Speakers 2016

C2 Montréal unites global trailblazers, business innovators, entrepreneurial icons, social game changers and a host of other engaging thought provocateurs at the top of their creative game. In taking the C2 stage, these world-renowned speakers representing a diverse array of industries have a common goal: to inspire creative solutions for commercial problems.

We’re not done yet. Even more exciting speakers are on tap to be announced in coming weeks, so keep your antennae tuned.
Massimo Bottura

Chef Patron, Osteria Francescana

Kate Darling, Dr.

Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab & Fellow, Harvard Berkman Center

Suroosh Alvi

Co-Founder, VICE Media

Nick Bostrom, Prof. 

Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University & Director, Future of Humanity Institute 

Tim Brown

CEO, IDEO

Paul Bennett

CCO, IDEO

Martha Stewart

Founder and CCO, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Emmy Award-winning television show host

David Suzuki, Dr.

Broadcaster, Author and Co-Founder, David Suzuki Foundation

Chip Conley

Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Airbnb

A.J. Paron-Wildes

National Architectural and Design Manager, Allsteel

Ali Velshi

Global and Economic Affairs Journalist

David Davies

Managing Director in Content, Lions Festivals

Beth Altringer, Dr.

Lecturer on Innovation and Design, Harvard University

Alex Fiance

CEO, Kairos Society

Hon. Bardish Chagger

Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Canada

Byron & Dexter Peart

Co-Founders and Creative Directors, WANT Les Essentiels

Christine Renaud

CEO and Co-Founder, E-180

David Johnston

Governor General of Canada

David Manela

CRO, Fiverr

Diane Bérard

Columnist, Les Affaires

Doreen Lorenzo

Director, Center of Integrated Design at University of Texas at Austin and Co-Founder, Vidlet

Elke Govertsen

Founder and CEO, Mamalode Magazine

Emily Chang

Chief Commercial Officer for Greater China, InterContinental Hotels Group

Estelle Métayer

President, Competia & Adjunct Professor, McGill University

Esther Song

SVP of Business Development and Head of North America, 123RF

Elizabeth Plank

Senior Producer and Correspondent, Vox.com

Elizabeth Tobey

Head of Community Engagement, Medium

Elora Hardy

Founder and Creative Director, Ibuku

Guy A. Lepage

Producer, Talk Show Host, Director, Writer & Actor

Guy Crevier

President and Publisher, La Presse 

Hicham Ratnani & Ethan Song

Co-Founders and COO/CEO, Frank & Oak

Hugh Evans

CEO, Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen

Jake Barton

Founder and Principal, Local Projects

James Cooper

Head of Creative, Betaworks and Chief Creative Officer, Poncho

James Jackson

General Manager, Maker and Innovator Group at Intel

Joanna Peña-Bickley

Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM Interactive Experience

Joel Simkhai

Founder and CEO, Grindr

Jonathan Glencross

Head of Montréal Office, Purpose Capital

Justin Kingsley

Creative Strategist and Writer

Kimberly Bryant

Technologist and Founder, Black Girls Code

Lakshmi Pratury

Founder and CEO, INK

Marie-France Bazzo

Television and Radio Producer and Host

Marc Blanchard

Global Head of Experience Design, Havas Worldwide

Mark Brand

Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Save on Meats

Dr. Maxwell Anderson

Executive Director, New Cities Foundation

Michel Laprise

Writer and Director, Cirque du Soleil

Mike Yapp

Founder and Director, The ZOO at Google

Muhammad Yunus, Prof.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder, Grameen Bank 

Nadya Hutagalung

TV personality, Activist and Co-Founder, Let Elephants Be Elephants

Nanxi Liu

Co-Founder and COO, Nanoly Bioscience

Nyla Rodgers

CEO & Founder, Mama Hope

Olivier Royant

Editor-in-Chief, Paris Match

P.K. Subban

Professional Hockey Player and Philanthropist

Patrik Frisk

CEO, ALDO Group

Paul DeLong

President and CEO, car2go North America

Paul Gray

Director, Platform Services at Kik Interactive

Rangu Salgame

CEO of Tata Communications Growth Ventures and Service Provider Group

Ricky Solorzano

Co-Founder and CTO, BioBots

Sandy Speicher

Partner and Managing Director of Education, IDEO

Sébastien Turbot

Curator & Global Director, World Innovation Summit for Education

Stowe Boyd

Futurist & Head of Research, Gigaom

Tara Hunt

Principal, Truly Social Inc. 

Tasha McCauley

Director of Business Development, GeoSim Systems

Tatiana Fraser

Ashoka Fellow and Co-Founder, Girls Action Foundation

Thomas John Muthoot

Chairman, Muthoot Pappachan Group

Wanjira Mathai

Director, wPower Hub

William Zhou

Co-Founder and CEO, Chalk

Will Travis

CEO, Sid Lee USA

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