Amsterdam Dance Event returns to Felix Meritis with first confirmed conference speakers

With the most recent green light on large-scale events by Dutch authorities, this October will officially mark ADE’s return to Amsterdam. The first confirmed speakers for the ADE Pro conference at Felix Meritis include artist and futurist Don Diablo, Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5) and his business partner Dean Wilson, Mixcloud CEO and co-founder Nico Perez, IMPALA chair Helen Smith, musical duo and internet phenomenon Zaena x Jason Maek and AR/VR expert Cortney Harding.

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading conference and festival for electronic music, is preparing to return in its full live format for its 25th edition, welcoming music professionals back to its home base Felix Meritis at the Amsterdam canals from 13th to 17th October 2021. ADE Pro 2021 will discuss the future shape of the music industry with top executives, diving deep into new ways of generating income for artists including NFTs and Blockchain, examining multiple green and sustainable initiatives and focusing on more profitable and effective business practices, as well as exploring how to reform streaming platforms to guarantee electronic music artists get their fair share.

The ADE Pro Pass, which provides access to the complete ADE daytime and nighttime experience, is now on sale at the Early Bird rate. The organisation will also be revealing a limited discount code for the ADE Pro Pass during Thursday’s episode of its monthly livestream ADE in Conversation, starting at 5pm CET. After inviting Richie Hawtin, James Blake and more for its first two episodes, Thursday’s ADE in Conversation features BLOND:ISH and DGTL on sustainable festivals, among others.More topics and speakers for ADE Pro are set to be announced next month.

ADE FestivalWith the ADE Festival program growing at a rapid rate, this year’s nighttime offering is set to feature a rich and diverse program for electronic music enthusiasts. A varied lineup of organisers has announced their ADE events, including AMF, Audio Obscura, Awakenings, DGTL, Dockyard, Elrow, Into the Woods, Loveland, Pleinvrees and Verknipt, plus venues Concertgebouw, Panama, Melkweg, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and Paradiso, with many more following.

The complete program of everything announced so far can be found here.
Music professionals can now purchase the ADE Pro Pass at Early Bird rate here.