Keynote: The Heart of Leadership


Keynote: The Heart of Leadership

Keynote by Mac Macartney (Embercombe)

Mac Macartney is an exceptional speaker, dedicated to creating a just, peaceful, regenerative, and flourishing future. Mac touches hearts, fires imagination, and invites courageous action from his audiences. His talk on values-led leadership will take you deep into the heart of these extraordinary times, and present an opportunity for a new definition of how we live and work in the 21st century.

About this program

The crucible of uncertainty and wavering resolve that paves the journey of those who choose to raise a hand and step forward. This is not leadership as we have grown to understand it. It is something much more powerful, authentic, and real. Its roots are hidden in the history of all peoples who have striven to swim against the tide and put wrongs to right. Around the world, and sometimes at great cost, there are people who have found their true vocation in times of challenge, disruption and turbulence. Leaders of vision, courage, discernment, and compassion.

Now, at the twelfth hour, many search for leadership that is bold enough to act for the greater good – a generous, big hearted leadership that cuts across conformity and demonstrates a unity of head, hands, and heart. We are presented with a choice and much depends upon our response.

Who is this program for?

This talk is a must for all creatives, thinkers, and leaders who will shape the electronic music industry of the future. Please note that you need an ADE Pro or ADE Green ticket to join this program.

This program is part of ADE Green. For the full ADE Green program, please check here.

Felix Meritis

Conference FAQ


Join us at the Felix Meritis for the full ADE Pro programme. The conference is set to be extended by an additional day, taking place from ADE Wednesday to Saturday. Just down the road the prestigious Andaz Amsterdam by Hyatt Hotels is transformed to a buzzing network & business hub from Wednesday to Friday.


ADE Lab returns with a four-day programme from ADE Wednesday to Saturday at the Brakke grond and many more venues around the Amsterdam Nes area.

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

Tickets for the specialist sessions and ADE Lab can be found on the ticket page.

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

Happy to see your interest in enhancing and contributing to our Conference program! To submit your conference ideas or panel suggestions, kindly complete this online application form provided.

Our Conference team will review all proposals. If your idea stands out and piques our interest, we'll reach out to you. Keep in mind that we receive numerous submissions, so using this application form doesn't guarantee selection. We appreciate your understanding.

Please visit one of our info & ticket centers to receive your personal ADE Pro badge & wristband:

PRO Registration Desk at Felix Meritis
Tue 17 October: 16:00 to 20:00
Wed 18 October: 09:00 to 20:00
Thu 19 October: 09:30 to 20:00
Fri 20 October: 08:30 to 20:00
Sat 21 October: 10:00 to 20:00

PRO Registration Desk at I Amsterdam Store - Central Station
Tue 17 October: 14:00 to 19:00
Wed 18 October: 09:30 to 19:00
Thu 19 October: 09:30 to 19:00
Fri 20 October: 09:30 to 18:00
Sat 21 October 09:30 to 18:00
Sun 22 October 12:00 to 17:00

PRO Evening Registration Desk at Het Groene Paleis
Wed 18 October: 18:00 to 22:00
Thu 19 October: 18:00 to 21:00
Fri 20 October: 18:00 to 21:00

Please be aware that your E-ticket is strictly personal and non-transferable. Identification with your ID/passport is mandatory which means your items cannot be picked up by someone else.

Also, don’t forget to complete your details before ADE to make sure we have all your details for your personal badge.