A bright but perilous future for the tech-wearing human

The pulse of the tech community indicates that the initial hype and futuristic curiosity associated with wearable tech is slowly fading, making way for more pragmatic considerations. What are you wearing? The wearable technology melting pot is now starting to settle down into distinct types of technology that we can wear to improve our quality […]

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Workshops and masterclasses: Deep dive into hands-on collaboration at C2

This week, we announced some of the companies behind the upcoming masterclasses and workshops for this year’s C2 Montréal programming. Some of them will be led by some of the thought leaders we call our speakers, while others will be led by the likes of IDEO, Deloitte, La Presse+ and Red Peak. Because of the popularity […]

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Creating an Inspiring Workspace for the #futureofwork

The one thing that’s constant about the way we work is change. We started in offices, then were shuffled to cubicles. Next came pods and hot desking, and workspaces continue to change. This transformation is happening most rapidly in companies that rely on creativity and cohesively working with creative teams. These types of companies are […]

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The man who redesigns death also had to cheat it

Meet Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Director, IDEO  I first came to know Paul last summer in Montréal. He blew me away while presenting his team’s design-thinking projects, which included, and I kid you not: – Redesigning a country’s interactions with its citizens. (What?!) – Redesigning some of Judaism’s rituals and iconography. (It looked A-M-AZ-I-N-G. I’m considering […]

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Brain dating 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 take 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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Surfing into the Future

Guest curator Stowe Boyd is a futurist, researcher, writer, self-described web anthropologist and the Head of Research at Gigaom. New this year, guest curators are tasked with helping speakers push their talk further by aligning them with our 2016 theme, The Many. In short, they help ensure that minds are blown. We asked him to […]

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We are building cathedrals again

Guest curator Estelle Métayer is the President of Competia and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. New this year, guest curators are tasked with helping speakers push their talk further by aligning them with our 2016 theme, The Many. In short, they help ensure that minds are blown. We asked her to write this post […]

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What’s so unique about C2?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘conference’? Branded tote bags filled with flyers and swag? Awkward conversations over coffee and muffins – about the coffee and muffins – before you head into the opening keynote? Trying to speed network over a plate of pasta? OR… do you associate the word conference […]

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Ideas eat the status quo for breakfast

Everything that is or ever was made by a human started with an idea. All things considered, everything in our lives is human-made and can be traced back to someone who dared to ask “What if?” and came up with an idea. The shoes we wear. The apps we’re hooked on. The homes we live […]

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A RECIPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: STUFF YOUR SKULL. What, why and how I read.

My C2 Montreal colleagues asked me to share my recent reading list to provide our community with something to stuff their brains with for the holidays. And it just so happens that I have indeed been reading recently. A lot. Little did they know when they got me started on this subject that I would […]

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