Less than two weeks remain before the 2020 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The COVID-19 crisis has given organizers reason to pair the limited physical conference with a robust online experience called ADE Pro, and they’ve shared more details of what exactly the digital experience will entail.
The “digital conference and social networking platform,” as they’ve billed it, appears to include an instant messaging client and post feed in addition to the keynote speeches and workshops typical of ADE. A Digital Pro Pass, which costs €75, grants a user access to the conference tracks as well as a year’s subscription to the social media service and a €50 discount on their 2021 ticket.
“While the industry attempts to adapt to a challenging new chapter in its long and rich history, ADE is convinced that this is the time to be optimistic, positive and constructive, without losing sight of the current realities,” said ADE Co-Directors Meindert Kennis and Jan-Willem van de Ven in a joint statement. “To this end, our conference program is dominated by emerging opportunities, solid, business-based reasons to be optimistic, strategies for coping with the psychology of a crisis, and constructive engagement with the challenges ahead.”
The 2020 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event will run from October 21st-25th. More information is available on the event website.