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SPEAKERS 2022

Susan Schneider

Founding Director Center for the Future Mind

Susan Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology. In her recent book, Artificial You: AI and the Futu[...] read more

Jeremy Lent

Author and Integrator

Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization[...] read more

Andrea Evers

Professor of Health Psychology

Andrea Evers is professor of Health Psychology and chair of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. She is also affiliated to the Technical University Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam as Medical D[...] read more

Joanna Bryson

Professor of Ethics and Technology

Joanna J Bryson is an academic recognised for broad expertise on intelligence, its nature, and its consequences. Holding two degrees each in psychology and AI (BA Chicago, MSc & MPhil Edinburgh, PhD MIT), she[...] read more

Yogi Hale Hendlin

Environmental Philosopher & Public Health Scientist

Dr. Yogi Hale Hendlin is Sustainability Lead in the Design, Impact and Technology (DIT) platform, core faculty of the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative, and assistant professor in the Erasmus School of [...] read more

Jeroen Geurts

Prof. Translational Neuroscience & Rector Magnificus VU Amsterdam

Jeroen Geurts studied neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and obtained his PhD at VU Amsterdam. He has been Professor of Translational Neuroscience at Amsterdam UMC since 2012. Geurts has also been an adj[...] read more

Marion Lasserre

speculative designer and futures researcher

Marion is a speculative designer and futures researcher based in Paris, she creates experiences and narratives that explore the links between the human body, science, technology, myths and popular culture. She is[...] read more

Monika Seyfried

Interaction Designer

Monika is an Interaction Designer with a background in art, photography and filmmaking. In her work, she engages at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital media and the natural environment, creating s[...] read more

Cyrus Clarke

Artist and Futurist

Cyrus is an artist and futurist with a background in economics and digital technologies. His practice focuses on creating experiences to initiate discussion on the ethical, environmental, political and socio-econ[...] read more

Ksenia Fedorova

Media and Media Art researcher

Ksenia Fedorova (PhD) is Assistant Professor at Leiden University, NL. She is the author of Tactics of Interfacing: Encoding Affect in Art and Technology (MIT Press, 2020) and the co-editor of Media: Between M[...] read more

Bram Ellens

Artist

A multitalented autodidact artist. A background in art, technology and music. As an artist Bram has a focus on sculptures and installations. His work is often theatrical with a grand gesture and is often display[...] read more

MADELAINE LEY

Researcher and philosopher

Madelaine is a poetic philosopher who weaves narrative and theory to explore the ecological, political, and technological complexity of our time. Her primary research at Delft University of Technology takes an in[...] read more

Andrew Sorensen

Palaeolithic Archaeologist

Dr. Andrew Sorensen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leiden University Faculty of Archaeology with a burning desire to better understand the roles fire played in the lives of ancient humans. While fascinated b[...] read more

Uzma Waseem

Business Psychologist

Uzma is a Business Psychologist experienced in delivering evidence-based diagnostics and solutions in people development domains. She is skilled in leadership and team development, psychometric assessment, and ex[...] read more

Norbert Peeters

botanical philosopher

Norbert Peeters (MA) is a botanical philosopher who studied archeology and philosophy at Leiden University. He works as a PhD student at the Institute for Philosophy researching weeds and invasive plants. He publ[...] read more

Lexo Zardiashvili

researcher at Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden Law School

Lexo is a researcher and a teacher at the Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) at Leiden Law School. Currently, his research focuses on targeted advertising, manipulation, and [...] read more

Pim Haselager

Prof. Artificial Intelligence

Pim Haselager focuses on philosophy, psychology and artificial intelligence (AI). He researches the social implications of using AI and neuroscience. How can we ensure that new technology is used responsibly?

[...] read more

Helena Nikonole

new media artist, independent curator and educator

Helena Nikonole is a new media artist, independent curator and educator currently based in Istanbul. Her field of interests embraces hybrid art, bio-semiotics and Artificial Intelligence. One part of her work is[...] read more

Julia Janssen

Artist, designer & researcher

Julia Janssen is an artist, designer, researcher and speaker. In her work she creates awareness about the impact of technology and digitization on society.

