in the future of our society.

To learn more about the different partnership levels and their exclusive event opportunities please send an email to alexander@bravenewworld.nl




Director & Program
Program & Communication
Marloes Honsbeek
Production & Organisation
Anna Iverson
Info & Support