6 days full of small moments that can change everything.  

From breakfast to midnight, the House of Beautiful Business is a transformative experience that takes place on stages and lawns, in courtyards, lecture halls, our chef's welcoming kitchen, and specially programmed guest rooms. It is made for inspiration and interaction, for encounters and self-reflection, for humanity and business.

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

at the Gallery House

Doors open at 14:00


13:30 – 15:00

Surprise locations around the city

Mystery Meetups

Meet with a stranger before you enter the House.

14:00 - 15:00

Café

Welcome, World!

We start the House on a sweet note.

14:30 - 16:30

Meet @ Living Room

House Tours

Every 30 minutes we offer guided tours for you to discover the House.

15:00 - 17:00

Meet @ The Firepit

Fieldtrip: Old & New Innovation

An excursion into the center of Lisbon’s soul with trend researcher Chloé Stueckelschweiger and ethnographer Jonathan Cook.

15:30 - 17:00

Café

In Vino Veritas

If software is eating the world, we might as well have a glass of wine. So pour your fellow attendees a glass and get to know what they think, feel, and do. A guided experience with TOI.

17:00 - 17:30

Living Room

Welcome by the Hosts

Till Grusche, Tim Leberecht, and the House team introduce you to the week’s program.

17:30 - 19:30

Living Room

The Art of Gathering

Learn from visioner and author Priya Parker how we can gather more meaningfully and why it matters.

20:00 - 21:30

Firepit

Community Dinner

With his very own spin on soul food, our chef-in-residence Massimo Sanfelice has you taken care of.

20:00 – 24:00

Chamber of Deep Emotion

VR Screening: Vestige

Experience how it feels to lose a loved one in this acclaimed VR film, co-produced by House Resident Alethea Avramis.

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21:30 - 24:00

Living Room

Salon: Major Desires, Minor Keys

An evening on melancholia, sadness, and grief as the ultimate taboos and surprisingly productive forces in business, featuring talks, debates, interviews, and fado. With Alethea Avramis, AnneLise Staal, Benjamin Schlez, Gianpiero Petriglieri, João Veiga, Jonathan Cook, Josie Gibson, Judith Wallenstein, Kenneth Mikkelsen, Mark Aanderud, Miriam Leia Bekkouche, Mykel Dixon, Nika Wiedinger, Robert Rowland Smith, and Susan David

00:00 - 01:00

Living Room


00:00 - 01:00

Museum of Beautiful Business

 

Lullaby

Music by DJ Andrian

Gift to the House

Share back a thought or idea that you take away from this day. 

Doors close at 01:00

 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Conference of Beautiful Business at the Academy of Sciences

Hosted By LÉa Steinacker, Martin Reeves, and Tim Leberecht
 
Doors open at 7:30


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07:30 - 09:00

Balcony & Terrace

Breakfast

12:00 - 13:00

Balcony & Terrace

Lunch

13:00 - 14:45

Library

15:00 - 16:30

Various Rooms

Work Sessions, Excursions, and Deep Dives

Field Trip: Fernando Pessoa and Our Exponential Selves
With Jonathan Cook.

AI vs. Humans: The Showdown
With Christian Guttmann, Dave and Helen Edwards, Jennifer Sukis, Mark Rolston, Ulli Waltinger, and many others.

Awe & Anger
With Jessa Gamble and Myisha Cherry.

Play
With Justyna Zubrycka, Kenneth Mikkelsen, Martin Reeves, and Peter Tollman.

Social Presencing Theater
With Vasco Gaspar.

Constellation
With Robert Rowland Smith.

16:30 - 17:00

Balcony & Terrace

Coffee Break

19:00 - 23:00

Courtyard

The Beautiful Business Garden Party

Dinner, performances, and encounters with Ian William Craig and others.

Doors close at 24:00

 

Monday, November 5, 2018

At the Gallery House
 
Doors open at 07:25


7:30 – 8:30

Meet @ The Firepit

Run for Innovation

Go for a group run with fellow attendees and a question to reflect on.

