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BRAVE NEW WORLD is an annual conference for people who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect their business, policies and life. On November 8th & 9th 2018, 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. Brave New World is meant for professionals coming from (applied) science, industry, (semi) government and the creative industry.

Impact of BRAVE NEW WORLD

During this two-day conference, we aim to:

Facilitate dialogue, discussion, exchange and new forms of global networking and collaboration between artists and representatives of scientific and technological sectors working at the intersection of the arts, innovation, and future thinking;

Impact of BRAVE NEW WORLD

During this two-day conference, we aim to:

Connect the arts to research and policy agendas, framing a call to action around desirable futures, inspiring public debate;

Impact of BRAVE NEW WORLD

During this two-day conference, we aim to:

Show the unique role of the arts in raising awareness of the possible impact of trends and innovative technology on society.

speakers

Meet some of our past speakers.

NEIL HARBISSON

Artist & Cyborg (UK)

Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist, best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. H[...] read more

Malka Older

Author ‘Infomocracy’ (US)

Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and PhD candidate. Her science fiction political thriller Infomocracy, part one of the Centanal Cycle, is the first full-length novel from Tor.com. The sequel Null States will[...] read more

Lucy McRae

body artist (UK/AUS)

Lucy McRae is a sci-fi artist, film director, TED Fellow and body architect, placing the human body in complex, futuristic scenarios that confound the boundaries between the natural and artificial; inventing icon[...] read more

Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information (IT/UK)

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Digital Ethics Lab (DELab) of the Oxford Internet Institute. He seats on the Google Advisory [...] read more

Daisy Ginsberg

Designer and writer (UK)

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is a designer, artist and writer, developing experimental approaches to imagine new roles and ideals for design. Daisy investigates design’s aesthetic and ethical futures with collabora[...] read more

Nell Watson

Engineer and Entrepreneur (UK)

Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging[...] read more

PROGRAM

JOIN US!

Are you prepared for a Brave New World? Do you want to witness two days of mindbending 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, policy and government? Join us!

TICKETS 1 DAY 2 DAYS
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY € 250 € 400
GOVERNMENT & NON PROFIT € 185 € 300
STUDENTS €   45 €   75


BUT WAIT, FREE MOVIES TOO?

Did you know that your conference ticket enables free access to Leiden International Film festival?
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News

Artist Jeroen van Loon to close Brave New World 2017

We are very proud to have artist Jeroen van Loon as our last speaker on Friday 3 November. Jeroen received a bachelor in Digital Media Design and a European Media Master of Arts from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. His fascination revolves around the revealing, documenting, and visualizing of digital culture. Earlier work focussed on its personal and societal impact while recent work focusses on the Internet itself: its architecture, physicality, and connectivity—speculating on how these will change in the future.

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS!

Brave New World 2017 is looking for volunteers on the 2nd and 3rd of November, to make this edition a success!  We are looking for drivers to pick up the speakers, in the newest Mercedes, and transfer them to Leiden. Also, we are looking for people to register the visitors.

Body artist Lucy McRae joining BNW

Brave New World is very proud to announce Lucy McRae is joining our program on Thursday 2 November. Lucy McRae is a sci-fi artist, film director, TED Fellow and body architect, placing the human body in complex, futuristic scenarios that confound the boundaries between the natural and artificial. She will show us how humans might evolve in the coming 2000 years.

PARTNERS

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.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

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.

 

 

ORGANISATION

ALEXANDER MOURET
Director & Program
KIM VAN DEN WIJNGAARD
Program & Communication
Marloes Honsbeek
Production & Organisation
Dewi van Soest
Communication
Ivo Wever
Finance & Ticketing

PLAN YOUR VISIT

STADGEHOORZAAL
BREESTRAAT 60
2311 CS IN LEIDEN
THE NETHERLANDS
Brave New World takes place in the ‘Stadsgehoorzaal’ (City theatre) in the centre of Leiden, The Netherlands. The location is easy accessible via public transport. Both free and paid parking can be found just around the corner.

STAYING OVER?
WE HAVE SOME TIPS

Leiden (and the surrounding area) offers a wide choice of attractive and comfortable hotels in all price classes. Our partner hotels Golden Tulip Leiden, Tulip Inn and Ibis Leiden Centre have an exclusive conference offer for all our participants. Mentioned prizes only apply by using ‘Brave New World’ during reserving.

IBIS LEIDEN CENTRE

Room rates from € 89,- per night. Affordable and basic.
Stationsplein 240-242, Leiden
Tel: (+31)71 5160000
E-mail: H8087@ACCOR.COM
Website

GOLDEN TULIP LEIDEN CITY CENTRE

Room rates from € 99,- per night. Great facilities, Just around the corner, easy access.
Schipholweg 3, Leiden
Tel: +31 71 4083500
E-mail:  reservations@goldentulipleidencentre.nl
Website

TULIP INN LEIDEN CENTRE

Room rates from € 109,- per night.
Just around the corner, easy access.
Schipholweg 3, Leiden
Tel: +31 71 4083500
E-mail: reservations@tulipinnleidencentre.nl
Website