Arsenal is a flagship industrial heritage building that’s been transformed into a vast contemporary art gallery. Arsenal’s mix of industry and art serves as the perfect setting for what we like to call the C2 village. The C2 village also extends onto park land behind Arsenal, affording access to the historically significant Lachine Canal, a vestige of the industrial age. Every year, this village-like setting is reinvented to serve as a creative playground where curiosity is the norm, risk is encouraged and anything can happen.
C2 Montréal’s corporate headquarters: The rest of the year we can be found at 460 Ste-Catherine West, Suite 805, Montréal, QC (H3B 1A7) in the heart of beautiful downtown Montréal.
The C2 schedule
C2 Montréal 2017 happens over three days: Wednesday May 24, Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26.
More details on the schedule will be published as we make our way towards May, but expect three days and evenings filled to the brim with inspiration, experimentation, connection and celebration.
Your access pass
Do I need to have a pass to get into C2? Yes. Personal passes bearing the name and photo of the pass holder are required at all times by everyone who accesses the site.
Can I share my pass with a colleague? No and yes. No, you cannot share your personal pass with anyone else, not even a colleague. However, yes, there is the option to split a full, three-day pass into separate one-day passes for different people with prior notice. Procedures for splitting a three-day pass will be communicated early 2017.
Where do I pick up my pass? Check-in procedures will be communicated as we get closer to the event dates.
I can’t make it to the event, what do I do? All cancellation requests must be made in writing to email@example.com. Registrations cancelled prior to April 24, 2017 will be refunded. No refunds will be issued after that date. A processing fee of $350 per ticket will apply. We reserve the right to change the above policy at any time without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel the event, and if this occurs, we shall refund the total fee paid.
Important onsite info and services
Places to put your stuff onsite: There’s a complimentary coat check, but they will not accept suitcases, handbags, laptops, man purses or anything of that nature.
Getting online: Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered onsite, and so are charging stations.
If you’re hungry: There’s no need to leave the premises to enjoy a good meal, grab a healthy snack or a drink. Expect various high-quality food options for purchase on site. Eating healthily and responsibly is a huge priority at C2, with a major focus on the reduction of waste.
If you’re thirsty: C2 is BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle. Water will be available on tap, so feel free to bring your own refillable bottle – heck, make it a fun fashion accessory. Empty bottles can also be purchased.
If you’re the other kind of thirsty: Wine and beer are sold at a number of locations and settings.
*Please note: Business center services (printing, etc.) are not offered on location.
What can your Concierge Extraordinaire help with?
Need the quickest route to the metro? Want to find the best steak nearby? Or learn more about the presenter of your next workshop? The C2 Concierges Extraordinaire are your specially trained go-to resources for info about the event, the site and the city at large. They know everything… and what they don’t know, they can find an answer quickly! Their first priority? Ensuring that every participant gets the most out of their C2 experience.
Workshops and masterclasses
What’s a workshop? Workshops are creative playgrounds where you get your hands dirty immersing yourself in new processes while troubleshooting solutions to real-world problems.
What’s a masterclass? After their talk, many speakers will step off the stage and into their masterclass where they’ll work with small interdisciplinary groups of participants to help them mine the gold in their ideas, find the path to solutions and transform inspiration into action.
How do I register for a workshop or masterclass? Registration procedures will be communicated early 2017.
What to wear
Is there a dress code? Nope, we just want you to look and feel your best, whatever that may be. But be prepared for anything and everything.
What will the weather be like? Montréal weather in May is an unpredictable animal. Average temperatures range between 6C and 17C, but can drop to below zero or get downright summery. Considering some activities take place outside, be sure to check the forecast before you pack.
Important info for those travelling from outside Canada
Visas and other documentation: Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Learn more here.
Currency and taxes: The currency here is the Canadian dollar. A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%, as well as a provincial sales tax (TVQ) of 9.975% are added to all goods and services purchased in the province of Québec.
There is also a 3.5% Tax on Lodging for each accommodation unit rented in an establishment located in the Montréal tourism region.
Converting currency: You can convert money at the pricier Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport currency exchange (not recommended), or at your hotel (even less recommended), or simply by using your ATM card at any bank, which will cost a small fee (best option). There are also numerous currency exchanges located throughout downtown that offer competitive rates.
Tipping at restaurants and elsewhere: Service is not included in your restaurant bill, so it’s customary to add a 15% tip to the total before taxes (if you’re with a group, 15% for service may be automatically added to your bill). Taxi drivers, delivery people, hairdressers, etc. are also normally tipped 10% to 15%. Porters, doormen, etc. generally receive at least $1 per suitcase or per service rendered.
For more information: Please visit Tourisme Montréal.
Hotel accommodations and flight offer
Special rates and packages are also available to C2 attendees at selected hotels and with partner air carriers.
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Recording and image waiver
C2 Montréal reserves the right to broadcast and transmit recorded content via TV, satellite, cable, internet, and any other means of distribution. C2 Montréal also reserves the right to capture photographic images during the event and use them for promotional purposes. By entering you agree to be filmed, photographed and recorded. You also agree that all material captured by C2 Montréal may be used by C2 Montréal and its partners for promotional purposes, worldwide.