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    Practical

    Find all FAQs below. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, drop and& a line at info@andleuven.com.
     

    FAQ

    What

    and& is a biennial festival 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.
     

    When

    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 only

    On Saturday and& opens up to everyone and offers an extra Play track for families and kids.

    Discover the programme here.
     

    Where

    and& takes place in the city centre of Leuven. The main venues are divided over two areas. The central area is clustered around the city park, STUK & M Museum, & hosts the daytime programme. The area around the  train station and Het Depot will be filled with the evening programme. All venues in both areas are situated within walking distance.
     

    Who

    and& is an initiative of Leuven MindGate, a joint effort of the companies, knowledge institutes and local government of the region of Leuven.
     

    Why

    and& provides a platform for interdisciplinary innovation that aims to transform our society & acts upon the challenges we face today. Through inspiring talks, business opportunities, a tech park, avant-garde music performances & thought-provoking art interventions, the festival intends to position its city Leuven as a centre of knowledge at the pinnacle of health developments, high-tech and creativity. More info about and& 2020 can be found here.
     

    Program

    Thursday and Friday form the focal point of our festival with conferences and an entrepreneurial summit on Thursday only. This day programme starts at 9 am & ends at 6 pm, followed by our evening programme which includes avant-garde music & inspiring talks.

    On Saturday and& opens up to everyone and offers an extra Play track for families and kids.

    Find more information about our full program here

    Discover all speakers and artists here.

    Tickets & Access

    Passes

    Tickets or passes can be purchased in our ticket shop. We offer different types of passes each giving you access to different tracks and programmes of and& festival. More info can be found here.

    Types of passes

    Curious
    The Curious pass is for those who want to be provoked on Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. Immerse yourself in a carefully curated arts, music & talks programme that unfolds throughout the city. Expect performances, dj sets, talks, art interventions & club experiences that are selected to astound you.

    Available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday or as a combi pass


    Pro
    The Pro pass is for those who want the full experience. Thursday or Friday programme - day & night - filled with speakers, music, art & technology. The Pro pass provides access to new ideas in innovation & offers opportunities for discovery, business development, networking & learning.

    Available for Thursday, Friday or as a combi pass.


    Pro+
    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 & network with enthusiastic founders, experienced start-up operators, successful investors & leading industry experts from Belgium & beyond.

    Available for Thursday or as a combi pass.
     

    Lost ticket or pass

    Lost your ticket? Please contact tickets@eventix.io or find more information here.
     

    Travel

    How to get there

    By Airplane

    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.

    More info: Brussels Airport & Belgian Railway

    Brussels South Charleroi Airport (90 km from Leuven)
    The journey to Leuven from Charleroi Airport will take approximately one and a half hour. You can buy a ticket at Charleroi Airport which combines the bus to Charleroi Sud and the train to Leuven.

    More info: Brussels South Charleroi Airport & Belgian Railway


    By Train

    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 centre.
    Leuven is a 20 minute train ride from Brussels, 50 minutes from Antwerp, 30 minutes from Liège and 1,5 hours from the Belgian coast.
    Leuven is very accessible for international travellers as well. Eurostar or Thalys takes 1,5 hours from Paris and 2,5 hours from London, Amsterdam and Cologne.

    More info: Belgian Railway


    By Car

    The attractive historical centre of Leuven is traffic-free. The rest of the city centre is subdivided into 5 districts. In each district a loop directs traffic from the ring road to a city centre parking garage and back to the ring road. We advise you to park your car near one of the two event areas:

    Station area: Parking De Bond, Martelarenplein 18-19, 3000 Leuven
    Centre area: Parking Ladeuze, Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 9-17, 3000 Leuven
     

    Accommodation

    Are you looking for a place to stay? Go to Visit Leuven and book your accommodation.
     

    Co-create and&

    Volunteers

    Volunteers are an integral part of the event. You can either work before, during or after the event.

    Find more information or register as a volunteer here

    If you have any questions or you would like to volunteer as a group, please contact us at volunteers@andleuven.com.
     

    Interns

    We are looking to infuse our team with new energy from October 2019 to May 2020. More specifically we're looking for profiles in copywriting & social media, graphic design, art production & scenography, event production & hospitality.

    Find more information about all our internship vacancies here.
     

    Partners

    Become and& partner
    and& takes its place in the market by being a lot more than a tech showcase festival & 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 & create brand awareness among the changemakers of today. Enjoy a tailor-made partnership.

    Find more information here.

    Discover all our partners here.
     

    Contact

    General

    Practical questions about and&? Ask the and& team at info@andleuven.com

    Press

    For questions regarding media partnerships, interviews, press passes and other press-related questions, please contact press@andleuven.com

    Partners

    Are you interested in becoming a partner & looking for business opportunities? Find more information here or contact partners@andleuven.com 

    Looking to exhibit at our Tech Park?
    Find more information here or contact partners@andleuven.com 

    Interested in organising a Satellite Event?
    Find more information here or contact satellite@andleuven.com 

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