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

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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,-

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News

Brave New Human – Reflections on the Invisible

Brave New World Conference challenged scientists, artists, writers and philosophers from all over the world to answer a question most people are not only wondering about but, after quite some months of uncertainties, even long for — How will our world look like after corona. Will the COVID-19 pandemic have a lasting effect on us, on our society and on how we see our the world? We bundled their visionary answers, ideas, strategies and arguments in Brave New Human – Reflections on the Invisible to give you an insight in a possible future post-Corona world.

Brave New World launches publishing house

Every year, we bring the most innovative thinkers in culture, politics, business and society together, to discuss how future technologies will affect business, policies and life. And now (especially now!) our discussions will reach beyond our conference halls. So we are launching a brand new publishing house that will take the ideas of Brave New World to your doorstep. The books of Bot Publishers will revolve around the same topics as our conference: future technologies and their ethical and societal impact.

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?

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