7:30 – 8:30

Rooftop

Such-a-Poser Yoga

With Mariana Suchodolski.

08:00 – 9:30

café

Breakfast

Sweet and savory, just like life.

08:30 – 9:30

Museum of Beautiful Business

Club of Imagination

Tap into your individual subconscious and artistic intelligence.

09:00 – 9:30

Living Room

Wake-up Call

With Myisha Cherry.

09:30 – 10:00

Living Room

Daily Announcements

Everything you need to know about the day.

10:00 – 11:00

Living Room

Masterclass: The X Culture Code

With Courtney Hohne.

10:00 - 11:00

Bureau of Inquiry

The Bottom Line

Conversations with leaders about beautiful business impact. With Jacob Hsu. Hosted by Martin Reeves.

10:00 – 11:30

Café

Culinary Cruise

Explore and touch the future of food, ingredient by ingredient, with Hermann’s.

10:30 – 12:00

Office of Exponential Humanity

The State of AI

We present a new white paper and lay out the debates for you. With Andrian Kreye, Jennifer Sukis, Sven Krüger, and Ulli Waltinger.

11:00 – 12:00

Living Room

The Truth about the Future of Work 

Perspectives from the shop floor. With Alice Haugh and Judith Wallenstein.

12:00 – 13:30

bar & Café

Lunch

A healthy energy kick.

13:00 – 13:30

Chamber of Deep Emotion

Locker Room Talk

Prepare for an experiment: Management consultants and philosophers coach you to play a football match. With Ebru Koksal, Jacqueline Passos, Javier Martinez Garcia, and Martin Reeves.

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13:30 – 15:30

Meet @ the Firepit

The Beautiful Game

Players, coaches, and supporters head towards the football pitch for the big match.

14:00 – 15:00

Living room

Generation Silver

In a dialogue with seniors and millenials, we discuss how to engage people of all ages in the future workplace. With Carlos de Melo Ribeiro, Jennifer Sukis, and Mafalda Visitação.

15:00 - 15:30

Café

Live Lab Daily

Workshop with Mark Power and Stuart Smith.

15:00 - 15:30

Living Room

Humanizing Business: A VC View from the Valley

Fireside chat with Tim Draper.

15:00 – 16:30

Chamber of Deep Emotion

The Feedback Room

Coach and get coached: Receive live 360 degree feedback from fellow House attendees. With Esther Blazquez.

15:30 – 16:30

Living Room

The Great Reality Mixer

With Mark Rolston.

15:30 – 17:00

Office of Exponential Humanity

The Humanist Token Economy

Workshop with Elad Verbin.

16:00 – 17:30 

Café

Culinary Cruise

Explore and touch the future of food, ingredient by ingredient.

17:00 – 18:00

Chamber of deep emotion

How to Lead a Beautiful Life?

The art and science of living in style. A conversation with Francesca Danzi, Jodie Patterson, Markus Albers, and Sabine Seymour.

17:00 – 19:00

Living Room

Masterclass: Emotional Agility

As you navigate your inner world, learn how to get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive. With Susan David. RSVP required.

17:30 – 18:30

The Futurist’s Playground

Performance: cour·age

Heartbeats. Listen. An experiment with Dijana Galijasevic and Diogo Teixeira.

17:30 – 18:30

Office of Exponential Humanity

Truth, Data, and Algorithms

How are algorithms curated and monitored? A panel discussion with Christian Guttmann, Joe Schaeppi, Sophie Kleber, Sylvia Jaki, and Ulli Waltinger.

17:30 – 19:00

Music studio

Club of Broken Hearts

Your song, and what it means to you. With Benjamin Schlez and Jacob Bilabel.

18:30 – 19:00

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An Ask-me-anything session with a special guest.

