C2 speakers are an engaging mix of business innovators, social game-changers and world-class experts — the latest and greatest in many diverse fields as well as the next generation of leading-edge entrepreneurs. Their talks are an invitation to find inspiration in their stories, and an open doorway into deeper exploration of the topics raised.
Signature experiences encourage meaningful interactions, collaborations and foster shared learning. Each of the immersive signature experiences offered to participants will focus on one of these three pillars: Learn, Connect and Experience.
Masterclasses are interactive meetups designed to bring experts and participants closer together around topical and applicable subject matter. This unique format relies on artistic direction, performances, targeted content and collaborative work that explores a chosen topic more deeply.
Offered in collaboration with experts, a broad range of workshops invite you to roll up your sleeves and work with other participants in prototyping sessions that address real-world business challenges, experiment with new creative processes and put ideas into practice.
Each year, C2 Montréal gathers thousands of innovative thinkers from around the world. When you’re in such good company, you could potentially learn more from the person sitting right next to you than from the person on stage. Engineering business-changing connections and having participants meet that person they didn’t know they needed to meet – perhaps a future business soulmate or even a best friend – is at the heart of the C2 experience, so every element of the event is designed to maximize meaningful connection opportunities that appeal to all participants. And new in 2020, the C2Connect platform, accessible through your smart badge, uses technology that allows you to have meetups with people who share your interests, making curated networking easy.
Every year, the setting for C2 Montréal is reinvented to create the perfect playground for you to come and kick your ideas around in. The vibrant, one-of-a-kind C2 village, as it is called, is designed to encourage discovery and spark conversations. It’s a place where curiosity is the norm, where risk is encouraged, where being bold is celebrated and where anything can happen.
Live performances (some announced, some not) punctuate the event. A multitude of artists — musical, visual, circus, dance and more — not only stoke the fires of stimulation, but also serve as entertaining and thought-provoking metaphors for some of the other big C’s at C2: connection, collision and collaboration.
Celebration is deep in the C2 DNA, and provides opportunities for all to connect on another level. Entertainment-filled evenings showcasing leading international and local artists and performers have included the world-renowned talents of Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory, Cirque Éloize, Snoop Dogg, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Win Butler of Arcade Fire, and Moby, to name a few.
Carefully curated works by cutting edge innovators from around the world offer powerful commentaries while demonstrating the creative links between industry, technology and culture.
C2 was created in Montreal, and that is no coincidence. Montreal mixes cultures and languages, bridges America and Europe, flirts with the old and the new. Much like this natural hub for creativity and innovation, C2 is a blend of influences, a cross between disciplines, a hybrid creature that pulls divergent ideas together and helps turn them into exciting opportunities.