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ADE 2016: ADE University 2016 expands its capacity using three different locations

ADE University, ADE’s dedicated student program, expands its offer and capacity to help brighten the future for aspiring professionals.

After the recent announcements of ADE Live and the first speakers and topics we turn our focus to ADE's conference stream for the young and talented of event industry professionals.

Thanks to the support of the global dance community, and the many highly engaged speakers from around the world, eager to share their knowledge, insights and visions, ADE University aims to enable and inspire the next generation of workers and managers. Having received 3.000 students over the last five years, ADE University is actively involved in shaping the future of the scene. The three day program, offered for free, also helps students to connect directly with the global scene through the ADE Global Intern Program, where ADE offers students internships at leading companies round the world.

Now in its sixth year, ADE University will be bigger and better than ever, using three different locations and welcoming 200 students per session, in effect doubling its previous capacity. On top of that, the event will be holding an online raffle this summer, which is open Dutch and international students, with the lucky winners to be offered a free pass to ADE University. 

Another innovation in 2016 is a series of speed dating sessions where students come face to face with top professionals, as well as an extensive program of workshops, panels and motivational talks, plus the grand finale of the Global Intern Program. Previous winners of ADE's Global Intern Program have benefitted from once-in-a-lifetime work experience placements, assuming important roles in companies including the Sunburn Festival India, Ultra Festival ZA, the Rio Music Conference, as well as at SFX (Mysteryland), and Warner Music.

Pedro Nonato, International Director, Rio Music Conference, Brazil: 
One of the main objectives of the Rio Music Conference is to bring cultural diversity to the Dance Music industry in Brazil. By participating in the ADE Global Intern Program, over the last three years we have worked with some incredibly talented Dutch students, all of whom are aiming to pursue a career in Dance Music. The Rio Music Conference is a proud partner of this ADE initiative."

Panels and keynotes in previous years have included Facebook's head of entertainment media partnerships EMEA Glenn Miller, Band's in Town Julien Mittelberg, ID&T's Duncan Stutterheim, The Team Behind Nicky Romero, The Team Behind Robert Hood, SXSW's Jes Elliott, manager Andrew Goldstone, Indian media giant Shailendra Singh, visual mastermind Vello Virkhaus and PR powerhouse The Media Nanny a.k.a. Jose Woldring.

Keep an eye out for the application possibilities and the internship vacancies announced this summer! Contact university@a-d-e.nl (general) or gip@a-d-e.nl (Global Intern Program) for more information. 

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