The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the global electronic music conference and the largest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres.
ADE's multiple conference tracks offer the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. In 2017 the conference welcomed 550 speakers and 7200 representatives of the worldwide electronic music industry.
ADE's festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces. In 2017 the festival attracted 395,000 festival visitors from over 90 countries, which makes it the world's biggest club festival.
The ADE by Day program provides entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting Amsterdam. The mostly free daytime program features a wealth of dance music-related exhibitions, films, documentaries, DJ showcases, gear master classes, studio sessions and artist MusicTalks, taking place across Amsterdam's five main districts, utilising historical locations and unique venues across the city.