In 2016 she graduated from the ArtEZ School of th[...] read more

Patrick Rensen

Professor of Metabolic Aspects of Vascular Disease

Patrick Rensen is a professor of Metabolic Aspects of Vascular Disease at Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, and guest professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, X[...] read more

George van Hal

Science Journalist

Journalist George van Hal (1980) is a science editor at Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant and a former senior editor at the Dutch edition of popular science magazine New Scientist. A graduate in astrophysics[...] read more

Rudy van Belkom

Director of the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends

Rudy van Belkom is director of the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT). He recently published his book about ethics in the design process (‘AI no longer has a plug’) that offers devel[...] read more

Femke Nijboer

Assistant Professor Creative Technology

Femke Nijboer is an assistant professor of Creative Technology and Biomedical Signals and Systems at the University of Twente. She studies how creative technology, art and humor can be used to encourage us to thi[...] read more

MEET OUR SPEAKERS FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS

Nina Schick

Author and politacal advisor

Nina Schick is an author, advisor and speaker, specialising in how technology is transforming geopolitics and society. Nina is an expert deepfakes and synthetic media, cybersecurity and the geopolitics of technol[...] read more

Liam Young

Speculative architect

Liam Young is a speculative architect and director who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is cofounder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today, an urban futures think tank, exploring the local and[...] read more

Daphina Misiedjan

Assistant Professor at International Institute of Social Studies

Dr. Daphina Misiedjan is an assistant-professor at International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)/ Erasmus University in the Netherlands, an associated researcher at the Utrecht Center for Oceans, Water and Sust[...] read more

Bernardo Kastrup

Executive director of Essentia Foundation

Bernardo Kastrup is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental.

He has a PhD in [...] read more

Daniel Christian Wahl

Sustainability consultant and educator

Daniel Christian Wahl is an international sustainability consultant and educator specializing in biologically inspired whole systems design and transformative innovation. Daniel originally trained as a biologist,[...] read more

Roshan Nejal

Film director

Roshan Nejal worked for the Dutch national broadcaster the NPO for 4 years as an independent filmmaker and studied Direction Documentary at the Dutch Film Academy. At the Film Academy he searched for and found mo[...] read more

Giorgio Patrini

CEO at Sensity

Giorgio Patrini is cofounder and CEO at Sensity, formerly called Deeptrace, an AI security startup detecting and monitoring online visual threats such as “deepfakes”. The work of Sensity has been covered by C[...] read more

Erle Ellis

Professor of Geography and Environmental Systems

Erle Ellis is a Professor of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where he directs the Anthroecology Laboratory. His research investigates the ecology of huma[...] read more

Nadina Galle

ecological engineer and technologist

Dr. Nadina Galle is an ecological engineer, technologist, TEDx & keynote speaker, and podcaster. Nadina is an expert in the application of emerging technologies to restore and reconnect people to urban ecolog[...] read more

Lydia Pyne

Writer and historian

Lydia Pyne is a writer and historian, interested in the history of science and material culture. She has degrees in history and anthropology and a PhD in biology (history and philosophy of science) from Arizona S[...] read more

Joost van de Loo

Holistic detective and film director

Joost van de Loo is a holistic detective and film director who specialises in films for change; a cocktail of humour and serious investigation. He combines film with design, journalism and improbable research to [...] read more

Thijs Pepping

Researcher and writer

Thijs Pepping has a Master’s degree from the University of Humanistic Studies and is fascinated by the relationship between people and technology. Especially when it comes to questions regarding life and death,[...] read more

Sam Earle

Social philosopher and founder of The Social Imaginaries Project

Sam is a social philosopher and founder of The Social Imaginaries Project. Her research developed a model of the ‘Social Imaginary’ (socio-cultural paradigms) that makes sense of why our current Weste[...] read more

