Ethical Deep Dive

March 8th, 2019

Location: Senate of the Netherlands

Odyssey Ethical Deep Dive

Hackathon participants calibrating their Ethical Compass


Friday 8 March 2019, 12.00-18.00


Who can join?

All 100 team captains for the Odyssey Hackathon are exclusively invited for the Odyssey Ethical Deep Dive, together with the Odyssey challenge-owners, partners and ecosystem members.


The Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer), The Hague, The Netherlands


Together we will calibrate our ethical compass.

So you are going to take part in the Odyssey Hackathon and build code to change the world?

Awesome! Any idea how your code will actually impact the world? Do you have a clear view on your ethical compass? How will it guide your team? What do ethics mean for you?

Together we will actively engage the ethical aspects of new technology, as you develop it and society puts it to use. Doing so will help us create new ways of ‘working’ and ‘running’ society.


As a participant of the Ethical Deep Dive, you will be seated in one of the 75 seats normally reserved for Dutch Senators. Together, we will debate and constructively build views and approaches, on creating a new balance between ownership and commons, public and private, sovereignty and society. Most importantly: which learnings can you take with you to design and BUIDL your solution at the Odyssey Hackathon?

The goal of this debate is not to be right, but to explore together and find new and valuable insights that enable us all to make a difference.


There are 75 seats. Seats are secured on a first come first serve base.


The program

12.00-13.00 Walk-in with lunch

13.00 Opening by Dutch Senator Pia Lokin-Sassen

13.15 The Odyssey Hackathon: ‘Extending the internet’ Rutger van Zuidam – CEO and Founder of Odyssey

13.30 Debate 1 – ‘The ethical internet’

Introductory speaker: Marleen Stikker – founder of Waag Society

14.45 Break

15.00 Debate 2 – ‘The ethical venture’

Introductory speaker: Aron van Ammers – CTO and co-founder of Outlier Ventures

16.15 Closing words by Dutch Senator Alexander Rinnooy Kan and Rutger van Zuidam

16.45-18.00 Drinks & Bites @ the Dutch Senate


Live stream

We would like to enable everyone to learn and be inspired, that’s why we have a live stream available on


Check out this blog from moderator Lykle de Vries on ‘Blockchain and Ethics’



Practical info

Venue address:

De Eerste Kamer

Binnenhof 22

2513 AA Den Haag


Route and parking info here.

Please make sure to bring a valid ID card, drivers license or passport. Moreover, only people who have registered for the event can join.

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