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The Only One in the Room: The Next Steps

Silvia Montello (CEO, AFEM), Margriet Koedooder (Owner, De Vos & Partners Advocaten), Stuart Knight (Managing Director, Toolroom), Nadia Khan (Music Industry Consultant, Chair of AIM, Founder, Women in CTRL), Sarah Hildering (Director, Dance & Electronic, Ingrooves, AFEM)

Moderator: Sam Warren, Prof, Dr.


Has all the talk about gender diversity and inclusion actually resulted in such a change? Six music professionals return to ADE in 2022 to debate this. Personal experiences, company policies and practices, and research findings will be discussed - our focus will be key issues and solutions around the lack of formal policy, corporate culture, and collective industry support. Our panelists will be presenting industry leading companies to learn how to apply their D&I successes to the music industry as a whole, and how we as an industry can move forward towards an inclusive and safe space.

As part of our ongoing efforts to establish the AFEM Code of Conduct, Sarah Hildering will present ideas on how we can apply the Code to workplaces, the live sector, and on the dance floor. Alongside that, Dr Samantha Parsley (University of Portsmouth) will also present research findings on these topics from across the electronic music industry.

Conference FAQ

The ADE Pro Pass  provides access to our complete conference program. As well as:

+ Year round access to ADE Pro's networking platform & database
+ Join dedicated networking events and sessions
+ Access to all official ADE Business Hubs
+ Access to the complete festival program (limited capacity at venues)
+ Access to the Arts & Culture program (limited capacity at venues)
+ Receive the official ADE x G-Star RAW 2022 backpack

We are excited to have the conference back in person this year. The locations will be at Felix Meritis, Huis Vasari (Vrije Academie), and Fosbury & Sons.

We are still adding conference events to our line-up as we speak. The final drop will be a couple weeks prior to this year's ADE.

As we are still releasing the full program, the times will be confirmed a couple of weeks prior to this year's ADE.

Our conferences are accessible for all ages in general. Do note that when alcoholic beverages are served, access can be denied.

We do not sell ADE Conference only or Day Passes. The only way to get access to the ADE Conferece is the ADE Pro Pass.

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