KIKK Festival

The KIKK festival is a festival of digital and creative cultures held every year in Namur (Belgium).

The KIKK Festival, an international festival of creative and digital cultures, will be held for the 12th time in Namur from October 26 to 29, 2023. For four days, digital artists and companies and the general public will be coming together to exchange ideas, learn and network in a festive and creative setting. This unique international event in Belgium aims to bring together, inspire and highlight the most innovative projects through conferences, meetings, exhibitions and demonstrations. This festival has become a not-to-be-missed event, offering the chance to discover developments in a teeming, bubbling world, gain a better understanding of its codes and question its challenges. This year's theme, "Bodies of Water", will provide an opportunity to explore the relationship between water and the phenomenon of life at the city-wide digital art exhibition, KIKK in Town. The festival offers a program for the general public as well as a professional program. Digital culture players, graphic artists, designers, artists, researchers and other creatives will have plenty of opportunities to get inspired, discover innovative projects and launch collaborations. On the program : - Conferences : nearly 40 world-class speakers will be sharing their backgrounds, projects and thoughts on the latest trends in the sector with an audience of professionals. On the menu : innovation, AI, dataviz, creativity, design, XR, music tech branding, etc. - KIKK Market (open to all from Thursday to Sunday - BtoB days on Thursday 26 and Friday 27) : in this demonstration and sales area, Belgian and international entrepreneurs will be showcasing their technological innovations. For the first time this year, the Market will be organised around 4 themes : Music Tech, Ed Tech/Kids Tech, Design and Extended Reality (XR/VR/AR). - Workshops and masterclasses : during the day on Saturday 28, at TRAKK, various workshops will be offered to broaden your skills in a wide range of technologies and techniques (coding, AI, machine learning, XR/VR, data, etc.). - KIKK Pro : the Creative Village, the heart of the Festival, will host a space dedicated to networking, as well as international pavilions highlighting the creative ecosystems of the most active countries in the digital culture sector. - Networking app : a networking platform will enable you to get in touch easily with hundreds of professionals, investors and potential collaborators attending the festival. - KIKK your career : recruiters from the creative industries and talents looking for collaboration or a job will benefit from a space for meetings and speed jobbing. There will be a number of events for the general public : - The KIKK Market is a free discovery area, open to all, that will be an opportunity to meet designers and try out a wide range of technological, artistic and economic innovations. - KIKK in Town will transform the town into an open-air museum, with a trail of nearly 60 digital art works and installations, some monumental, some interactive. The "Capture #2" exhibition at the Pavillon will be one of the highlights. This exhibition will be a snapshot of Belgian artistic and digital creation, allowing around twenty artists to capture and evoke the world through digital technologies. - Workshops for kids, fun introductory workshops to technologies for young audiences, organised over the 4 days of the festival. Throughout the festival, the digital media kingkong supported by the KIKK teams, will be present to cover the entire festival. There will also be a bar, festive events and parties to keep the conversation going.


KIKK in Town (free under 16) : €5 Conf Pass : €109 Full Pass : €249 Team Pass : €119


KIKK Festival
Official event website
Official #kikk23


Creative Village
Place d'Armes 1
5000, Namur

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