Flex your creativity in Workshops

Flex your creativity in Workshops

After an inspiring talk, an insightful panel and a couple of Braindates, nothing beats rolling up your sleeves and springing into action. And there’s no better way to do that than by participating in a Workshop, a hands-on ideation experience that enables people from across continents and industries to harness their collective brain power. By mixing collaboration and action, these creative playgrounds provide participants with new, actionable tools to add to their arsenal.

“You’re not only going to learn,” says Dave Lank, C2’s content researcher for collaborative experiences. “You’re going to do something new with this information, put it to the test and take it to work with you the next Monday morning.”

Put learnings to the test in a Worshop

Here’s a sample of some of the 38 Workshops taking place over the three days of C2 Montréal this year.

Get with the program: Given the proven societal and organizational benefits associated with increased diversity, why are the Valley and other tech hubs so homogeneous? In this Workshop, Chelsea Manning will have you challenge your beliefs about diversity and understand its tangible effects on a tech company’s output.

Bypass the bias: Often unbeknownst to them, many business leaders are biased in favour of their company’s way of doing things as opposed to their clients’ desires. Nielsen Chief Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Marci will help you identify and work around your biases in order to better focus on what your customers really want.

Workshop cheat sheet

Where: Workshops will be hosted in the Zone – a new space dedicated to Workshops located in the C2 village at Arsenal – in Pods 1, 2 and 3. Each Pod seats 150. They will be led by C2 speakers and experts
When: May 23 from 11 am to 6:45 pm; May 24 and 25 from 9 am to 6:45 pm
Duration: 90 minutes

Participants will be able to sign up for one Collaborative Session per day (Masterclass, Workshop or Conversation Market), for a total of three, via klik. Keep your eyes peeled for an email invitation to customize your daily schedule. Remember: it pays to be quick as venues tend to fill up rapidly.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to your Concierge extraordinaire.


Lead organically: What leadership lessons can we source from, well, the source? As today’s most progressive leaders begin to find inspiration in nature to break inherited controlling habits, this workshop will provide you with an appreciation for non-linear interactions and natural leadership styles.

To blockchain or not to blockchain: As is often the case with shiny new opportunities, there’s a bona fide gold rush towards blockchain. But does it fit your business? If so, where and how? How can it create added value, and where to begin its implementation? Enlighten yourself and learn what challenges blockchain could help you solve.

Listen to your audience: How do you go from spreadsheet to Broadway? By letting your data tell the story, of course. Learn how Spotify Global Creative Director Alex Bodman creates celebrated storytelling campaigns that generate brand equity with data as their raw material.

Paint yourself out of the corner: What can a teenage visual arts sensation teach you about stimulating your creativity? A lot. Let fauvist and neo-expressionist prodigy Evan Sharma inspire you and help you see the world through a young artist’s eyes.

Pro tip: As soon as the full program comes out (you’ll receive an email notice), take some time to read up on the topic and be quick to sign up for the sessions you want when registration opens.