ADA is a nonprofit whose aim is to spread knowledge and spark conversation on key issues in the cultural and creative industries.  We do this by organizing talks and courses with leading national and international experts in their field.  Our evening talks, lectures, conversations and courses welcome members and non-members.

Anna O’Connell

President and founder of ADA. Anna is a lawyer specialising in art law and guest lecturer in art law at the LSE in London, where she was appointed Visiting Fellow in 2008. She was formerly in-house lawyer at the Art Loss Register, lecturer in art law at Sotheby´s Institute of Art and Expert Advisor to the UK's Secretary of State for Culture.

Marta Suárez-Mansilla

Vicepresident of ADA. She is a lawyer specialising in art law, Deputy Director of the Art Madrid art fair and Founder/Director of the legal consultancy, Artworld Law (www.artworldlaw.com).

Rosina Gómez Baeza

Vocal of ADA. Director of ARCO art fair, for 20 years (1986-2006) as well as Director of the 1st Biennial of Art, Architecture and Landscape of the Canary Islands and President of Spain's Institute of Contemporary Art.

Lucía Ybarra

Vocal of ADA and managing Partner at art advisory firm, YGBART, which she co-founded in 2012. Lucía was Chief Exhibitions Officer at the Museo Arte Reina Sofia for 16 years (1995 to 2011).

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Vocal of ADA and Partner of the law firm ELZABURU. He specialises in Intellectual Property, ICT and image rights and is Director of IP programmes at the IE Law School in Madrid.

Agustín González

Vocal of ADA and a lawyer in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez where his practice focuses on intellectual property law.

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