An additional selection of events organized by you as an extension to the official program.
Our satellite events form an extension to the official program of and&, organized by you. We are therefore calling out to visionaries, businesses and creatives. Find your link with and& festival and its DNA. Pitch your event idea - whether it’s a talk, walk, drink, dinner or something else. You can make it happen. It's as simple as that.
What are the Satellite Events for?
and&'s aim is to create an additional selection of events at a variety of locations across the city. Discover Leuven’s unique social and start-up spaces. Or network at memorable meet-ups, workshops, parties and industry get-togethers.
Most events will be free of access, but priority will be given to and& ticket holders.
What kind of Satellite Events is and& looking for?
Any kind of format or location could be a valid event pitch. Are you looking to organize a dinner or drink to bring together tech companies driving towards a more conscious world? Do you want to invite your network for additional talks about change and interdisciplinary innovation? Care to curate a get-together on future leadership? Looking to bring together today’s most inspiring creatives in an original setting? Everything’s possible. Just submit your idea.
What's in it for the Satellite hosts?
Meaningful expansion of your network
Organizing a satellite event enables you to make valuable connections and collect solid leads to useful business relationships. and& unites the brightest minds in innovation, technology, business, music and arts for a genuinely unique program in Leuven, Belgium. Tap into a committed audience of over 20,000 attendees, 150+ speakers, and thought-leaders from across the globe.
Engagement with your community
Organize an and& satellite event and showcase to a dedicated target audience. Share your industry insights. Position yourself as an innovation leader. Get your company in front of a profitable and engaging crowd. Let’s set up an event that reflects your essence and targets your audience and community.
Hosting a satellite event allows you to maximize your (event) exposure through the official festival’s platform and momentum. Registered hosts will be communicated through and&’s media channels and supported by targeted marketing. In practice, your event will be included on our satellite page, in our app, in our official festival program brochure and in our newsletters.
Co-creation of a one-of-a-kind festival
and& holds a unique place in the market. It's much more than just a tech showcase festival. It's primarily purpose-driven. It amplifies the ambitions of the Leuven region in becoming a global authority for conscious innovation, sustainability and inclusion. Co-create a one-of-a-kind festival in a backdrop like no other. Become part of a platform for interdisciplinary innovation that aims to transform our society by bringing together different people and businesses.
Become a host
Pitch your idea and become a satellite event host for and& in a backdrop like no other.
Register your venue
Register your venue to ensure every event has a location in the wider area of Leuven.