Jeroen van der Most

Artist

Dutch artist Jeroen van der Most, or shorthand Most, has created art with data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence for over 10 years. His current focus is on using AI to bridge the illusionary boundaries bet[...] read more

Peter van der Putten

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND AI RESEARCHER

Peter van der Putten is an assistant professor and creative researcher at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is interested in how intelligence can ev[...] read more

Ermi van Oers

Designer and Founder Nova Innova

Ermi van Oers, founder of Nova Innova, a creative studio which combines nature, science and design to create sustainable applications, based in Rotterdam. Ermi graduated cum laude at Willem de Kooning Academy in [...] read more

Bart Groothuis

European Parliament

Bart Groothuis is a member of the European Parliament on behalf of the Dutch People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), which is part of the liberal political group Renew Europe. He is a member of the [...] read more

Theun Karelse

Artist

Theun Karelse studied fine-arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam before joining FoAM, a transdisciplinary laboratory at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life. His interests and experimen[...] read more

Jurriën Hamer

Author and Philosopher

Jurriën Hamer deals with various topics at the intersection of ethics, human rights and digital technology. Last march he published a popular philosophical book on free will, called: “Why villains are unluck[...] read more

Frederik de Wilde

Artist (BE)

Frederik de Wilde works at the interstice of the art, science and technology. Frederik studied fine arts, media arts and philosophy. The conceptual crux of his artistic praxis are the notions of the inaudible, in[...] read more

Maarten Lamers

Cross-disciplinary Lecturer and founder of LaserMaxx

He has been teaching at the Institute for Informatics of Leiden University (LIACS) since 2002. He is a member of the board committee of the Media Technology MSc program. His cross-disciplinary research combines c[...] read more

Sarah Durston

Professor of Developmental Disorders of the Brain

Sarah Durston started the NICHE Neuroimaging lab at the Department of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Utrecht University Medical Center. She managed to obtain a Veni, Vidi as a VICI grant from NWO as well[...] read more

Lucy McRae

body artist

Lucy McRae is a sci-fi artist, film director, TED Fellow and body architect, placing the human body in complex, futuristic scenarios that confound the boundaries between the natural and artificial; inventing icon[...] read more

Bina 48

Social robot

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

Roanne van Voorst

Anthropologist of the Future, researcher & writer

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

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

Seda Gürses

Associate Professor in the Department of Multi-Actor Systems

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

Roslyn Fuller

Managing Director of the Solonian Democracy Institute

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

Robert Zubrin

Founder of the Mars Society, President of Pioneer Astronautics

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

Lisa Mandemaker

Speculative designer / social designer

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

Trivik Verma

Assistant Professor of Urban Science & Policy

Trivik Verma is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management in Delft University of Technology. He is the director of Centre for Urban Science and Policy. His resear[...] read more

Andy Miah

Chair Science Communication & Future Media, at the University of Salford

Professor Andy Miah, PhD (@andymiah), is based in the School of Science, Engineering, and Environment at the University of Salford, Manchester, where he teaches bioethics, nanoethics, and other areas of emerging [...] read more

Vincent Icke

Professor of Astrophysics

Vincent Icke is Professor of Astrophysics at Universiteit Leiden in The Netherlands, where founded the Astronomy Theory Group. He obtained a doctorate in cosmology at Leiden, held postdoctoral positions at the Un[...] read more

Tanja Masson-Zwaan

Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law

Tanja Masson-Zwaan is Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University, and President Emerita of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). Sh[...] read more

Nahum

Artist

Internationally renowned artist described by VICE Media as “a truly visionary artist who is creating new views of how we should get closer to our planet and the universe we inhabit”. He has developed cultural[...] read more

Siri Beerends

Cultural Sociologist, Researcher & Writer SETUP

Siri Beerends is a cultural sociologist, investigating the societal impact of digital technologies in collaboration with artistic design researchers at SETUP Media Lab. Her journalistic approach enables her to sp[...] read more

Didier Schmitt

Coordinator Human & Robotic Exploration ESA

Didier Schmitt is coordinator for human and robotic exploration at the European Space Agency. Previously he was member of the Space Task Force at the European External Action Service – EU Diplomatic Service[...] read more

