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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 8th & 9th 2018, the worlds of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. We want to discuss what ethical and societal impact new technologies could have on human life, before the innovations are introduced in society.

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.

Impact of BRAVE NEW WORLD

During this two-day conference, we aim to:

Facilitate dialogue, discussion, exchange and new forms of global networking and collaboration between artists and representatives of scientific and technological sectors working at the intersection of the arts, innovation, and future thinking;

Impact of BRAVE NEW WORLD

During this two-day conference, we aim to:

Connect the arts to research and policy agendas, framing a call to action around desirable futures, inspiring public debate;

Impact of BRAVE NEW WORLD

During this two-day conference, we aim to:

Show the unique role of the arts in raising awareness of the possible impact of trends and innovative technology on society.

speakers

2018

Sir Lawrence Freedman

Emeritus Professor of War Studies (UK)

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 (IRL)

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

Jeanette Winterson

Professor of New Writing (UK)

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

Jessica Barker

Independent cybersecurity consultant (UK)

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 (USA)

Adam Dipert is a professional circus artist, and experimental particle and nuclear physics doctoral candidate.  He received his B.S. in physics from the Ohio State University in 2010 and is working on his Ph. D.[...] read more

Stephen Cave

Philosopher and Executive Director of CFI (UK)

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

PROGRAM

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


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.

 

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News

Brave New World x Vrij Nederland

We are proud to introduce our new media partner to you: the Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland. They will not be partnering up by giving away free advertising space or writing an article about our event. But they will actually be dedicating their whole November issue to Brave New World!

BNW to co-host Impact Café

On the 8th of November, Brave New World will host an Impact Café together with our partner ASTP Proton. This Humanities Impact Hub based-workshop will combine the SSHA-perspective with the future-relevant topic “body-computer-interfaces”.

Preliminary program Brave New World 2018

Our 2018 program is taking shape and we are excited to share the preliminary version with you! We’re proud of the renowned speakers who will join us on the 8th and 9th of November. Together they will share their insights about this year’s four main themes: Future of War & Trust in Tech (November 8th), Immortality & Transhumanism (November 9th).

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
Dewi van Soest
Communication
Ivo Wever
Finance & Ticketing

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 € 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