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Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic all around the world, Amsterdam Dance Event organisers have announced the 2020 ADE Conference will happen in an “online-first format,” combining an extended digital program – panels, masterclasses and interactive Q&As – with an “extensive networking platform that enables ADE delegates to connect and meet up, both virtually as well as in real life.

In a blog post shared to their website on July 23rd, they explained: “The past four months have been one of the most unprecedented and challenging times in ADE’s history. During this period, we have closely followed each new development of the COVID-19 virus and the consequent countermeasures, while choosing to stay focused on the possibilities for our 2020 edition rather than this year’s limitations. We are now able to give you an update on the current status of ADE 2020 and we will keep you informed on new developments in the coming period.

As to the iconic ADE festival, which usually takes places at numerous venues, shops and spaces across the city, there is no firm answer whether this will happen in-person so far, but it’s likely to become virtual too.

As the interpretations and consequences of the countermeasures by the Dutch government are still unclear for a city-wide event such as ADE, the festival’s exact shape is currently uncertain. Clearly, the normal size and scope of the festival make it seriously challenging to ensure everyone’s health and safety, and so we are continuously reevaluating the situation in close cooperation with the government,” the post reads.

You can pre-register for the ADE conference here.

More updates TBA.

Look at some highlights for the ADE 2019 edition below!