4 days & nights of inspiring talks, avant-garde music acts, a start-up & scale-up forum, a tech expedition & art interventions in public space.

More speakers & artists will be announced very soon.

wednesday may 02

Exclusive opening. Including inspiring keynotes from Canay Atalay & the EU commission's vice-president Maroš Šefčovič & a live music performance, accompanied by a variety of food & drinks. Access for business passes only.

get your ticket here

thursday *may 03*

summit

talks 

Carlo Ratti  Sophie Vandebroek  Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro  Duco Sickinghe  Prof. Koen Kas & Jasna Rok  Dr. Charlotte D’Hulst  Thierry Geerts  Prof. Luc Steels & Dr. Oscar Vilarroya   John Baekelmans  Prof. Luc Van Gool  Fahim Kawsar  Jason Jercinovic  Dr. Hermann Hauser  Felix Petersen  Prof. Geraint Wiggins  Prof. Tony Belpaeme  Jonathan Berte  Prof. Chantal Mathieu  Joshua Kauffman Prof. Bram Vanderborght  Rudy de Waele more speakers tba soon 

startup demo day

A selection of the cream of the crop of Belgian startups will be presenting their business, innovative technologies & services. It's an opportunity to influence the hearts & minds of an audience of investors, CEO's, media & entrepreneurs. The present audience decides who wins the € 50 000 worth of prizes. Click here to participate as a startup or for more info. Partners are KBC - 30CC & many others.

festival

music

Jordan Rakei  Laurel Halo  Jlin  Kamaal Williams  Laura Misch  Up High Collective  Moodprint

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. Curated by Samir Bantal.

tech expedition

An intervention-filled parcours connecting the audience with immersive, high-tech experiences. Free of access.

AI-infused 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  Johan Thijs  Lutz Leichsenring  Dimitri Hegemann  Peter Hinssen invites  Luc Van den hove  Ann Caluwaerts  Chris Dercon  Cecilia Tham  Kosta Peric  Eve Turrow Paul  Prof. Bart Preneel  Tomas Diez  Elinor Samuelsson  Stephanie Alys  Chris Burggraeve  Johan Neyts  Peter Hanappe  Koen Hufkens  Matthias Einhoff  Dr. Michel Dumontier   Sofie Foets  more speakers tba soon

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

Binkbeats  Le Motel  Africaine 808  Dengue Dengue Dengue  Donna Leake  Dijf Sanders more acts tba soon

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. Curated by Samir Bantal

tech expedition

An intervention-filled parcours connecting the audience with immersive, high-tech experiences. Free of access.

saturday *may 05*

summit

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 in partnership with KU Leuven.

festival

music

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

art interventions

Art interventions in public space exploring the interfaces between technology, innovation and future city life. Curated by Samir Bantal.

tech expedition

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.