ADE Pro to feature exclusive Paul van Dyk interview and new Country Focus format
The main ADE conference program at the DeLaMar Theater will also feature mental health-focused panel for the ADE Health Club.
Following up on recent announcements about ADE Dance & Brands, the festival program and our collaboration with Canon we bring exciting news about the ADE Pro conference program at the DeLaMar Theater.
For our second year in the new conference location, we are honoured to be able to welcome a fully recovered Paul van Dyk, who will be giving his first public interview after sustaining serious injuries due to a 10 meter fall from the stage at the A State of Trance Festival in 2016. Van Dyk broke his spine in two places, sustained a traumatic brain injury and had extensive bruising, but after what he describes as a miraculous recovery, he is back on top form with a raft of major appearances this summer.
This year’s ADE Pro will also include a new format for the Country Focus series where, instead of a panel made of key local players, each event will feature a lightning fast 20 minute keynote outlining the most important aspects of each country’s electronic industry, followed by a speed-dating session featuring each country’s top companies and executives. The underlying idea is for participants to get the maximum out of every Country Focus session by making contacts with key players that will enrich their future business and help to expand the network that is the global electronic village.
ADE Health Club
The health of DJs and musicians has been top-of-mind for some time now, and as it becomes increasingly clear that being out playing every weekend creates major challenges in sustaining mental and physical well-being, ADE Health Club this year will be presenting A Road Map For People On The Road. The three-part panel will identify problems and their root causes in order to offer simple and easy to apply solutions that will help any active artist to lower their stress levels and improve their chances of enjoying their success. The panel will also look at integrating family life into your career and avoiding permanent hearing damage.
Tickets & more info
ADE Pro takes place from Wednesday through till Friday at DeLaMar Theater and is accessible for ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass. Both are available here. Date and time for sessions to be announced.
Photo credits Lieke van den Oord