30 ways to live a business conference

The third edition of C2MTL kicks off in less than 30 days.


Explore Commerce + Creativity in Montréal, May 27, 28 and 29, 2014.


Live the collective moment that Leadership Partner Microsoft has in store for attendees this year.

3. #FEAR

Learn how to overcome the fear of failure – to succeed – from the stories of inspirational speakers. In previous editions, Francis Ford Coppola, Arianna Huffington, Richard Branson, Diane von Furstenberg, and others, have shared relevant insight about failure on the C2MTL stage. What do you think James Cameron or Prof. Yunus will say on the subject this year?

4. #ART

Experience not just any art – but MASSIVArt! This year, artists will be creating content visualization pieces live, interpreting the C2MTL experience.

5. #LOVE

Is it possible to find love at a business conference? Forget eHarmony, find your next business soul mate between talks. You never know, anything can happen.


Shop unique creations crafted by 41 designers from Montréal at the Boutique Code Souvenir Pop-Up Store.


Network with new like-minded professionals. Registered attendees from Michael Kors, Marriott International Inc., New York Red Bulls, Sanofi, UCLA, Ubisoft, and Twitter (to name a few) have been confimed!

8. #ENVY

Meet peerless leaders; make them your mentors.

“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”  ― Theodore Roosevelt

9. #PLAY

Be a kid again, grown up style!
The C2 Labs will have playful props, offering you new tangible methods and tools to take back to the office. Click link for a preview of the 5 workshops presented by Experiential Partner, PwC.

10. #EM15  > #PN_MTL

C2MTL participants can join us in celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Elektra and MUTEK festivals at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Wednesday, May 28, 2014), part of Le Printemps numérique.


Engage with interactive projects imagined by Sid Lee Collective artisans.


This year, there will be a second stage with a memorable ambiance. Discover the wild ideas of talented emerging entrepreneurs, thinkers, and innovators from around the world. Explore the Garage lineup.


Experience an exclusive Cirque du Soleil performance at C2MTL.


Lounge in spaces articulated with hand-crafted details created by talented designers from Montréal.


Expect the extraordinary concierge treatment from the hundredths of C2MTL volunteers trained to maximize your experience.


The Cabinet éphémère will display the latest fashion trends by Montréal designers for your shopping pleasure.

17. #CREATIVITY  >  #MCP1000

Meet a few of the inspirational trailblazing men and women from around the world, featured in the Fast Company mega list,  “The Most Creative People in Business 1000” .


Follow the conversation with #C2MTL. Social media strategy to be unveiled soon.


Envision a world without poverty with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Chairman of the Yunus Centre – Prof. Muhammad Yunus.


Live and breath The Venue! L’Arsenal is a former home to a 100-year-old shipbuilding operation founded in 1846, now converted into a stunning hub for contemporary art and groundbreaking events, located next to Montréal’s Lachine Canal.


Learn all about competitive intelligence from Estelle Métayer, President of Competia and Adjunct Professor at McGill University.

22. #TRUST

Always trust your instinct when meeting new people.


Engage with 25 of Quebec’s emerging entrepreneurs, winners of The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation contest.

24. #DANCE

Dance moves are the new business cards! So get ready to let your feet do the talkin’ at C2MTL’s closing celebration, featuring the New York musician & internationally renowned producer James Murphy, Montreal electropop masters Le Matos, DJ Nils Fluck, and duo Shaydakiss & A-Rock. Tickets on sale now via evenko.

25. #SEX

Last year, Philippe Starck made us blush with his better-love-making-comfortable furniture design. This year, Cindy Gallop is sure to tease participants with her makelovenotporn project.


Discover how Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh is leading the effort to revitalize Las Vegas with the visionary Downtown Project.


No sorry, the legendary American rock band from San Francisco will not be at C2MTL, but take their advice,Don’t Stop Believin…Hold on to that feelin’..  Invite serendipity and experimentation to guide your 3-day journey. What are you searching for at C2MTL?

28. #PLANB

Your Plan A isn’t working, time for a Plan B.


What will James Cameron say about his record-breaking experience inside the “DeepSea Challenger”?

30. #________ (your reason)

Are you attending C2MTL for the first, second or third time?  Tweet us your reasons/expectations using the corresponding hashtags above (or submit your own) to @C2MTL.



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Photo Courtesy of Hugues Letellier.