Program Overview

November 2-6, 2019

The House19 will feature more than 75 speakers and performers (more to be added), as well as 350 residents from business, science, technology, the public sector, the arts, and the humanities.

Together, we’ll create a vision of the future in which business is beautiful and we humans are able to do our work beautifully rather than just efficiently.


Saturday and Sunday

First, we dive deep into context and content. From the afternoon of Saturday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 3rd, the House begins at the Academy of Sciences in Lisbon’s Sao Bento neighborhood. Expect mystery meetings, workshops, exhibitions, hypnosis, and a welcome dinner, followed by the Opening Session. On Sunday, the Conference of Beautiful Business will outline what is at stake and propose new solutions, featuring more than 20 speakers on the main stage, as well as additional break-out sessions and excursions.


Monday - Wednesday

For the rest of the week, Monday – Wednesday, we move to the former headquarters of a Portuguese bank, a historically rich five-story building in the heart of Baixa, Lisbon’s downtown area right by the Praça do Comércio. The bank has left, the building is empty, and we will transform it together. In panels, workshops, masterclasses, performances, experiments, and offsite activities, we will make the vision of beautiful business real.

At the Bank, programming starts every morning before breakfast, continues all day with main-stage and break-out sessions, and concludes with a late nightcap each day.

We celebrate with a Grande Finale on Wednesday evening, and when everything is said and done, we end with a silent party.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day, and the Bank will also have a number of permanent spaces to explore, including a co-working area, a music recording studio, a photo studio, a podcast recording studio, a “tech cave,” a board room, a corner office, and art installations.


Offsite Activities

Some special offsite activities include: a film festival featuring your films, a soccer/football game on Monday afternoon (no special skills needed), a dinner festival hosted by locals throughout Lisbon Tuesday evening, and a boat ride on Wednesday, orchestrated by performance artist Constance Hockaday, and much, much more.