Impression of last year


Over the course of 4 days you can explore an extensive programme with labs, summits, a festival night, movies, meetups, and a kids programme in the centre of The Hague.

June 12­—15, The Hague



Thursday 13 June

Expect an eclectic programme with genuine stories told by people on a mission.

With more than 30 sessions hosted by artists, scientists, authors, designers, engineers, and many others in Korzo Theatre. The line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.


Day-long workshops
12 — 14 June

This year we will organise around 30 labs, spread out over 3 days and more than 15 locations in The Hague. Topics range from the future of food, biohacking, and circular cities to tech to human rights and extreme space design.

At a Border Sessions Lab you can dive into a specific topic or theme together with a diverse group of around 30 - 50 people, such as designers, hackers, students, entrepreneurs, artists, innovation managers, activists, citizens, and scientists.

It is an opportunity to tinker, think, and build together towards a clear mission and goal. Join one of the labs, meet new people and find common ground to innovate and kickstart future endeavours.

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12 — 14 June

A variety of presentations, panels, workshops, and other work forms.

During our summits, groups of 50 - 100 people explore a topic with a variety of presentations, panels, workshops and other work forms. The programme is tailored to specialised participants with at least an intermediate level of experience. You don’t need to be a head of state to join! Lunch is included.

and more..

Next to the Labs, Summits, and the festival nights we have a whole range of extra events and networking opportunities.


Throughout the festival, our partners will organise numerous meetups. Meetups provide the perfect opportunity to get to know new people and expand your network. Access is free, registration may be required.


There will be various movie screenings. Keep an eye on our website and newsletter for updates on the programme.


New this year is our kids programme on June 15th. More info and tickets online soon.

Join us

Do you have a mission to induce positive change through technology?

Get in touch, start organising a lab, or let us know what other ideas you have to contribute to Border Sessions 2019.

Let us know what you planning to do:

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