Eduard Fosch-Villaronga

Author & Researcher eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies

Eduard Fosch-Villaronga is a legal scholar interested in robots and AI. Eduard is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral researcher at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden Universi[...] read more

Yossi Mekelberg

Professor International Relations at Regent’s University London

Yossi Mekelberg is a professor of international relations and the faculty lead on outreach projects at Regent’s University, London. He has been teaching at Regent’s University since 1996, and before that at K[...] read more

Angelo Vermeulen

Artist, Biologist and Space Systems Researcher

Angelo Vermeulen is a space systems researcher, biologist and artist. In 2009 he co-founded SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design), an international transdisciplinary collective of artists, scientists, engineers, [...] read more

Peter Joosten

Writer & Biohacker

Peter Joosten MSc. is a biohacker and future thinker. He investigates the impact of biohacking, human enhancement and transhumanism in his keynotes, articles and Youtube channel.
He is the curator of the pl[...] read more

Hanneke Schuitemaker

Global Head of Viral Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine at Janssen

Hanneke Schuitemaker is the Global Head of Viral Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine and the Disease Area Stronghold Leader for Viral Vaccines in Janssen Vaccines and Prevention. In addition, she is a Pr[...] read more

Margriet Sitskoorn

Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology

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

Kuang-Yi Ku

Dentist, bio-artist and social designer

Kuang-Yi Ku finds synergy between his three degrees of dentistry, communication design and social design, exploring the intersection of the human body, sexuality, interspecies interaction and medical technology. [...] read more

James Bridle

Artist, writer, journalist, and technologist

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

Thomas Thwaites (Goat Man)

Designer

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

Bruce Duncan

Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation

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

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

Toby Kiers

Professor in Evolutionary Ecology

Toby Kiers investigates how cooperation between species evolves and persists. Her recent work focuses on resource trading in nature and how complex ‘biological markets’ can emerge among plants and microbes. S[...] read more

Randal Koene

Neuroscientist, Chairman and Founder Carboncopies.org

Dr. Randal Koene is a neuroscientist working on the functional reconstruction of brain circuits via neural prostheses and neural interfaces. Koene introduced the concept of whole brain emulation and is a lead arc[...] read more

Lily Frank

Philosopher and an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics

Lily Eva Frank is an assistant professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology. Lily Frank received her doctorate in Philosophy in 2014 from The Graduate Center, City University of New Yo[...] read more

Cohen & Van Balen

Artists, Designers

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen are London based artists working across objects, installation and film that explore process of production as cultural, personal and political practices. Their work is exhibited in[...] read more

Peter-Paul Verbeek

Professor of Philosophy of Technology

Peter-Paul Verbeek is distinguished professor of Philosophy of Technology and scientific co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is also honorary professor of techno-anthropo[...] read more

Arne Hendriks

Artist, researcher and exhibition maker

Arne Hendriks is an artist, researcher and exhibition maker based in Amsterdam. People sometimes call him a radical ecologist and although he likes the sound of that, he rather likes to say that he deliberately e[...] read more

Catholijn Jonker

Professor of Interactive Intelligence & Explainable artificial intelligence

Catholijn Jonker is full professor of Interactive Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the Delft University of Technology and rrofessor of Explainable Artific[...] read more

Jeroen Gouman

Researcher of medical technologies

Jeroen is a researcher of medical technologies at the Rathenau Instituut, an institute for research and dialogue which supports the formation of public and political opinion on socially relevant aspects of scienc[...] read more

Sarah Boers

Researcher Organoid technology

Sarah Boers is a researcher of organoid technology at Utrecht Medical Center. Sarah does research on ethical implications involved oranoids. Regarding the moral status of organoids, we recognize organoids as hybr[...] read more

Itamar Gilboa

Artist

Itamar Gilboa (1973) has always been inspired by the power of numbers and the influence of science. His works, often reflecting upon himself and his personal experiences living in Israel as well as in the Netherl[...] read more

