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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 Monday, Tuesday 4-5 November 2019, 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.

speakers

2019

James Bridle

Artist, writer, journalist, and technologist (UK)

James Bridle is an artist and writer working across technologies and disciplines. His artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. His writing on lite[...] read more

Bina 48

Social robot (US)

BINA48 is a black, female-presenting advanced social robot and ambassador for the multi-decade mind uploading experiment in AI and cyber-consciousness LifeNaut project. She was created in the image of Bina Roth[...] read more

Bruce Duncan

Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation (US)

Bruce Duncan has been the Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation and humanoid Bina48 which he describes as a digital artwork. He is repsonsbile to for overseeing the mangagment and implementatio[...] read more

Elsa Sotiriadis

Synthetic biologist, futurist and science fiction writer (CHE)

Dr. Elsa Sotiriadis is a synthetic biologist, futurist and science fiction writer (Elsa Solaris) interested in fixing the world with the science of biohacking.

As a venture capital investor, she helped inv[...] read more

Thomas Thwaites (Goat Man)

Designer (UK)

Thomas Thwaites is a British designer and writer. He describes himself as “a designer (of a more speculative sort), interested in technology, science, futures research & etc.”  In one of his pro[...] read more

Margriet Sitskoorn

Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology (NL)

Margriet Sitskoorn is professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Tilburg. She carries out research into the relationship between brain and behaviour. Alongside her scientific work she writes colum[...] 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
Regular tickets € 75,- € 150,-
Students  € 25,-  € 50,-
Business  € 150,-  € 300,-

REGISTER HERE!

 

News

SETUP x NSVP: future scenarios for AI and the job market

Voice assistants taking over your job interview. Algorithms that predict the perfect candidate for a vacancy. The possibilities of AI (artificial intelligence) for recruitment and selection of employees seem endless. What does the future of this development look like? And how does AI facilitate – or frustrate – diversity in the labor market?

Brave New World is expanding with Beyond Human

We want to introduce you to our new spin-off: Beyond Human – Festival for humanoids and other beings.  Something for your friends and family to join as well.

New venue: NATURALIS

Our fourth edition of Brave New World will take place in the brand new museum of Naturalis Biodiversity Center. 

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
Nadine van Giezen
Production

PLAN YOUR VISIT

LEIDEN NATURALIS
DARWINWEG 2
2333 CR LEIDEN
THE NETHERLANDS
Brave New World takes place in Leiden Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 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 € 109,- 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 € 99,- per night.
Just around the corner, easy access.
Schipholweg 3, Leiden
Tel: +31 71 4083500
E-mail: reservations@tulipinnleidencentre.nl
Website