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.
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Massimo Bottura

Chef Patron, Osteria Francescana

Dr Kate Darling
Kate Darling, Dr.

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

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Suroosh Alvi

Co-Founder, VICE Media

Nick Bostrom
Nick Bostrom, Prof. 

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

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

CEO, IDEO

Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett

CCO, IDEO

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart

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

David Suzuki
David Suzuki, Dr.

Broadcaster, Author and Co-Founder, David Suzuki Foundation

Chip Conley
Chip Conley

Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Airbnb

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A.J. Paron-Wildes

National Architectural and Design Manager, Allsteel

Ali Velshi
Ali Velshi

Global and Economic Affairs Journalist

David Davies
David Davies

Managing Director in Content, Lions Festivals

Beth Altringer
Beth Altringer, Dr.

Lecturer on Innovation and Design, Harvard University

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Alex Fiance

CEO, Kairos Society

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Hon. Bardish Chagger

Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Canada

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Byron & Dexter Peart

Co-Founders and Creative Directors, WANT Les Essentiels

Christine Renaud
Christine Renaud

CEO and Co-Founder, E-180

David Johnston
David Johnston

Governor General of Canada

David Manela
David Manela

CRO, Fiverr

Diane Bérard
Diane Bérard

Columnist, Les Affaires

Doreen Lorenzo
Doreen Lorenzo

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

Elke Govertson
Elke Govertsen

Founder and CEO, Mamalode Magazine

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Emily Chang

Chief Commercial Officer for Greater China, InterContinental Hotels Group

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Estelle Métayer

President, Competia & Adjunct Professor, McGill University

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Esther Song

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

Elizabeth Plank
Elizabeth Plank

Senior Producer and Correspondent, Vox.com

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Elizabeth Tobey

Head of Community Engagement, Medium

Elora Hardy
Elora Hardy

Founder and Creative Director, Ibuku

Guy A Lepage
Guy A. Lepage

Producer, Talk Show Host, Director, Writer & Actor

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Guy Crevier

President and Publisher, La Presse 

Hicham Ratnani and Ethan Song
Hicham Ratnani & Ethan Song

Co-Founders and COO/CEO, Frank & Oak

Hugh Evans
Hugh Evans

CEO, Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen

Jake Barton
Jake Barton

Founder and Principal, Local Projects

James Cooper
James Cooper

Head of Creative, Betaworks and Chief Creative Officer, Poncho

James Jackson-2
James Jackson

General Manager, Maker and Innovator Group at Intel

Joanna Pena Bickley
Joanna Peña-Bickley

Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM Interactive Experience

Joel Simkhai
Joel Simkhai

Founder and CEO, Grindr

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Jonathan Glencross

Head of Montréal Office, Purpose Capital

Justin Kingsley
Justin Kingsley

Creative Strategist and Writer

Kimberly Bryant
Kimberly Bryant

Technologist and Founder, Black Girls Code

Lakshmi Pratury
Lakshmi Pratury

Founder and CEO, INK

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Marie-France Bazzo

Television and Radio Producer and Host

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Marc Blanchard

Global Head of Experience Design, Havas Worldwide

Mark Brand
Mark Brand

Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Save on Meats

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Dr. Maxwell Anderson

Executive Director, New Cities Foundation

Michel Laprise
Michel Laprise

Writer and Director, Cirque du Soleil

Michael Yapp
Mike Yapp

Founder and Director, The ZOO at Google

Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus, Prof.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder, Grameen Bank 

Nadya Hutagalung
Nadya Hutagalung

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

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Nanxi Liu

Co-Founder and COO, Nanoly Bioscience

Nyla Rodgers
Nyla Rodgers

CEO & Founder, Mama Hope

Olivier Royant
Olivier Royant

Editor-in-Chief, Paris Match

PK Subban
P.K. Subban

Professional Hockey Player and Philanthropist

Patrick Frisk
Patrik Frisk

CEO, ALDO Group

Paul DeLong
Paul DeLong

President and CEO, car2go North America

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Paul Gray

Director, Platform Services at Kik Interactive

Rangu Salgame
Rangu Salgame

CEO of Tata Communications Growth Ventures and Service Provider Group

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Ricky Solorzano

Co-Founder and CTO, BioBots

Sandy Speicher
Sandy Speicher

Partner and Managing Director of Education, IDEO

Sebastien Turbot
Sébastien Turbot

Curator & Global Director, World Innovation Summit for Education

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Stowe Boyd

Futurist & Head of Research, Gigaom

Tara Hunt
Tara Hunt

Principal, Truly Social Inc. 

Tasha McCauley
Tasha McCauley

Director of Business Development, GeoSim Systems

Tatiana Fraser
Tatiana Fraser

Ashoka Fellow and Co-Founder, Girls Action Foundation

John Thomas Muthoot
Thomas John Muthoot

Chairman, Muthoot Pappachan Group

Wanjira Mathai
Wanjira Mathai

Director, wPower Hub

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William Zhou

Co-Founder and CEO, Chalk

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Will Travis

CEO, Sid Lee USA

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