18:30 – 24:00

Chamber of Deep Emotion

VR Screening: Vestige

Experience how it feels to lose a loved one in this acclaimed VR film, co-produced by House Resident Alethea Avramis.

19:00 – 20:00

Firepit

Community Dinner

Provided by our chef-in-residence Massimo Sanfelice.

19:30 – 20:00

Living Room

World After Capital

A conversation with Albert Wenger. Hosted by Anita Zielina.

19:30 – 21:30

café

12 Toasts to Madonna

A private dinner to share stories that you have never shared before. RSVP required.

19:30 – 21:30

The Futurist's Playground

12 Toasts to Anger

A private dinner to share stories that you have never shared before. RSVP required.

20:00 – 21:00

Living Room

Lessons from the Beautiful Game

Post-match analysis, performance, and continuous transformation. With Ebru Koksal, Léa Steinacker, and Zoltan Istvan.

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00:00 – 01:00

Living room

00:00 – 01:00

The Futurist’s Playground

Performance: cour·age

Heartbeats. Listen.

00:00 – 01:00

Museum of Beautiful Business

A Gift to the House

Share back a thought or idea that you take away from this day.

Doors close at 01:00

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

At the Gallery House
 
Doors open at 07:25


07:30 – 08:30

Meet @ The Firepit

Run for Innovation

Go for a group run with fellow attendees and a question to reflect on.

07:30 – 08:30

Rooftop

Such-a-Poser Yoga

With Mariana Suchodolski.

08:00 – 09:30

Café

Breakfast

Sweet and savory, just like life.

08:30 – 09:30

Museum of Beautiful Business

Club of Imagination

Tap into your individual subconscious and artistic intelligence.

09:00 – 09:30

Living Room

Wake-up Call

With Jared Ficklin.

09:30 – 10:00

Living Room

Daily Announcements

Everything you need to know about the day.

10:00 - 11:00

Bureau of Inquiry

1-on-1

Pairs of two take some time for a deep conversation. A small audience witnesses. With Florian Langenscheidt and Monika Jiang.

10:00 – 11:30

Café

Culinary Cruise

Explore and touch the future of food, ingredient by ingredient.

10:00 – 12:00

Office of Exponential Humanity

Gender & Identity in Business

Workshop with Chloé Stueckelschweiger and Jonathan Cook.

10:30 – 11:00

Living Room

The Ventral Striatum

A neuroscientists's view on value, values, loneliness, and more. With Ewa Miendlarzewska.

11:00 – 12:00

Living Room

Machines Have Feelings, Too

How to design emotional man-machine interactions. With Sophie Kleber.

12:00 – 13:30

Bar & Café

Lunch

A healthy energy kick.

13:30 – 14:00

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An Ask-me-anything session with one of the UK’s entrepreneurs of the year, Kim Nilsson.

13:30 – 15:30

Meet @ the Firepit

Field Trip: Designing for Qualities

An excursion into Lisbon’s design and architecture with Joana Casaca Lemos.

13:30 – 15:30

Chamber of deep Emotion

Mindfulness Lab

With Miriam Leia Bekkouche.

14:00 – 14:30

Office of Exponential Humanity

How We Roll

A mobility conversation with Andre Haddad.

14:00 – 17:00

Living Room

Masterclass: The Actor’s Studio

Learn how to use professional acting techniques in business and in life.
With Assumpta Serna and Scott Cleverdon.

15:00 – 15:30 

Café

Live Lab Daily

Workshop with Mark Power and Stuart Smith.

15:30 – 16:00

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An Ask-me-anything session with a special guest.

16:00 – 17:30 

Café

Culinary Cruise

Explore and touch the future of food, ingredient by ingredient.

16:30 – 17:00

Bureau of Inquiry

After the Game is Ahead of the Game

Reflections on how to establish “playgrounds” in daily business. With Christoph Quarch.

17:00 – 18:00

The Futurist’s Playground

Performance: cour·age

Heartbeats. Listen.