Joyce Nabuurs

Researcher at Athena Institute & Next Nature Network

As a Researcher & Lecturer at Athena Institute & Next Nature Network –  Joyce questions the way that we perceive the world around us. She is interested in opposing concepts such as natural/artifici[...] read more

Frank Wammes

Chief Technology Officer Capgemini

Frank Wammes is Chief Technology Officer for Capgemini Europe. As Corporate Speaker, Executive Coach and Innovation Lead, Frank helps clients discover the “Art of the Possible” and help identify opportunities[...] read more

Nadja Muller-den Blijker

CEO of iThrive

Nadja Muller-den Blijker is the CEO of iThrive and certified professional coach. With an MSC in Geosciences she worked as project engineering manager on climate change mitigation projects in the oil& gas indu[...] read more

Job van den Hurk

Neuroscientist

Job van den Hurk (1985) is a neuroscientist. He currently works as scientific manager at ultra-high field imaging center Scannexus, and is assistant professor in cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University. J[...] read more

Nolen Gertz

Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy

Nolen Gertz is Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy at the University of Twente, a Senior Researcher at the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Global Center[...] read more

Jeanette Winterson

Professor of New Writing

Jeanette Winterson is an award-winning English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against convent[...] read more

Sir Lawrence Freedman

Emeritus Professor of War Studies

Sir Lawrence Freedman was Professor of War Studies at King’s College London between 1982 and 2014; he now holds the position of ‘Emeritus Professor’ in the Department of War Studies. Before joining King’s[...] read more

Mark O’Connell

Writer

Mark O’Connell is a journalist, writing for The New Yorker, The Independent and New York Times Magazine. His novel was awarded with the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize ‘To be a Machine’ and was nominated for the p[...] read more

Jessica Barker

Co-Founder & co-CEO, Cygenta

Dr. Jessica Barker runs cyber.uk. She is a leader in the human nature of cyber security, has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cyber security in the UK and awarded as one of the UK’s Tech W[...] read more

Adam Dipert

Particle Physicist, Weightless Movement Artist, Circus and Fire Performer

Adam Dipert is a physicist, circus performer, and dancer. He will be defending his PhD in experimental nuclear physics during fall 2018. His research has been performed at Arizona State, North Carolina State, and[...] read more

Stephen Cave

Philosopher and Executive Director of CFI

Stephen Cave is Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Philosophy and a Fellow of Hughe[...] read more

Lesley-Ann Daly

Designer and Researcher

Lesley-Ann Daly is a Designer and Researcher, and member of the London based design studio Hack the Senses. Her work investigates the future possibilities of Sensory Augmentation technology and the personal and s[...] read more

Andrew Keen

Writer

Andrew Keen is one of the world’s best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution. He is the author of four books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo, international hit The Internet Is[...] read more

Liisa Janssens

Scientist TNO and researcher

Liisa Janssens is Scientist at TNO and researcher at LSTS, VUB. She is working on analyses that examine Artificial Intelligence in the scope of Law, Philosophy and Cybersecurity. She obtained a Master’s degree [...] read more

Kanta Dihal

Researcher

Kanta Dihal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. In her research, she explores how fictional and nonfictional stories shape the de[...] read more

Murray Ballard

Artist

Murray Ballard was born in Brighton, UK and remains based there. Murray graduated from the University of Brighton in 2007 with a BA in Photography and was selected for ‘Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2008′ – the[...] read more

Stephanie Carvin

Assistant Professor of International Affairs

Stephanie Carvin is an Assistant Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests are in the area of national security, foreign pol[...] read more

Manuel Beltrán

Artist, activist and researcher

Manuel Beltrán is an artist, activist, and researcher. His artworks have been featured in museums and galleries in the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Serbia, Italy, and Poland. He researches and lectures o[...] read more

Christine Boshuijzen

Researcher, NWO (NL)

Boshuijzen currently works for the Dutch Research School of Philosophy as Assistant Director, as well as the Eindhoven University of Technology as a post-doctoral researcher. She holds a PhD degree in ethics and [...] read more

