Border Sessions Festival 2018 - technologic innovations for a better world

The seventh edition of the technology festival Border Sessions will be held between the 13th and the 16th of June in various venues in the city centre of The Hague. Border Sessions is a yearly tech culture festival on a mission to kick-start and fuel challenging ideas, experiments and endeavors with a strong focus on multidisciplinary projects.

The goal is to unite creative and critical minds from around the globe who share the belief that technology should be a powerful instrument for positive change. Border Sessions offers a multifaceted platform bringing together a wide array of participants from the public and private sector.

A wide range of topics and speakers

Some examples of the topics that will be explored during Border Sessions are: justice innovation, local economies, autonomous agents for regenerative ecologies, better media, progressive tech, edible insects, VR for good and tech nature.

Some of this year’s inspiring speakers: Carl Cederstrӧm and André Spicer will present their book Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement. Canadian artist Byron Rich, Brett Scott, author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance, Leila Janah of Samasource and renowned SF author E.J. Swift.

You can also choose to participate in one of the 29 Border Session Labs. Topics vary from edible insects to VR Empathy machines and a real hackathon.


ImpactCity Startups Lab: tour & matchmaking

For Impact startups, ImpactCity has organized the ImpactCity Startaps Lab. During this bicycle tour lab, you will explore exciting startup locations in The Hague and meet other impact workers. The tour will end in De Binckhaven, a buzzing area in The Hague for impact startups and scale-ups.

The goal of this lab is twofold. It’s for founders of impact startups to explore the possibilities of the international community in The Hague and access new market opportunities. It’s for humanitarian organisations to explore the added value of innovative tech startups. So you must have guessed it by now, we are looking for a match.

The Hague represents an unique hub that connects startups with governments, international companies, research centers, studios, and thousands of creative entrepreneurs. Whether it’s a United Nations organization, one of the many NGOs, art schools, or startups: The Hague, as international city of peace and justice, works on social and global challenges and builds solutions that work.

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