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    Speakers & artists

    Discover all our announced speakers and artists for our conference, entrepreneurial summit, Art Expo and Curious program below. The full line-up and schedule will be available a few weeks before the festival.

     

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    inventor of the hashtag, technology evangelist & open source advocate
    and& 2020 conference Chris Messina
    Chris
    Messina
    Chris Messina US
    Theranos whistleblower, innovation ecosystem builder, ethic entrepreneur
    and& 2020 conference Erika Cheung
    Erika
    Cheung
    Erika Cheung US
    founder of Wikipedia & Wikitribune, leading technology futurist & visionary
    Jimmy Wales
    Jimmy
    Wales
    Jimmy Wales US
    author of “The Next Billion Users”, digital anthropologist, professor examining the digital life of the global poor
    and& 2020 conference Dr. Prof. Payal Arora
    Payal
    Arora
    Payal Arora IN
    a testament to the transformative power of the dancefloor
    and& 2020 music Octo Octa
    Octo
    Octa
    Octo Octa US
    potent midnight melancholy from one of Belgium's intriguing talents
    Victor De Roo live
    Victor
    De
    Roo
    live
    Victor De Roo live BE
    Pioneer in sound art, exploring the hidden electromagnetic waves of our cities.
    and& 2020 art expo Christina Kubisch
    Christina
    Kubisch
    Christina Kubisch DE
    manipulator of the human perception through installations with sound, light and electric current
    Haroon Mirza
    Haroon
    Mirza
    Haroon Mirza UK
    groundbreaking investigative artist & pioneer
    and& 2020 art expo Trevor Paglen
    Trevor
    Paglen
    Trevor Paglen US
    upcoming Belgian media artist, known for self-performative experiences where participant becomes performer
    Roel Heremans
    Roel
    Heremans
    Roel Heremans BE
    climate changer, serial entrepreneur, psychologist, TED global speaker
    Per Espen Stoknes
    Per
    Espen
    Stoknes
    Per Espen Stoknes NO
    rebel & culture hacker, thought-provoking researcher, innovation expert
    Alexa Clay
    Alexa
    Clay
    Alexa Clay US
    pioneer in living architecture, synthetic biologist, senior TED fellow, creative scientist
    Rachel Armstrong
    Rachel
    Armstrong
    Rachel Armstrong UK
    urbanism rockstar, impatient idealist, TV Host of "The Life-Sized City"
    Mikael Colville-Anderson
    Mikael
    Colville-Andersen
    Mikael Colville-Andersen DK
    political consultant, businessman, thought leader, lecturer
    Pascal Lamy
    Pascal
    Lamy
    Pascal Lamy FR
    the father of rare event modelling in risk management
    Paul Embrechts
    Paul
    Embrechts
    Paul Embrechts BE, CH
    impact tech frontiers explorer and moonshot documenter
    Benjamin Tincq
    Benjamin
    Tincq
    Benjamin Tincq FR
    engineer, entrepreneur, expert on technology and psychology
    Nell Watson
    Nell
    Watson
    Nell Watson UK
    entrepreneur, founder of Waze, entrepreneurs’ mentor
    Uri Levine (IL)
    Uri
    Levine
    Uri Levine IL
    mathematician, financial innovator, author, entrepreneur
    Wim Schoutens - Photo
    Wim
    Schoutens
    Wim Schoutens BE
    cosmologist, professor, gravitational wave researcher
    Thomas Hertog - Photo
    Thomas
    Hertog
    Thomas Hertog BE
    digital fabricator, rethinker, electronic musician
    Nadya Peek
    Nadya
    Peek
    Nadya Peek US
    robot developer, robotics evangelist, professor, candidate politician
    Bram Vanderborght - Photo (1)
    Bram
    Vanderborght
    Bram Vanderborght BE
    world-renowned interviewer, corporate storytelling consultant, author, podcast host
    Cal Fussman - Photo (2)
    Cal
    Fussman
    Cal Fussman US
    biomedical innovator, biotech entrepreneur, technology transfer guru
    Christian Tidona - Photo
    Christian
    Tidona
    Christian Tidona DE
    disruptor, deep learner, paradigm shifter
    Jonathan Berte
    Jonathan
    Berte
    Jonathan Berte BE
    circular economy driver and strategist
    Karel Van Acker
    Karel
    van
    Acker
    Karel van Acker BE
    green deal advisor
    Kurt Vandenberghe - Photo (2)
    Kurt
    Vandenberghe
    Kurt Vandenberghe BE
    artist, designer, boundary-pusher, bridge-builder
    Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg - Photo
    Alexandra
    Daisy
    Ginsberg
    Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
    diagnostic healthcare innovator
    Carolina Mora Lopez - Photo (1)
    Carolina
    Mora
    Lopez
    Carolina Mora Lopez BE
    innovation consultant, strategist and coach
    Lynn Coorevits - Photo (1)
    Lynn
    Coorevits
    Lynn Coorevits BE
    original and idiosyncratic inverse-thinker
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Photo (2)
    Nassim
    Nicholas
    Taleb
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb LB
    artist and creator of giant glowing art installations exhibited all around the globe
    Amanda Parer
    Amanda
    Parer
    Amanda Parer AU
    feminist artist, game developer and founder of “The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft"
    Angela Washko
    Angela
    Washko
    Angela Washko US
    new generation sound artist, creator of enormous sonic constructions
    Zimoun
    Zimoun
