Digital Life, Style, Music, Business, Science, and Technology

May 18-19, 2019 UCCA, Beijing

For its second edition WISE gathers a group of Chinese and international thinkers, artists and professionals across industries (music, film, entertainment, business, media, science, and technology) to give you the toolkit to wise up about the fastest growing region in the world, seek new perspectives and widen your network at the UCCA, China’s leading contemporary art museum.

WISE teams up with an extended group of partners, amongst them the prestigious German Reeperbahn Festival and the Danish Cultural Institute.



“The greatest scientific discovery was the discovery of ignorance.

Once humans realized how little they knew about the world, they suddenly had a very good reason to seek new knowledge.”

— Yuval Noah Harari

For its first edition, held at Beijing's UCCA, on October 26, 2018, WISE drew a select group of 400 delegates and influencers, as well as leaders from diverse industries from 10 countries to discuss cross-border collaborations and future visions.

WISE put “the human” at the center of discussions ranging from technology, music, art, fashion, entertainment, business, media, and science. During the one day conference topics ranged from how AI can help to solve world hunger, if robots might take over our jobs, what we can learn about the future by looking into the past, how to find China´s first international superstar, and the future of design and creativity. Investors shared their ideas about the future of cultural and tech industries plus startups, while China’s first surfer shared her vision for an environmentally-conscious China.

WISE is a platform for big ideas as well as practical knowledge.


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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China





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The complete list of partners will be published with our upcoming program for 2019


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