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Conference highlights for Wednesday

03-10-2018

ADE '18
  • Conference highlights for Wednesday

In exactly two weeks time we kick off. Next to ADE Pro, we will host ADE Green at the DeLaMar Theater and have the return of ADE BeamLab at the Festival Hangout.

After the recent updates about the 2018 ADE Bag and the stories from ADE University alumni, it is it is time to highlight conference topics on ADE Wednesday. Here are a few picks, not to be missed:

A Road Map for People on the Road Part 1 - Mental and Physical Well-Being
ADE Health is back with another three-part session covering the realities of touring and how to deal with them. The panel will be covering mental and physical well-being, protecting your hearing, and how to deal with music industry life and be a good parent/partner.

Creative Keynote: Bas Korsten on How to Become a More Creative Human Being
Our 2018 keynotes kick off in spectacular fashion with Bas Korstens, one of the brightest minds in the advertising industry, showing you how to get the most from your brain and how to develop your latent creativity in order to be a better and more creative business person.

The Future of Plastic - Presented by Green Events
Worried about plastic waste? If you’re not you should be, and ADE Green will show - with the help of State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven - how we can use plastic in a responsible way and what the future will look like if we seize that initiative.

Unite The World With Music and Pay It Forward
Matthew Adell and Shailendra Singh will be discussing the Guestlist4Good project and how it is becoming a global movement by connecting the music industry with Singh’s goal to educate the poorest children around the world.

Keynote Interview: Paul van Dyk
We are delighted to be able to welcome a fully recovered Paul van Dyk to ADE Pro. He 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 the Netherlands in 2016. As a result of the accident, 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 new tunes and a raft of major festival appearances this summer.

Rave for a Revolution
As a starting point, this panel takes the ongoing project ‘I Dance Alone’ by Serbian/Dutch artist, curator and researcher Bogomir Doringer. It states that functions of dance can be social, ceremonial, erotic, liturgical, competitive, martial -- and to that Doringer adds: political. For instance, in countries where the social system has failed and cultural institutions are missing, clubs and festivals act as a gathering hub where a collective body can be formed. Dancefloors trigger social interactions - potentially political or even a form of activism - that could be applied in the outside world.

In this panel, we will hear fascinating stories in which music and the arts played a significant role in creating own realities. From peacefully revolting against police violence in Georgia, breaking taboos with music in Uganda, to creating a sense of freedom and healing from underground raves in Palestine. Music and culture should never be underestimated as the most important driver of positive change.

The Creative Chain Revealed
After a year of absence, ADE BeamLab is back. One of the topics takes a look in the creative department of Q-dance. Ideas and concepts are essential ingredients in any creative business, but ultimately they are not the point, because ideas are easy, it's making things real and doing it well that takes time, teamwork and huge amounts of effort, as well as patience and a deep understanding of the skill-sets and talent of the people around you. In this panel, the team from Q-dance, including a designer, a technical draftsman and a producer, will be explaining how they turn ideas into reality, outlining the steps that need to be taken to ensure they do that, and how to avoid the mistakes that can lead to the core value and relevance of an idea suddenly evaporating.

Network and Business Lounges
In addition to the talks and programmes, don't forget that you can learn as much about the industry – and make vital connections to boot – in the lounges of DeLaMar and the Stadsschouwburg. We're sure you'll be booking up meetings already with contacts from across the world – but don't forget that those chance meetings and random conversations can be absolutely vital too. Every year we hear tales of projects and friendships that have been launched off the back of random meetings, and we hope we've created an atmosphere in the Network and Business Lounges that's conducive to more than ever of these!

Want to discover more of the Conference Program? Here are the highlights for ADE Thursday and Friday. Also, see what ADE by Day has to offer you on ADE Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tickets & more info

ADE Pro
The event is accessible for ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass holders
, available here. More program info can be found here.

ADE Green
Tickets for ADE Green (€35,-) are available here. The event is also accessible for ADE Pass & ADE Conference Pass holders, available here. Attend here to stay up to date, more program info can be found here.

ADE BeamLab
ADE BeamLab is exclusively accessible for ADE Card, ADE Pass & ADE Conference Pass holders. Purchase your ADE card here (€15,-).  The various passes are available here. Attend here to stay up to date, more program info can be found here.

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