Karl Bartos, a former member of pioneering German electronic music act Kraftwerk, will deliver the keynote speech at the 9th annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which begins October 21.

Karl Bartos, a former member of pioneering German electronic music act Kraftwerk, will deliver the keynote speech at the 9th annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which begins October 21.

Bartos joined the band in 1975 and contributed to such acclaimed albums as "the Man Machine," "Trans Europe Express," "Radioactivity" and "Computerwelt". He embarked on a solo career in 1991 and is currently a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts.

This year's ADE program will again incorporate the Live Dance Music Conference (LDMC), a seminar which focuses on the live electronic events industry.

Organizers anticipate ADE 2004 will draw participation from 1,300 industry professionals, 300 DJs and artists and more than 30 clubs. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.