    Zimoun CH
    creator of visually refined sound sculptures questioning environmental issues
    Marco Barotti
    Marco
    Barotti
    Marco Barotti IT
    diver, speaker, explorer
    Rory Golden
    Rory
    Golden
    Rory Golden IE
    technology evangelist, anti-futurist
    Theo Priestley
    Theo
    Priestley
    Theo Priestley UK
    bio-inspired innovation advocate
    Leen Gorissen
    Leen
    Gorissen
    Leen Gorissen BE
    mental health innovator
    Erika Lutin
    Erika
    Lutin
    Erika Lutin BE
    thought leader in robotics, AI and ethics
    Mark Coeckelbergh - credit Martin Jordan
    Mark
    Coeckelbergh
    Mark Coeckelbergh BE
    robotics, AI and prosthetics scientist
    Antonio Bicchi
    Antonio
    Bicchi
    Antonio Bicchi IT
    digital innovator and collaborator
    John Baekelmans
    John
    Baekelmans
    John Baekelmans BE
    electronica & techno producer yearning for the infinite
    Max Cooper live
    Max
    Cooper
    live
    Max Cooper live EN
    one of the UK's most exciting and innovative young drummers and producers
    Yussuf Dayes
    Yussef
    Dayes
    Yussef Dayes UK
    embodying punk within an often predictable electronic scene
    DJ Marcelle
    DJ
    Marcelle
    DJ Marcelle NL
    dj & digger extraordinaire, Belgium's best underground export
    Nosedrip
    Nosedrip
    Nosedrip BE
    genre-defying artist fusing trance-inducing rhythms with african cosmology
    Nkisi
    Nkisi
    live
    Nkisi live BE
    blissed-out aura, buttery vocals and an innovative blend of psychedelia and soul
    Greentea Peng
    Greentea
    Peng
    Greentea Peng UK
    data ethics expert, advisor and policy shaper
    Gry Hasselbalch
    Gry
    Hasselbalch
    Gry Hasselbalch DK
    social entrepreneur, educator, trainer, speaker
    Arnoud Raskin
    Arnoud
    Raskin
    Arnoud Raskin BE
    digitaldesigner, engineer, fabricator, constructor, innovato
    Philippe Block
    Philippe
    Block
    Philippe Block BE
    168 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 70x70x70cm by Zimoun
    168 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 70x70x70cm by Zimoun
    168
    prepared
    dc-motors,
    cotton
    balls,
    cardboard
    boxes
    168 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes CH
    entrepreneur, venture capitalist, founder of Clear2Pay
    Jürgen Ingels
    Jürgen
    Ingels
    Jürgen Ingels BE
    thought leader and shaper of strategies
    Peter De Keyzer
    Peter
    De
    Keyzer
    Peter De Keyzer BE
    pioneer of the European venture capital industry
    Jos Peeters
    Jos
    Peeters
    Jos Peeters BE
    system change innovator and strategist
    Manuel Braun
    Manuel
    Braun
    Manuel Braun DE
    founder of the imec.xpand growth fund
    Tom Vanhoutte
    Tom
    Vanhoutte
    Tom Vanhoutte BE
    Maarten Mortier
    Maarten
    Mortier
    Maarten Mortier BE
    business lawyer and open innovation ecosystem expert
    David Dessers
    David
    Dessers
    David Dessers BE
    curator, entrepreneur, designer, bassist
    Marko Ahtisaari
    Marko
    Ahtisaari
    Marko Ahtisaari FI
    exuberant young VP and head of innovation at VICE
    Mark Adams
    Mark
    Adams
    Mark Adams UK
    advocate for sustainable metals and minerals
    Peter Tom Jones
    Peter
    Tom
    Jones
    Peter Tom Jones BE
    architect, futurist, healthy city expert
    Marianne Lefever
    Marianne
    Lefever
    Marianne Lefever BE
    venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur, patent holder
    Bert Baeck
    Bert
    Baeck
    Bert Baeck BE
    dj & radio host inspiring free-spirited eclecticism
    Elena Colombi
    Elena
    Colombi
    Elena Colombi IT
    seven-piece ensemble from Kinshasa redefining modern DIY
    KOKOKO!
    KOKOKO!
    KOKOKO! CD
    Belgian Bolivian utilizing percussion and rhythm in an unforgettable way
    Susobrino
    Susobrino
    live
    Susobrino live BE
    moody, textural and enchanting electronic music
    Adriaan de Roover
    Adriaan
    de
    Roover
    Adriaan de Roover BE
    producer and Tunisian DJ shifting the epicenter of electronic music south
    Deena Abdelwahed
    Deena
    Abdelwahed
    live
    Deena Abdelwahed live TUN
    a kaleidoscopic approach to dance music
    Or:la
    Or:la
    Or:la IE
    Belgian experimental producer & DJ known for unique versatile sound pallet
    Pippin live
    Pippin
    live
    Pippin live BE
    prolific sound adventurer
    ssaliva live
    ssaliva
    live
    ssaliva live BE
    blond-locked sound wizards conjuring the unpredictably danceable
    KVR Trio
    KVR
    Trio
    KVR Trio BE
    Belgian talent with Angolan roots effortlessly combining different genres and languages
    Martha Da'ro
    Martha
    Da'ro
    Martha Da'ro BE
    French trio creating a unique mix between r'n'b & French and English rap
    Nyoko Bokbae
    Nyoko
    Bokbae
    Nyoko Bokbae FR
    powerful & energetic B2B set filled with percussion and unique beats
    Mika Oki x Zeta Lys
    Mika
    Oki
    x
    Zeta
    Lys
    Mika Oki x Zeta Lys NL
    one of Belgium's most promising & intriguing DJ talents
    AliA
    AliA
    AliA BE
    exploring grooves outside the normal cannon
    Lena Willikens
    Lena
    Willikens
    Lena Willikens DE
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