17:30 – 18:00

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An Ask-me-anything session with investor and football manager Ebru Koksal.

17:30 – 19:30

Living Room

Find Your OS

What operating system does your organization need? The Ready helps you explore. With Ali Randel and Kathryn Maloney.

18:00 – 19:30

Chamber of Deep Emotion

Rediscovering Wonder in the Game of Life

An introduction to the soul of Backgammon with Eda Carmikli and Markus Lehto.

19:30 – 21:30

Café

12 Toasts to Elon Musk

A private dinner to share stories that you have never shared before.
RSVP required.

19:30 – 21:30

The Futurist's Playground

12 Toasts to Winners Who Take All

A private dinner to share stories that you have never shared before.
RSVP required.

20:00 – 21:30

Firepit

Community Dinner

Provided by our chef-in-residence Massimo Sanfelice.

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01:00 – 01:30

Living room

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

At the Gallery House
 
Doors open at 07:25


07:30 – 08:30

Meet @ The Firepit

Run for Innovation

Go for a group run with fellow attendees and a question to reflect on.

07:30 – 08:30

Rooftop

Such-a-Poser Yoga

With Mariana Suchodolski.

07:30 – 09:00

Living Room

The Situation Room

Cry and cheer as you follow the results of the U.S. Midterm Elections.

08:00 – 09:30

CaFÉ

Breakfast

Sweet and savory, just like life

8:30 - 9:30

Museum of Beautiful Business

Club of Imagination

Tap into your individual subconscious and artistic intelligence.

9:00 - 9:30

Living Room

Wake-up Call

With Jessica Applegren.

9:30 - 10:00

Living Room

Daily Announcements

Everything you need to know about the day.

10:00 - 11:00

Bureau of Inquiry

1-on-1

Pairs of two take some time for a deep conversation. A small audience witnesses. With Greg Sherwin and Twain Liu.

10:00 - 11:30

Café

Culinary Cruise

Explore and touch the future of food, ingredient by ingredient.

10:00 - 12:00

Chamber of Deep Emotion

The Power of Awe

Workshop with Jessa Gamble.

10:30 - 12:00

Living Room

Masterclass: Scaling Your Mission

Hosted by Airbnb's Charlie Aufmann and Lauren Ruben.

12:00 - 13:30

Bar & Cafe

Lunch

A healthy energy kick.

13:30 - 14:30

Living Room

A New Religion

What corporations and individuals really need. With Christoph Quarch.

14:00 - 14:30

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An Ask-me-anything session with location data pioneer Clare Jones.

14:00 - 15:30

Chamber of Deep Emotion

Conflict and the Power of Mediation

Workshop with Hans-Peter Coerper.

14:30 - 16:00

Office of Exponential Humanity

Screenplay Plot Writing

What is the story of a Positive AI we would love to see on Netflix? With Aditi Khorana.

15:00 - 15:30

Café

Live Lab Daily

Workshop with Mark Power and Stuart Smith.

15:00 - 16:30

Living Room

Masterclass: Personal Data in Person

With Bastian Bergmann and Joe Schaeppi.

15:30 - 16:00

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An Ask-me-anything session with food innovator Verena Bahlsen.

16:00 - 17:30

Café

Culinary Cruise

Explore and touch the future of food, ingredient by ingredient.

16:00 - 17:30

Chamber of Deep Emotion

The Feedback Room

Coach and get coached: Receive live 360 degree feedback from fellow House attendees. With Esther Blazquez.

16:30 - 17:30

Bureau of Inquiry

The Bottom Line

Conversations with leaders about beautiful business impact. Hosted by Martin Reeves.

16:30 - 17:45

Living Room

Data Bazaar

What will you trade your data for? A social experiment.

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19:30 - 21:30

CaFÉ

Sensing the Future Dinner

A sensory dinner experience with Kim Arazi and Lourenço Lucena. RSVP required. Details to follow.

