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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.
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 discover more speakers & the program by day here
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.
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.
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.
Bicep - live Joy Orbison Jlin Laurel Halo Jordan Rakei STUFF. Legowelt - live Project Pablo Donna Leake Le Motel Binkbeats Kamaal Williams Dengue Dengue Dengue Africaine 808 Orpheu The Wizard Laura Misch Ross From Friends Up High Collective Nosedrip Dijf Sanders more acts tba soon
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.
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 Vilarroya, 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.
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.
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 in partnership with KU Leuven. More info here.