Esther Keymolen

Assistant Professor Ethics, Law, and Policy of New Data Technologies (BE)

Esther Keymolen is Assistant Professor in Ethics, Law, and Policy of new Data Technologies at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (Tilburg University). Esther has a background in philosophy of [...] read more

Etienne Augé

Researcher and writer

Dr. Etienne F. Augé is Principal lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. In 2015, he founded the Community for Histories of the Future (CHIFT), a platform dedicated to study and stimulate th[...] read more

João Pedro de Magalhães

Associate Professor of Aging

Dr. de Magalhaes works at the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool. He graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, a[...] read more

Sara Kaiser

Designer

Sara Kaiser is a designer who visualises information and creates situations in which topics can be explored from various angles. Intrigued by biological processes and the transformability of bodies, her mediums v[...] read more

Annette Idler

Director of Studies Changing Character of War Programme and Senior Research Fellow

She is Director of Studies at the Changing Character of War Programme, Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and at the Department of Politics and International Relations, and affiliate at the Latin America[...] read more

Imre Bard

Founder Hack the Senses and Researcher

Imre runs Hack the Senses, a London-based research studio and experience design collective at the interface of the arts and the sciences. The group’s work has been presented at various events and festivals,[...] read more

Agi Haines

Designer

Agi Haines’ work is focused on the design of the human body. How might people respond to the possibilities of our body as another everyday material and how far can we push our malleable bodies while still being[...] read more

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament

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

Carl Miller

Research-director CASM & author

Carl Miller is the research-director and co-founder of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM), the first UK think tank team dedicated to researching digital society. Carl is a pioneering technology re[...] read more

Jeanine Reutemann

Researcher at the Centre for Innovation

Jeanine Reutemann is a Researcher at the Centre for Innovation at the Leiden University, with a background in film, education and media sciences. Main research interests: Science & Video, AR & VR, Artific[...] read more

Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information

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

Neil Harbisson

Artist & Cyborg

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

Rachel Armstrong

Professor of Experimental Architecture

Sustainability innovator and senior TED Fellow, Rachel Armstrong is an expert in advanced technology systems which can provide sustainable solutions for the environment and design. She emphasisses new ways of th[...] read more

Dr Bettina von Stamm

Innovation Philosopher, Story Teller, Catalyst

Bettina has been a visionary thinker and doer in the field of innovation for close to 30 years. Whether running leadership seminars and workshops or speaking at conferences, whether coaching, mentoring or teachin[...] read more

Malka Older

Author ‘Infomocracy’

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

Daisy Ginsberg

Designer and writer

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is a designer, artist and writer, developing experimental approaches to imagine new roles and ideals for design. Daisy investigates design’s aesthetic and ethical futures with collabora[...] read more

Nell Watson

Engineer and Entrepreneur

Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging[...] read more

Jeroen van Loon

Artist

Jeroen van Loon lives and works in Utrecht, Netherlands. He received a bachelor in Digital Media Design and a European Media Master of Arts from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. His fascination revolves [...] read more

Jay Tuck

journalist

Journalist and US defence expert Jay Tuck was executive news director of the daily network program Tagesthemen on ARD Television. He also served twice as combat correspondent in Iraq. His investigative reports on[...] read more

Torill Kornfeldt

science journalist

Torill Kornfeldt’s first book ‘The return of the Mammoth’ explores the science and ethics of reviving extinct species. Her work explores the problems and possibilities of using new genetic technology to try[...] read more

Rens Vliegenthart

Professor Media and Politics

Rens Vliegenthart is professor at the Department of Communication Science, Amsterdam University. He is one of the most productive researchers in his field. Since receiving his PhD, he has studied the role of the [...] read more

Amos Kater

UL Transaction Security, Director Advisory & Education Services

Amos Kater is the Director of UL Transaction Security Advisory & Education Services unit. In this role Amos is responsible for all markets (Banks, Payment Institutions, Telecom & Manufacturers, Transit an[...] read more

