Given the impact of COVID-19, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of and& 2020. Please find our full statement here.
In the meantime, we’d like to refer to the following platforms to keep informed about all COVID-19 developments and measures taken to flatten the curve and keep us safe.
Our team is exploring alternative dates. We’re optimistic and fully focused on rescheduling and handling this unprecedented situation. Thank you for understanding.
and& is a biennial festival that brings together changemakers of today and inspires curious minds of all backgrounds. It provides a platform for interdisciplinary innovation that aims to transform our society and act upon the challenges we face today.
and& takes place on 6 - 9 May 2020.
The festival kicks off on Wednesday May 6th with an opening show. It's the starting point of three days filled with inspiring keynotes, networking opportunities, unique interventions & astounding performances.
Thursday and Friday form the focal point of the festival with conferences and an entrepreneurial summit on Thursday.
On Saturday and& opens up to everyone and offers an extra Play track for families and kids.
Discover the program here.
and& takes place in the city center of Leuven. The main venues are divided over two areas. The central area is clustered around the city park, STUK & M Museum, and hosts the daytime program. The area around the railway station and Het Depot will be filled with the evening program. All venues in both areas are situated within walking distance.
and& provides a platform for interdisciplinary innovation that aims to transform our society and act upon the challenges we face today. Through inspiring talks, business opportunities, a tech park, avant-garde music performances and thought-provoking art interventions, the festival intends to position Leuven as a center of knowledge at the pinnacle of health developments, high-tech and creativity. More info about and& 2020 can be found here.
Check here to see which venues are accessible to people with disabilities.
If you have other special requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to look into every case to accommodate your needs and make sure you enjoy and& to the fullest. You can request special assistance until 2 weeks before the festival. We thank you for your understanding.
The and& program consists of several tracks that you can find below. The focal point of our festival is the conference on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th, and an entrepreneurial summit on Thursday only. and& continuous through the night with avant-garde music acts and inspiring talks. On Saturday May 9th and& opens up to everyone and offers an extra track called 'Play' for families and kids.
Some tracks are free of charge and accessible to all. Other tracks are only accessible with a Pro, Pro+ or Curious ticket. Find more info at Tickets.
Find more information about our full program here.
Types of passes
The Curious pass is for those who want to be provoked on Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. Immerse yourself in a carefully curated arts, music and talks program that unfolds throughout the city. Expect performances, DJ sets, talks, art interventions and club experiences that are selected to astound you.
Available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday or as a combi pass
The Pro pass is for those who want the full experience. Thursday or Friday program - day and night - filled with speakers, music, art and technology. The Pro pass provides access to new ideas in innovation and offers opportunities for discovery, business development, networking and learning.
Available for Thursday, Friday or as a combi pass.
The Pro+ pass includes the full experience and access to the entrepreneurial summit on Thursday May 7th. Pro+ is for entrepreneurs eager to learn from and network with enthusiastic founders, experienced start-up operators, successful investors & leading industry experts from Belgium and beyond.
Available for Thursday or as a combi pass.
Brussels Airport (28 km from Leuven)
The easiest and fastest way to reach Leuven from Brussels Airport is by train. A direct train will have you in Leuven in just 15 minutes.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (90 km from Leuven)
The journey to Leuven from Charleroi Airport will take approximately one and a half hours. You can buy a ticket at Charleroi Airport which combines the bus to Charleroi Sud and the train to Leuven.
Leuven is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities. Leuven train station is very close to the festival area and city center.
- Brussels: 20 minutes
- Antwerp: 50 minutes
- Liège: 30 minutes
- the Belgian Coast: 1.5 hours
- Paris: 1.5 hours with Eurostar or Thalys
- London, Amsterdam, Cologne: 2.5 hours with Eurostar or Thalys
More info: Belgian Railway
Find more information here on how to get to Leuven by public transport and how to move around in Leuven.
The attractive historical center of Leuven is traffic-free and everything is within walking distance. The rest of the city center is subdivided into five districts. In each district a loop directs traffic from the ring road to a city center parking garage and back to the ring road.
Click here to find the right and most easy accessible parking and plan your route.
Find more information here on how to get to Leuven by car and how to move around in Leuven.
Become and& partner
and& takes its place in the market by being a lot more than a tech showcase festival and is primarily purpose-driven. Co-create a one-of-a-kind momentum in a backdrop like no other. Expand your network, engage and share expertise with your target audience and create brand awareness among the changemakers of today. Enjoy a tailor-made partnership.
Find more information here.
Discover all our partners here.