We’re delighted to announce that Nelly will be giving a talk at The Next Web Conference 2018. 

Since 2006, TNW Conference has brought together the ecosystem of technology agents driving business innovation. Now in 2018, they’ve expanded into 19 carefully curated tracks to shape a much deeper conversation on how technologies such as blockchain and AI will directly affect industries, professions and the way we innovate. Join them and 15.000 attendees at Westergasfabriek, a converted gasworks factory in Amsterdam on May 24 & 25 2018.

Nelly is included amongst an excited roster of speakers including Will.I.Am, Richard Ayode and entrepreneur and 5 time Olympian Charmain Crooks. She will be speaking on the 25th in The Dome venue at 5pm.

“At TNW, the Willy Wonka of Design and Science, Critical explorer and fearless and passionate provocateur, Wired Innovation Fellow, designer Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun will create a space for thoughts, debate and provocation around the new commodities of knowledge, the act of thinking, and the critical impact of new technologies in design education. She will define her design work and research through practice as a Designer of Experiences and founder of the tuition-free transnational University of the Underground. She will pledge for Greek Tragedy and the Human Condition and remind members of the public that innovation often comes from ‘multidisciplinary conflicts’. She will explain the challenges she faces, trying to defy conventional research and educative methods and exploring how to support the freedom of learning. In this passionate keynote, she will share the complexity of her large-scale projects (The International Space Orchestra, Disaster Playground and the University of the Underground) and introduce members of the public to her ‘hammering and total bombardment’ philosophy.”

For tickets and more information, please click here.