Caspar Verwer

Expert Nature Conservation IUCN NL (NL)

Caspar Verwer is Expert Nature Conservation at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) National Committee of The Netherlands. read more

Tim Reutemann

Science fiction author

Tim Reutemann is a climate finance expert and science fiction author. He is working on the forefront of new financial mechanisms under the Paris Agreement, while exploring future opportunities for more democratic[...] read more

Micha Bruinvels

Director of Contests, World Press Photo

Micha Bruinvels has been at World Press Photo since the beginning of the millennium, starting as a project manager for youth education, corporate publications and the Children’s Jury, he is currently holding th[...] read more

Josje Spierings

Head of the Secretariat of the International Data Responsibility Group

Josje Spierings is head of the Secretariat of the International Data Responsibility Group (IDRG). IDRG aims to advance the agenda of responsible data use for vulnerable and crisis affected populations. Josje is [...] read more

Jacco van Uden

Professor Change Management

Jacco van Uden is professor of Change Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. At The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Jacco van Uden wonders how we can how to build and develop innovative typ[...] read more

Moon Ribas

Artist & Cyborg

Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her arm that allows her to perceive earthquakes through vibrations[...] read more

Philip Brey

Professor of Ethics of Technology

Philip Brey investigates the role of technology in society, and how we can develop and use technology in a way that takes into account ethical issues, including people’s rights and freedoms, justice, sustai[...] read more

Kristian Esser

Entrepeneur Mr. Harder

Kristian Esser was born in Africa, raised in Italy and is now based in Amsterdam. He studied at the European Institute of Design in Milano as well as the HKU and has been driven by creativity throughout his life,[...] read more

Arie van Bellen

Director of ECP

Arie van Bellen is director of ECP, platform for Information Society. ECP is a influential not-for-profit platform where participants from businesses, government, science and society work together to establish a [...] read more

Jerry Spanakis

Assistant Professor Data Science & Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University

Gerasimos (Jerry) Spanakis is an assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University. He has been involved in several projects applying artificial intelligence[...] read more

Jim Stolze

founder TEDxAmsterdam & tv-host RTL Z

Jim Stolze is a pioneer and thought leader on digital transformation. His early work got him featured on CNN and brought him an invitation to speak at the TED Conference in California. Ever since he has been a pr[...] read more

Mashya Boon

Film Studies Scholar

Mashya is a Dutch Film Studies Scholar currently obtaining her PhD at Michigan State University (MSU) in the USA. Her research interests lie at the intersection of film-philosophy, posthumanism, identity-politics[...] read more

Menno Schilthuizen

Professor & Senior Scientist Naturalis Biodiveristy Center

Dutch biologist Menno Schilthuizen (1965) is author, speaker, and researcher. He works as a senior scientist for Naturalis Biodiversity Center and holds a post as professor of evolutionary biology and biodiversit[...] read more

Boris de Ruyter

Principal Scientist Philips Research

Boris de Ruyter is Principal Scientist at Philips Research and Professor (by special appointment) Human Interactions with Intelligent Systems at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He wants to co[...] read more

Madeleine van der Steege

Entrepeneur, researcher and author

Madeleine van der Steege started trading under Synquity in 2014, a business offering organizational development solutions. She is a member of the Management Board of The Bijlmer Project, Adjunct Professor at Webs[...] read more

Bettina von Stamm

Innovation Philosopher, author

Bettina von Stamm has been an original and visionary thinker as well as a prolific writer in the field of innovation since 1992. She is co-author of the book ‘Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving[...] read more

Richard Schut

film producer

Richard is the co-founder of the 48 Hour Film Project in Amsterdam: a short film competition in which people create a short film in only 48 hours. In 2013 Richard initiated the 48 Days Feature Film Project in whi[...] read more

Michiel Vos

moderator

Michiel is the host of the TV series ‘My America’, about his experiences as a European living in America. He regularly comments on American political affairs and news for television and radio programs. He’s[...] read more

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