and& is a one of a kind
summit & festival
at the intersection of health, tech & creativity
curated for the curious

4 days & nights
10 citywide venues
+100 speakers & artists
+8000 attendees

A well-selected worldwide collage of +100 thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs & artists of all backgrounds will explore the impact of health, tech & 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.

The very first edition of and& is on May 2 3 4 5 2018 in various citywide venues in the intimate city of Leuven, Belgium.

speakers & artists




Daan Roosegaarde  Stefan Sagmeister  Carlo Ratti  Naveen Jain  Sophie Vandebroek  Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro  Andrew Keen   Lutz Leichsenring  Dimitri Hegemann  Peter Hinssen invites  Prof. Koen Kas & Jasna Rok  Luc Van den hove  Chris Dercon  Cecilia Tham  Kosta Peric  Prof. Luc Steels & Dr. Oscar Vilarroya  Dr. Charlotte D’Hulst  Eve Turrow Paul  Prof. Bart Preneel  Stephanie Alys  Thomas Diez  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. Click here to participate as a startup or for more info. Partners include KBC - 30CC & many others.

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 - - Deloitte.



Bicep - live  Joy Orbison  Laurel Halo  Jlin  Jordan Rakei  STUFF.  Legowelt - live  Project Pablo  Donna Leake  Le Motel  Africaine 808  Binkbeats  Dengue Dengue Dengue  Kamaal Williams  Orpheu The Wizard  discover more artists & the program by day here

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. Curated by Samir Bantal.

tech expedition

An intervention-filled parcours connecting the audience with immersive, high-tech experiences. Free of access & expands on Saturday with a playful & educational kids & family offer.

AI-infused opera 'Fausto'

An artificial intelligence-infused opera composed by Luc Steels & Oscar Villaroya, based 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.