20:00 - 21:30

Firepit

Community Dinner

Provided by our chef-in-residence Massimo Sanfelice.

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21:30 - 24:00

Living Room

00:00 - 01:00

Living Room

00:00 - 01:00

Museum of Beautiful Business

A Gift to the House

Share back a thought or idea that you take away from this day.

Doors close at 01:00

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

At the Gallery House
 
Doors open at 07:25


07:30 – 08:30

Meet @ The Firepit

Run for Innovation

Go for a group run with fellow attendees and a question to reflect on.

07:30 – 08:30

Rooftop

Such-a-Poser Yoga

With Mariana Suchodolski.

8:00 - 9:30

CaFÉ

Breakfast

Sweet and savory, just like life

8:30 - 9:30

Museum of Beautiful Business

Club of Imagination

Tap into your individual subconsciousness and artistic intelligence.

9:00 - 9:30

Living Room

Wake-up Call

With Martin Harrison.

9:30 - 10:00

Living Room

Daily Announcements

Everything you need to know about the day.

10:00 - 11:00

Bureau of Inquiry

1-on-1

Pairs of two take some time for a deep conversation. A small audience witnesses. With Josie Gibson and Sophie Devonshire.

10:00 - 11:30

Café

Culinary Cruise

Explore and touch the future of food, ingredient by ingredient.

10:00 – 12:00

Chamber of deep emotion

Rituals of Empathy

Learn a method of ritualized interaction to evade barriers to empathy in business, going from intimidation to intimacy in 20 minutes. Workshop with Jonathan Cook

11:00 - 12:00

Living Room

Why Should We Care?

With Mark Lehmann.

11:00 - 13:00

MUSEUM OF BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS

R.I.P., Sweet Ideas

A funeral procession.

12:00 - 13:30

Bar & Café

Lunch

A healthy energy kick.

14:00 - 14:30

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An ask-me-anything session with former White House official videographer and filmmaker in politics Arun Chaudhary.

14:00 - 15:00

Office of Exponential Humanity

Sensing the Future

With Kim Arazi and Lourenço Lucena.

15:00 - 15:30

Bureau of Inquiry

#AMA

An ask-me-anything session with corporate communications executive and conflict photographer Johannes Mueller.

15:00 - 15:30

Café

Live Lab Daily

Workshop with Mark Power and Stuart Smith.

16:00 - 17:00

Living Room

Jam Session

What innovators can learn from punkrock. And jazz. And maybe even classical music.

16:00 - 17:00

Chamber of deep emotion

Transform, People, Transform!

The future of talent and employee engagement in a time of exponential change. With Christoph Knorn, Josie Gibson, Mark Williams, and Paulo Pisano.

17:00 - 18:00

Office of Exponential Humanity

Lisbon Letters

Write a note to the creators of future AI and tomorrow’s technologies.

18:00 - 19:00

Living Room

Team Battle

How to be successful in business: A$%&$!!hole vs. Everybody’s Darling - pick your side!

19:30 - 21:00

Firepit

All-hands Dinner

A special community dinner with Hermann's.

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21:00 - 23:00

Living Room

Grande Finale

The discipline to beauty, art as a catalyst for dialogue, and a celebration and readout of the week. With Dimitri Ozerkov, Irina Lerman, and many others.

23:00 - 24:00

All rooms

Silent Party

Enough done, enough said. Roam and reflect in collective silence.

Doors close at 01:00

 

Permanent Spaces

At the Gallery House

All week


AI-in-Residence

Spend time with a self-reflective artificial intelligence.

Museum of Beautiful Business

Co-create and foster your artistic intelligence, with Artistic Intelligence.

Music Studio

Listen and jam, compose and record the Soundtrack of Beautiful Business.

Live Lab by Magnum Photos

Take part in the creative process of editing to learn how we see the world.

The Futurist’s Playground

Experience an Augmented Self and experiment with your very own heartbeat. (Only Monday & Tuesday)