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The Attention Economy

The modern world, with its relentless demands on our attention, is affecting us all. We're increasingly aware of the need to avoid "triggers" for people with a diverse range of conditions - whether that be epilepsy, anxiety or autistic spectrum disorders - but how much do we understand what neuro-typical ("normal") brains need to avoid? The idea of digital detox and greater mindfulness are all booming, but are they actually useful? And do you really have to escape completely from ‘reality’ in order to remain sane? Is it time to go back to basics, or is there a way to balance quality of life needs in the digital bubble? Can artists get the best from social media without being a slave to it? Can you even build and maintain a fanbase in the 2010s without it?

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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