The Future of Digital Well-Being

February 1, 2024 - February 2, 2024
Philosophy & Ethics Group, TU Eindhoven.

Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29
Amsterdam 1011 JV

This event is available both online and in-person


  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen
  • ESDiT
  • TU Eindhoven


University of Twente


Eindhoven University of Technology

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Two-day event on how interdisciplinary insights into digital well-being can improve how we design future online technologies.

Hosted at KNAW's Trippenhuis venue in Amsterdam (Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV). 

Special focus on:

**sharing academic insights with industry & DWB practitioners**

**integrating non-Western conceptions of well-being into technology design** 


DAY 1: PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (13:00–17:30, Thursday 1st Feb): 

Invited expert discussion of digital well-being with audience participation. 

Confirmed experts:

Dorian Peters (University of Cambridge, Imperial College London)

Christopher Burr (Alan Turing Institute)

Asia J. Biega (Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy)

Sindy Sumter (University of Amsterdam)

Titiksha Vashist (Pranava Institute)

Shyam Krishnakumar (Pranava Institute)

Laura Moradbakhti (Imperial College London)

Susanne Baumgartner (University of Amsterdam)

Cynthia Dekker (University of Amsterdam)

Gunter Bombaerts (TU/e)

Anna Puzio (University of Twente)


DAY 2: CONFERENCE (09:30–18:00, Friday 2nd Feb)

Academic impact workshop (09:30–12:00):

'Reimagining Digital Well-Being.'

Led by Dr. Matthew J. Dennis (TU/e).

Invited contributions by Lyanne Uhlhorn (TU/e) & Daan Annemans (Altrüis).

Industry Panel (13:00–14:30):

Dr. Johnny Hartz Søraker (AI Ethics, Google)

Dr. Anastasia Dedyukhina (CEO of Consciously Digital)

Kenneth Schlenker (CEO of Opal)

Panel moderated by Iliana Grosse-Buening (Quiet Social Club). 

Keynote Sessions:

Keynote 1: Prof. Mariek Vanden Abeele (15:00–16:00)

Title: 'Disconnect to Reconnect? The Science Behind Digital Well-being and Digital Disconnection.'

– Associate Professor in Digital Culture at Ghent University (

– Award holder of ERC StG on digital well-being (DISCONNECT:

Keynote 2: Prof. Philip Brey (16:15–17:15)

Title: 'The Metaverse & Well-Being.'

– Full Professor in Philosophy & Ethics of Technology at Twente University (

– Programme Leader of Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (

Networking drinks: KNAW bar (17:15–18:00)


Day 1 will be in-person only. Day 2 will be livestreamed from 13:00 (keynotes and industry panel only).



We have limited capacity (50 places), so registration is essential.

To register, please send Kate Raaijmakers (Secretariat.P&[email protected]) the following information:

1) Which day(s) you'll attend the in-person event (KNAW, Amsterdam) in person (Thursday 1st Feb and/or Friday 2nd Feb 2024)?

2) Whether you'll attend the networking drinks on Friday 2nd Feb 2024.  

3) Whether you need online access to the industry panel & online keynote sessions, which will be livestreamed on Friday 2nd Feb 2024. 

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