02 · 05 May
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and& summit & festival

General info

and& takes place on May 2 - 3 - 4 & 5 2018.

and& takes place in the city centre of Leuven. The main venues are divided over two areas. The centre area is clustered around the city park and Museum M and focuses on the summit. The station area clusters the central and& restaurant & bar with the various music venues. You can check-in at:

Station area: International House, Tiensevest 60, 3000 Leuven
Centre area: Museum M, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven

€ 20 - € 500
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and& is a one of a kind summit & festival at the intersection of health, high-tech and creativity. and& is bound by the desire to make cities of the future a better place to live in. Curated for the curious, and& champions a well-selected worldwide collage of thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, citizens & artists of all backgrounds.

A well-selected worldwide collage of +100 thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs & artists of all backgrounds will explore the impact of healthtech & creativity on future city life. Expect 4 days & nights of inspiring talks, avant-garde music acts, a start-up & scale-up forum, a tech expedition & art interventions in public space.



Daan Roosegaarde Stefan Sagmeister Lucy McRae Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro Shigeru Ban Carlo Ratti Sophie Vandebroek Andrew Keen Carla Camilla Hjort Steven Keating Johan Thijs Duco Sickinghe Luc Van den hove Peter Hinssen Dimitri Hegemann Lutz Leichsenring Eve Turow Paul  Maroš Šefčovič Prof. Koen Kas & Jasna Rok Prof. Bart Preneel Kenric McDowell Tiffany Pham Nelly Ben Hayoun discover more speakers & the program by day here.

Startup demoday

A selection of the cream of the crop of Belgian startups will be presenting their business, innovative technologies & services. The present audience decides who wins the € 50 000 worth of prizes.

Scale-up forum

The scale-up forum is an attractive technology investment event introducing major success stories and the next generation of scale-ups. The invitation-only event is about promising technology companies with market traction and great scaling potential. Partners include KBC - imec - PMV - Capricorn -KU Leuven - LRD - Startups.be - Deloitte.

Einstein or Da Vinci

How does artistic creativity relate to the perceived rigidity of economic life? Is our search to modify human genetics limitless? What about today’s culture of ephemeral visuals? Philosopher Antoon Vandevelde and artist Koen Vanmechelen invite you to discover, to discuss and to contemplate the perceived tension between aesthetics and ethics, between feelings and thoughts. Presented in partnership with Lannoo Campus & 30CC, buy tickets here.

Children's University

In an academic auditorium real professors teach 200 children about the future of our cities. Afterwards all children get to roll up their sleeves during one of the many workshops. A unique experience offered by KU Leuven in partnership with and&. More info here.



Bicep - live Joy Orbison Jlin Laurel Halo Jordan Rakei STUFFLegowelt - live Project Pablo Donna Leake Le Motel Binkbeats Kamaal Williams Dengue Dengue Dengue Kelly Lee Owens Forest Swords and a lot more

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. Interventions by Studio L A & Harry Nuriev & AMO &Dries Depoorter. Curated by Samir Bantal. Free of access.

tech expedition

Discover multidisciplinary projects combining next generation technology with refreshing creativity. The tech expedition is an intervention-filled parcours connecting the audience with immersivehigh-tech experiences. For more info click hereFree of access.

AI-infused opera 'Fausto'

An artificial intelligence-infused opera composed by Luc Steels & Oscar Vilarroyabased on the legend of Faust, with a twenty-first century twist. A classical music piece delivering a contemporary take on the blurred boundaries of a digitized world. Presented in partnership with 30CC, buy tickets here.

Failing Forward

Let's break the stigma associated with failure in our country, it's a healthy result of risk taking. This evening is about sharing entrepreneurial fuckups to fail forward.