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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 work and life. On Thursday and Friday 14 – 15 September 2023, 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. 


The theme for this year’s event will be:

The Future of Attention

In practically every aspect of life, such as education, employment or relationships, attention is essential. It enables people to make memories, concentrate on details and avoid distractions. A shift in societal or political attention to global topics can create great change. And of course let’s not forget our attention for other beings (natural or artificial). In this edition of Brave New World we will dive into all different aspects of attention – what is attention, how does attention work, what is the influence of technology on our attention, how does political attention switches from one global issue to another, what is the evolution of our attention for each other and of course what can we expect from the future of attention?




Jeanette Winterson

Professor of New Writing

Jeanette Winterson is an award-winning English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against convent[...] read more

Yuval Noah Harari

Historian & philosopher

Historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and Sapiens: A Graphic History. His books [...] read more

Lucy McRae

body artist

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

Nina Schick

Author and politacal advisor

Nina Schick is an author, advisor and speaker, specialising in how technology is transforming geopolitics and society. Nina is an expert deepfakes and synthetic media, cybersecurity and the geopolitics of technol[...] read more

Neil Harbisson

Artist & Cyborg

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

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



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!

Regular tickets € 75,- € 150,-
Students  € 25,-  € 50,-
Business  € 150,-  € 300,-

If you know the conference and trust us that we will provide an exciting and innovative program in 2023 you can already register and receive 15% discount as a reward for your faith in us! Use the code BIRDBNW23 until April the 1st.


Tickets include lunch & drinks.





Early Bird Tickets BNW 2023 – Future of Attention

For all our loyal followers we have an early bird deal! If you know the conference and trust us that we will provide an exciting and innovative program in 2023 you can already register and receive a 15% discount as a reward for your faith in us!

h/AI – futuristic musical theatre with AI

Can you make a musical theatre performance using Artificial Intelligence? Two playwrights, four actors, and an orchestra of 14 musicians are up for the challenge. With h/AI (human/Artificial Intelligence), musical theatre company de Veenfabriek, theatergroep ECHO and Orchestra De Ereprijs create a more than human artistic manifestation with AI.

ArtScienceWeek 12-18 SEP 2022

If you are interested in more interaction between art and science – have a look at the events in the ArtScienceWeek from September 12th – 18th, with conferences (including Brave New World), expositions, festivals and talks!


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