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BRAVE NEW WORLD is an annual Art & Science conference for people who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect their business, policies and life. On Monday, Tuesday 12-13 September 2022, 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. 



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

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

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

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

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

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



Are you prepared for a Brave New World? Do you want to witness two days of mind-bending 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? Join us!

If you would like to participate online please send us an email to

Regular tickets € 75,- € 150,-
Students  € 25,-  € 50,-
Business  € 150,-  € 300,-





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!


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.


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




Director & Program
Program & Communication
Marloes Honsbeek
Production & Organisation
Anna Iverson
Info & Support