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.
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.