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Music Industry Without Purpose is Just Entertainment

Speakers: Amy Van-Baaren (Resident Advisor), ABSOLUTE. (DJ/Producer), Marcus Ross (Senior Licensing & Partnerships Manager, FUGA), Eli Goldstein (Founder & DJ, DJs 4 Climate Action)
Moderator: Ruth Daniel (In Place of War)

There have been times when being a musician was synonymous with some form of activism or change, otherwise you were considered to be 'working for the man'. Is this the case in the current times? Do musicians have an obligation to speak out for or contribute to a better world, with many claiming that politics and music do not mix.

And in an age when issues such as rampant consumerism and climate change are major societal pressure points, does it matter? Did any musician ever change anything for the better? What would happen if major acts did speak out? Would anyone in a position of power listen or care? Is now the time to get radical and act for the sake of all of us and our planet?

For those in the music industry, how can you leverage your position to make meaningful societal change and support underrepresented communities and people.

Felix Meritis

Conference FAQ

ADE PRO

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

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
CLOSED ON SUNDAY

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
CLOSED ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY

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.