Announcing: Our 2019 Line-Up Artists, Speakers, & Conference Highlights

After the exciting release of the first wave of panels, workshops and key speakers a few weeks ago, The Alberta Electronic Music Conference [AEMCON] is excited to drop the final programming for the inspiring 5-day experience taking place in Alberta, Canada this November 13-17th. Day passes, night passes and full weekend passes are also now available!

“This year, we’ve programmed our conference to showcase the diversity of talent present in Canada’s industry and to directly confront some of the most pressing industry issues that are shaping electronic music today"

- Isis Graham, AEMCON co-founder

The primary goal of AEMCON is to elevate Canada's electronic music scene and the people that make it possible. Here we present to you, the full line up of the day and night AEMCON schedule, talent line-up and more featured workshops!

Our 2019 Line-Up

Our 2019 Line-Up

Among those joining the 2019 AEMCON line-up will be Australian producer extraordinaire Slynk, Symmetry Recordings founder and Drum & Bass innovator Break, German dance legend Paul Van Dyk, co-founder and music director of Bass Coast Festival Andrea Graham [The Librarian], Scottish producer and Anjunabeats favourite Grum, live experiential electronic music performer Korea Town Acid, Brainfeeder producer and innovative sound designer Daedelus and over 120 more speakers and artists. Click here to check out the full line-up!

You can also expect presentations & music experiences from notable music organizations such as: Association for Electronic Music, Knowledge Magazine, Canadian Music Incubator, F.A.C.T.O.R, SOCAN, Indigenous Resilience in Music, Red Bull, AKAI, Pioneer DJ, Roland, Universal Audio, and more. 

“If you’re serious about taking your career to the next level, either as a producer, DJ, promoter, label, venue, visual artist, or other professional service, we’ve got workshops and panels for you."
- Andrew Williams, AEMCON Co-founder

Suzanne Ciani will deliver a demonstration of the Buchla 200e synthesizer. Photo: Maria Jose Govea

Suzanne Ciani will deliver a demonstration of the Buchla 200e synthesizer. Photo: Maria Jose Govea

Conference Highlights: Second Wave of 2019

Verbalize - Inspiring Stories From The Front Lines Of Music Culture (Presented by ATB) - The official AEMCON Launch event! Join us for 5 unique perspectives on music culture, its future, and the issues it’s facing today. We’ve asked 5 inspiring individuals to create 15 min presentations on a wide variety of issues, from creativity and creating physical space for music, to harm reduction and the future of music media.

Addiction and Recovery in the Music Industry Panel - Substance use and addiction tends to plague many artists, especially touring musicians. This panel discussion involving DJ’s and industry professionals will examine the social and personal factors that perpetuate cycles of mental health distress and the self-medication that often results.

Music Industry Contracts - What You Need to Know Before You Sign That Deal - Vel Omazic, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Canada’s Music Incubator, will lead a moderated conversation about music industry contracts with Mark Quail, an entertainment, media and digital economy lawyer. They’ll help you understand and confidently navigate the murky world of music law.

The Best and Worst of Being an Agent in 2019 - In this panel, we've assembled some of Canada's top electronic music agents to discuss all things good and bad in the industry.

NMC:ON Buchla Masterclass with Suzanne Ciani - Dubbed the “Diva of the Diode,” Suzanne Ciani is an electronic sound designer and composer known for her decades-long relationship with, and mastery of, the Buchla 200e synthesizer and its predecessor, the Buchla 200. Ciani will be in attendance to deliver a demonstration and lecture on the history of the instrument.

Dance Music as an LGBTQ Art Form - an expression of intersectionality and the creation of queer safe spaces within the community spanning back to the 1980s until now across Canada

In Conversation with David Ogilvie - Universal Audio & HHB Canada is proud to present an exclusive session with one of Canada's most talented music producers: Dave 'The Rave' Ogilvie. Ogilvie first made his mark as a key member of the pioneering Canadian industrial group Skinny Puppy and will discuss his creative process, his studio set-up, and the habits he's cultivated over his long and fascinating career.

The DIY Feminist Resistance - These organizers will discuss their activism and art, and how a Do-It-Yourself approach has allowed them to create both physical and metaphorical space for women and non-binary artists in a white-hetero-male dominated industry.

For the entire conference session listings, click here.

Dave 'The Rave' Ogilvie will discuss his creative process, his studio set-up, and habits he's cultivated.

Dave 'The Rave' Ogilvie will discuss his creative process, his studio set-up, and habits he's cultivated.

AEMCON is Canada's largest professional gathering of electronic music industry insiders, and the event brings together those who want to learn, teach, inspire, connect, and dance. Five days of panels, workshops, and night events will showcase 125+ artists and speakers, and over 3,000+ attendees are expected to attend the evening performances and conference events. AEMCON is a one-of-a-kind experience for music producers, DJs, and those that work and create in the world of electronic music.

Combining insight from international headliners, workshops by industry veterans, panel discussions, mixers, and night-life events, AEMCON was created by music lovers for music lovers. Join us for the fourth edition this November 13-17th to gather, elevate, educate and dance!

We are happy to offer student discounted pricing! Click here, to see if you are eligible.