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and& explores innovation for a more conscious world

and& is a biennial momentum that brings together changemakers of today & inspires curious minds of all backgrounds. It provides a platform for interdisciplinary innovation that aims to transform our society & acts upon the challenges we face today.

Expect 4 days & nights of inspiring talks, business opportunities, a tech fair, avant-garde music performances & thought-provoking art interventions in public space.

All of this, May 6 — 9 2020 in the intimate city of Leuven.

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What to

A multisensory immersion in innovation that pushes towards a more conscious world. A summit with inspiring talks & business opportunities, keynotes & panels. A tech fair that showcases new & innovative tech, platforms & ideas. Touch & play innovation for kids & parents. Avant-garde music performances & thought-provoking art interventions in public space.

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Which speaker, organisation, company, case, story, solution or idea sparks your interest?

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Relive and&

Dive into inspiration and insights from a few 2018 speakers in our short series of thought-provoking highlights .

More talks here.

In May 2018, an intense & inspiring first edition of and& captivated the city of Leuven. With over 18,000 attendees, more than 200 speakers & artists, 80 journalists, 55 start-ups & scale-ups in 15 citywide venues, and& proved a valuable platform for curious minds of all backgrounds.

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Because you’re curious. Whatever your interests may be, this second edition is bound to excite & inspire you on more levels than you would expect. By day, our program is tailor-made for those who are eager to immerse their minds in innovation for a more conscious world. By night, our program is aimed at the curious of all possible backgrounds, who crave music & art performances that intrigue & astound.

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Pre-register for early tickets & news on speakers & artists


We respect your privacy.

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and& is an initiative of Leuven MindGate


Are you a student looking for a challenge?


Co-create and&


Partners looking for business collaborations
⟶ Get in touch

Exhibitors looking for tech fair opportunities
⟶ Let us know

Press looking for more info or interest in a press pass
⟶ Contact us

Volunteers looking to co-create and& from the inside
⟶ Pre-register

Students looking for a challenging internship
⟶ Apply here