Opening IMPAKT Festival 2023
With Chelsea Manning and Deputy Director General on Digitalisation Ron Roozendaal
Location: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
The IMPAKT Festival 2023 will be opened on 1 November in the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht by activist and technologist Chelsea Manning, and Ron Roozendaal, Deputy Director General on Digitalisation, Ministry of the Interior.
Chelsea Manning will discuss the social, technological, and economic ramifications of artificial intelligence, and the practical applications of machine learning. She is a vocal advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights. After her presentation there will be an interview and a Q&A. Manning’s lecture is organised in collaboration with PublicSpaces.
In a short speech and subsequent interview, Ron Roozendaal will discuss his vision on how governments can contribute to improving our digital rights and how governments themselves should deal with new technologies. After this, the guest curators of the IMPAKT Festival and a number of artists and speakers will talk about their work.
The central premise of the IMPAKT Festival 2023 is that we must bring together artists, politicians, scientists, activists and policymakers to discuss how we can improve our digital rights and how politics can contribute to this with better legislation. We are therefore very pleased that Chelsea Manning and Deputy Director General Ron Roozendaal will kick off this dialogue on the opening evening of the festival.
Tickets for the opening are available here
The program in the Stadsschouwburg is the second part of the opening program of the IMPAKT Festival 2023. The first part of the opening program consists of the opening of the two festival exhibitions by Eva Oosters, Deputy for Culture of the Municipality of Utrecht.