Business (2011)Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
The First Edition
The focus of the first ADE edition in 1996 was mainly on the business end of dance music. During a period in which dance rapidly became an increasingly important part of Dutch culture, ADE became the first conference in Europe purely focused on electronic music.
Before email, direct messaging and digital demo's, we used these physical po boxes for delegates to interact with messages and to exchange (vinyl & cd) promo's. Every delegate had his or her own box.
The conference program of ADE primarily includes the internationally acclaimed conference ADE PRO, which brings together professionals from 80 countries. This makes ADE PRO unique worldwide and leading in the dance scene.
ADE PRO also includes sub-conferences ADE Green (focused on sustainability and social awareness), ADE Beats (focused on urban genres), ADE Tech (focused on technological innovation within the dance industry) and the ADE Guesthouses, a subprogram focused on strengthening international networks and stimulating trade within the global music industries.
In Bed With.. (2012)Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
After two editions of ADE conference in De Balie and De Rode Hoed, the conference moved to it's new home base: the monumental Felix Meritis, located at the heart of Amsterdam's canals.
ADE brought together a number of sub-conferences and programs aimed at talent development, education and knowledge sharing under several names the past years: ADE Next, ADE Sound Lab and ADE University.
This sub-conference is intended to give the current, but above all new generation of artists and professionals tools to develop, innovate and meet each other. The activities vary from master classes by world-class artists to demo pitches, writer camps, discussions and talks.
The annually hosted Demolition is a panel of DJs, producers, and music industry figures, ready to give aspiring producers an honest appraisal of their work, tips as to how to improve what they're doing and name a winner who will go home with a prize package. The Demolition panel has been part of the ADE conference program since the first edition and is currently part of the ADE Lab program.
During ADE, well-known global gear brands present their latest products, services, and technologies in order to let DJs and producers experience new gear, showcases, and more.
Gear Lab (2012)Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
The ADE Cook-Off
To add a little spice to ADE’s regular schedule of panels, discussions and performances, the best food-loving artists also compete in multiple editions of the ADE DJ Cook Off.
ADE Cook Off 2012 (2012)Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
ADE is a platform for dance culture and electronic music since 1996, made possible by thousands of artists, fans and professionals, 200+ venues in Amsterdam. We would like to thank all the artists, promotors, venues, photographers and crew that have made all these highlights and thousands of other events possible over the years. If you want to contribute to ADE please get in touch with the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl.