wednesday *may 02*

summit

opening night 

Launch of the summit. Expect inspiring keynotes by Lucy McRae,
Canay AtalayMaroš Šefčovič, Johan Merlevede, Mohamed Ridouani & Koenraad Debackere. They will offer interesting perspectives that help us to understand & anticipate the future we live in. Kelly Lee Owens will showcase what you can expect from the music program. Access only for invited guests or business ticket holders.

festival

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. AMO Harry Nuriev Studio L A Dries Depoorter curated by Samir Bantal. Free of access.

thursday *may 03*

festival

music

Jordan Rakei Kamaal Williams Kelly Lee Owens Jlin Laurel Halo Laura Misch  Up High Collective Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary) Moodprint  

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. AMO Harry Nuriev Studio L A Dries Depoorter curated by Samir Bantal. Free of access

tech expedition

Discover multidisciplinary projects combining next generation technology with refreshing creativity. The tech expedition is an intervention-filled parcours connecting the audience with immersivehigh-tech experiencesFree of access

AI 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

friday *may 04*

summit

talks 

Daan Roosegaarde Stefan Sagmeister Andrew Keen Steven Keating Johan Thijs Luc Van den hove Peter Hinssen invites Dimitri Hegemann Lutz Leichsenring Prof. Bart Preneel Binkbeats Ann Caluwaerts Chris Dercon Cecilia Tham Kosta Peric Eve Turrow Paul Tomas Diez Elinor Samuelsson Stephanie Alys Chris Burggraeve Peter Hanappe Koen Hufkens Matthias Einhoff Dr. Michel Dumontier Sofie Foets Vasco Pedro Mark Bunger Paul Collard Gerhard Jäger Stijn D’hert Chris Van Hoof Stephan Claes Mohamed Ridouans Jos Peeters Jürgen Ingels Felix Petersen Peter De Keyzer Prof. Johan Neyts Katrien Mertens Véronique De Roeck Kerstin Wilmans Carlotta De Ninni Bart De Moor Michael Peeters Maarten Desmet Axel van der Donk Matthijs Rubberecht Jorge Gil-Martinez Martine Baelmans Piet Desmet Andrew Jones Sander Van den Dries Peter Hespel Kristof De Mey Ozark Henry Stef Kuypers Koen Verrecht Jan Vermeir Sheron Shamuilia Antoon Vandevelde & Koen Vanmechelen 

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. It's designed as an opportunity for scale-ups to influence the hearts & minds of international VC's & investors, leading industry experts & key players from Belgium & beyond. Partners include KBC - imec - PMV - Capricorn - KU Leuven - LRD - Startups.be - Deloitte.

festival

music

Forest Swords Binkbeats Le Motel Dengue Dengue Dengue Donna Leake Africaine 808 Dijf Sanders Outlandish Family DTM Funk 

art interventions 

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. AMO Harry Nuriev Studio L A Dries Depoorter curated by Samir Bantal. Free of access.

tech expedition

Discover multidisciplinary projects combining next generation technology with refreshing creativity. The tech expedition is an intervention-filled parcours connecting the audience with immersivehigh-tech experiencesFree of access.

failing forward

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.

saturday *may 05*

summit

talks 

Tine Van Lommel Luc Derden Bert Smits Sarah Martens Mieke Nieuwdorp Kevin Verstrepen Craftworkz Jan Mannaerts Dag Boutsen Wim Tambeur Johan Van Reeth 

Free of access. A series of inspiring talks & panels by great thinkers & entrepreneurs of KU Leuven, VIB, imec, LRD, UCLL, Stad Leuven, UZ, the creative scene, etc on the crossover of health, tech & creativity & what it means for the Leuven region & its citizens.

children's university

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 by KU Leuven in partnership with and&.

festival

music

BICEP - live  Joy Orbison  Legowelt - live  STUFF.  Project Pablo Ross From Friends - live Orpheu The Wizard Hammer  Moodprint  Bjeor  AliA  Nosedrip  Exalt  

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. AMO Harry Nuriev Studio L A Dries Depoorter curated by Samir Bantal. Free of access.

tech expedition

Discover multidisciplinary projects combining next generation technology with refreshing creativity. The tech expedition is an intervention-filled parcours connecting the audience with immersivehigh-tech experiences. Free of access.

and& play

A free innovation festival for children (4 - 14 years). At HAL 5 children and parents explore the wonderful world of technology, innovation and creativity. Through workshops and installations you learn more about drones, robots, VR, 3D scanners and printers, laser cutters ... A must!

Stelplaats

Stelplaats is the temporary use of De Lijn's old depots. Discover the rough spot and its young residents and join the silkscreen atelier, the skate hall or the wood workshop.

MaakLeerPlek

Discover the future plans of this Leuven crossover project and visit pop-up art installations that emphasize the strong architecture of the Leuven harbour Silo's.

DigiGirlz

During DigiGirlz, girls between 7 and 12 years can discover technology and innovation in a creative way. A free event upon registration.