21 - 25 April 2021 | Leuven, Belgium Menu

Why attend

Curious minds of all backgrounds are welcome at and&. We aim to inspire you with cross-fertilization between different businesses and people. We seek to drive an active search for positive change in order to attain much needed breakthroughs that will transform our society.



You’ll learn from the brightest minds

150+ world-renowned thought-leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs and visionaries from all areas of expertise unite in an intense program with the genuine goal of substantially broadening your knowledge.


You’ll expand your point of view and gain new perspectives

We strongly believe that forward-thinking innovation happens when diverse people and businesses come together. Gain new insights in your field of expertise through different tracks, challenges and formats. Broaden your horizon on tech and innovation topics you didn’t even know existed.


You’ll get to know your peers

20,000 like-minded attendees from all backgrounds, businesses and worlds gather for a genuinely unique program in Leuven, Belgium. Get to know your peers in innovation, technology, business, music and arts from across the globe.


You'll grow as an entrepreneur

Whether you are looking for funding, talent, customers, media exposure or mentoring, you'll have the chance to expand your network. Learn from enthusiastic founders, experienced start-up operators and successful investors. They will share their stories about pressing problems they’ve faced, learnings and the best-kept secrets of their teams & products. 


You’ll enjoy yourself

You won’t easily find a more varied program than at and&. A conference with more than 150 speakers. Tracks to suit everyone’s taste. A carefully curated arts and music program. A wide range of satellite events. A tech fair. A kids track ... We truly cater for every single one of you. and& is therefore a place for enjoyment, discovery, business development, immersion in thought-provoking artworks, laid-back momentums filled with musical performances, networking and learning.


You’ll inspire others

You’ll absorb, bring back and share knowledge and inspiration within your company, network or circle of friends and family. Spread your insights. Enrich your environment. Push the transformation towards a more conscious world.


You’ll stay in the inspiring city of Leuven

A small town with big city vibes. That makes Leuven unique. The convenience and coziness of a small town, aligned with the creativity, versatility and diversity of a metropolis. Leuven is small in size, but large in what it offers in terms of nightlife, shopping, art and culture. You’ll find them all in Leuven. Discover it here