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 2nd & 3rd, 2017 the world of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. We want to discuss what ethical and social impact new technologies could have on human life, before the innovations are introduced in society. For example: How far do we want to go with human enhancement? Does Artificial Intelligence have rights? What is the future of democracy in this digital age? What do we think of helping nature with artificial evolution?

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. We want to discuss what ethical and societal impact new technologies could have on human life, befóre the innovations are introduced in society.

REASONS TO VISIT
BRAVE NEW WORLD

REASON

1

Hear it first from (inter)national experts, artists and researchers. And gain new insights for how our society, government and nature will look in the future.

REASONS TO VISIT
BRAVE NEW WORLD

REASON

2

Combine efforts with government, industry, science, arts and politics. Expand your network and create new opportunities and collaborations.

REASONS TO VISIT
BRAVE NEW WORLD

REASON

3

Get inspired and go beyond your field of first interest. Let us surprise you with challenging views of the future.

speakers

NEIL HARRISON

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

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament (NL)

Marietje Schaake is a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She is the founder of the Eur[...] 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

Peter Greenaway

Film director, screenwriter & artist (UK)

Peter Greenaway started making his own films in 1966. He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which included installations for the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam), the Louvre (Paris),[...] read more

Angelo Vermeulen

Space systems researcher & biologist (BE)

Angelo Vermeulen is a space systems researcher, biologist, community artist, and TED Senior Fellow. In 2009 he initiated Space Ecologies Art and Design (SEAD), an international network of individuals working in a[...] read more

Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford (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

PROGRAM

Thursday 2 novFriday 3 nov
9:00

Registration

9:30

Opening & Welcome

9:40

Theme 1 Human Enhancement

Neil Harbisson – Artist & Cyborg (UK)
Moon Ribas – Artist & Cyborg (ES)
Femke Nijboer – Ass. Professor Neuropsychology, Leiden University (NL)
Mashya Boon – Film Studies Scholar (US/NL)
Boris de Ruyter – Principal Scientist Philips Research (BE)

12:30

Lunch

13:30

workshops

14:45

Theme 2 Nature & Tech

Angelo Vermeulen – Space systems researcher & biologist (BE)
Other speakers will be announced soon!

17:00

Drinks

9:00

Registration

9:30

Opening & Welcome

9:40

Theme 3 Res publica ex machina

Marietje Schaake – Member of the European Parliament (NL)
Malka Older – Author novel-series Centenal Cycle (US)
Carl Miller – Research-director CASM & author (UK)
Tom Feltwell – Researcher political and activist bots (UK)
Peter Greenaway – Film director, screenwriter & artist (UK)

12:30

Lunch

13:30

workshops

14:45

Theme 4 Artificial intelligence

Luciano Floridi – Professor of Philosophy & Ethics of Information, University of Oxford (IT/UK)
Jim Stolze – founder TEDxAmsterdam & tv-host RTL Z (NL)
Jerry Spanakis – Ass. Professor Data Science & Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University (GR/NL)
Nicky Hekster – Technical Leader Healthcare & Life Sciences, IBM Healthcare (NL)

17:00

Drinks

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

BUY TICKETS


BUT WAIT, FREE MOVIES TOO?

Did you know that your conference ticket enables free access to Leiden International Film festival?
See what LIFF has to offer.

News

Vacature: Stage Productie & Communicatie

 

Voor de ondersteuning van ons PR- en productieteam zijn wij op zoek naar twee stagiaires (m/v). Wij bieden twee uitdagende stageplekken bij een snel groeiende, informele organisatie waar veel ruimte is voor eigen initiatief.

Can Mixed media make us more emphatic?

Trend report Centre for Innovation

JUL 5, 2017

What is the future of work in the 21st century? And how far should we go with human enhancement? These questions (and more) form the basis of the Centre for Innovation’s first Trend Report, a magazine-style publication discussing the latest societal and technological trends that are likely to affect our lives in the years to come.

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
Marloes Honsbeek
Production & Organisation
Ivo Wever
Finance & Ticketing
KIM VAN DEN WIJNGAARD
Program & Communication

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, 10 minute walk from Stadsgehoorzaal through historic centre.
Schipholweg 3, Leiden
Tel: +31 71 4083500
E-mail: reception@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: reception@tulipinnleidencentre.nl
Website