AEMCON returns in Calgary, Canada

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the Alberta Electronic Music Conference [AEMCON] returns in Calgary, Alberta on November 13-17th, and is proud to announce its first wave of speakers and artists. 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.

“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
While the majority of AEMCON’s conference sessions will take place at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, over 12 other venues throughout Calgary will play host to night events and networking sessions. A stacked lineup of speakers has been curated, aimed at elevating Canada’s electronic music scene and the people that make it possible. The first wave of 2019 speakers was released on September 10th, and includes Dutch producer/DJ and ‘Days like Nights’ founder Eelke Kleijn, Plus8 founder and legendary DJ John Acquaviva, Bass Coast Festival co-founder Liz Thomson, Nick Middleton of Canadian duo The Funk Hunters, YouTube production sensation Andrew Haung, Tool, Skinny Puppy & Nine Inch Nails producer Dave Olgive, UK Garage pioneer DJ Q, five time grammy award nominated composer Suzanne Ciani [Finders Keepers, USA], and many more notable speakers. To view the current list of released speakers, click here. The full conference line-up will follow in early October.

“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

2019 Conference Highlights Includes:

Mental Health and A Life in Electronic Music – a series of panel discussions on the on-going mental health crisis and how it intersects with the dance music community.

Visuals, Lighting, & And Creative Media in Dance Music – a series of panels & workshops that explore how Canadian artists, festivals, and creatives are redefining the role of lighting, projection mapping, media and space design in the world of electronic music.



How LGBTQ+2 culture, Feminism, and Indigious Groups have shaped electronic music in Canada – in a series of high-profile panels, we’ll explore how traditionally marginalized groups have shaped Canada’s electronic music scene and built the foundations for Canada’s electronic music future

Moving from Amateur To Professional – a series of music production and business workshops that focus on upgrading your creative and music business skill set.

Program Partner NMC:ON – A special sub-conference programmed by the National Music Centre featuring music technology & production innovators Suzanne Ciani, Markus Reisch and Nick Middleton.

For updated conference session listings, click here.

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!

Conference passes can be purchased at

Student discounts are available


2019 Key Note Speakers

Andrew Huang, CAD
Andrew Mosker, National Music Centre, CAD
Dave Ogilvie, Skinny Puppy, CAD
Eelke Kleijn, Days Like Nights, NL
John Acquaviva, Plus8, CAD
LongWalkShortDock, CAD
Liz Thomson, Bass Coast, CAD
Markus Resch, Mellotron, SE
Maylee Todd, Do Right Music, CAD
Max Ulis, SLAB/Bass Coast, CAD
Mystic State, UK
Nancy Lee, Chapel Sound, CAD
Nick Middleton, The Funk Hunters, CAD
DJ Q, Q Recordings, UK
Rim Visuals, CAD
Sergio SP, CAD
Slynk, AUS
Somna, Coldharbour Recordings, CAD
Suzanne Ciani, Finders Keepers, USA
Tao Ming, Blue Crane Agency CAD
Westerly, CAD