Digital Spring.brussels

POSTPONED

The Digital Spring 2020 has been postponed to another date to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. As soon as a new date is known, you can find it on this page. We are counting on your understanding and hope to welcome you at this event later this year.

The second edition of Digital Spring in Brussels, inspired by the Montreal edition, will propose many diverse and completely free activities. There are exhibitions and augmented reality experiences at Brussels Expo. Sessions to learn how to code or create your own video game are also included in the programme.

Practical information

Free entrance for all

 Opening dates and hours

  • Friday 24 April – from 9:00 to 16:00 at Brussels Expo – Palais 1
  • Saturday 25 April – from 10:00 to 18:00 Brussels Expo – Palais 1
  • Sunday 26 April – from 10:00 to 18:00 Brussels Expo – Palais 1

POSTPONED

 Address

Brussels Expo (Palais 1)

Place de Belgique, 1
1020 Brussels

Programme

Activities

  • Access smart citizen

    Study Kids Support asbl

    Come and learn computing tips and advice on cyber harassment and cyber security. Internet essentials

  • ANNA

    Montréal

    An augmented reality astro companion, Anna has been designed to serve us and deliver our daily horoscopes. Driven by emotional intelligence, Anna makes herself endearing to her users as the days go by. Anna's astrological forecasts are, in a way, like us, abstract enough to be strangely real.

  • BON-BON-BON

    The Interactive Box - Montreal

    Participatory interactive installation that invites the public to trigger a digital sweet avalanche on an architectural projection when the mechanism of the vending machines is activated. A distortion effect changes the visual as you turn the mechanism and then, as the sweets fall into your hands, they also fall into the projection, ending the series of visual effects. This tasty and colourful experience previously delighted young and old alike at a festival.
     

  • Canadian Pow-wow

    DW Projects & Angel’s View Productions

    An immersive 3D virtual reality film that showcases the still-present culture of La Tuque natives. This project brings together different cultures.
    The 6-minute short film is a Pow Wow experience that invites you to learn more about native cultures.

  • Cité Mémoire en démonstration

    Montréal en Histoires

    The mobile application allows you to discover the city of Montreal through dynamic content that uses a variety of technologies. Experience augmented reality or virtual reality and discover the city's history. As part of the Brussels Digital Spring, Montréal en Histoires presents all of its creations.

  • CyberVal

    Solival

    Discover the various technologies available to people with different disabilities. Get a first-hand experience through the use of suits and accessories, which gives you a better understanding of the issues and allows you to test the equipment present. Home automation, specialised communication tools, alternative computer control systems and other next generation devices.
     

  • Simplifions ensemble

    Espace Cultures et Développement asbl

    Another way of simplifying administrative procedures and the digital transition, in order to make them more integrated into the daily lives of the people of Brussels.
    A project for digital inclusion that calls for the democratisation of digital tools and the appropriation of the potential offered by the digitalisation of services that are now essential for socio-professional integration.

  • The BRIC

    BRIC

    Various demonstrations and workshops on offer at its stand: how does the IRISbox electronic counter work? Fix My Street helps us improve the Region! With MyBrussels, you have all your regional and municipal services to hand! Datastore: How far can data take us? ... The BRIC also offers a Repair Café: bring your faulty computer equipment and one of our IT technicians will help you fix it! 

  • Virtual reality in schools? It’s possible!

    Avalon Virtual

    Virtual reality and augmented reality are new technological tools that are evolving rapidly. Today, we can have access, in a simple and quick way, to teaching aids that allow us to explore both the immensely distant and the infinitely small. Come and discover four educational workshops that explore what VR and AR can bring to today's education.

  • VR and FIFA esport discovery

    European Gaming Organisation

    Discover e-sport and meet one of RCS Anderlecht’s professional players 

  • Zora

    Printemps numérique de Montréal

    Discover the infinite possibilities of digital technology with Zora, the humanoid robot. 
    Whether it's for playing, dancing, singing or just about anything else, this robot has more than one trick up its sleeve to amaze you.

Workshops

First aid in virtual reality

Learn about risk prevention through virtual reality. A lower-cost method that allows you to deploy less equipment and fewer people than in real life. This method also allows for an active memorisation of up to 90% thanks to total immersion. Students retain the message better through practice and role-playing.
 

Coding and IoT workshop

Molengeek

A hands-on demonstration given by students and teachers from the MolenGeek coding school, as well as the winner of our March circular economy Hackathon. An introduction to coding and the Internet of Things (IoT), using Arduino devices to present the basics of back-end development and various IoT applications.
 

Programming workshop

CoderDojo Belgium

Digital workshop offering introductions to coding and block programming techniques on Scratch and/or Micro:bit.
Come and test your programming knowledge!

In your pocket: from smartphones to television

We Tell Stories

In this workshop, put yourself in the shoes of a journalist, director, cameraman or sound engineer and discover mobile video with the experts.

Discovery of the podcast and the radio!

We Tell Stories

Sit down, put the headset on your head, get a little closer to the microphone, and discover with us the world of radio and podcasts.
Behind the scenes of the radio podcast: how it is constructed, prepared and broadcast. Take a seat with us around the studio table or in the control room, intervene, ask questions, mix, and let yourself be swept away by the pleasure of creating sound!

Build Ozocity, the eco-city of the future

CodeNPlay

Do you dream of piloting a robot and building the city of the future? Discover the little Ozobot robot and learn how to control it thanks to coloured markers. Then, all together, we'll build the Ozocity, an ecological city for little robots that includes automated waste sorting, robotic public transport and a dance school for robots! Everything is possible in Ozocity!

Round table

E-learning, the importance of a grassroots approach.

CodeNPlay

Learn about the issue of digital inclusion in education in Belgium. What are the advantages and tools to use at school or at home?
There are simple solutions to implement that are in line with current and future skill sets. This conference features a video game coded by children on the big screen to be played in interaction with the audience. Then receive an overview of digital education in Belgium and the advantages of teaching computational thinking from primary school onwards.