Yuval Noah Harari – Brave Young Minds

Brave New World presents: Brave Young Minds in conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

During the first edition of Brave Young Minds, on September 18 in Naturalis Biodiversity Center, writer, historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari will talk with hundred children about the history of mankind. Brave Young Minds is organised by Brave New World Conference, especially for our youngest generation. Children from 10 years of age will be invited to ask their questions about our world and mankind to a very special guest. We are extremely honoured that Prof. Harari will be our first guest in Naturalis in Leiden as one of the highlights of Leiden European City of Science 2022.

First Speakers 2022

On September 12th & 13th 2022 our already seventh edition of Brave New World Conference will take place in Leiden. We are working hard to find you the most inspiring speakers to join our program. So what do we have in store for you?

This year we will have one theme spread over two days: The Future of Intelligence.
On both days we will dive into different forms of intelligence and the role of new technologies.

Brave New World Speaking Agency

In the six years of organizing Brave New World Conference we often are asked for advice by third parties to help them with finding the right speakers for their event. To help them and to help spread the ideas and themes we curated for Brave New World we decided to add a new branch to our activities – a speaking agency.  Brave New World Speaking Agency will help to spread the key message of Brave New World – what will our world look like in the future considering all the technological innovations and what are the forecasts of this new world from the fields of art and science.

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 testenvoortoegang.org.

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.