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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 9-10 November 2020, 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.




Seda Gürses

Associate Professor in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems (BE/NL)

Seda is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems at TU Delft at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management, an affiliate at the COSIC Group at the Department of Electrical En[...] read more

Lisa Mandemaker

Speculative designer / social designer (NL)

Lisa Mandemaker is a social designer specializing in speculative design and design for debate. Lisa Mandemaker is a social designer specializing in speculative design and design for debate. By crafting (future) [...] read more

Robert Zubrin

Founder of the Mars Society, President of Pioneer Astronautics (USA)

Robert Zubrin is President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado. He is also the founder and President of the Mars Society, an international organization dedicated to[...] read more

Roanne van Voorst

Anthropologist of the Future, researcher & writer (NL)

Roanne van Voorst is a researcher, writer, (Tedx)speaker and moderator. As an ‘anthropologist of the
future’, her core research focuses on what she calls ‘sustainable humanity’: in times of robotifi[...] read more

Michael Najjar

Artist (GER)

In his artwork Michael Najjar takes a complex critical look at the technological forces shaping and drastically transforming the early 21st century. Najjar’s photographic and video works exemplify and draw on h[...] read more

Roslyn Fuller

Managing Director of the Solonian Democracy Institute (CAN/IRL)

Dr. Roslyn Fuller trained in law before writing her PhD in Democracy and International Law at Trinity College, Dublin. She frequently writes and lectures on issues pertaining to technology, ancient and modern dem[...] 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, policy and government? Join us!


Regular tickets € 37,50 € 75,-
Students  € 12,50  € 25,-
Business  € 75,-  € 150,-




Man in the machine (Guest Worker)

Guest Worker is an art installation, made in 2019 by Merijn van Moll and Ruben van de Ven, resulting from a collaboration between the NSvP and SETUP. The installation addresses the question: “What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the labour market what does it mean for diversity and inclusion?” Guest Worker zooms in on gig work and the platform economy and, such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and makes tangible what is at stake.

Full Program 2020 online!

These last weeks we have been working hard to complete our program for you. We are excited to present you a diverse array of speakers on our themes The Future of (In)Equality and Starship Humanity.

Brave New World 2020 – Online Only!

Due to the new developments and measures concerning Covid-19 in the Netherlands, we have decided to present the 2020-edition of Brave New World online only.


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




Director & Program
Program & Communication
Marloes Honsbeek
Production & Organisation
Nadine van Giezen