The comeback of Us by Night: an event not to be missed in Antwerp

It is with great excitement that we announce the long-awaited return of Us by Night. This groundbreaking event, which brings together creativity and nightlife, is back for its much-anticipated fifth edition. After an involuntary break due to the pandemic, the spectacle will take place from 26 to 28 September 2024 at the Waagnatie in Antwerp.

Us by Night is not just another conference; it is a unique experience that combines inspiring keynotes with a vibrant night market. This event throws out the traditional conference format and creates a vibrant nighttime experience. Rizon Parein, the visionary force behind Us by Night, sums it up as follows

Us by Night is a unique nightlife experience. It is the place where creativity and nightlife come together, a safe haven for artists where collaboration and inspiration flourish.
— Rizon Parein

Rizon is no stranger to the creative industry. He has been running his own studio as a 3D designer for more than 20 years. You may know him from his neon poster for the cult film Drive starring American actor Ryan Gosling. Or his iconic global campaigns for Nike. After new adventures in California and working at Meta (the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp), Parein is back in Belgium to breathe new life into Us by Night.

Antwerp as a creative hotspot

Us by Night is not only a global phenomenon, but also a crucial event for Belgium and specifically for the city of Antwerp. The event puts the city back in the spotlight as an epicentre of creativity and innovation. Both Belgian and international talents are given a platform here to present their work.

60 speakers and live artists & 3,500 visitors from almost 50 countries
Us by Night is a true melting pot of ideas and creativity. It offers a unique opportunity to network with key industry figures, making it an indispensable experience for anyone involved in creative disciplines. National and international creativity is embraced with an impressive line-up of talents that perfectly match the ambitious spirit of the event.

Willo Perron
Willo Perron
Emma Reeves
Emma Reeves

The confirmed speakers include:

  • Emma Reeves: is Head of Photography at US-based Rolling Stone Magazine, where she captures countless artists and celebrities for iconic covers.
  • Isabel + Helen: is a creative duo that creates stunning moving installations for luxury brands, galleries and museums. Think fashion houses Burberry and Hermès, The Saatchi Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
  • Willo Perron: is a creative director and designer specialising in audiovisual content. He excels in diverse projects, from scenography for Cartier exhibitions to stage design for the Super Bowl show with US singer Rihanna.
  • Territory Studio: is responsible for the visual effects of blockbusters such as Dune 2, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Louis Henry Mitchell: is creative director of character design for the beloved children's programme Sesame Street.

All of them well-known names that broaden participants' horizons and offer insights into the various possibilities within the creative sector. Us by Night inspires and motivates visitors to get started full of energy. "We are one big family and strive to support this community and remove all obstacles," says Parein.

Practical details and ticket sales

Us by Night
26-27-28 September 2024
Waagnatie, Antwerp

Regular €280
Student €150

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