Braindating and the modern conference-goer

For some conference goers, there is nothing more stressful than the idea of networking. Many would rather pull out their smart phones and check their emails than taking the risk of approaching a stranger to introduce themselves or get stuck in the wrong conversation. However, when asked, many people cite networking as their number one […]

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Top four reasons why you should rush and apply for the Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest (according to alumni)

Every year, the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation sponsors the participation of 25 emerging entrepreneurs at C2 Montréal. Throughout the three days of the event, they meet industry leaders and experts and collaborate on finding creative solutions to real business challenges. The contest application period ends this Friday, March 24, at noon, and here […]

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Come for C2, stay for Montréal

One of the many things that make C2 different from other conferences is that it’s located in the beautiful city of Montréal. I don’t think I’m alone in that I often make my decision to attend a conference based on location. I ask: Have I been to this city? Can I turn it into a […]

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Meet Dominique Toth: The people behind C2

Dominique, or as her friends and colleagues call her, Niki, is one of the warmest people I’ve ever met, but don’t mistake that for her being a pushover. Not only is she incredible at people-wrangling, but here’s a little-known fact: she likes picking up heavy things and playing with kegs for fun.  Truly, Niki is […]

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7 reasons to volunteer with C2

It’s one thing to read about C2 and see it from the outside, but it’s a whole other experience being part of the production of this enormous undertaking. Just ask Marc-Antoine Massicotte, a volunteer that we spoke to who has returned to C2 Montréal many years in a row. After seeing a television interview with […]

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Meet Marc-Antoine Massicotte, volunteer: The people behind C2

Every year, hundreds of people from many walks of life volunteer behind the scenes at C2 Montréal in a variety of roles. Among the many reasons, they volunteer because they want a change of pace from their day to day, to gain experience, to get free access to the event, and/or to meet some of […]

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20 things about C2 Montréal that make it very different from other conferences

We know it’s trendy to say that what you’re offering is unique. Whether you’re a tech company (Apple’s famous “Think different” slogan) or a city (Austin’s catchphrase “Keep Austin Weird”) or even a conference, it’s desirable to be different. That said, C2 was born out of wanting to create something that broke the mold of […]

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Meet Diane Liberio: A Concierge Extraordinaire

[Fourth from the left: Diane Liberio in her role as a Concierge Extraordinaire at C2 Montréal 2016] Being a Concierge Extraordinaire at C2 Montréal is an important job. Your first priority is to ensure every participant gets the most out of their C2 experience and every single participant gets assigned a Concierge. This means that, […]

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Meet Alexa Maclean: One of the People Behind C2

The first time I saw Alexa was in the above photograph, taken when she was a volunteer at C2 Montréal 2015. The sense of humour and enthusiasm that shines through in that photo captured everything I had experienced of the team working hard behind the scenes: positive, can-do, hard working, enthusiastic, and the ability to […]

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9 Podcasts to Get You Into the Ecosystems Mindset

As C2 Montréal is now just over 100 days away, you are most likely trying to find ways to get prepared mentally for three days of immersive learning. We know that this year’s Ecosystems is a big topic to chew on. Even each of the subthemes where we list resources to get acquainted – Cities, […]

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