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If You Don't Like The System, Don't Depend On It

Conference

Date

Fri, Oct 18, 2019
14:30 - 15:15
Cato keuze ADE Blog

If You Don't Like The System, Don't Depend On It

Scientists all around the world are waving huge red flags warning humankind of biodiversity loss, climate crisis and food security in the very near future. We are the generation that can mitigate these major global threats, but we have to act now. Today, we need people who are willing to reinvent the way we live and restore the balance for mother earth. We need the people who challenge the status quo, take risks and change the system. We need people like Andy Cato.

Andy Cato is a well-respected artist and part of the renowned duo Groove Armada. One day he stumbled upon an article about sustainable farming which resonated deeply. “If you don’t like the system,” it said, “don’t depend on it.” After further research, he began to envision himself having an organic farm, with healthy soil and nutritious harvests. With no experience of farming, it was a huge leap in the dark, but Andy sold his publishing rights and took out an extra mortgage to invest in a piece of land in southern France, where he started his dream farm. The first years of farming were a perilous path, with a fearsomely steep learning curve, but slowly he achieved a nature-inclusive way of farming which balances giving and taking from the earth.

What drove Andy to start this journey as a farmer without any experience? Did he have any doubts along the way? What made him keep on going? And although not everyone can become a farmer, what is his advise to the audience? How can we change our global food system? In our in-depth Q&A with Andy Cato live on stage, you can find the answers to this and much more.

Please read the full blog about his farm here and join us at ADE Green Friday the 18th in DeLaMar.

Conference FAQ

ADE's Conference program features multiple conference tracks and offers the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, attracting music- and related industry professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers.

ADE Conference 2019 includes:
+ ADE Pro
+ ADE BeamLab
+ ADE Beats
+ ADE Green
+ ADE Sound Lab
+ ADE TECH
+ ADE University

The main conference venue is the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The other venues are within walking distance from the theatre. You can find all conference venues here. Please be aware that more venues will be added in the upcoming weeks.

All you have to do is to make sure you purchased a ticket for the conference. Both the ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass will gain you access to the full conference program including all tracks and ADE by Day program. Not interested in the full conference?

No problem, you can easily purchase conference tickets per track. Please scroll down at this page to find all of our conference tickets.

Please be aware that our program will be complete by September 1st; meaning that more panels will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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