Volunteer Applications Are Open! Apply by September 10th

Whether you are coming to AEMCON as a veteran producer, DJ, enthusiast or general fan of the electronic music scene, volunteering can help you better connect with your community and get you involved in our conference at the ground level. Volunteers receive a full conference pass for their time commitment. Applications close September 10th or until all positions are filled.

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Administration / Volunteer Coordination - checking guests in, assembling goodie bags, helping guests with directions, supporting the volunteer coordinator etc
  • Speaker/Artist Drivers - picking up and dropping off artists at the Calgary Airport / Hotel  / Venue, must have own car and clean driving record
  • Room Managers / Helpers - Reset each room after each presentation and support the next presenter’s set-up, work with audio techs to resolve any issues
  • Trade Show Load-In / Clean Up Crew - Assist vendors in loading in and taking out their gear and products to the National Music Centre, answer guest questions
  • Bartenders - Must have Pro-Serve for this position, 
  • Merchandise Booth - in charge of tracking, organizing and selling merchandise during the conference
  • Runners - handles odd-jobs as directed by the AEMCON staff, access to a car is an asset 
  • Venue Aids - handles door entry, setting up the venue, providing information to guests

Questions? Check out our volunteer info page first. If you still have questions, contact our amazing coordinator Vicki Perreault at aemvolunteer@gmail.com.

Canada 151 Ticket Sale - Canada Day Weekend Only

For Canada Day weekend only, you can get a very special discounted conference pass for $151! This gets you access to the whole weekend of workshops, shows, networking, trade show and more. Use coupon code "CANADA150" at checkout any time between June 30th and July 2nd (sale ends at midnight). We hope you'll join us this year at AEMCON 2018! 

Our Position On the Proposed Edmonton Rave Moratorium

*UPDATE June 7th, 2018* - Edmonton City Council has voted against the proposal in favour of creating an industry-city working group to discuss the issue and suggest solutions. Congratulations to all those who debated the council and raised support for the opposition movement.

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Statement: June 5th, 2018
We're very concerned about the proposed "moratorium on rave" and you should be too! To read the policy, please consult the City Of Edmonton's proposed agenda item for the Community and Public Services Committee

This policy was sprung on Edmonton's electronic music community on Thursday, May 31st with no consultation or discussion with the primary stakeholders. It's a one size-fits-all policy that treats all electronic music events, regardless of the size, the same. Even though it appears to target only the larger events, its intentionally vague wording means that all event promoters and attendees should be very concerned.

Even worse, the proposed ban will do nothing to address the underlying issues with drug incidents. Banning events will not solve the fentanyl crisis, it'll drive it even further underground and away from vital harm reduction services.

We encourage the City of Edmonton to collaborate with the promoters of these events and with harm reduction experts to come up with a workable harm reduction strategy that INCLUDES all parties.

We encourage promoters of all events to publicize and share all the many ways they are working on making their events safe for patrons. If you're looking for help to develop a harm reduction strategy for your event, we recommend Indigo Harm Reduction Services in Edmonton or Calgary PartySafe

We encourage all Edmontonians to respectfully reach out to their city councillors to let them know what you think of this ban. Together we can let them know that electronic music is a vital part of our communities.

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If you wish to contact us about our position, please email info@albertaelectronicmusic.com

The Legacy and Future of Drum & Bass: In Conversation with Jack from SpectraSoul [Video]

We're proud to release the latest in our interview series from AEMCON 2017. In this edition, we have Jack from Spectrasoul weigh in on the past and future of Drum and Bass, his path as an artist, and his musical influences. 

Shot & Edited by Chané Neveling, Interview by Max Martel,

Alberta Electronic Music Conference 2017, National Music Centre

All Music by SpectraSoul

Where should you stay during AEMCON? Introducing our Official Hotel Partner

There are many options for accommodation in Calgary, but every year, we like to partner with one hotel to provide an easy and cost-effective choice for our out of town guests and speakers.

Our Official Hotel Partner - Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary

We're happy to announce that we've partnered with the Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary to provide our attendees with a stellar hotel deal this year. All AEMCON attendees can get a room for $114 a night which includes: 

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • In-room mini refrigerators and microwaves
  • Walking proximity to most conference venues and events 
  • Amenities like a business centre and gym

Anyone who is interested in staying at the Fairfield may phone in to book via their 24hr central reservations desk at 1-888-236-2427 or via the reservation link. Just let them know your part of the Alberta Electronic Music Conference! Guests must book their rooms by Tuesday, October 16, 2018 for the link to work.

Many of our artists and speakers will be staying at this hotel so expect to run into many friendly faces in the lobby and hallways.  Many of our past attendees have told us that meeting and conversations held in the halls of the hotels were highlights of the weekend. 

 

Workshop + Panel Proposals Are Now Open

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AEMCON2018:

Submit your ideas + apply to present

We're excited to officially open applications for AEMCON2018 programming, panels and workshops.

Have a next-level idea for daytime programming?
Know someone who's intensely passionate about music?
Want to share your own knowledge with hundreds of like-minded individuals?

Now is your chance to make your voice heard.

Experience a highlight of AEMCON2017:
Watch our Festival Management Panel in its entirety below.

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All ideas welcome.

We look forward to reading them.

See you in November. Much love.

– The Alberta Electronic Music Team