ADE Conference

The Rough Guide to ADE Conference

ADE's conference program is the ultimate business and inspiration platform for the global electronic music industry, featuring dedicated programming for music professionals, aspiring DJs/producers and musicians, tech start-ups, brand- and marketing managers and much more.

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Conference Program

The conference centres itself around the DeLaMar Theater from Wednesday through till Friday, with main conference ADE Pro and tracks ADE Green & TECH. Most of the delegates work in the field of electronic music and are looking for the latest business trends and inspiration, but with dedicated programming focused on branding, marketing, sustainability, social change and technology ADE also attracts numerous from outside the industry.

Right across the street at Melkweg one can visit ADE Beats, focused on hip-hop, bass and beats, while ADE University, the conference track for aspiring music professionals finds it home at Generator Hostel. A wide range of activities can be found within walking distance of the Leidseplein area, such as the ADE Hackathon or the ADE Guesthouse.

The Nes area near central station is home to ADE Sound Lab and ADE Beam Lab, highlighting the best in sound, visual technologies and stage design in a four-day program. De Brakke Grond is the venue to visit for up and coming artists, DJ and producers looking to get feedback on their work and to get in touch with their favorite artists. It also the place to be to get hands on with the latest software and iconic instruments.

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Conference Program

The conference centres itself around the DeLaMar Theater from Wednesday through till Friday, with main conference ADE Pro and tracks ADE Green & TECH. Most of the delegates work in the field of electronic music and are looking for the latest business trends and inspiration, but with dedicated programming focused on branding, marketing, sustainability, social change and technology ADE also attracts numerous from outside the industry.

Right across the street at Melkweg one can visit ADE Beats, focused on hip-hop, bass and beats, while ADE University, the conference track for aspiring music professionals finds it home at Generator Hostel. A wide range of activities can be found within walking distance of the Leidseplein area, such as the ADE Hackathon or the ADE Guesthouse.

The Nes area near central station is home to ADE Sound Lab and ADE Beam Lab, highlighting the best in sound, visual technologies and stage design in a four-day program. De Brakke Grond is the venue to visit for up and coming artists, DJ and producers looking to get feedback on their work and to get in touch with their favorite artists. It also the place to be to get hands on with the latest software and iconic instruments.

Pro Conferences
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ADE Pro

The global business platform for electronic music.

Founded in 1995, ADE Pro is the annual gathering of the global electronic music industry. The three-day conference runs from Wednesday, October 16th through till Friday, October 18th at DeLaMar Theater and features dedicated programming for music professionals.

ADE Beats

Connecting hip-hop, bass and beats worldwide since 2010.

ADE Beats presents international keynote speakers, unique networking sessions, inspiring music talks, business cases, and the latest on rising hip-hop, bass and beats markets, business opportunities and emerging trends.

ADE Green

Sustainability, innovation and social change in the music industry.

ADE Green features international keynote speakers, food for thought in combination with practical hands-on workshops and a range of panels on different topics.

ADE TECH

Showcasing the future.

ADE TECH features some of the most important emerging technologies and showcases some of the brightest minds of our generation.

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ADE Pro

The global business platform for electronic music.

Founded in 1995, ADE Pro is the annual gathering of the global electronic music industry. The three-day conference runs from Wednesday, October 16th through till Friday, October 18th at DeLaMar Theater and features dedicated programming for music professionals.

ADE Beats

Connecting hip-hop, bass and beats worldwide since 2010.

ADE Beats presents international keynote speakers, unique networking sessions, inspiring music talks, business cases, and the latest on rising hip-hop, bass and beats markets, business opportunities and emerging trends.

ADE Green

Sustainability, innovation and social change in the music industry.

ADE Green features international keynote speakers, food for thought in combination with practical hands-on workshops and a range of panels on different topics.

ADE TECH

Showcasing the future.

ADE TECH features some of the most important emerging technologies and showcases some of the brightest minds of our generation.

ADE Pass (5 Day + Night)

Access to the complete day & night program.

  • Valid all days
  • Access to ADE Pro
  • Access to all conference tracks (Beats, Green, Sound Lab, etc)
  • Reach out to delegates via the ADE database
  • Access to the complete festival and ADE by Day program (limited capacity at venues)
  • Receive ADE Bag
  • Access to business hubs & networking lounges
Available January 15th

ADE Conference Pass (4 Day)

Access to the complete conference and ADE by Day program.

  • Access to ADE Pro
  • Access to all conference tracks (Beats, Green, Sound Lab, etc)
  • Access to the ADE by Day program (limited capacity at venues)
  • Reach out to delegates via the ADE database
  • Receive ADE Bag
  • Access to business hubs & networking lounges
Available January 15th

Sound Lab
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ADE Sound Lab

The global conference for sound, creativity and technology.

The multi-day ADE Sound Lab program features the latest in sound and technology. Get up close with your favorite artists in MusicTalks, gear demonstrations or Studio XL Sessions, and get feedback on your music during demo pitches, workshops and masterclasses.

ADE Beamlab

Visual technologies and high-end stage design.

ADE BeamLab presents inspiring audiovisual talks, showcases including the latest software, and a look behind the scenes of creative directors.

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ADE Sound Lab

The global conference for sound, creativity and technology.

The multi-day ADE Sound Lab program features the latest in sound and technology. Get up close with your favorite artists in MusicTalks, gear demonstrations or Studio XL Sessions, and get feedback on your music during demo pitches, workshops and masterclasses.

ADE Beamlab

Visual technologies and high-end stage design.

ADE BeamLab presents inspiring audiovisual talks, showcases including the latest software, and a look behind the scenes of creative directors.

University
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ADE University

Inspiring young creative industry professionals.

ADE University is an outreach program that aims to inspire and educate both Dutch and international students who aspire to be the music professionals of the future.

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ADE University

Inspiring young creative industry professionals.

ADE University is an outreach program that aims to inspire and educate both Dutch and international students who aspire to be the music professionals of the future.

Want to know more about ADE Conference?

+ ADE Pass: full conference, festivals & ADE by Day events (From January 15th onwards).
+ ADE Conference Pass: full conference & ADE by Day events (From January 15th onwards).
+ ADE Pack: ADE Pass or ADE Conference Pass + Hotel (Available soon).
+ ADE Card: grants access to ADE by Day (Available soon).
+ Single conference tickets to the ADE sub-conferences  (Available soon).
+ Single festival tickets (Available soon).

Please check out our ticketing page here.

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.

Amsterdam can be reached by basically all public transport, bike and car. Detailed directions are available at this page. Are you looking for a travel planner for public transportation? This website will help you with travelling in and around the city.

Come by train
Amsterdam is easily accessible by train. Easy, because no hassle with parking in the always bustling city.  Make sure you are in possession of a valid ticket. In case you have a public transport card, ensure that you have enough balance on the card. Single train tickets can be purchased at the yellow vendor machines at the station.

Tip: We recommend you to arrange train tickets in advance through the E-ticket shop.

All hotels for ADE 2020 will soon be available.

Questions? Please shoot us an e-mail at  hotels@amsterdam-dance-event.nl

Feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone!

+ E-mail: info@amsterdam-dance-event.nl
+ Phone: 0031 (0)20 247 07 07

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