Fakes, Forgeries and Deceptions

Last edition of Brave New World on the first day we talked about “Truth in Reality”, what is real and what is not. In the course of putting together our program we had an idea – lets contact the many museums and collections in Leiden and ask them if they have some fakes, forgeries or deceptions in their depots The reactions were unexpectedly enthusiastic and positive. Before we knew it we were organizing an exhibition.

Early Bird Tickets BNW 2022

Next year we are moving from November to September (Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th) and we wanted to give you a heads up as we have an early bird deal for the next edition. If you know the conference and trust us that we will provide an exciting and innovative program in 2022 you can already register and receive 15% discount as a reward for your faith in us! Use the code BIRDBNW22 in Eventbrite to get the discount, the code will be active until January the 1st 2022.

Full program Brave New World 2021

Full program for the 2021 edition of Brave New World is online!

Brave New World part of ArtScienceWeek

Brave New World Conference will be part of the brand new ArtScienceWeek (formerly known as Beyond Human Festival).

AI & (IN)EQUALITY SESSION – now online!

On November the 9th at Brave New World Conference we discussed the influence, threats and benefits of artificial intelligence on equality and inequality. A panel discussion organized bij the Brave New World Conference in collaboration with European Parliament. The whole discussion is now online!

Corona Rules

In order to visit our program at the conference, you need a corona access certificate in addition to an entry ticket. At our conference, we don’t have to keep 1.5 metres distance. Of course, we do everything we can to make sure that our conference is as safe as possible and that you have a great day!

the corona access certificate
The corona ticket is a QR-code that can be shown via the CoronaCheck app or on paper. You will receive a corona access certificate if you: 1. have been fully vaccinated, 2. have a valid recovery certificate or 3. have a negative test result that is no more than 24 hours old. Testing remains free for anyone without a recovery or vaccination certificate. You can find out which testing locations are near you at

non-Dutch visitors
For information on obtaining a valid corona access certificate, please visit the website of the Dutch government. International visitors within the EU can also gain access to activities or events with a Digital Corona Certificate (DCC).

MENS – Alexander Mouret

Once again we will be collaborating with Vrij Nederland and the podcast MENS by Sander Pleij. To kick off our collaboration Sander talked with Alexander Mouret the director of Brave New World about how the conference started, about some themes from previous editions and of course about the conference this year.

Free screening of SAMI BLOOD

In collaboration with European Parliament (Lux Film Prize) and Leiden International Film Festival we are happy to invite you to a free online film screening of the film Sami Blood. A Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930’s at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture. A wonderful film and a nice addition to the exploration of inequality that we will be covering this year at Brave New World. You can see the film at until the 13th of November by using the voucher code SAMIBLOODBNW2020. (The screening is capped at 300 viewers.)

New satellite event with TU Delft

We are very excited to announce a new satellite event of Brave New World – TU Delft’s TPM AI-Lab will host its online conference, The (In)Justice Of AI on Wednesday November 11th, 2020. Expect perspectives on systems, governance and values around AI, which holds great promise for solving some of the world’s grand societal challenges with a special focus on ‘AI for children’ en ‘AI in Industry.


The conference is free and open for interested researchers, students and representatives of governmental organizations, NGOs and businesses. You can register for this event here.

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.